Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mayor Zimmer - 'Hoboken Needs the Entire Zimmer Team'

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Dear Horsey and MSV readers --

Throughout this campaign I have often been asked why the people of Hoboken should support the Zimmer Team Council Slate of David Mello, Ravi Bhalla and James Doyle.  

For me the answer is simple — we accomplish our goals.
For the last four years, I have had the honor of having Councilman David Mello and Councilman Ravi Bhalla as a part of my Team.  Our record is clear and I am proud of our accomplishments.

We saved our Hospital, getting the City off the hook for the $52 million bond guarantee. We cut City taxes by nearly 12%.  We renovated existing parks and opened new ones.  We brought great concerts to Pier A like Mumford & Sons, Bob Dylan and the New Jersey Orchestra.  And we all came together as a community to emerge from Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy, stronger than ever. 
All good leaders know that difference between success and failure rests with the quality of the people on their team.  After working side by side with Dave and Ravi on the council, and with Jim Doyle during our negotiations to save the hospital and create 1600 Park—I know we are the Team that will continue to lead Hoboken forward.

This team is ready to keep working for Hoboken, we understand the challenges and the work ahead.  As we head into the final days of this election I hope you all will “team-up” with us once again to help Get Hoboken Out to Vote.

On election day, together, we can make sure we return the best Team to City Hall and the Council Chambers.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer

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WABC Radio Host on Tim Occhipinti and Beth Mason - 'dumb and dumber'

The WABC radio dude in Hoboken had a little chat about the mayoral election here. It went like this:

 In a switchover from NYC's mayoral race, Hoboken came up leading to this host telling how me met Tim Occhipinti outside his building.

"This guy is a total idiot... He's so stupid.  Beth Mason is funding his campaign... (so) she might be stupider than he is."

Talking Ed Note: There's mention of a Mason funded anti-Ramos ad last night on ESPN.  The chatter is missing because people haven't seen the ad.  So get it and send it to Da Horsey.

Thank you very much WABC Radio!

Grist for the Mill: Old Guard breakdown - "just vote for me"

There's a rampant disease airborne in the mile square and it isn't only the vote-by-mail 'troubles.' (More on that later.)

The air of desperation is in the air for candidates trying to save themselves from impending defeat or what may be the end of a hoped for career.

Atop that list is one report where a resident received a knock on the door from mayoral wannabe Tim Occhipinti. After hearing out the litany of complaints against Frank "Pupie" Raia, Occhipinti acknowledged the Pupie problem but ended with a plea, "just vote for me."

Raia has reportedly been doing similarly for a while and there's nothing changing that in recent days although Occhipinti and Peter Biancamano did come together last weekend to glad hand food shoppers outside Shop Rite.

Two other independent reports reveal phone banking calls to residents meeting similar responses from the callers.  One phone caller identified themselves as coming from the Occhipinti-Raia-Biancamano team and asked if the respondent would get their vote?  What about poor Brit?

Another call to another resident, this time on behalf of the Ruben Ramos campaign was met with skepticism and told they didn't know much of the council candidates but they did know they wouldn't vote for Laura Miani.  "Just vote for Ruben," came the response.

With little less than a week to the election, the in-fighting between camps has turned to a desperate cannibalistic feeding frenzy.  Every man, woman and vbm for themselves!

Tim Occhipinti, self-preservation door knocking?

Talking Ed Note: Speaking of cannibalism, the Hudson Reporter did get around to writing about the impending defamation lawsuit against Councilwoman Beth Mason announced yesterday morning by Councilman Ravi Bhalla. They spilled lots of pixels on the distraction trotted out by Mason but didn't even bother to detail or link to the heart of the defamation issue Bhalla made available.

If Beth Mason thinks her team's 20 questions are the heart of a defamation suit; she needs a new consulting team. Better to prepare yourself for questioning Beth.  You and your political operatives with Hoboken411 are going to need to answer for the organized character assassination over years.  The Hudson Reporter can ignore that long time story but they can't help you with that.

Related: Grafix Avenger spoofed the Mason attempt at changing the subject and holding a kangaroo court of her creation at the W Hotel.  As if.

Justin says "Get out the vote!"

Mayor Zimmer addressing a throng of supporters last night.

Last night the Zimmer Team held a get out the vote rally at the 10th and Willow Bar & Grill.  An energized room of supporters enthusiastically greeted Mayor Zimmer and council members Dave Mello, Ravi Bhalla and candidate Jim Doyle.  The room featured a strong contingent of support for Kids First Jennifer Evans, Leon Gold and Irene Sobolov.

This original video comes courtesy of Bond, Greg Bond.

One Hoboken uniting behind Mayor Zimmer with endorsement from former Fifth Ward Councilman Michael Cricco

The Zimmer Team for Hoboken announces:

Former Fifth Ward City Councilman Michael Cricco Endorses Mayor Dawn Zimmer

Former undefeated City Councilman Michael Cricco, who represented Hoboken's Fifth Ward for 12 years from 1995- 2007 has endorsed Mayor Dawn's Zimmer for re-election on November 5th.

Councilman Cricco, whose family has lived in Hoboken for generations, explained his decision to support Mayor Zimmer saying: “Mayor Zimmer inherited a city in ļ¬nancial disarray, righted the ship, and then led us through difficult times with Superstorm Sandy with true compassion.  She is a winner and she deserves a second term.”

Mayor Zimmer thanked Councilman Cricco for his support saying "Councilman Cricco was an outstanding City Councilman who always did what he felt was best for the City that he loves. I am proud to have his support.”