HOBOKEN – Mayor Peter Cammarano's letter of resignation, officially stamped by Hoboken City Clerk James J. Farina at 9:16 a.m., came a day after Gov. Jon Corzine called on the mayor to stand down.
Already trailing Republican opponent Chris Christie in an election year and worried about the corrosive effects of Cammarano – and Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez – on hisown contest, Corzine issued a declarative statement yesterday.
Sources here in Hoboken say Cammarano also felt the pressure of peers and street protesters clamoring for his dismissal following his arrest along with 43 others last Thursday on federal corruption charges.
Today, one of the Hoboken elected officials who had calledon Cammarano tostep down, praised his decision togo.
"He finally did the right thing," said Councilman Ravi Bhalla."He should be commended for listening to the community. There has been such an outcry for him to step down, and he is also getting pressure from statewide officials."
"I am pleased that the governor called for his resignation," Bhalla added.