Posted on May 4th, 2015

Conservative Leader to Discuss Future of NJGOP
Sen. Michael Doherty, one of New Jersey's boldest conservative voices, will be in Hoboken next Tuesday, discussing how best to revive and grow the Garden State's wilting GOP.    

What: Sen. Michael Doherty meets with Hoboken Republicans
Where: Carpe Diem (1405 Grand Street)
When: Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there; to RSVP for this free event, please click here.

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

Executive Editor of National Review to Visit Hoboken

Reihan Salam, Executive Editor of National Review, will address the Hudson County Republican Club (HCRC) later this month. Here are the key details:

What: National Review Executive Editor Talks Politics with HCRC
Where: Willie McBride's (616 Grand Street)
When: Monday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m.

We hope to see you on the 16th! To RSVP, click here.

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

Remember to Vote
Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day. In addition to voting Republican, we urge you to vote no on statewide question two. In a state drowning in debt, the last thing we need is a constitutional mandate to purchase even more "open space" – particularly since we have millions of acres of land already preserved. To learn more, check out this op-ed from Daryn Iwicki, State Director at Americans for Prosperity.   

Unfortunately, we can't really vouch for any of Hoboken's school board candidates. That said, don't vote for the very worst of the field: Sharyn Angley, Monica Stromwell & Antonio Gray. Running under the new "Parents for Progress" banner, they're aligned with the discredited "Kids First" board majority. As you may know, the Orwellian-named "Kids Firsters" have voted to raise your taxes, while spending your money on a lawsuit to halt a charter school's expansion.

You're Invited: Election Night Party
After voting on Tuesday, join us at Jersey City's legendary Golden Cicada Tavern to watch results stream in from around the country. 

When: Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 PM - ? 
Where: Golden Cicada Tavern, 195 Grand Street, Jersey City

Nine years ago the Golden Cicada was targeted for eminent domain, and Hoboken Republicans mobilized to defend it (click here for the story). We can think of no better venue in which to celebrate Tuesday night's expected victories.   

Posted on March 23rd, 2014

This Year's Forecast: Rising County, Municipal & School Taxes
On Thursday, Hoboken's Board of Education unveiled a budget that would raise taxes another 4% — our state's 2% "cap" notwithstanding. And no, you won't have a chance to vote on the matter. The annual referendum was abolished when school board elections were shifted to November (ostensibly to "save taxpayers money").  

Thursday's announcement came right on the heels of a proposed hike in the municipal levy. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Hoboken's share of county taxes stand to rise by roughly $8 billion.
Take Action Now
Fortunately, it's not (yet) too late to avoid a maelstrom of higher taxes. Let the following officials know that you're taxed enough already!

Stop Higher County Taxes: County Executive Tom DeGise & Freeholder Anthony Romano

Stop Higher Municipal Taxes: Mayor Dawn Zimmer & Council

Stop Higher School Taxes: Board of Education

After you've made your calls or sent your e-mails, kindly drop us a note via Thanks in advance for making your voice heard!

Posted on December 7th, 2013

Mark Your Calendar!

Along with our friends in the Hudson County Republican Club, we cordially invite you to our 2013 holiday party. On Sunday, December 15th, we'll gather at Jersey City's legendary Golden Cicada Tavern. Noah Glyn from National Review Online will say a few words and celebrate with us. Here are the details:

What: Annual Christmas Party
When: Sunday, 12/15 @ 3 PM
Where: Golden Cicada Tavern (195 Grand Street, Jersey City)

You can normally find parking on Grand Street. Additionally, the Golden Cicada is near the Grove Street PATH as well as the Marin Boulevard Light Rail Station. Please click here to RSVP.

Posted on November 5th, 2013

Happy Election Day! If you haven't done so already, be sure to vote today (Tuesday, November 5). Polls close at 8:00 tonight. 

In addition to voting for governor, remember to vote 'no' on statewide question two, and vote 'yes' on the local question, which seeks to reform our city's draconian rent control laws. 

For more information on the state question, please check out On the need to get rent control under control, visit our friends at

Posted on October 16th, 2013

Be sure to vote today (Wednesday, October 16) for Republican Steve Lonegan. In all likelihood, turnout will be on the low side -- which means that your vote can really make a difference. The polls are open from 6 AM until 8 PM. If you're not sure where to vote, click here to find out. 

And remember, Hoboken's 8th Annual Lincoln Dinner is right around the corner. As always, this year's dinner will feature plenty of hot food, drinks and lively discussion with fellow conservatives. So if you haven't yet reserved your seat, please take a moment to do so now. 

On to victory!

Posted on June 3rd, 2013

We received the following letter from gubernatorial candidate Seth Grossman:

I am Seth Grossman, a 64 year-old lawyer from Atlantic City. My daughter used to live in Hoboken, but she moved to Florida for a better job and more affordable living. I want young people to again find a future in New Jersey.

I am running for Governor against Governor Christie in the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 4.  June Primary Elections are held at your regular November polling place, from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Please vote for me and the other “unbossed Republicans” on the Hudson County Republican Club ticket: in District 31, Tony Zanowic and Mike Alonso for State Assembly; and countywide, Eric and Patricia Dixon for State Committee.

This is the best way to say “Enough!”

Enough “bipartisan” government, run by Big Union Democrats and Bailed-Out Wall Street Republicans.

Enough of high property, sales, business, hotel, and income taxes—and hidden taxes on your electric bills.

Enough tolls, penalties, fines, permits, and license fees. Enough of not being able to find a good job or stay in business without needing some “favor” from politicians, because the laws put everyone in violation of something.

Enough “fee-shifting” lawsuits that routinely pay lawyers ten times more than what their clients are entitled to.  And where we pay for this through higher taxes, higher prices, higher insurance costs, and from shoddy work when businesses are afraid to fire bad employees.

Enough insolvent pension funds that pay 1,500 political insiders more than $100,000 per year.

Enough payment of debts, never approved by voters as required by State Constitution, with gasoline tax money that is supposed to be fixing our roads and bridges.

Enough police and prosecutors who dismiss gun charges against criminals—and politicians who punish and harass legal gun owners who obey the law.

Enough lies that tell us we are paying less in taxes, that the economy is better, and that there are plenty of good jobs.
Less than 50 years ago, NJ had no income, sales, or hotel taxes. Anyone willing to work could find a good job and afford a good house.
New Jersey can be that way again.

But we can’t change things by voting in November. That is when choose between the lesser of two evils—the candidate selected by the Republican insiders or the candidate selected by the Democratic insiders.

But in June, only about 5% of people vote, so your vote has roughly 20 times more voting power than voting in November.

In Hudson County, you can find my name—as well as the other “unbossed” candidates—in Column F. Let Trenton know you’ve had enough!

For more information, please go to, join me on Facebook, or visit Thanks for your interest. 

Seth Grossman, founder of Liberty & Prosperity, is a conservative attorney based in Atlantic City. A former councilman and freeholder, he is now running for Governor of New Jersey.

Posted on March 27th, 2013

School Board Votes Tonight

Tonight our Board of Education will vote on a 4% hike in the district's tax levy. As you know, our local schools already have more than enough money; what they need is better management. And in these hard economic times -- particularly as we're still recovering from Hurricane Sandy -- a tax hike is the last thing Hoboken needs. (For more information on tonight's vote, read this insightful letter from former board member Maureen Sullivan.) 

So if your schedule permits, come out tonight and express your opposition to higher taxes. Tell the board enough is enough: It's time for them to pare down spending!

What: Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget 
Where: Board of Education (1115 Clinton Street)
When: Tonight (Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 PM)

Don't miss this chance to let your voice be heard! If for any reason you can't make it tonight, please consider e-mailing the board right now. 

On to victory!

Posted on November 8th, 2012

A Luta Continua...

The results of the presidential election -- as well as many U.S. Senate races -- were disappointing indeed. Thankfully, we've retained control of the U.S. House -- with Paul Ryan still there as a voice of fiscal sanity.

Locally, we have two contests that are "too close to call." If you've already requested to do so, it's not too late to vote by fax or e-mail. You still have until 8 PM Friday to return your ballot. (For details, click here.)

If you can still vote, we fully endorse our fellow Hoboken Republican, Liz Markevitch, for school board. Additionally, please vote "yes" on local question #2.

And rest assured that, win or lose, we'll continue to raise the banner of reform-minded conservatism right here in the Square Mile City. Thanks so much for your continued support.

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