As today, it was a sunny spring Thursday morning two years ago leading into the Memorial Day weekend when Hoboken City Hall received a visit from approximately a dozen FBI agents swooping down in SUVs carting away cardboard boxes and electronic data by the bucket load.
The action came weeks after the IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi’s office had been padlocked leading into a City Council meeting. An unscheduled closed session of the council delayed the public from entering its usual starting time. When the doors opened, Da Horsey entered to the vibe of a distinctly disturbed Old Guard council temporarily led by the inept chair Beth Mason. The heavy air spoke that something serious had gone down and the Old Guard didn’t look too happy about it.