A recurring theme on this page is the pervasive negativity you find when it comes to Hoboken media. “This is no good, that isn’t what it once was, these people are just out for one thing…” In the Internet age, where you need to drive traffic and beat the other guy to the scoop, it’s easier to focus on negativity and speculation. How are you going to generate half-baked knee-jerk reader comments running a story about something positive?
But for a lazy ol’ bi-monthly publication like hMAG, we have the luxury of stepping back and taking notice of the positive. We know the world isn’t all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, but it’s not as gloomy as others might make it seem.
There are encouraging stories in this city that deserve to be told. Take Hoboken’s ever-evolving music scene. In this issue we examine where it’s been, where it is, and spotlight those who are doing their part to determine where it’s going. Meanwhile we share the story of Faith Pruden, and how the Hoboken community banded together in an effort to lift her spirits through a rather difficult time. And as always we have our Raves, which tell you where to go and what to do to help you get it done right.
While the others wrap their hands around the throat to get “their finger on the pulse of Hoboken,” we calmly listen to its heart and feel its soul. It has one, you know – you just need to take the time and know where to look.
We thank you for reading, we look forward to hearing from you and we appreciate all you do to make Hoboken, well… Hoboken.
The hMAG Staff