Another native Hoboken resident has thrown his name into the ever growing pool of mayoral candidates. It’s Angelo Valente, an uptown resident who has ties and political connections to the Cunning family of Church Towers.
|Angelo Valente seen here receiving a citation as Italian
Man of the Year with Hudson County officials in 2015
announced he’s running for Hoboken mayor.
Church Towers is the bastion of support for Third Ward Councilman Michael Russo and the Russo Clan. Does this constitute a split and further demarcation line crossed for the Old Guard as the so-called splintering effect takes hold in the Mile Square?
Yet to declare but rumored to be waiting in the wings with possible mayoral bids of their own are Council Mike Russo himself, developer Frank “Pupie” Raia and the notorious former councilwoman Beth Mason.