We’ve rarely done this in the past but think it is worth letting our readers know which candidates we support for Hoboken Board of Education in the upcoming election on Tuesday. The quality of Hoboken’s schools has had a vast impact on the Hoboken real estate market. Over the past 10 years, the most frequent reason I’ve heard for why people are moving out of Hoboken to the suburbs is because of the poor schools, especially Hoboken High. Like it or not, deserved or not, true or not, that’s how people feel. Improving our schools or at least improving the perception of their quality will certainly entice more people to make Hoboken their home for longer.
As such, after much reading and research on the position of the candidates and who supports them (which says quite a bit to me) we believe the following are the best choice to improve the Hoboken school system:
#2 – Antonio Gray
#3 – Sharyn Angley
#5 – Monica Stromwall
The ballot is very confusing so the easy way to remember this is to remember 2 plus 3 equals 5. The numbers appear in Column H on the ballot.
We also endorse a YES vote on both public questions.
The historic lack of turnout and voter apathy has been the single biggest detriment to positive change in Hoboken, in my mind. Now, whether or not you agree with us, more than anything, I sincerely hope you will find the time to vote.