Month: July 2017


Jen Giattino: “Introducing My Team”

Official release:

Dear friends and neighbors –    I am so proud to introduce the three people I have invited to be on my At-Large Council slate. And I am thankful that each one accepted my invitation. They share my vision for Hoboken and know that this race is all about serving Hoboken and connecting our community: James Aibel, Sal Starace and Jason Ellis.   Each Jim, Sal and Jason have the passion and commitment to represent Hoboken residents and have been active in our community.

  • Jim has and his wife Beverly have called Hoboken their home for almost 40 years.  Jim is currently Chairman of the Hoboken’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, having served for approximately eight years. He serves our community well in this role by enforcing our zoning code and holding firm against unplanned, ad hoc development that is inconsistent with our Master Plan and/or risks overburdening our city’s infrastructure.  He is passionate about land use and wants to ensure we create a robust, strategic plan that makes sense for Hoboken and update our zoning code to more effectively manage our growth. 
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    The Silent War

    The four major mayoral campaigns are uncorked on a beautiful global cooling summer in the Mile Square City but will first in mean first out of the ballot box in November?

    That’s only one of the main unanswerable July questions as many Hoboken residents have barely registered Mayor Zimmer pulled out of the November election with about four months to go.

    The sudden withdrawal set off a tsunami of reassessment by many including the upstart Reform Resistance candidate and City Council President Jen Giattino. Read More...


    Hoboken mayoral candidate Giattino announces slate of Starace, Ellis & Aibel

    The following report comes courtesy of the Hudson County View.

    Hoboken Council President/mayoral hopeful Jen Giattino announced her council slate of Sal Starace, Jason Ellis and Jim Aibel at a press conference in Church Square Park this afternoon. “Three long time Hobokenites I have learned from are Sal Starace, Jason Ellis, and the chairman of the zoning board, Jim Aibel. I am so proud to introduce them as my at-large council running mates,” said Giattino.

    For the complete story, please see the Hudson County View:


    Mayoral candidate Jen Giattino announces her council at-large slate

    It’s official!

    City Council President and mayoral candidate Jen Giattino announced her council at-large slate earlier today in Church Square Park.

    The three council at-large candidates are Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment Chair Jim Aibel, Sal Starace and Jason Ellis.

    Council candidates at-large on the Jen Giattino council slate: from left: Jason Ellis, Jim Aibel, City Council President Jen Giattino, Fifth Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham and Sal Starace

    More to come.

    Update: There’s more coverage coming on today’s Giattino for Mayor slate.
    Traffic has been climbing steadily, each day all week so this ???? is well aware many await more details.

    MSV has more national candidate coverage coming to the Hoboken hamlet soon too. Read More...


    When numberscruncher becomes the Walking Dead

    Oops, a Horse did it again. After a Reformer in BoE circles reached out proposing restraint and decorum requests by Grafix Avenger were made to see halted this farm animal from analysis, critique, re: political discourse in commenting on that website.

    In turn, Grafix Avenger offered to not comment on MSV and risk getting a butt kicking (intellectually speaking) or ignored.

    Some might recall, this Loser proposition sounds like a one way street based on the comments on MSV in recent weeks. Lots of MSV bashing, name calling with some self-promoting chest pounding. Read More...


    City Council President Jen Giattino the First Mayoral Candidate to File 360 Nominating Petitions

    Official release:

    City Council President Jen Giattino the First Mayoral Candidate to File 360
    Nominating Petitions

    Hoboken City Council President and mayoral candidate Jen Giattino became the first
    candidate to file nominating petitions with the Hoboken City Clerk today. She announced her
    candidacy on June 27
    th shortly after Hoboken’s current Mayor Dawn Zimmer declared she would
    not be running for re-election in November. Giattino submitted the 360 signed petitions that are
    required in order for candidates to be placed on the ballot for the election in November. 

    “I am honored to receive so much support from across Hoboken for my candidacy.” said
    Giattino. “This is such an important election for all of Hoboken and I am encouraged that so many
    people share my vision for an agenda that addresses community needs, manages our explosive
    growth and protects the quality of life we are so fortunate to enjoy.”



    On that censorship thing

    A late dinner invitation to an outdoor barbecue with local reformers and a nice Aussie led to some discussion on censorship.

    The guests at the onset wanted to know what did this Horse say that caused the trigger finger delete button to go off. DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE

    Well, it’s rather simple. It only required a response to false accusations and noting simple facts.

    This Horse dared to venture in the land of party line thought and action on behalf of a candidate tossing in some common sense. Read More...


    Hudson County View: ‘Ravi Bhalla the national candidate’

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    Hudson County View released a video of the official campaign office opening relaying in its headline a campaign strategy announcing Councilman Ravi Bhalla as the national candidate writing: “Bhalla: You can count on me on the local, state and national level.”

    In contrast to his mayoral rival City Council President Jen Giattino, Councilman Ravi Bhalla is appealing to Hoboken voters with a national candidate focus. Giattino in her policy speech at Moran’s last week said she would continue in the footsteps of Mayor Zimmer and not use Hoboken as a stepping stone and focus on delivering on local issues. Read More...