The president of the Hoboken Fire Officers Michael Stefano appeared in public portion at the last City Council meeting to share his objections to what he called an attack on his integrity.
His criticism was directed at Councilman Ravi Bhalla who he felt had disrespected him at an earlier meeting. Stefano says the population in Hoboken has grown from 38,000 and there's a safety need for more manpower in the Hoboken Fire Department. The current population is estimated over 55,000.
Stefano said that after leaving an earlier meeting where he expressed the need for more manpower, Councilman Ravi Bhalla denigrated his remarks by saying, "You're suppose to believe him?"
Stefano remarked he deserved better after his decade plus service as a Hoboken fireman.
Here's the unedited video with Stefano blasting Ravi Bhalla.
Talking Ed Note: Comment from the Bhalla campaign is requested. We'll see if they offer a response.
The Bhalla campaign offered "no comment" to this story.