Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tim Ochippinti and mystery girl out and about collecting petitions

Tim Occhipinti is venturing into the hinterlands of the fourth ward scrounging up petitions with an eye toward his heartfelt desire to run for mayor.

That's not news here but Timmy has a mystery girl and it's neither his girlfriend nor a pal out and about collecting signatures.

There's a reasonable expectation the mystery girl is not out doing this for her health or because she's dumbstruck by the geekiness of Timmy.  It looks like she's the final "female to be named" on a ticket underwritten by Frank "Pupie" Raia.

Da Horsey who was recently challenged by someone on another campaign to impress is officially saying this is one filly you can expect to see entering the starting gate on Tuesday when the petition deadline determines who will be on the ballot for Hoboken's November election..

Timmy Occhipinti is out with a mystery
girl collecting petitions.
Will she be on the ballot Tuesday?
Da Horsey says yes.
While most Hobokenites will be enjoying the last unofficial weekend of summer, Raia will be plotting out his strategy to become the swing seat on the City Council where he will reign as the king of all council folk.

Perhaps Raia will have a little weekend party, on the menu roast beef and mutz sandwiches.

Although our cybercolleague Hoboken Girl was raving about Fiore's mutz doing a full spread feature recently, Da Horsey is confident that's not the mutz in Raia's plans.

Some will say that's a Cryan shame but it's all award winning yummy.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone.  When you get back to business Tuesday, Hoboken will have a full plate with three campaign slates on the ballot for November.

Buon appetito!

Carmelo Garcia sees latest scheme go kaput

No meeting quorum spells doom for sixth attempt to renew Charles Daglian legal contract

In the latest setback for Executive Director Carmelo Garcia, the HHA meeting questionably rescheduled for the end of the month failed last night when it lacked a required minimum of HHA board members.

In typical fashion, Garcia had unilaterally set the meeting during a popular time when many schedule family vacations apparently in the belief he could reverse the previous majority 4-3 vote with a sixth attempt to renew Charles Daglian as the HHA legal counsel.

No vote took place as the plan failed.

Here's the video courtesy of Hudson County TV and John Heinis.  Chair Rob Davis says he is shocked, shocked to hear of the quorum failure for the illegally set up meeting while commissioner Jake Stuiver offered a statement reiterating his concerns on how Carmelo Garcia moved the meeting from the original August date.

Although Garcia had his reflexive reliable three votes including Ruben Ramos city council slate candidate Eduardo Gonzalez on hand, the meeting requires four voting members, a quorum to start an official meeting.

The four reform oriented members were away all points globally: Greg Lincoln relocating his family to Qatar, Florida, an ocean cruise - away as in there's no way this meeting happens.

Crosstown, the City Council in recent meetings nixed three attempts to approve Garcia friendly pro-Vision 20/20 pick Barbara Reyes as a new commissioner and see the HHA board majority back under his control.

Last night was the stark political reality in Vision 20/20.

Some think Carmelo Garcia's civil lawsuit is nuts but it didn't stop him from attempting to treat the HHA as a
banana republic setting up a questionable meeting last night.  Add it to the latest Carmelo Garcia fail.

Talking Ed Note:  If the Hoboken Sopranos in the City Council had succeeded in elevating Reyes, Hoboken would perhaps be spared the endless rhetoric of Carmelo Garcia's continuous whining he's a victim, how he's been forced "to corroborate" his victimization setting up people with his little tape recorder because he can't run the Hoboken Housing Authority like a banana republic.

Last night Carmelo Garcia's agenda was destined for failure.  Get used to it.  There's plenty more where that came from ahead.

Original graphic modified by Jhnny "to the butter" Newman.