Carmelo Garcia accused of taking bribes in HHA named Deputy Mayor in Newark


The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s an unfortunate truism when it comes to corruption, urban landscapes and the Soprano State.

The city of Newark named a new Director of its Department of Economic and Housing Development (DEHD) who happens to have been its Chief Real Estate Officer and Executive Vice President of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC).

All those acronyms have a less familiar name in Hoboken than another: Carmelo Garcia.

From a report yesterday on Jersey Digs:

Carmelo Garcia seen earlier this year at a downtown Hoboken fundraiser for mayoral candidate Mike DeFusco.

Talking Ed Note: Last July, this exclusive report detailed Carmelo Garcia being shown the door and bounced out of the Irvington Housing Authority.

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