Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Unofficial: Tom Greaney now within an eyelash of forcing a runoff

MSV has just learned Tom Greaney is now within ten votes of forcing a runoff. What he thought appeared to be a loss is now completely in question. There are unknown provisional ballots to tally before this race can be called.

The constant challenge refrain from the Old Guard especially Beth Mason's challengers may now in fact backfire. By forcing people to show a utility bill or similar to vote now puts Beth Mason's win completely in question. All those people challenged for nothing but spite will now see their votes evaluated in determining a runoff.

While provisionals will be tallied, absentee ballots by Beth Mason may also be challenged. As Tom Greaney is only 10 votes shy of forcing a runoff, Reform is already salivating at the prospect of another ballot. In fact, that's an understatement. Reform is already looking forward to another shot at Beth Mason.

MSV can confirm one provisional ballot for Tom Greaney. He is now unofficially within 10 of forcing a runoff.

Talking Ed Note: Sleep with one eye open Beth Mason. Reform is coming. It's coming for you.

REFORM WINS!!! Takes 6th ward And 5th ward

Back soon - pandemonium

That Jen Girl Giattino took the 6th ward just earlier.
It appears she won each voting district outright.

Peter Cunningham has taken down three opponents to win the 5th ward outright.
There will be no runoff in the 5th.

Reform will assume control of the City Council!!

In the 2nd Tom Greaney has lost in a four way race and has apparently conceded.
Beth Mason has squeaked by with just over 51% of the vote. People will question Franz Peatzhold as his vote was the difference. Mason avoided a runoff with Greaney by a mere 22 votes.

Eric Kurta appears to fall short in the 1st, trailing about 150 votes exclusive of absentees.
Terry Castellano will retain the 1st ward seat with a big number advantage from 1-2 in Marine View.

Rami Pinchevsky falls to Tim Occhipinti in the 4th ward.

Greg Lincoln in a valiant effort loses to Mike Russo, defeated by the base of subsidized housing.

Currently unofficial Tom is short a small figure from a runoff with Beth Mason.
It's not even two dozen votes.

Commenter: Lots of challenging in the 4-2

A reader notes there is lots of challenging going on in the 4-2. The MSV poster is correct.

An onsite report states:

"but they are trying to stop the voters based on nothing....contesting via returned mail......but the votes are counting......"

Word is Beth Mason's minion is in the middle of the vile voter harassment.
Wot a shock! Not.

In Marine View, voting is smooth and challengers are cooperative. But of course there is no rat fink minion here.

There have been several minor problems, but nothing beyond that.

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Seniors in 4-3 Go for the Double Dip

Word is in there are problems in the 4-3 and it's the seniors that are running amok. They have already cast their votes by mail and are showing up and now trying to vote on the machines.

There was unconfirmed stories of this occurring during the November special election. Although MSV can not double source this information at this time, the information rings true and is obviously not due to forgetfulness but part of an orchestrated plan. It probably worked very well last time.

Call it Frank's early bird special. Way to go Tim!

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Interim update - Mayor calls for more voter reach out

On the streets of the 6th ward, the presence for Jen Giattino's Hoboken native volunteers are making a very strong presence.

In Marine View, the tally is 263 and a trickle is coming in but 333 River is expected to weigh in more later after 6:00. We're seeing cross generational lines of families voting, elderly who are voting wheeled in with help.

The Mayor issued a twitter asking for people to come out and get friends and family to vote as the races look close citywide.

There's interference rumored out of the 4-2 by some people who are not suppose to be interfering for Occhipinti. Will try to clarify with something more concrete. 4-2 is cornerstone of Reform's vote in the 4th ward. The Beth Mason minion is also there to again lend support to Tim Occhipinti who submitted 500 paper ballots in the special election last November.

In the City Council he described this as "the will of the people."

Turn up the fight, less than four hours until the post close.


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Perry Klaussen uber smear king in more illegal behavior

A reliable source says Perry Klaussen the uber smear merchant in service to Beth Mason is involved in another illegal action - the second in only 24 hours!

This time theft wasn't involved but more of his typical bad public behavior - verbally assaulting an elected official in the polling place.

More to come on the latest from Beth Mason's dirtbag smearmeister king.

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Jen Giattino Comes Out Roaring

A Hoboken Filly says:

"Yes! Spent 6 to 9 AM this morning giddyuppin' - canvasing on Washington and Fifth.

At least 30 people told me they were voting for Jen. Only 2 individuals who I approached directly told they were voting for Nino....

Waters tested. Looks good!"

A big thank you from Da Horsey.


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Illegal Mike Russo Signs up everywhere in 3rd, removers face threats

A reader submits:

"These signs are all over the third ward - some were even posted directly in front of the 10 church towers polling station - some good samaritans who attempted to take them down were threatened by thugs from church towers - perhaps it would be worth getting a statement from russo about why he isn't getting his campaign workers to tear down all these obviously illegal signs given that he's claiming that he's no longer corrupt."

No doubt the police will be on the scene to assist. Be careful folks and don't get arrested. As in it will be you!

100 plus votes in the belly of the beast

Marine View has brisk voting but a strong early showing is coming from 333 River and some rebels are evident within the beast. The late rush will come later.

Council members  and candidates Terry Castellano and Nino Giachhi stopped by as 1st and 6th wards vote in the location.  Castellano is said to be coming back to vote at 10:00 and Tim Occhipinti at 11:00.

Councilwoman Castellano arrived and voted with her husband John.


Get over to Willow and 1st and lend a hand.

Da Horsey from within the belly of the beast.

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Talking Ed Note: The call of the mayor has been heard in reform's 4th ward with a report over 100 votes have been tallied in that reform district.

The MSV City Council 2011 Race Preview

There's a lot of friction going on out there. Attacks from the Mason-Russo cabal to defend the Masonic Temple of Destruction and Corruption have been unleashed in every direction. Expect more of the same on and throughout election day.

Will it be enough? Get out and vote and drag your friends too. It's ELECTION DAY!

The 2nd: Beth Mason's descent into the Mason411 toilet

Although another very late ELEC report was released showing massive incomplete expenditures, such as advertising on her uber smear site Hoboken411 and even a television commercial last fall - the self-proclaimed Queen of Transparency is reporting none of it: an absolute clear cut violation.

But Beth Mason's behavior has been nothing short of a violation for a long while since she got into the bed with the Russo Crime Syndicate. She's been behaving as bad or worse than they do although it's not money she's after but pure power in Hoboken and beyond. She's wielded it in unethical and illegal ways both, whether funding voter fraud in the 4th ward with excessive unethical and borderline legal campaign funds or abusing any number of procedures as chair of the City Council meetings almost out of the gate.

In short, she's a nightmare on Hoboken. She's shown nothing but contempt for its residents, inflicting lies in email blasts and mailers alike from the budget to everything and anything while doing zilch as a 2nd ward councilwoman and far more damage bedding her political ally Mike Russ every two weeks inside council chambers.

Her most recent distasteful action is a toss up: working with the Russo clan to undermine a direly needed sale of the local hospital to keep it viable for seven years minimum or her support to protect Mike Russo's seat on the Hoboken Housing Authority. This even after he's seen and heard discussing political manipulations (and bribes) tossing in a quid pro quo with another member he says he installed on the very same body. The Hoboken Housing Authority has been the scene of severe voting manipulations, its underpinnings so severely detrimental to Hoboken elections, it turned last November's 4th ward special election into an absolute farce.

Conventional media wisdom says Beth Mason is a well known incumbent with high name recognition against fresh opposition and she is assured victory. But her main challenger Tom Greaney is a solid member of the Reform community and although he's been attacked viciously by her for financial problems a decade and a half ago, the boomerang may turn as it did when Mason fed Hoboken411 word of Peter Cammarano's illegitimate daughter.

As it turns out, The Jersey Sting said the information of that fact was one Cammarano hoped would be exploited and he would use it to garner sympathy from the "locked-in" voters. He proved correct as the cultural stigma of out-of-wedlock births worked in his favor, not against him. As a result of that fiasco and her support of Church Tower pilots with no income means testing, Beth Mason went down in flames.

To put it short, Beth Mason must rely on low information voters who know her least as the reform base has long left and a reliance on paid votes in Applied Housing may or may not turn out in sufficient numbers as in her mayoral efforts in the back of the fourth ward.

Some big money acolytes won't want to believe it but people are waiting to crawl over broken glass to vote against her, including her neighbors all over Hudson St. Tom Greaney has shown the thoughtful mindset and intelligence the 2nd ward absolutely expects from a representative. A runoff is not altogether definite either. The latest smears by Beth Mason's hateful minion may in fact put Tom Greaney over the top delivering a final crushing blow to her Hoboken political career.

The money advantage could help her get by though with the distant minor candidacy of Franz Paetzhold swaying the outcome.

Reform needs a strong effort here tomorrow. Turnout will be critical in this election and especially to this race.

When the dust settles, the Russo-Mason cabal's power is crashing and burning no matter whether they individually survive or not. The election results in the citywide council races will define Hoboken for several years at a minimum but will carry right into the next local election for mayor.

5th ward's incumbent rock: Peter Cunningham

The 5th ward is getting attention as it features four candidates with Councilman Peter Cunningham being the incumbent everyone is aiming for but he's rock solid. His support has not diminished in the ward.  In fact his performance for fiscal restraint and auditing combined with his unwavering insistence of an investigation into the million dollar parking utility theft was his finest hour and his voice was unwavering. His support from people in the ward is unyielding. Cunningham never stood down to the Russo clan that was trying to cover up the massive fraud by Parking Director John Corea and a mob related south Jersey arcade company that won a no bid collection contract in Hoboken's Parking Utility.

The 5th ward has one of the highest per capita ownership rates in Hoboken. These are some of the best informed and serious voters in town. When the dust settles, there may be a runoff but Peter Cunningham should stand on top. The attempts to make a partisan issue of Cunningham's voter registration by Mason's minion only reverberates among the small minority with the Hoboken Republicans. While the Mason drones claim it matters, that group has seen its influence practically fall off the scale in town. Pumping them up as giant killers is beyond wishful thinking. Mason's minions want to take out Peter Cunningham in the worst way and Beth Mason herself even attacked him, well his empty chair at a City Council meeting while he attended a family funeral.

When the dust settles, the Russo-Mason cabal's power is crashing and burning no matter whether they individually survive or not. The election results in the citywide council races will define Hoboken for several years at a minimum but will carry right into the next local election for mayor.
4th ward challenge

Here's the a potential shocker: a tight too close to call race in the 4th ward. While an investigation by NJ's top law enforcement is nowhere near a closed matter, although some Old Guard members are telling themselves and others it is, the rumblings out of here are making this maybe the biggest surprise anywhere in town.

Tim Occhipinti has been overheard complaining he needs more help and support but was told there's none to give. "You're on your own kid," was the response. The paper ballot voting factory, re: Tim's "base" is not going to generate anywhere near the record setting submissions of 500 this round. It's going to come up far short of that and this could spell potential trouble.

MSV is predicting one earthquake in the election, and it's likely to be downtown.

Although Rami Pinchevsky has worked hard in this election cycle, the biggest asset here and perhaps not utilized to the widest extent possible is Mayor Dawn Zimmer. This is her ward, the one reformer who fought a death match in repeated hand to hand combat against Chris Campos and won. If the flailing Tim Occhipinti continues to spiral, this race could be determined by turnout with reduced numbers. The petulant arrogant Occhipinti is guaranteed to see his totals from last November dwindle. Can Rami Pinchevsky see the mayor's base carry him to the finish line? Or has he not grabbed on to Superwoman's cape soon enough?

The Heart of Reform beats and wins in the 6th

The 6th ward is a combination of solid reform voting majorities with a strong Kids First team among the a large group of homeowners with families. The reflexive support for Nino Giacchi is not there and he doesn't have the machine backing him with a Dave Roberts PAC overwhelming the opposition. That "Jen Girl" Giattino is a dynamo taking the whole city by surprise with a Wall Street work ethic and all-around intelligence with people skills not seen in a political novice, making her the most impressive entry across town. Councilman Giacchi has been around for 10 years, too long with too little to show but a laundry list of bad decisions, failure and being the yes man to the boys club of mismanagement. Turn out the lights Nino: lovely family, sharp guy, cordial to a fault with a horrible voting record. Most recently a rubber stamp to the corrupt Mike Russo. Helleva bad legacy to go out on but Councilman Giacchi embraced it. On Election Day he pays for it.

Corruption Delight

The 3rd ward is the area expected to be in the camp of Mike Russo and his subsidized neighbors' strong voting base. But Greg Lincoln hammered on corruption right out of the gate and scored huge when the truth about Councilman Mike Russo was laid bare for ALL to see in FBI surveillance videos.

As Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in her MSV interview, the votes are there but this is a heavy renting ward where apathy is the killer. Greg Lincoln has been a superb candidate, registering new voters and hitting untapped areas with very light historical voting patterns in municipal elections. Anything remotely close here is a huge victory in and of itself. Lightning could strike if the power of the heavens awakens the quiet voting majority here.

Entrenchment Ends in the First!

The clearest clash of the bad old days in Hoboken and the modern, professional and ethical standards of the future are in direct polar extremes in the expected grueling death match between Old Guard standard bearer and Russo stalwart Terry Castellano and the corruption chronicler/fighter Eric Kurta.

MSV saved the best for last for one reason. This is THEE DEATH KNELL for the corrupt Old Guard. A defeat here signals the end of the reign of terror, incompetence and cover ups of abuses too many to list and what for too many consider to be the normal course of business.

Eric Kurta has been a man reborn, emerging like a rock star relic unveiling a new hit album and his team have shown a fight Terry Castellano never thought possible. In short, he's her worst nightmare. He's everything she detests: his honesty, his dedication, his steely resolve to work to make Hoboken accountable at every level of government.

He's going to impose his will with his team on the 1st ward. It's going to be the biggest echo throughout town when the linchpin of the old, dark ways comes crashing to the ground.


When the dust settles on this election, MSV is predicting victory for Reform!

If you want to help, go down to the Willow St. office on First St!

Now go make it happen and bring it home!!