Beth Mason operative Matt Calicchio to again face Union City Judge Macias on latest harassment charge


Second harassment charge by a Hoboken woman will be heard before same Union City judge in last two years

He’s back! Matt Calicchio, the Beth Mason political operative and personal escort at numerous events is returning to Union City Municipal Court this Wednesday facing another thug charge for allegedly harassing an elderly Hoboken woman.

This time it’s senior Jackie Carmody from Fox Hills who also heads the building’s tenant association.

Calicchio who is seeing his second harassment charge from a woman in as many years had a change of venue from a Hoboken court hearing reported exclusively by MSV last month.

Calicchio will once again be seeing Judge Sixto Macias, the same judge who conducted his harassment trial and slammed the fourth ward Democratic Committeeman’s testimony against former BoE trustee Theresa Minutillo.

Calicchio escaped being found guilty but the judge said worse than the harassment charge, he lied under oath and lamented the “bullying” of an elected official.

Beth Mason ignored her seat in the first row with other council members Saturday choosing to sit in the last row with her political operative Matt Calicchio who will be in court for another harassment charge by a Hoboken woman.  
This time it’s an elderly resident of Fox Hills.

Judge Macias was severely critical of Matt Calicchio and his witness Tania Garcia (she describes Carmelo Garcia as her “son’s uncle.”)

At the 2012 trail the judge said of Beth Mason’s sidekick:

  • “I also believe that the whole testimony of Ms. — Ms. Garcia and Mr. Calicchio — Calicchio were fabricated.”
  • “… (Calicchio’s lawyer Elise DiNardo’s claim) that it was politically motivated for this complainant to file a complaint against this defendant is completely garbage.”
  • “He’s being used in exchange for a job.” 

The complete charges against Calicchio are not confirmed but court observers say the conflict between Calicchio and the 71 year old Fox Hills resident involve at least one incident in the building where he “raised his fist” against her.

The charges reportedly include harassment, attempted assault and trespassing.

Mason’s full time political operative has been said to be illegally living in his grandmother’s residence in the uptown Fox Hills senior building on Willow Avenue over “years.”

Several months ago, HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garica denied Matt Calicchio resides in the senior building.

Matt Calicchio most recently worked on the “One Hoboken” Raia-Mason campaign with Timmy Occhipinti running for mayor.  They are seen in the MSV story here at an HHA meeting last year.

The first row seat at the ceremony Saturday for Beth Mason was empty 
as she choose to hang in the last row with Matt Calicchio.
Da Horsey took advantage using it as a staging area to work the event.  Thanks Beth!

Talking Ed Note:  Some commenters question why Beth Mason employs Matt Calicchio as her full time political operative.  One asked why she doesn’t pay Calicchio a living wage so he can live somewhere other than the location of the alleged harassment, the Fox Hills seniors building or an HHA apartment.

Matt Calicchio is fond of social media.  This twitter entry above
raises further questions why Beth Mason employs him.

The question of who may truly reside at the Hoboken Housing Authority Marshall Drive apartment listed in Matt Calicchio’s name is another riddle to a lengthening list of problematic behavior with women and other allegations of credit card usage involving Beth Mason for trips by Calicchio to wrestling events around the country.

In 2012, Matt Calicchio told Hoboken Municipal Judge Mongiello he worked for the Mason Art Gallery implying he was not a paid political operative.  At the December hearing on the harassment charge by the Fox Hills senior, the judge asked Calicchio if he was an employee of Beth Mason and on confirmation moved the case out of Hoboken on a change of venue.

The hearing is set for 9:00 am in Union City Municipal Court.

Related: The MSV exclusive breaking this story in early December.

Grafix Avenger attended Matt Calicchio’s 2012 Union City trial and filed this first hand report.

Ethic Cleanser returns?

Unrelated T.EN.: The Hudson Reporter quotes “ethnic cleansing” lawyer Louis Zayas saying he will amend Carmelo Garcia’s civil lawsuit because “there is a clear violation of the law.”  It’s left completely unsaid what law Garcia will claim he’s the victim of this time since the entire basis of all his earlier claims were throughly dismantled and tossed out by the Hudson County judge.

One of the obviously falsified claims in the earlier complaint was Mayor Zimmer had a competing Vision 20/20 plan.  In truth, the claim is incorrect as none exists.

In a letter to Garcia last spring, the mayor request a number of existing problems in the HHA be addressed. The political scheme this time is clearly altered from what another political county website called an “extortion plot” against Mayor Zimmer.

Should Hoboken expect more of the same from Louis Zayas?  He has a group of clients suing Hoboken but he can’t get a claim on the prize.  He’s been told by Hoboken to go have his ticket verified in a NJ Appellate Court.

Unlike the “ethnic cleansing” case, that’s actually required if loot is the objective.

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