Monday, April 20, 2015

Lane Bajardi and Beth Mason: 'What the f--k is Zimmer talking about "Ground rules for clean campaigns???" Is she high?

Lane Bajardi works with Beth Mason to block Dawn Zimmer's proposed "clean campaign" run for Hoboken mayor

When Hoboken's reform movement began its rise in the previous decade, Councilwoman Beth Mason sought to use it to propel herself to Hoboken's mayoral seat in her aspiring political ambitions.

As she privately confessed to her 2009 mayoral campaign manager Jake Stuiver, what was the point of being the second ward council person? That office was obviously a means to an end for more power in Hoboken as mayor and beyond.

A monkey wrench surfaced as an elected 2007 councilwoman from the fourth ward council seat decided not to bow down to Beth Mason and hand her the reform mantle in a run for mayor of Hoboken.

This caused much consternation for Beth Mason's "friend not paid for friendship" Lane Bajardi who she described in her brief testimony in the Bajardi v Pincus litigation as a friend and campaign volunteer and not a paid employee of her company Newton, Lao, Leonard & Locke or the Mason Civic League. (Both are listed at the same address: 1202 Washington Street in Hoboken ) although Mason would claim dozens of employees currently working for Newton, Lao who "consult" her on business investments.

Due to objections by Bajardi attorney Jonathan Z. Cohen, Beth Mason would not testify about funds possibly funneled from her Weehawken based "business partner" James Barracato to Lane Bajardi and if Mason family monies were involved in funding the Bajardi v Pincus litigation against a dozen Hoboken residents for more than two-and-a-half years. Both Lane Bajardi and Kimberly Cardinal Bajardi had been mostly unemployed for over two years in the lead-up to the litigation announced by Beth Mason herself 15 days before the civil litigation's filing at the June 2012 City Council meeting.

Councilwoman Beth Mason and Lane Bajardi email on Dawn Zimmer's proposal:"What the f--k is she talking about "Ground rules for clean campaigns??? Is she high?

In December 2008, the problem is Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer who is open to meeting with Beth Mason and their respective spouses and agreeing to run a "clean campaign."

This is apparently distasteful to both Beth Mason and her intimate advisor Lane Bajardi.

In a true and complete December 21, 2008 email then Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer writes:

Councilwoman Beth Mason's response is to forward the communication to Lane Bajardi and Kimberly Cardinal Bajardi:

Lane Bajardi then responds with his typical brand of venom and projects some odd emotions on to then Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer's husband and another person he apparently holds some obsessive fixation.

Bajardi writes to the idea of Zimmer's proposal of "ground rules for clean campaigns" with, "Is she high?"

As Hoboken would become well versed in the Mason style of  politics, the moniker Queen of Mean in Hoboken would be well-deserved with Beth Mason's spendthrift scorched earth tactics striking throughout the Mile Square.

How far does Beth Mason's scorched earth Hoboken politics go and what's the impact on the judiciary?

Hoboken Assembly candidate Annette Chapparao: 'Let's discuss NJ issues'

Dear Editor and Residents of the 33rd District:

I’m Annette Chaparro and I want to represent you in Trenton as your next Democratic Assemblywoman from the 33rd District. I will provide a strong voice for Hudson County and work with our local government officials to ensure a partnership that benefits all residents. 

I was born in Hoboken, raised in the Hoboken Housing Authority, and attended Hoboken High School. I am the proud mother of three young men, engaged to Ken Ferrante, and currently work in the Hoboken City Clerk’s Office.  Previously, I served as the Division Head for the Hoboken Taxi and Livery Department.  I have also held the position of Secretary to the Hoboken Planning and Zoning Boards, and was a member of the Hoboken Rent Control Board.  I have been apart of local, state, and federal elections, and I am now excited to have the opportunity to make a contribution to our community as an Assemblywoman.

As a lifelong resident of Hoboken, I understand the needs of the 33rd District.

Over the coming weeks, I look forward to discussing the statewide issues that impact the district, as I will work hard to run a positive, issue-focused campaign.

I am truly honored to have the support of Senator Brian P. Stack, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, and State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, along with many other representatives I have had the chance to meet and talk with over the past few weeks. I am also truly privileged to run alongside Assemblyman Raj Mukherji.
Please feel free to e-mail me at I am excited to get to know even more residents over the coming weeks leading up to the primary Election Day on June 2.


Annette Chaparro 
Democratic Candidate for Assembly

33rd District