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Welcome to the online headquarters for the campaign to re-elect our Councilman Peter Cunningham. We invite you to visit regularly and please ask your friends and neighbors to do the same.

 

We will provide news and information about the 5th Ward neighborhood and Hoboken as a whole as well as inform you about campaign events and, volunteer activities.

 

We also highlight some of Peter’s accomplishments, including his major role in bringing Hoboken back from the financial brink, securing more park space, upgrading our parks, and advancing a comprehensive plan to reduce flooding, including the construction of another flood pump that will bring relief to 5th Ward residents.

 

ELECTION IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3.
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Dear Family, Friends and Neighbors,

I wanted to reach out to you on the major news that broke this week about Mayor Zimmer deciding not to seek a third term. As a reminder to many of you, Dawn and I were elected to the City Council together in 2007. We have managed to achieve a great deal for Hoboken with our current council colleagues Ravi Bhalla, Jim Doyle, Tiffanie Fisher, Dave Mello and Council President Jen Giattino.

Unlike the trying times of 2007, we are a growing community facing an entirely new set of challenges. The first one of course is to avoid seeing the "clock turned back" and allow old political elements to get their hands on the wheel of government again. In those times, abuses and corruption were rampant.

The second is our challenge to identify the best candidate to win in November. It should be as in the past, a collaborative process which is not only a core tenet of reform. Many of the goals achieved in the last 8 years have been achieved by consensus and collaboration. And in fact today, many of the nine councilmembers are working collaboratively.

While Mayor Zimmer decided to endorse our friend and colleague Councilman Bhalla on Monday, a collaborative conversation among her team did not take place. I, for one, think that process is warranted.

Based on these factors, I've decided at this time not to join the Mayor in endorsing Ravi.

Yesterday, Council President Jen Giattino issued a statement saying she is considering entering the mayoral race. While some are feeling a sense of trepidation if that happens, I feel there is an opportunity here that can lead to victory in November.

As we make this evaluation, I am asking you to keep an open mind and allow the voices of our community a chance to be heard. We deserve it.

I look forward to hearing from you on any aspect of this message and trust we'll come to a decision together that's best for Hoboken. Thanks, Peter
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Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors,

First, many thanks to all of you that voted in support of our candidates in Column E in record numbers yesterday. We were successful in winning 62 of the 67 of the Democratic Committee Districts City wide (unofficial results).

On this Saturday, from 9:30 to 4pm, I will be hosting along with Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Marc Recko an event to build a community garden on the grounds at Fox Hill Gardens at 311 13th Street. Fox Hill is a mostly senior building within Hoboken's Housing Authority in northwest Hoboken (13th and Willow).

The Authority has agreed to provide "experienced" support for all skill levels that would like to partake in this event. We envision two shifts, one in the AM and one in the PM. The proposed project is to install a raised garden making it accessible to all individuals - including those confined to a wheel chair. All materials will be provided to build the bed along with soil and plants!

I have been working towards making this a reality for the residents of Fox Hills for many years, and we now have an Executive with hands on experience with community gardens and other Housing Authorities. He has the professional staff to support the initiative, which will no doubt bring our community closer together. I am hoping that you can join in the fun and support the benefits a community garden can bring to this important neighborhood.

Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning followed by a lunch time cook out.
Please let me know if you can take the time to join us on Saturday and RSVP by end of day Thursday for planning purposes. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

Peter

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Peter Cunningham
201-562-7071
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Good morning

Last night we had a great crowd at the Jubilee Center to weigh in on the "pop up" park at 12th and Adams. The attached photographs of the slide show will give you a good sense of what's to come - this summer.

As described, these park features are temporary as we begin a more thorough planning process which will bring additional flood mitigation to north Hoboken and permanent park amenities all without an increase in taxes and added residential density. And it should also go without saying that property values, in north Hoboken and all over Hoboken, will be positively impacted by having this great space! Why wouldn't we want more?

It's not too late to submit to the survey below as it will close at midnight tonight. Many thanks to those that made it last night and completed the survey. Please circulate to your friends and neighbors, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks,

The survey can be accessed here.
www.hobokennj.gov/nwpark.
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