Friday, March 30, 2012

Loyalty to Hoboken not the Old Guard: Big Mo on million $$$ ripoff

In the end, Mo DeGennaro will be remembered as a man who spoke his mind and would not sweep under the rug what transpired in the Hoboken Parking Utility.

At the 1:40 minute mark of this video, he pushes the envelope on the seven figure ripoff.  In doing so, we see who is truly who when it comes to the City of Hoboken and its taxpayers.

With a hat tip to the Russo clan, here is Big Mo telling it like it is in one simple question.
Thank you Mo.  Thank you for loving Hoboken above all.



 Talking Ed Note: MSV hears John Corea's sentencing has been changed to early April. We're trying to confirm it and will let the readers know when we do.

Video courtesy of the Wiley Coyote, Eric Kurta under his youtube moniker estevens.

Mo DeGennaro passes away

Mo DeGennaro a prominent Hoboken resident known for his booming voice at City Council meetings passed away earlier today.  He was according to one source and friend 72 and suffered recently from a respiratory problem.

In recent months the regular fixture at City Council meetings no longer attended.  He was known for his call for accountability of government officials and is famous for inquiring on the missing "million" from the Parking Utility.

Unlike some people who wished to sweep the problem under the rug, DeGennaro demanded that Hoboken's best interest be the primary focus.

One of his other most famous public pronouncements was when he rose to say Beth Mason should never become mayor of Hoboken.  As someone who had supported her, he knew how her colors had changed.

Big Mo was a fixture at Council meetings.  His booming voice was heard inside and out.
His famous question on the Parking Utility ripoff makes him a beloved figure to many in Hoboken.
Mo was right to ask.  It had not been "cleared up."

Talking Ed Note: MSV saw Mo at many a meeting.  We knew him long before he knew Da Horsey.  When we finally were introduced he made it clear he was a supporter of this website.  He would always encourage Da Horsey saying, "Keep it up."

While two no people will agree on everything, he knew well enough that whatever we disagreed on was far outweighed by a mutual genuine concern for Hoboken.

MSV wishes to express its sympathy to the DeGennaro family on their loss.

Related: A Hoboken Policeman saved Mo's life back in 2010.  It's important to note:
http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2010/07/officer-bret-globke-earns-award-saving.html

Update: Visitation will be at Saint Ann's R.C. Church, 7th & Jefferson Sts., on Monday, April 2nd, from 2 pm to 9 pm. The funeral mass will be Tues., April 3rd at 10 am at St. Ann's.

Hoboken Democratic Committee Elections - Cancelled!

The local Democratic Committee elections have been cancelled for this year.

Last night a meeting took place at Willie McBride's among the factions of Reform and the Old Guard with 50 members showing up who voted by unanimous consent not to continue the battle royale in Hoboken hitting every political (and some say non-political) segment of the City - at least for the committee this year.

All current committee seat holders will be carried over for a full year.

Jamie Cryan, the nominal head of the committee was in the end politically astute to embrace the overture to focus on the larger state and national elections.  He wasn't originally receptive to the idea although the committee's focus in a national election year is eyeing the Senate and Presidential races to benefit Senator Menendez and President Obama.

No Democratic Committee Elections this year.  So no straw party hats in May.

Talking Ed NoteBeth Mason was not in attendance.  Was there a Republican Committee meeting last night too?  One attendee was overheard saying they were most unhappy being designated on MSV for the moniker "five bucks a tow."

Hey Da Horsey didn't coin it as it preceded our time. Da Horsey is for keeping Hoboken traditions alive.

Guess there won't be any complaints said 12 times over in a hundred ways on one local website on how undemocratic this is but hey, be grateful for small favors.  Those folks have discovered the delete button works similar to on NJ.com and have been laying waste to the comments of others and some of their own when arguments have grown too intellectually overwhelming.

MSV will be back later on the third fire fundraiser as in many months for the residents displaced at 917 Clinton Street hosted by Joe Branco at Room 84 with Fifth Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham.