Flag furor controversy explodes at City Hall

O say can you see or maybe you can’t and aren’t invited? There’s a brewing controversy involving a flag, City Hall, and Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

What happens when you learn you aren’t part of Hoboken’s “welcoming community?”

Last week, a flag furor began with this announcement by the City of Hoboken:

Then a Hoboken store owner published this question.

Councilman Mike DeFusco weighed in feeling, let’s say less than welcome:

A smackdown followed from Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s office:

The following day Mr. Chadwick responded adding more fuel to the fire:

Councilman Mike DeFusco weighs in a day later again questioning how politics triumphs over inclusion calling his exclusion from the LGBTQ flag ceremony “political payback.”

A Ravi Bhalla campaign insider tries to deflect using the partisan standby with the president coupled with a personal attack:

Another person weighs in:

Another person observes this is the pattern of a politician being political:

Later, another person asks why the ceremony is being held during the work day?

More to come.

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