Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Public Invited to Police Awards Ceremony

City of Hoboken announces:

Mayor Dawn Zimmer is pleased to announce that the Hoboken Police Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 am at the Howe Center located on the Stevens campus.
Over 200 awards, including for acts of commendable service, valor, and bravery which occurred between 2006 and 2011, will be presented to 88 current and retired members of the Hoboken Police Department as well as law enforcement officers from other agencies.
Interested members of the public are invited to join the Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Public Safety Director Jon Tooke and Chief Anthony Falco in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our Police Officers.
The City held the first awards ceremony since the 1990’s in December, 2011 for acts performed between 1996 and 2006. Going forward, an award ceremony will take place on an annual basis.

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Mason Civic League - Rolling in the deep


"Rolling In The Deep"

There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, it's bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go 'head and sell me out and I'll lay your ship [shit] bare
See how I leave with every piece of you
Don't underestimate the things that I will do

There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch
And it's bringing me out the dark

Talking Ed Note: This is a work in progress... more to come.
Enjoy the taste.

MSV reader: Stand up to Mason Civic League House of Horrors

An anonymous MSV reader submitted this to copy and complete an IRS referral regarding the Mason Civic League: 

IRS referral form is available click here:

This should be attached as a response to question no 5.  You can copy this or modify as you wish:

Beth Mason formed this charitible corporation on July 21, 2010. It was discovered in a Union City courtroom* on June 7, 2012 that two "Political Operatives" (1) Matt Calicchio and (2) Tania Garcia are being paid directly by this 501(c)(3) by Beth Mason for political actives.  

According to Judge Sixto Macias, "" It's a political job (Tania Garcia's)- she can walk into her job anytime she wants,  that's a political job." And ""Matt Calicchio is being used for politics in exchange for a job." A line by line breakdown can be found at:

Information on the trial itself can be found at this news source:

In addition, James Barracato, a known political operative, is listed as a board member of this organization.  No annual filings of expenses and revenues have been reported since this 501(c)(3) went into operation. A clear violation of Title 26 of the United States Code.

Beth Mason is using a 501(c)(3) to funnel money to political operatives to do her dirty work and keep them off her NJ ELEC reports as well as take a tax break for the contributions she makes to the 501(c)(3) in order to pay them.  Her husband, Richard Mason, is a senior equity partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in NYC. His firm biography boasts of his family's civic league.  In fact, a shell corporation by a similar name was set up (not as a not-for-profit) perhaps to obscure/make it difficult to trace how these political operatives were paid.  This would indicate a strong understanding of the law and a clear attempt to subvert it.   

Richard Mason probably makes more than a million dollars a year in compensation from his law firm. He has the intellect to know what a 501(c)(3) is to be used as, and he has literally hundreds of attorneys at his disposal should he have a question about corporate law or charitible organizations.  Both he and his wife, Beth, show a blatant disregard for the law and a brazen disiniterest in following it.  

How did I learn of this:

During testimony in a court case* on a harassment charge between two unrelated parties it was discovered that two political operatives were being paid from the The Mason Civic Association.  Ms. Mason is a menace to Hoboken as a city councilwoman, and my sincere hope is that the IRS can bring her down much like it did Capone.  Ms. Mason is derelict in her duties as a Councilwoman, and as a taxpaying citizen of the United States of America.

*For a transcript, the docket # is:
Union City Municipal Court
Complaint no: S -2011-1525
State of NJ vs Matt Calicchio

Sign of the Times: Tax Evasion

Birds of a feather?

Al Capone

Leona Helmsley

Beth Mason

Ricky Mason

IRS referral form is available at the link here:

Ricky Mason original graphic courtesy Grafix Avenger