Pupie Rises?

There’s chatter about the rise of Pupie and his reemergence as a factor in the open North Hudson Sewerage Authority seat.

The opening is months off with Anthony Soares, the former City Councilman who will see his NHSA commissioner seat become available early next year. He may not be inclined to sit it out and hand it over to the Pupster.

That NHSA seat’s term officially ends January 31st. It’s the only board position in Hoboken paying its commissioners, in this case a $5,000 annual stipend sans health benefits. (The State of NJ under the governor erased them for part time government positions.)

Both the story and the commissioner seat doesn’t end there. MSV Premium will highlight the good, the bad and the ugly on the whole affair later this week.

In the interim, there’s the one and only City Council meeting set for this month tomorrow night.

Frank “Pupie” Raia absorbs his first ever defeat for an appointment to the North Hudson
Sewerage Authority earlier this year at a City Council meeting. He managed to hold the seat that
granted him paid heath benefits for more than a quarter century.

Related: Soares may be looking to repeat a Giant victory when Kurt Gardiner, a late entry to the NHSA commissioner sweepstakes last January flipped the script and took the nod. Raia reportedly is already courting votes on the City Council for a vote that may reappoint a commissioner in January of next year, if not sooner.

Kurt Gardiner beats the odds and Frank “Pupie” Raia on NHSA appointment

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