Hoboken Corporation Counsel Mellissa Longo leaving post in mid-January


After serving as corporation counsel for the City of Hoboken for about three-and-a-half years, Mellissa Longo will work her last day as the city attorney on January 15, 2016. Melissa Longo

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Longo will be returning to the private sector as an associate counsel at a private for-profit corporation after January 15, according to a news release the city issued this afternoon.

“Melissa has served the city since the beginning of my Administration through some challenging times,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a statement.

“I appreciate all that she has done for Hoboken and wish her the very best with her new endeavor.”

Longo, in the same statement, also spoke fondly of her time working for the city.

“I am extremely grateful to Mayor Zimmer for all of the opportunities she has given me during my five years here in the City of Hoboken,” Longo said.

“It has been truly a pleasure to work with the Mayor, her talented administration, all of the city departments, special counsel, and the city council. This has been rewarding position, and I will never forget the people I have befriended and my experience here.”

Longo was first brought in by Zimmer as first assistant corporation counsel in November 2010, eventually replacing Mark Tabakin as corporation counsel in August 2012.


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  1. Just like the City could not hold on to the Finance Director with the games it plays in budgeting for fraud, Longo would be damaged by advising a new Counsel that is unfit to represent the City, ie see backgrounds of the newly elected.

    • 2 am…. The thoughts run wild that late at night

      Mel B, who won the election in the 5th ward? You had said that Cunningham was so hated throughout the 5th. How many votes did Gonzalez win by?

      And surely Giattino and Defusco lost to your pals Garcia and Castellano. What were the results there?