Beth Mason: I’m a victim

Below is a release from Councilwoman Beth Mason this morning:

Tony Soares Attacks Mason’s Daughters and Our Neighborhoods

Dear Friend,
Last week I wrote to you expressing my opposition to relocating the Hoboken Public Works Garage in any residential neighborhood.  Id like to thank you for taking the time to call, email, and even talk to me outside your front door to express your support for protecting our neighborhoods.  This week I plan to again be out at various times and locations so we can continue to discuss this important matter and work together to protect our neighborhoods.  
As you may be aware, the Chairman of the Hoboken Zoning Board (and former Councilman) Tony Soares recently stated that he is not opposed to placing the Public Works Garage in a residential neighborhood.   He believes the right to select the location belongs to the Mayor and her allies on the City Council, instead of the people of Hoboken.  Again it is widely believed that City Administration and Stevens Institute of Technology intend to place this garage on either the corner of 8th and Hudson Streets or on valuable waterfront property directly across from Frank Sinatra Park that would be better used to provide more open space for our residents.
When I stood up for our right to protect our neighborhoods, Chairman Soares and many of his political supporters personally attacked my two young daughters, my husband, and me, both under their real names and behind assumed screen names on the internet. It is completely unacceptable and unconscionable that Soares and his political allies are spreading lies and dragging my two young girls into the middle of an important community issue.  However, I know that the people of Hoboken will see this for what is truly is: a desperate attempt by those who continue to divide our city and put Hoboken on the wrong track to avoid a real discussion about the issues that matter most to our community.     
In the end Chairman Soares must chose whose interests he represents, the politicians and developers who support destroying the small town feel of our neighborhoods for political and monetary gain or the people of Hoboken who want to make our city a better place to live and raise a family.  My family always supported Tony Soares when he ran for public office because we believed that he was a man with integrity and character who put people first.  Sadly he has now reduced himself to launching personal attacks instead of standing up for the people of Hoboken.  
No matter how nasty the attacks or how outrageous the statements that Soares and his allies spread about my family and me, I will continue to be a fighter for all of us.  Please join me in not only protecting our neighborhoods, but putting an end to the politics of personal destruction that have plagued our City for far too long.  Together we will stand up for your family and mine and get Hoboken back on the right track. 

Councilwoman Beth Mason at last night’s City Council meeting.

Talking Ed Note:  This is just beyond cynical.  Councilwoman Mason doesn’t appear to have much concern for the “discourse” on Hoboken411.

Mr. Mason appeared posting several remarks over the weekend here on MSV and is welcome to do so as anyone.  Many of his posted points also appear in this release.  

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