GA hadn't planned to dignify the hairball spit up by Terry Castellano in The Hoboken Reporter this week, so I have a reader to thank for this:
GA,Thanks, reader. I heard that same story from someone else who spent days running around Hoboken helping seniors and witnessed Castellano whining and bitching about the mayor in Marineview while she did nothing. Dawn, Dawn, Dawn... was all that came from her useless mouth.
I read Castellano's vile letter in the reporter.
I remember what a useless polyp she was loitering in the Marine View Towers lobby while a small army of young adults were assigned to help out distressed residents immediately after Hurricane Sandy. As the group was planning a course of action, in running up the stairs to deliver water and supplies, she stood idly by. Watching us, doing nothing. Later on when an ambulance squad came to help some specific residents, but were found to have left the building, Terry said, "Well, that's just poor communication from City Hall." Standing in the same spot, not lifting a finger to help, just flapping her jawbone.
She had nothing nice to say about all the effort that was around her, but was quite comfortable to stay in place and complain.
I was disgusted by her uselessness, then dragging down people who were there to help. She's lost power, relevance, and respect.
This letter is an insult to the thousands of residents who have yet to recover from Sandy, and Castellano should ask some of the children of this city about that.
So instead of mocking the mayor's efforts, "Theresa" should get her ass over to D.C. and try to get the insurance industry's attention like Zimmer did on December 13, 2012 when she spoke to the U.S. Senate Committee for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
A recap of Zimmer's appearance before the Senate Committee"
She said that insurance does not address Hoboken's urban-garden style businesses and asked the Committee to "take action" and have Congress change the definition of "basement" and '"address the unfair basement issue". When questioned by Chairwoman Landrieu about how the federal government can assist Hoboken's recovery, Zimmer asked for lower interest rates and more federal grants, stressing the need for grants. Zimmer was asked how low the interest-rates for small business (current 4-6%) should go- the mayor answered the rates should be comparable to those available for individuals (1.3%), more data-sharing with FEMA and the SBA. Zimmer was questioned about the basement coverage issue, Zimmer stated she was told by FEMA that it would be required by Congress to change the basement issue. Zimmer spoke about how FEMA only covers water tank boiler cover electrical panels, no stored inventory covered. Zimmer was told by Senator Riche he was going to examine the basement issue. Chairman Landrieu told Zimmer that her statement was "excellent."
Here's what do-nothing Theresa wrote about the mayor's Congressional appearance: