Wednesday, October 17, 2012

City Council at 7:00 - It's Ordinance City

It's second ordinance city tonight, meaning public portion will be rather late if it takes a while to get through ten, count them ten different items including required adjustments on subsidized housing, the 9-11 Memorial and an important resolution on confidentiality with NJ Transit.  (Special counsel will be available to answer questions and fill the public in on this agreement.)

Councilman Jim Doyle will be attending his first full session as a member and he's not likely to see the ugly obtuse actions of MORTe objecting to his vote.  Their ruse to create an objectionable legal vote count with Councilwoman Beth Mason in hiding has met reality.

As MSV stated, the idea of taking his backfilling the open at-large slate to court and overturning a legal vote was slim.  The Old Guard council finally figured out the vote on the appointment was legal.

The complete meeting agenda: http://www.hobokennj.org/docs/council/agenda12/ccm-10-17-12

Update: The meeting is underway and MSV was premature on the Old Guard's motivations.  It's Michael Russo's turn to skip out on the meeting and avoid the full vote of the body on the earlier legal appointment of Jim Doyle.

Beth Mason looking very dreary leading in was not pleased as Council President Peter Cunningham began the meeting without recognizing her saying the agenda was being suspended to take a vote and find out why Mason inexplicably was a no show at the last meeting.

Mason had been spotted just hours before the meeting a fortnight ago and gave no notice or explanation on her absence.  It was an obvious action intended to be used as part of a legal strategy to deadlock the council.

Similar vote outcome tonight minus Russo and Mason voicing her eagerness to take the Old Guard council's staged action to court.  The mayor again cast a "safety"vote.  Either it's immaterial to the matter with passage for the second time in as many meetings or it will factor in to the benefit of a Hudson County Superior Court judge.

Beth Mason does so love litigation.

Stay tuned.

Hoboken411 and Nazi swastika to "Move Forward" for BoE slate?

Nazi swastika in political attack video appeared at Hoboken BoE meeting last night using MSV copyrighted Hoboken411 graphic

In what may be a first reportedly on behalf of a Hoboken BoE slate,  the appearance of a blue truck featuring a video attacking Grafix Avenger with a Nazi swastika parked in front of the Wallace School entrance leading into the BoE meeting last night.

After sitting at the entrance double parked for about ten minutes the Superintendent Mark Toback reportedly saw the vehicle and called the police and they arrived on the scene and had the double parked truck move.

The truck with its Nazi swastika was later seen going up and down Washington Streets.

The MSV story with its copyrighted image appeared in the story "Vile, Nazi-like Hoboken411" featured atop the home page in February 2010.

This blue truck with video pictured outside the Hoboken BoE meeting last night shows the Nazi swastika from an original graphic appearing on MSV with the "fisherman" Hoboken411's Perry Klaussen in an attack on Grafix Avenger and the Kids First BoE slate.   The contending BoE slate is Move Forward. 

The original graphic appeared in the MSV story as shown below:

The original copyrighted graphic appeared on MSV in February 2010 before finding its way with
the urinal fisherman Perry Klaussen of Hoboken411 at the entrance of the Wallace School BoE meeting.

The blue truck used in the attack depictions last night appears to be the same one used in an April 2011 protest outside of City Hall against Councilman Michael Russo.  The truck featured a video of the FBI surveillance tape where FBI informant Solomon Dwek had lunch with Russo at a Jersey City restaurant.  The lunch is where an agreement on a series of $5,000 payments was hatched for approvals on a developer project in Hoboken.  The project never existed and was part of a federal sting in Operation Bid Rig III.

Speaking outside the BoE meeting with several Hoboken residents, MSV spoke to Move Forward co-campaign manager Joe Branco.  Asked about the origins of the truck and its appearance outside the Wallace School, Branco repeatedly said he didn't "know anything" about it including its cost.

Another witness to the conversation, a supporter of the Move Forward BoE slate called the appearance of the blue truck with the attack video and Nazi swatika "not helpful" to its campaign and said they were planning on saying so in public portion of the meeting.

Last week, Hoboken411 a website Beth Mason sponsors and where she runs her political operations published a story attacking Grafix Avenger saying she was "causing problems" and is a "loud mouthed puppet" working for the Kids First campaign showing a midnight flyer released on the streets all over town.  Grafix Avenger said the charge is false and stated that in a comment made on this website last week.

MSV contacted Councilwoman Beth Mason for comment on the usage of the Nazi swastika in a Hoboken election.  Mason's "Art Gallery" on 12th and Washington Street is acting as a campaign office for the Move Forward campaign.  A Hoboken resident reportedly saw stacks of another attack flyer two weeks back on an Administration official stacked in the office of Mason's Gallery 1200.

Grafix Avenger appeared above in an attack video outside the
Wallace School at last night's BoE meeting.  BoE Move Forward
co-campaign manager Joe Branco said he did not know anything about it.

MSV did not give its approval for the use of the 2010 copyrighted graphic in the BoE campaign on behalf of Move Forward or its campaign.


Talking Ed Note:  Is this in any shape or form, the gentlemanly actions we should expect in a Hoboken election?  Grafix Avenger is Jewish but the use of a Nazi swastika in a public attack against her and by extension Kids First is completely unacceptable.

Mayor Zimmer invites public to join her and meet the Kids First Team

Mayor Dawn Zimmer announces:

Kids First Candidates (Left to right) Ruthie McAllister, Tom Kluepfel and Jean-Marie Mitchell
Dear Friends,

Please join me this Sunday to meet
the Kids First Team of
Ruthy McAllister, Jean-Marie Mitchell,
and Tom Kluepfel.

The details:
Meet & Greet for Kids First
Hosted by Mayor Zimmer
Sunday, October 21st
4:30 – 6:30 pm
59 Madison Street, Apt. #2

Together let’s keep Kids First progress for our schools going! 

For parents like me now in the high school search season,
please also join me for an open house at Hoboken High School: 
(Time flies--my older son is an 8th grader at Elysian Charter School)

Hoboken High School Open House: 
Wednesday, October 24th
6:30 to 9:00 pm

Thanks and look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

Dawn