The Associated Press reported this afternoon that Mayor Peter Cammarano, chargedyesterday by the feds with taking $25,000 in bribes,said he won't resign.
The report says the 32-year old Cammarano plans to continue running the city as he fightsthe corruption charges.
"The charges are completely baseless," said Cammarano in a brief statement. "I am entitled to a presumption of innocence. I look forward to my day in court to vigorously defend against these charges and to clear my name."
One of 44 people arrested or charged yesterday, Cammarano is out on bail.He ischarged withtaking cash paymentsfrom a confidential witnessposing as a developer as part of a federal corruption probe.
Defeated by Cammarano in a runoff election last month, Council President Dawn Zimmer yesterday called on Cammarano to resign for the good of Hoboken.
So did Councilman Ravi Bhalla.