|Peter Cammarano last Saturday enjoyed the day's block party. Days later he's been hit|
with 15 NJ Elec violations with fines possibly totaling $6,800 a pop.
His Old Guard colleagues are warring over vote-by-mail fraud in the Hoboken Housing Authority.
Talking Ed Note: The complete filing of 15 violations by the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission is available for review and download. Some are taking heart in seeing the effort and others wonder about accountability in Hoboken for those who have flouted NJ election law: the name Beth Mason comes to mind.
Commenters have remarked with some hope the Tim Occhipinti campaigns in 2010 and 2011 will see some form of justice. Based on this timeline, nothing would hit until 2014 at the earliest.
Unrelated a blood feud has broken out on the rampant vote-by-mail buying in the Hoboken Housing Authority between the Old Guard camps of the Raia-Mason slate and Ruben Ramos campaign.
Suddenly, some in the Old Guard have found religion and at the last City Council meeting odd words emanated from the Carmelitos under the sway of their landlord Carmelo Garcia, Hoboken's Ethic Cleanser who is currently aligned with Ruben Ramos.
The Ramos campaign doesn't have the means or funds to compete with the monied Tim Occhipinti campaign which has demonstrated remarkable ability to generate vote-by-mail voters and "campaigners" by the hundreds.
More on all this later. In the meantime, the blood and the vote-by-mail ballot applications flow in the HHA and senior buildings. One speaker at the Tuesday City Council meeting urged the "campaigning" vote-by-mailers to hold out on the usual downtown going rate of $40 per vote and get $200 saying the vote buyers can afford it.
Anyone know the name of the new NJ Attorney General?
Only in Hoboken folks, only in Hoboken.