This Britney-pick is starting to make sense. A reader sent me a couple of links; it appears Britney is not only a special education teacher, but she has been working for a New York City-based real estate brokerage, Karpoff Affiliates, Inc. for the past 5 years.
According to Karpoff's web site:
GA was curious why Ms. Montgomery, with no record of political activity in Hoboken would care to run for elected office, other than as a possible favor for a friend.
Well, with three huge development projects in the wings: the NJ Transit development, the Rockefeller Group development and Vision 20/20, one can see the built-in professional advantages for a licensed realtor/leasing agent like Ms. Montgomery to sit on the City's Redevelopment Agency, the City Council.
That's millions of square feet of new commercial/ residential space.
It looks like Mama Russo's sales commissions just got cut!
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Welcome to the City Council race (and Hoboken politics), Britney!
Perhaps you've been warned off this blog, heard that GA's "mean".
(Like there's something wrong with turning Tim into a groundhog or putting him naked on a hot dog bun?)
I am not "mean"- I am "mom" to a public school kid. My own mom was a school teacher, like you.
This blog has documented stealing and abuses that occurred when Hoboken's Board of Education was led by your running mate, Frank Raia in 2005-2006.
As a teacher, you understand how desperately the school budget needs to be spent on teachers and students-NOT steak dinners, cell phones, hundreds of staff with neither names nor addresses, junkets to Atlantic City, patronage jobs, and half-million dollar checks written by the School Board to the School Board. Presumably you will be asked to oppose the honest, leadership Hoboken Schools have had since Kids First took the majority in 2009.
Read up, Brit!
BoE Corruption Starter Kit:
NOTE: The data was sourced from the Hoboken BoE's 297 page audit online at the NJDOE for the school year 2005 - 2006. The 2005-2006 School Board members were: Frank Raia, Theresa Burns, Carmelo Garcia, Frances Rhodes-Kearns, Jimmy Farina, Jack Raslowsky, Maggie Porata, and Theresa Minutillo.