One keen lifetime resident noted it's the back end of the slime oozing out creating a damning impression whereas in the past, the slime reared its head early.
That balanced perspective aside, it's taken many aback. The pernicious lies and putrid sludge oozing across the Mile Square City have centered on Councilwoman Jen Giattino and a late hit job surfaced on the beloved Beth Mason hate site, Hoboken411. There's more to these morsels (and finprints) of corruptocrat action. Take a bow dirt bags.
Putting aside the Carmelo Garcia - Masonista tandem and the vicious vindictive benefactress for the moment; there's another spectre in our midst.
Of course we're talking about the staple of Old Guard elections: voter fraud. In Hoboken, the gangsterism collecting Vote-by-Mail by hook or crook is a fundamental food group in Mile Square City elections. This election cycle however has a different flavor.
As one person close to the ground of one campaign said about the tally in one uptown location, fear and intimidation is rooted with threats to seniors having the roof taken from over their heads.
While the Hudson County Board of Elections won't comment during the actual election cycle, boots are on the ground in Hoboken and Grafix Avenger highlighted the snafu busted at one fourth ward location: 400 First St. Poor seniors living in the (Section 8) Hoboken Housing Authority are reportedly in hiding behind closed doors fearful of the authorities. Sandra are you being less than nice? Things after all could get worse.
Councilman Tim Occhipinti went on the record with GA saying he has nothing to do with what's taken place at that location and pointed the finger directly at his opponent, former Assemblyman Ruben Ramos.
Ask not who the handcuffs come for, they're coming for thee.
Talking Ed Note: For those unsure on the differences in the slates of this election, here's the downtown council race forum. It easily surpassed the uptown version from every aspect including pure entertainment value.
Listen to the voices advocating for big scale development. The would be council leaders: both Michael Russo and Ruben Ramos are openly calling for exactly that saying it's a tax driven requirement.
Maybe they're correct, perhaps they're not. No one should be unclear what that means under a reign in Hoboken they'd lead.
Horsey Racing Form: It's a serious weekend for all the campaigns and GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts.
Unfortunately for the Russo faction Carmelo Ticket, a leak's sprung with investigators on the ground. If accurate, they want to know where election investigators are heading; the fear and trepidation has struck pay dirt. Good luck with that!
The woman at last week's Maxwell Place forum for 2nd ward candidates claiming Peter Biancamano did not take a $2,500 loan from Michael Russo turns out to be none other than his TREASURER: Susan Costomiris.
As it turns out Ms. Costomiris signed the ELEC report confirming she was the Biancamano Campaign Treasurer on October 3, 2015 containing the Michael Russo loan recorded and entered the previous month.
Then there's this additional tidbit of interest. It turns out that second ward competing candidate Bonnie Murray had a petition signed by the very same Susan Costomiris.
Collusion or was the Peter Biancamano official Treasurer making a solo call on having a third party candidate join the second ward election by complete chance?
Last, workers outside the Mason Incivic Allocation handing out scary half-truths on behalf of the doomed sixth ward candidate Carmelo Garcia: