Monday, June 4, 2018

Flag furor controversy explodes at City Hall

O say can you see or maybe you can't and aren't invited? There's a brewing controversy involving a flag, City Hall, and Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

What happens when you learn you aren't part of Hoboken's "welcoming community?"

Last week, a flag furor began with this announcement by the City of Hoboken:


Then a Hoboken store owner published this question.


Councilman Mike DeFusco weighed in feeling, let's say less than welcome:


A smackdown followed from Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla's office:


The following day Mr. Chadwick responded adding more fuel to the fire:



Councilman Mike DeFusco weighs in a day later again questioning how politics triumphs over inclusion calling his exclusion from the LGBTQ flag ceremony "political payback."


A Ravi Bhalla campaign insider tries to deflect using the partisan standby with the president coupled with a personal attack:


Another person weighs in:


Another person observes this is the pattern of a politician being political:


Later, another person asks why the ceremony is being held during the work day?



More to come.