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The Hoboken City Council will continue their budget hearings with directors on Saturday, Feb. 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

They will conduct their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, but residents can watch the meeting live on www.hudsonreporter.com and comment on the action.

Council President Peter Cunningham and Mayor Dawn Zimmer said this week that they were unhappy that Fiscal Monitor Judy Tripodi overruled the council after the prior meeting, replacing over $1 million in funding to emergency budget appropriations that the council had deemed unnecessary.

The city is still waiting for the state to release the contents of a police audit that could impact the budget and ongoing police contract negotiations.

Hudson and Hoboken chambers of commerce announce new boards

Last week, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce announced the election of several individuals to the organization’s Board of Trustees, namely Eugene R. Boffa Jr., equity member of Schumann Hanlon, LLC; Anthony Cammarata Jr., managing director and global head of Facilities Management for Goldman; Connie Claman of Union County, CFO and VP of resource administration at The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City; Patrick A. Cozza of Somerset County, CEO and regional head of HSBC Insurance for HSBC-North America; Matthew Dorans of Hudson County, VP of In-Line Air Conditioning Co. Inc and president of the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce; Maria L. Nieves of Bergen County, director of public affairs and site regional leader at Fidelity Investments; Michael A. Raimonde of Union County, Senior VP and director of retail banking for The Provident Bank, and James J. Sansevero of New York City, director of brand management for Lord, Abbett & Co.

The Hoboken Chamber of Commerce also recently induced new officials and new board members.

Hoboken business owner Brian Battaglia of Battaglia’s Home was named president of the chamber. Hudson ReporterPublisher David Unger and local insurance businessman Roger Muller Jr. were named vice-presidents; Richard M. Weinstein, Esq., was named secretary, and Joe Manuele, vice president of Bayonne Community Bank, was named treasurer.

Also on the board are: Julie Gallanty, YMCA Hoboken; Robert Mahnken, The Tux Shop; Jennifer Shine, eMazzanti Technologies; Jack Talbot, Court Street Restaurant; and Pam Bond, Greetings From Hoboken.

Relay For Life kick-off party

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., Relay For Life of Hoboken will be hosting a kick-off party at The Shannon, 106 First St.

Organizers invite residents to attend and learn how to get involved in Relay For Life’s event benefiting the American Cancer Society. The event itself will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Pier A Park.

Last year, Relay For Life of Hoboken raised over $180,000 to help in the fight against cancer – a record-breaking achievement – and their goal this year is to raise over $200,000.

For more information about Relay For Life of Hoboken, please visit www.relayforlife.org/hobokennj.

To reserve a seat at the kick-off event, e-mail [email protected] or call (908) 354-7373, option 3, extension 213.

Chili cook-off for charity

HobokenVolunteers.com, a group set up by resident Timothy Occipinti to organize local volunteer looking to put their skills to use, is hosting a “Chili Cook-off For a Cause” on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Shannon, 106 First St.

Admission requires a $20 donation at the door, and includes chili and $2 domestic draft beers.

A portion of the benefits will proceed the American Red Cross’ Haitian relief efforts.

For more information, visit www.hobokenvolunteers.com.

‘Green’ drinks

The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition invites residents to their “Green Drinks Event,” hosted by Jennifer Iserloh, locally renowned as “the Skinny Chef.”

The event is on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1110 Park Ave., apartment 2L. A $5 cover charge is required, but includes food and drinks.

Iserloh, the former private chef of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, will be offering an eco-friendly menu that will include black bean quesadilla bites with chipotle lime mayo, baked jalapeno poppers, garlic fries, and cherry vanilla sherbet. Fresh lime margaritas, beer, and wine will also be served.

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.qlchoboken.org.

Football team reunion

The 1970s Hoboken Police Athletic League football team is organizing a reunion for players and cheerleaders.

The event is scheduled for April 24, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Landmark, 26 Route 17S, East Rutherford.

The cost is $60 per person and includes an open bar, buffet, and music. For more information, call Joe DiBari at (973) 953-8535.

Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.  

Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).

Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.



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