Thursday, February 16, 2017

Michele Russo passes away

Michele Russo, the wife of former mayor Anthony Russo and mother to Councilman Michael Russo passed away early this morning after a long illness. She was 67.

Michele Russo at a 2012 Hoboken City Council meeting

Michele Russo was the former head of the previous entity of the Hoboken Parking Utility and most recently held a position with the Union City Board of Education. She had been a real estate agent in Hoboken prior and led a cheer group supporting Hoboken girls for many years.

As part of an active political family, she was involved in municipal and BoE elections over decades.

She lived with her husband at 10 Church Towers and is survived by her husband Anthony and her sons.

INSIDERNJ: Stick Romano will not run for Hoboken mayor

Yesterday, a new online publication wrote Freehold Anthony "Stick" Romano will not be a candidate for Hoboken mayor.

Freeholder Anthony "Stick" Romano (r) won't be running for mayor
as MSV has written earlier according to
It's another three year term as freeholder he's aiming.

MSV late last month reported the same and shared those details with its premium members and highlighted part of it in a public portion of the story, "Hoboken elections, peace in our time?"

Insidernj attributes the news to an unknown Hudson source and further adds Romano will get the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) line with his reelection bid for freeholder.

The article pointedly notes Romano won't oppose Mayor Dawn Zimmer's bid for a third term as mayor.

The brief story concludes the HCDO won't be backing any potential mayoral bid for first term councilman Mike DeFusco

Talking Ed Note: MSV did not contact Freeholder Romano for comment at the time of publishing. We'll do so and provide a timely update.