Sometimes the grinding wheels momentarily pass you by but then reminders surface when they don't touch you while they're touching each other. Have you looked at the Hudson County portion of your tax bill lately?
Submitted for your approval, one Freeholder Anthony "Stick" Romano, former Hoboken police captain and teacher with a plan to become Hoboken mayor in 2017. One needs friends to become mayor. How far is too far when it comes to the political intimacies among HudCo and Old Guard Mile Square City friends?
Grafix Avenger yesterday revealed the bastardization of Columbus Day once in the hands of HudCo Old Guard friends. It's not officially part of Anthony "Stick" Romano's undeclared and all but real Hoboken mayoral campaign. There's another Amber Alert issued. There's no word yet on any issued APB success. Has law enforcement done a door to door search in Marine View? The Amber Alert you save could be in your VCR.
Among the local Old Guard pols issued Columbus Day awards via HudCo, courtesy of Stick's largess:
- Councilman Michael Russo who is declared Hoboken businessman of the Year but no one knows what official business he holds in Hoboken. Unofficially, there's lots of family biz going on over decades. Russo does run a physical therapy business but we're not sure if there's one in Hudson County let alone Hoboken. Did that deal with Mayor Roque for a pain mill ever work out in West New York?
- BoE trustee Peter Biancamano received his citation as Italian Man of the Year. The rest of you Hoboken Italian men can go scratch. It's not likely Stick will tell you what's the recipe in the secret sauce to get this award. Let's say a fealty oath to his mayoral campaign is the opening bid for starters.
- Councilman Ruben Ramos was entrapped to accept a citation for Honorary Italian of the Year. We're not sure if that comes with free pizza or dinner with Stick at a restaurant of his choice. Why not both?
These HudCo Old Guard Hoboken awards are very complex. No one knows why only that Columbus is getting reamed having his name attached whether he likes it or not.
|Awards! What happens when politicians and mayoral ambitions meet Columbus Day?|
To all my friends! Mickey Rourke and Barfly shots not included.
At least one BoE candidate is unofficially on the Stick approved program. She's a Hoboken Charter school parent who is focused on helping the children, just not in her school. She's making a "sacrifice" to lord it over your kids outside Hoboken Charter. Why ask why?
Parents United BoE candidate Jessica Nelson offered this on her Instagram account:
"One of my favorite Hoboken Originals Mayor Elect 2017 Freeholder Anthony L Romano #mentor #politician #hudsoncounty #stick #hoboken #voteforanthony "
Ms. Nelson announces Stick as the mayor-elect. This comes not only before 2017 but before any election. Have the Vote-by-Mails already been filled out and collected? This is of course all coincidental. There's nothing to see here. If this all has a familiar ring, you've been around the Old Guard Hoboken way of doing political "bidness"way too long.
Do you, the reader even have a Columbus Day award to call your own? Well, then why don't you go shadduppa-your-face? This is Hoboken tradition. You don't want to mess with tradition.
This is Hoboken Old Guard politics and an intimate affair. Bring your own VCR, camcorders and lights. Batteries for set props and toys not included.