Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Breaking: Stronger Foundations Development Super PAC shows up with paid ad for Cristin Cricco-Powell

MILE SQUARE VIEW EXCLUSIVE


Stronger Foundations, the big pro-development Super PAC backing Ravi Bhalla for mayor in 2017 launched an online Facebook ad campaign for his council slate.

The group is described as having received money in the past solely from the labor-management fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825.

An ad appearing by the PAC, a major backer of Ravi Bhalla's massive NJ Transit redevelopment plan appeared earlier on Facebook.

Late last month, the Stronger Foundations Super PAC was discovered to have included endorsements in Hoboken featuring almost the entirety of Ravi Bhalla's council slate with the Ravi-Russo Alliance's third ward councilman Michael Russo.

The September 25th online endorsement was kept mum in the Mile Square City as Ravi Bhalla attempted to roll out his NJ Transit plan to a final vote without any public notification or input.


In 2017, Stronger Foundations spent tens of thousands of dollars officially in registered efforts to aid Ravi Bhalla and his council slate featuring Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour, and John Allen. (Allen's bid would fail but he was brought into the mayor's office as a city employee.)

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Cricco-Powell a Reality TV producer is a former Manhattan resident who is not known for any issue-oriented activism in Hoboken. She is seeking to replace City Council President Jen Giattino in next Tuesday's council elections.

More to come.