Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jamie Cryan snags HudCo plum, named Parking Director of West New York

Hoboken resident Jamie Cryan, a Hudson County Planning Board member and chair of the Hoboken Democratic Committee has officially been named the Parking Director for West New York.

Word of the appointment came last Saturday in Augie Torres' Political Insider column.

West New York's new corporate counsel, Donald Scarinci said of the appointment, "He's got lots of roots in Hudson County." 

An interview discussing the appointment comes courtesy Hudson County TV.

Video Courtesy of Hudson County TV

Talking Ed Note: We're already hearing of the discontent in West New York as residents are furious an obvious political appointment has been made and an "outsider" with no resume for the position is being brought in rewarded with the job.

Jamie is the cousin of former NJ Assembly leader Joe Cryan. He was slated to run for council on the Raia-Mason ticket last fall but bailed when threatened with exposure by Ruben Ramos supporters. That council slate seat for the campaign was then filled by BoE trustee Peter Biancamano.

Jamie was positioned almost immediately as a new face of the Old Guard back in 2010 when he was named the official "campaign manager" for the Tim Occhipinti council campaign. The real campaign manager running the show was Tom Bertoli, a senior advisor to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and a rising star among political consultants in the state.

Did you hear Scarinci speak to any qualifications? Does Jamie speak Spanish? Will the Hudson Reporter editors decry the action and question why a "Latin American" native to West New York wasn't selected?

We're not talking about a thankless task on an unpaid Hoboken board - this is a paid plum patronage position in West New York.

MSV breaks new milestone: 4,000,000 hits!

MSV has officially surpassed 4,000,000 hits.

That's eight million eyeballs, less one or two if you subtract One Eye, Hoboken super sleuth who is known to bandy about these parts here and there.

That's bucket loads of agita for the Old Guard who certainly will not be celebrating this milestone.
Not bad for a 'vanity blog.'

Well, MSV isn't a blog. Not by any standard definition of the word. This is a hard news website with an eye to trampling corruption at every turn.

Thanks to everyone who has played a role in this website's success. In the end, every Hoboken resident owns a piece of this website's achievements whether a reader, an occasional commenter, or by talking about a story appearing here with a neighbor.

Our institutions in Hoboken are almost always under duress in the Jeffersonian tradition as our Founding Father said, "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

The Old Guard is fearless when it comes to corruption. They however don't call it corruption, they call it tradition, an entitlement as in "my turn." Using or rather abusing local government is a means to power, money, housing and special favors of every kind - and mostly at your expense. They call it "a business." For most of you reading this, they hate your "yuppie" guts. They however loveyourtaxmoney and hate a Horse more for obvious reasons.

A very special thanks to that remarkable group of individuals who have extended support through the SLAPP, an ugly cynical attack on the First Amendment backed by the most vile, vindictive and yes corrupt elements. Your voice is carried here even as most have not heard our real voice, only the one read here at MSV. Bravo to you all!

We've all made a mark in transforming Hoboken as a proud part of the Reform Movement. 
Thank you Hoboken; a demanding mistress who asks for your heart and gives you her soul.

Thanks most of all to Jimmy the K, MSV's Executive Publisher who has stood steadfastly by through it all.

Da Horsey, SmartyJones
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