GA's heard from multiple sources that Terri Castellano is not happy with her cousin Mike Russo.
Because of reports like this:
(July 8, 2012) Councilman Michael Russo apparently supports Ramos, but this has put him at odds with his very close associate Councilwoman Terri Castellano, who apparently thinks she would make a viable candidate – and indeed she would.And this:
(July 22, 2012) Raia appears to have the support of Councilwoman Beth Mason, whom he befriended during Occhipinti’s victory over former Councilman Michael Lenz two years ago. This poses a problem for Councilman Michael Russo, whose support is being courted by Ramos and by his relative, Councilwoman Theresa Castellano, yet another possible mayoral candidate.GA hears Castellano is angry that the Dark Side spinners unleashed on the press have thrown water on her mayoral ambitions. But she's angriest that the one holding the watering can is her very own cousin.
Et tu Russo!
|Julius Caeser getting his in the Roman Senate-44 BC. |
Theresa Castellano got hers in The Hoboken Reporter-2012 AD.
This public repudiation of his cousin's ambitions seems manufactured to cause trouble in the Russo family ranks. Certainly one would expect behind closed-door diplomacy before burying a shiv in the back of a family member.
GA would be pissed, too. Blood is thicker than Ruben Ramos.
Ah, well. All this chatter indicates (to GA) that Castellano is indeed serious about a mayoral run.
One thing is for sure, Castellano is on the front lines of the all-out Dark Side campaign to take down BoE slate Kids First. Someone sent me this:
Can you believe it? Timmy campaigning for a School Board slate?Terry Castellano's son is heavily involved in the campaign for Markevitz/Vasquez/Oland.Markevitz showed up at the St. Ann's Mass with Terry Castellano.Occhipinti was introducing Markevitz and Vasquez to the senior citizens at the multi service center bbq.
Has he ever been to a School Board meeting? You're more likely to find him at a Mensa gathering.
You know, GA is a mom, a supporter of public education and a Hoboken Public School parent. Those things are FIRST and foremost to me. My political activism (or whatever you call it) is a means to an end; an end to rampant abuse of Hoboken public schools by parasites that don't give a shit about our kids' education.
No, to THEM the 60 million dollar BoE budget is a grab bag to reward themselves and friends. Take a look:
And thats a fraction of what's out there buried in the pages of state-mandated Hoboken school audits from the Bad Old Days. You'll be hearing more.
That's why GA supports Kids First. Kids First STOPPED this rampant THEFT and with an honest, effective Superintendent like Mark Toback, are turning the 'ship' around.
So it's an OUTRAGE to see craven opportunistic politicians like Timmy trying to hand our schools back to the ones that tapped them like a beer keg and let them decline.
Back to Castellano, and the question whether she will run against Zimmer.
GA thinks "yes" if other aspirants on The Dark Side get out of her way.
But that's not likely.