Well folks, lots of speculation on that 6th Council vote, who it will be.
The days of 4-4 obstruction may be over, but Reform still needs cooperation from one of the Councilpersons Carmelo- supporter, Sigsbee Cheatham, calls, "The Faithful Four". Cheatham's 'Faithful Four" are: Mike Russo, Beth Mason, Tim Occhipinti and Terry Castellano.
GA's latest Earwitness News dispatch may put one of the "Faithful Four" higher on the list:
Cryan and Occhipinti sent peace messages to Zimmer. They're looking to land somewhere in the Zimmer administration. Nothing from Raia.
No ones heard from Finboy. Beth Mason is personal friends with Mark Smith and will be down in Bayonne helping his campaign. Mason, Smith and Sweeney, the trinity.
Occhipinti? Why not?
He's got no friends on the Council, other than Mason. And that's a shame, because Mason's lost interest in Hoboken politics. Bigger and brighter stages await her; she's on to Bayonne's mayoral race (Smith is a close ally of gubernatorial aspirant Steve Sweeney), then (she hopes) to Trenton.
But that doesn't mean she'll be gone from our neighborhood.
Mason's got a Giant to slay in Jersey City, and is allegedly behind a vicious whisper campaign against his right-hand man, #35 on PolitickerNJ's 2013 Power List. (Now that he's #35 and a force to be reckoned with state-wide, I will no longer refer to him as 'handsome devil' nor 'devilishly handsome') As for having Timmy's back? GA wouldn't bet on it.
Which means Timmy is truly alone, and fending off knives.
So Timmy, remember that Zimmer is supported by Jersey City's Mayor and presumptive gubernatorial candidate Steve Fulop, the arch-enemy of your financial-backer, Beth Mason. Fulop was your arch-enemy too, when you gave $100 to his opponent Jeremiah Healy in JC's 2013 mayoral race. Of course, that was after Fulop helped elect you in 2010, which means you were FOR Fulop, before you were AGAINST him.
But, these Dark Side folks flip allegiances like they change their bloomers, so why should we be surprised?