Ed Mecka

Hoboken Police Captain Ed Mecka (ret) is a 28 year veteran of the Hoboken, New Jersey Police Department. 

But retirement hasn't stopped Ed from doing what he does best, investigations into political curruption and managing his Hoboken Community Activist website "edmecka.com"

New Jersey's OPRA "Open Public Records Act" and OPMA "Open Public Meetings Act" are the citizens' window into the inner workings of New Jersey government. 

The Open Public Records Act "OPRA" provides guidelines for the dissemination of “public” government records.  Not every government record is “public” and there are restrictions.  But for the most part, OPRA does a good job in providing record access.  Unfortunately, sometimes even the simplest request for a "public" document can be a nightmare for many citizens.  If you know your rights under OPRA and the record is “public”… you should have an easier time getting the requested information.   Learn more about OPRA.

The Open Public Meetings Act “OPMA” sets a standard for government meetings, i.e. City Council meetings, Freeholders meetings, etc.  Learn more about OPMA.

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Ex-Hoboken finance aide pleads guilty to stealing 10G from nonprofit bank account

Kathryn Kinney

Kathryn Kinney, who was employed by Bayonne accounting firm Donohue, Gironda & Doria and assigned "full-time" to the Hoboken Finance Department as a financial specialist, pleaded guilty in Monmouth County Superior Court for stealing more than $10,000 from a nonprofit organization.

Before working for Hoboken, Kinney, 42, was working as the executive director of the Poricy Park Conservancy in Middletown.

“Citizen Service Act” Signed into Law

“Citizen Service Act” Signed into Law

The recent enactment of P.L. 2009, c.141 (S-1426/A-2784), also known as the “Citizen Service Act” requires the immediate attention of every municipal clerk.  While the Notice applies primarily to municipalities, the section on vacancies in office also applies to counties.  Each section of this Notice addresses the four sections of the new law:

  1. Changes law to require oaths of office for members of local authorities, boards and commissions (hereafter, “municipal entities”);
  2. Creating responsibility for municipal clerks requiring creation and maintenance of a directory of municipal entities, their membership and vacancies;
  3. Creation of a form to permit citizens to apply for service on municipal entities (“Citizen Leadership Form”); and,
  4. Change in laws regarding when absences of officials turn into vacancies.  This section applies to municipalities and counties.

JOB OPENING: Computer Service Technician (part time) Hoboken, NJ

Computer Service Technician (part-time) City of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer Under direction repairs, services, and maintains computer system, equipment and related peripheral devices; does related work as required. ...

Job Opening: Hoboken Deputy City Clerk, Hoboken, NJ

Deputy City ClerkCity of Hoboken Must have strong office and computer skills, including written and verbal communication, and interact well with the public. Duties will include administration of ABC licenses, local public contracts law, records ...

Hoboken Government

Now that the Hoboken Mayoral election is finally behind us, we can get back to monitoring Hoboken Government. 

Some important website changes are in progress.  This site will be monitoring all aspects of Hoboken government and will include the following areas; 


  • Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano - District 5 - Hoboken
  • Hoboken Mayor 
  • Hoboken City Council



  • All "appointed" Hoboken City Officials
  • All "statutory" Hoboken City - Licensed employees



Hoboken University Medical Center On Life Support

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) is in serious financial trouble.  

In a letter dated August 21, 2009 to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, HUMC Chief Executive Officer Srliros Hatiras requested "stabilization" funding to avert an unfunded payroll situation.  Hatiras goes on to thank the State for providing funds twice within the past few months avoiding a simuliar scenario.

Anita Dunn Favorite philosopher Mao Tse-Tung

On June 5, 2009, President Obama's White House Communications Director Anita Dunn was a guest speaker at the St. Andrews Episcopal School high school graduation ceremony.  The event was held at The Washington National Cathedral.

More than a few eyebrows were raised during Director Dunn's speech when she admitted that one of her favorite political Philosophers, one that she “turns to the most”, is Mao Tse-Tung, the demonic communist dictator responsible for the starvation, torture, and murder of 70 million Chinese.

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano resigns

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano released the following letter to the people of Hoboken;

I hereby resign my position as Mayor of the City of Hoboken, effective 12:00 noon on this date.  It has been my has been my hope and expectation that I could remain in office and perform my official duties until I had the opportunity to resolve the legal charges against me in court. Regrettably, it has turned out that the controversy surrounding the charges against me has become a distraction to me and an impediment to the functioning of Hoboken government. This controversy has also been a terrible burden on my family. Accordingly it is in the best interest of the City and all concerned for me to resign.

I apologize to the residents of Hoboken for the disruption and disappointment this has caused. However I would like to reiterate that I am innocent of any criminal charges and I intend to fight the allegations against me.

Yours very truly,

Peter J. Cammarano III

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano plans to plead innocent of charge

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano plans to plead innocent of charges

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano walks out of the Federal Courthouse in Newark. Cammarano, 32, a Democrat, is charged along with associate Michael Schaffer, a commissioner on the North Hudson Utilities Authority, with taking three payments of $5,000 each to push through building plans for a high-rise development in Hoboken that was being proposed by a man who turned out to be a cooperating witness for the government.