First, Councilman Michael Russo led the attack joined by the Hoboken Sopranos crew asking if an OEM employee couldn't do the work she's providing on a limited basis since Hurricane Sandy. He complained the council was misled her temporary salary would be repaid by FEMA.
If you thought one additional individual aiding after a Superstorm was problematic on a temporary paid basis aiding residents seeking governmental assistance, then you certainly have a friend in Michael Russo who has a family bill of six figures owed to the City from his father Anthony Russo of over $300,000. That amount doesn't include the estimated $100,000 stolen in illicit health benefits over years by Ma Russo and her husband finally stopped in 2011. Union City's BoE helped out giving her a job.
We'll never hear a complaint from the Russo clan about this hijacking of taxpayer loot or see it repaid. Ever.
Beth Mason's uber trash site Hoboken411 heard the Old Guard dog whistle launching into one of his typical defamatory attacks on a Hoboken resident. He attacked Ringer, calling her a "crony" of the mayor and said she didn't live in Hoboken. Both are the absolutely false and defamatory attacks typical of the Hate411 spew.
Once again, simply speaking out or doing good in town led to an ugly attack: first by the Hoboken Sopranos who sought to do so publicly but were told by Corporation Counsel they were infringing on the Rice notice rights of the Hoboken resident and temporary employee and then by Beth Mason's attack mutt Perry Klaussen of Hoboken411.
|The dead hate filled eyes of Perry Klaussen, the Hoboken411 cybersewer|
sponsored by Beth Mason defamed another Hoboken resident helping other residents.
Here's the letters from last weekend:
Just hours after Hurricane Sandy devastated Hoboken, a relatively-unknown young woman named Carly Ringer began organizing a massive effort at Hoboken High School to assist and comfort those in need immediately. She worked tirelessly, day, night, weekends, imploring her friends on Facebook almost hourly to do the same or donate what they could.
Blankets, food, toiletries, boxes, clothes. You name it, Carly led the way...every day, for 16 hours a day for weeks that turned into months. She earned recognition that she did not seek nor ask for – from local media ranging both in print, on radio and television.
We talk about heroes all the time in the military. The volunteer efforts of Ms. Ringer – in helping bringing the community together for the greater good in a most difficult time – puts her in the same class of people.
On the other end of the food chain is an opinion-based, fact-impaired, community-based blog with one objective: Divide the community. The proprietor, who doesn’t deserve to be named, is as reckless as he is ruthless. In a very recent example, he reported that a restaurant was absolutely closing, when it actually wasn’t.
One victim of the site’s brand of character assassination is Ms. Ringer. In a recent post on the blog, it had the audacity to call her a “crony” who was “padding her pockets” at the expense of Sandy victims, after she got a part-time job with the city this month.
Oh really? Just ask the dozens of volunteers who Ringer organized every day if she was helping those in need for love of money. Ask the National Guard who marveled that one person could be so relentless in completing a mission. Ask those Ringer personally delivered much-needed items to while their power was out, their patience dry and their hope in humanity thin, if she “benefitted from Sandy’s destruction” as a professional hack like this blogger said she did in his own comments section after even his most loyal readers questioned his commentary. The blog concludes (in its “expert” analysis) with a prediction that Ringer will be on Zimmer’s campaign staff.
Please join me in rejecting the kind of hateful speech this publication deals out via his increasingly unpopular, credibility-challenged blog.
Instead, embrace heroes like Carly Ringer instead. She truly deserves our gratitude and respect in making Hoboken a better place in good times and in bad.
2nd letter from James Sanford at the jump: