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Hoboken Mayor Silenced

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Hoboken, New Jersey (My9NJ) - If you think that the current "bridgegate" scandal is the peak of Chris Christie's political problems, you may want to think again. New accusations against Christie's administration have come from down the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey by current Democratic Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Zimmer has accused Christie's Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno of withholding Sandy funds in favor for another development project. This controversy doesn't stop there however. The Hoboken mayor has now remained silent on the issue at the request of the United States Attorney’s office.

In a council meeting that took place on Wednesday, residents of Hoboken were surprised to find that Mayor Zimmer was not in attendance. Instead, they were greeted by a note that stated her restraint.

"They have asked me to refrain from giving any additional interviews and I am respecting their request," Zimmer said in her note to the council.

This hasn't stopped many Hoboken residents from coming out against the mayors’ restraint. They are requesting that if she can go on television interviews stating this accusation, then she can address her own city council on the issue.

"I find it odd that after she met with the U.S. attorney, she went on Anderson Cooper, but now we can't have a response, I don't understand that," council member Beth Mason said.

Not all Hoboken residents are furious with the mayors' decision to remain silent however. During Wednesday’s council meeting, a resident threw their support behind Zimmer calling her courageous for standing up to the governor. Needless to say, regardless of the validity of Zimmer's claims, this new accusation is another niche in Christie's robust administration that will be investigated and concluded in the near future.


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