Monday, May 16, 2011
Mayor Dawn Zimmer in part one one of the two part interview recorded at Harvest Cuisine discusses the importance of saving the hospital, crime statistics and politicization of same, biggest success and failure as mayor, and the timeline of parks being available including 1600 Park and Mama Johnson Field.
The interview was recorded earlier this month before the elections. Part two was available earlier leading into the citywide City Council elections and is posted here.
Original Music: Dino Brice, all rights reserved
Update: This thread continues to be a point of discussion. MSV would like to correct the earlier analysis to reflect what's missing: the totality of Applied Housing votes in the 2nd ward.
Originally stated as a source of at more than 100 votes for Beth Mason, there's indications it was far more than that. A systematic campaign to pull the votes out of there and save Beth Mason may have been in place using strong arm tactics such as putting fear into people losing their apartments and the old Hoboken standby: payments - in this case $50 a vote.
The vote tally in the low three figure range may be drastically underestimated. It could be closer to 300! If that's the case, then Grafix Avenger's Russo insider Deep Uvula was correct in stating the Russo clan, specifically Michele Russo now owned Mason having saved her bacon. Michele "can break her anytime she wants to" is the quote and it's clearly not bravado.
Beth Mason is now a "locked-in" vote for what Mike Russo wants in their destiny of minority status for the next two years.
In a ward with over 5,600 registered voters and the power of incumbency and an indeterminable fortune spent not reflected on her campaign in ELEC reports, Beth Mason was only able to muster 671 votes.
Her win then came through a combination of Applied Housing votes with old guard election tactics and suppressing the vote for Tom Greaney using sleazeball tactics on Hoboken411 and betraying someone who confided in her a decade and a half old financial problem.
While Beth Mason squeaks by her first time challenger without a runoff, her voting base is all but gone. She's now a low rung character of the Old Guard and her ambitions for power and higher office will have to compete with others on that side such as Assemblyman Ruben Ramos who has been backed by State Senator Brian Stack.
Originally posted May 13th, 2011
The 2nd ward election will not be seeing a runoff but the result is still the same with Reform taking the City Council back beginning July 1. No more endless Council of No nonsense blocking progress because the mayor's name is at the bottom or top of the resolution and no more Beth Mason acting as chair breaking rules left and right demeaning her colleagues, the public and the institution itself.
There will be power plays between now and July 1 of course. After all the Russo family loves nothing more than power and that means trying to hijack whatever you can get your hands on so keep watch for it. For those who need a hint, where did Michele Russo get most of her loot and what related Hoboken board is most critical to it.
There's your answer.
|Tom Greaney falls in the 2nd but even without the runoff and a possible third seat,|
Reform now takes back the Council majority.
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Over the weekend an opportunity arose to view the location Hoboken411's Perry Klaussen has listed as his residence on the voter rolls. But the address: 1039 Bloomfield St. is empty and unoccupied with work underway on the property.
|1039 Bloomfield St. is vacant and under renovation. Hoboken411 smear king Perry Klaussen lists this as his current address according to the Hudson County voter registration records before he voted last week.|
During last week's City Council elections, the ubermensch Beth Mason supporter verbally assaulted one BoE official at at the Elks Club. Presumably, he was there to vote against Councilman Peter Cunningham. Hoboken411 had posted one of its juvenile screeds right before the elections saying residents had a plethora of picks and would select "anyone but Cunningham." Instead the 5th ward overwhelmingly choose the councilman over three challengers, sending him back to City Hall without requiring a runoff.
So what was Hoboken411's 'editor' doing voting in a 5th ward election as others state he is living in the 2nd ward and obviously not living at the 5th ward address listed with the Hudson County Board of Elections? After his verbal assault on a BoE official, Klaussen who is known for his iron fisted censorship in service to Councilwoman Beth Mason, signed in at a 5th ward district table and voted. Did he sign in using his old 5th ward address?
After casting his likely fraudulent ballot, Klaussen exited the voting stall taking pictures inside the room of the BoE official, the earlier target of his ill will. Told by poll workers he was not permitted to take pictures inside the polling station, Klaussen insisted he could saying "I'm a credentialed journalist." The poll workers are correct, no photographing at the poll is permitted.
|Hoboken uber-smear king Perry Klaussen|
After the sale, the new owners were appalled by the condition of the apartment. As relayed, it was described as a "disaster area." The previous owner reportedly had lots of problems with Klaussen that didn't end until the building was sold and Das Smearmesister of Hoboken departed.
The same source also indicated people on the block of 1000 Bloomfield were quite pleased with Klaussen's departure.
Talking Ed Note: Da Horsey sent a twitter reply to Klaussen asking about this 5th ward voting matter but doesn't expect an answer. Perry Klaussen is still silent on his copyright theft of a photo from this website to use in attacking Peter Cunningham. The lawyer is reviewing the matter but the penalty listed here for such unauthorized use including electronic is $5.00 per view. If Perry Klaussen claims hundreds of thousands of views a month or more as he's said in the past, we'll be pleased to see a judgement on those terms.
Other readers have emailed that Perry Klaussen posted an accusation that Reform members voted outside of where they live. Oddly that looks to be exactly what he did not even days later himself.
Has anyone asked 2nd ward Councilwoman Beth Mason about this?
More to come...
Jean Marie Mitchell, a Hoboken resident who previously served on the BoE for a one year term and ran for a four year term but lost last month submitted this letter to the editor: