Thursday, June 21, 2012

Old Guard angered, Tim Occhipinti livid with "Reform creep" in HHA

It's the day after and the rumbles from the Hoboken Housing Authority still echo with one Lincoln arriving on the scene: Greg Lincoln.  Even the mayor's twitter noting her pleasure with signing the ordinance beginning the effort on buying land for a park in the northwest has been overwhelmed by the echo of the HHA war zone.

Hoboken Patch posted its story focusing more on Tim Occhipinti's behavior in that battle.  It notes Occhiptinti's more than little petulant behavior; how he went over to Lincoln on the break demanding to know if he'd ever attended an HHA meeting and angrily conversed with Councilman David Mello, eyeball to eyeball.

Tim Occhipinti upset at a grounded "safari?"  The HHA may be the point of the spear for reforms making for one very, very angry Timmy.  He left the dais after his vote for Joe Branco failed to see
that lead to an appointment.  Greg Lincoln was appointed directly thereafter.

Back when Tim Occhipinti was a candidate in the fourth ward special election, there were many things he hadn't done, attendance at an HHA meeting being one.  He also is known for not wanting to donate anything to the HHA's annual Thanksgiving dinner paid with private funds and was equally closed pocketed after fire victims saw multiple fundraisers in a series of unfortunate fires last winter.

At a Democratic Committee meeting earlier he also refused to offer any donation even after being told he could use a credit card to pledge a sum. 

MSV is unsure who's more angry now at Hoboken Patch, Timmy or Beth Mason's paid political operative prosbus re: Lane who now calls himself FormerReformer.

You don't say.  Others in reform have another name for him: traitor.  Then there's bludiamonds, the nutty fruit who calls him the bajobseeking bajobseeker.  

To see Patch's story and share some love for the former reformer who is now a paid Old Guard shill:

http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/housing-authority-appointment-causes-near-fight-at-council-meeting

 Correction: The bile of by FormerReformer sounds similar to the usual prosbus screeds but the vengeful voice is said by others to reflect the angry BoE official no one wants on their slate this November. Bye bye Mo.