Month: November 2016


Carmelo Garcia & version no. 3 of his lawsuit survives


Last month, Carmelo Garcia in his third lawsuit suing everyone, survived a motion to dismiss against Mayor Dawn Zimmer and her husband.

This third version adds a NJRICO claim and this allegation like so many others survives for the moment.

On a motion to dismiss, the court will give every “inference of fact” to the plaintiff. This is all good and well until you must show actual evidence supporting your allegations. Should your allegations turn out to be lacking evidence and be nothing more than a big steaming pile of lies, perhaps there’s confidence in one’s ability to convince others the lies are true notwithstanding the lack of evidence. Read More...


On the comeback trail?

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Multiple sources suggest there is a potential Hoboken mayoral candidate contemplating a bid in 2017:

Beth Mason in an earlier photo mulling over an issue on the Hoboken City Council

Reportedly often out-of-state with Virginia a regular destination where a small inn was purchased and previously mentioned on MSV, a Beth Mason third bid for mayor is suggested as under contemplation.

Other sources previously close to the controversial lightning-rod aren’t denying the matter; they’re simply not talking. A well-funded bid for mayor would throw a likely matchup of Freeholder Anthony Romano vs. Mayor Zimmer on its ear. Read More...


MSV Premium: The Hoboken Realignment begins

Out later today is MSV Premium analyzing the election outcome and the Hoboken realignment begins as nationally others fret about same while select efforts are paid by unknown parties to seek recounts in three cherry picked states.

There’s no recount in Hoboken and no second chances for some eyeing a seat upstairs at City Hall.
More than one person is thinking about it.

The interweaving between national, state, county and one little Mile Square City is running apace.

Freeholder Anthony “Stick” Romano (r) is atop the list of mayoral contenders
in 2017 against Mayor Dawn Zimmer vying for a third term as Hoboken mayor.
Carmelo Garcia not included?
Lots of Grist for the Mill post-Thanksgiving in MSV Premium out to members. If for any reason you didn’t receive yours, email

Hoboken Realignment

The delay in MSV Premium didn’t mean it’s not coming only that the Thanksgiving reaping or is it heaping grows ever higher.

Some additional sauce on the mash.

He’s baaaacccck!

Last January, Frank Raia (l) departs after the vote appointing Kurt Gardiner (r) to the NHSA.

Frank Raia who saw over a quarter century on the North Hudson Sewerage Authority with a potential additional five years interrupted is seeking a return with another Hoboken commissioner seat opening up early next year. Word is the application is already submitted and NHSA commissioner Tony Soares has indicated he’s not seeking reappointment. Read More...


Dean Kemph, Long-Time Hoboken Political Activist, Passes Suddenly at Age 61

Courtesy of H-mag

=&0=&, a former Hoboken resident and long-time government reform activist passed away suddenly this week at the age of 61. He is survived by his wife Anne Torpey and two daughters Emory and Delia.  Dean, originally born in Barrington, Rhode Island was a part of the Hoboken reform movement in the 90s and through the early 2000s. He was known for his sardonic wit and willingness not to pull any punches, even to those community activists or politicians he was inclined to support. He later moved to Weehawken but would still opine from the hills of his new residence on the political goings on in the valley of politically charged Hoboken.  To read the whole story: =&1=&

TRUE Mentors Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

From the desk of True Mentors:

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Mentors is a proud member of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that
harnesses the collective power of individuals for global philanthropy done
locally. TRUE Mentors is proud to be expanding programs and engaging a growing
number of Hoboken’s children. Community support has been the foundation of the organizations
growth and impact. On November 29, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday,
kick-off the holiday season of giving by supporting TRUE Mentors in building a
bright future for Hoboken’s children.   True Mentors is
Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program matching children ages 7 – 17 with
adult mentors in the Mile Square City.  Our mission is to unearth each
child’s potential through relationship building. Mentors become a trusted friends
and champions for our children. The TRUE Mentors impact continues with weekly enrichment
classes during the school year as well as Hoboken’s only paid teen internship
program. Join us on #GivingTuesday and be part of unearthing the potential in
the next generation.
“Last year the people
of our city raised over $9,000 in 24 hours! This year we are going for double
so that we can expand the high demand internship, enrichment, and mentorship
programs” said Katie Eades, Executive Director of the startup non-profit. She
continued “this is an opportunity for the residents of Hoboken, friends, family
and local businesses to support an amazing cause and make an impact in our community.”




From the desk of Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro:

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro’s bill (A3721), which would prohibit automobile insurance companies from rating drivers based on a gap in car insurance, was approved by the New Jersey General Assembly today by a 52-19 vote. The bill was also sponsored by 33rd District Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and 31st District Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, and co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32).  Read More...