Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jen Giattino 6th ward kickoff video

Here's a short exclusive video courtesy of John Heinis of the Hudson County View at the Jen Giattino kickoff.

Councilwoman Jen Giattino is running for re-election in the sixth ward against lame duck Assemblyman and former Hoboken Housing Authority ED Carmelo Garcia.

In the video, Giattino discusses her commitment to serving Hoboken residents and in an introduction, a friend notes how even with her home seeing great harm as so many others in Hurricane Sandy, Jen Giattino was out working to help others harmed in the disaster.

Talking Ed Note: MSV personally witnessed Councilwoman Jen Giattino's efforts throughout the emergency period following the hurricane. While she had to leave her home for required repairs with her family, Giattino continued working to help neighbors and residents in the sixth ward and beyond.

This was clearly a very emotional moment when it came up for Giattino, who downplays the personal hardship she and her family faced.

That she's been a superb public servant for Hoboken is self-evident in her four year track record on the council keeping taxes and spending down while working to maximize efficiencies and supporting ethical and transparent government. Her personal outreach to help others is a story most are not aware and makes overwhemingly this public servant deserving to continue in her service as councilwoman to the City of Hoboken.

For the complete Hudson County View story, see the link:

Sign of the Times: A view to the other kickoff side

Thursday night a competing kickoff at Lola's took place for Peter Biancamano who is making his second bid for Hoboken City Council. He previously ran on a ticket with Frank "Pupie" Raia and Britney Montgomery in 2013 with Councilman Tim Occhipinti atop a ticket for mayor.

Thursday night at Lola's saw some usual opposition to reform in what Grafix Avenger has affectionately named the Darksiders.

Peter Biancamano, (r ), is running as a candidate again for Hoboken's City Council, this time in the second ward and is seen here with some friends and sixth ward City Council candidate Carmelo Garcia who is running against Councilwoman Jen Giattino.

Britney Montgomery, a former slate mate of Biancamano's from 2013 for Hoboken City Council joins in the fun at Lola's Thursday night. She's a candidate this time for the Hoboken BoE.

Peter Biancamano seen here with perennial local candidate Patricia Waiters.
Waiters known for her bomb throwing racial tirades in City Council and Hoboken Housing Authority meetings is a candidate once again for the Hoboken BoE. She also is a former paid aide on the NJ Assembly payroll of Carmelo Garcia. Happy trails! 

More to come.