Monday, April 22, 2013

Big Hoboken Concert with Bob Dylan and Wilco set for July 26th

City Hall promises updates on tickets and more details soon.

It's a go on Pier A, for Friday - July 26th.

Ravi Bhalla vs. Write-in Candidate X for Assembly?

Update: PolitickerNJ says appeals have been filed within the noon deadline.


Carmelo Garcia tossed off ballot will make desperate appeal on Monday

The late Friday news HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia was out in the Assembly race on the HCDO - Brian Stack ticket sent shock waves across HudCo and all of New Jersey.  After all, Brian Stack is not only the Union City mayor and powerbroker in the county, he's a State Senator with ties to the Governor's office and Chris Christie's phone number on speed dial.

The egg on Senator Stack's face didn't cause some embarrassment.  It was a major "take that" from the Hoboken Reform movement and indirectly a little love note from Councilman Ravi Bhalla.

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Superior Court Assignment Judge Peter Bariso is impacting Hoboken from the judiciary.
It's not been good for the Old Guard and the Hoboken Sopranos.

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Hoboken to host summer concert with Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket!

City of Hoboken announces:

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Monday April 22, 2013, 11:33 AM

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Community: Hoboken to Host Bob Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket for Waterfront Summer Concert

Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will perform at Hoboken's Pier A Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

“After last year’s Mumford & Sons concert on Pier A, we received countless requests from our community for more similar events,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re excited to bring world-renowned talent to Hoboken to provide great entertainment options for our community in our own back yard and to support our local businesses.”

Additional details, including ticket information, will be announced shortly.

The show is being organized by Bowery Presents, the same promoters that brought Mumford & Sons to Hoboken last year to kick off the tour for their latest album, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

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Phil Cohen deconstructs the Hoboken Sopranos lawsuit scam

At the previous City Council meeting last Wednesday, Councilwoman Terry Castellano claimed Hoboken resident Phil Cohen was incorrect about everything on his criticism of her and MORTe.

In this clip, further discussion sheds light on the manufactured lawsuit staged last October where the plot was hatched to have consecutive absences to avoid a full vote of the council so Mayor Zimmer could not cast a legally binding tie breaker.

Beth Mason was first to disappear and skulk away on the important vote to back fill the council seat with Jim Doyle.  Michel Russo would do so two weeks later with an eye on having the council vacancy law's 30 day limit expire.  Russo no longer mealy mouths about any one's daughter having to go to the hospital - nor did he directly claim he was unable to be at the meeting due to his daughter having a fever and going to the hospital, presumably with him in tow.

Cohen calls Castellano's insistence the City not defend itself hiring an attorney a conflict of interest as the Mason family went out obtaining two attorneys: former Corporation Counsel Steve Kleinman (who Mason admitted to Peter Cunningham in an earlier meeting was on her payroll for legal work) and another high priced New York City based attorney.

Here's some irony.  After the Hoboken Sopranos legal obstruction, they haven't missed any regular council meetings thus maximizing their new advantage sidelining the swing seat held by reform.

As Phil Cohen says, after their defeat in Hudson Superior Court where Assignment Judge Peter Bariso slammed their "gamesmanship," it's all about power.

The Hoboken Sopranos: Michael Russo, Beth Mason, Tim Occhipinti minus Terry Castellano here lost their
manufactured lawsuit but have scored a win for months by making appeals courtesy of the Mason family.
As a result, Jim Doyle's legal appointment is on hold going back to early this year.  

Talking Ed Note: The Hoboken Sopranos don't care about the law, they have no respect for law, the institutions or Hoboken People.

The legal obstruction game comes courtesy of the Mason family.  Thank Beth Mason next time you see her for her checkbook obstruction.  The defeat at the beginning of this year remains out on appeal with the NJ Appellate Court.

The manufactured lawsuit was a loser when concocted, proven so in Superior Court but the Hoboken Sopranos win because the Mason family continues to make appeals.  The bill to the people of Hoboken is over $20,000 AND COUNTING.

It's a total scam.