The sound and the fury of Perry Belfiore
Hoboken politico Perry Belfiore kicked off public portion with a bang refusing to surrender the microphone after five minutes and being escorted by not one but two Hoboken Police Officers after ranting and yelling well beyond the allotted time.
With the last City Council meeting before the Hoboken November 5th municipal elections, the crowd was filled with political operatives and Belfiore sought to do the most damage to aid his candidate, Assemblyman Ruben Ramos.
It was not a good result.
Belfiore sometimes humorous can be pointed and focused. On this occasion he was not clearly misplacing facts on a counsel contract for the Hoboken Housing Authority and as his five minutes expired he announced he would not be surrendering the microphone until the police took him away.
He was not bluffing.
And so, here is the attack dog seeking his prey once again in the form of Councilman Ravi Bhalla or as Mr. Belfiore described him at the prior meeting, an “animal.” In almost eight minutes, Belfiore did not find a few seconds to apologize for those unfortunate remarks.
Later Councilman Michael Russo would defend Belfiore and insist Council President Cunningham needed to show him more respect. Russo along with his mother, Michele Russo is backing Ruben Ramos for mayor.
And now the sound and the fury of Perry Belfiore. On substance, he never laid a a glove on his prey.
Talking Ed Note: The Carmelitos in attendance enjoyed Perry Belfiore’s performance but beyond that small group in the HHA, the show, Act 1, Scene 2 may not be as well received by the rest of the Hoboken electorate.