Legal usage or Free Speech?

There’s more controversy on the use of public property since our Friday editorial.  This time it’s Beth Mason’s campaign once again garnering the spotlight.  Apparently, a Hoboken resident unsympathetic to the Councilwoman’s campaign had a problem with the use of a lamp post being used to prop up the triple Mason sign.

Is it legal to use a lamp post to hold up campaign signs? We’re guessing no, but of course we’re not getting paid by any campaign to support such an endeavor.  We took this picture on Thursday not long after our man in the street interview with Frank “Pupie” Raia.  The outdoor campaign workers sitting outside (rear left photo) had carried out the sign and placed it against the lamp post, apparently for better viewing on Washington St.  And no it wasn’t being put there “temporarily” for loading anywhere as that less than credible blog claimed.  (But you knew that already didn’t you?)

Photo: Washington St. outside Councilwoman Beth Mason’s campaign office.  A pedestrian looks askance at the triple Mason propped against a lamp post for viewing. Click photo to enlarge.  All rights reserved.  (Yes that means you Perry/H411.)

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