Me either, until this washed up in cyber-space:
|Mason Civic League Facebook|
That was 9 months ago.
I didn't hear a thing about it did you? It happened so quietly.
No press coverage in The Star Ledger, Jersey Journal or Hoboken Reporter, not a peep from Hoboken411...
Remember the media fanfare to announce the charity? On November 14, 2012 the Jersey Journal wrote:
Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason's civic association has created a county-wide non-profit organization dedicated to raising donations for local charities providing assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims.
(That appears not to be true; GA checked the DCA Directory of Registered Charities and could find no evidence Mason created any such non-profit. Rather, donations were collected by the Mason Civic League Inc. online via PayPal)
GA is sure these organizations appreciated the generous donations made by the non-profit entity, the Mason Civic League, Inc.
But it is curious that if the event did get covered, it's been scrubbed. More likely, it wasn't covered.
In fact, the Hudson Reporter didn't mention her Hudson County Recovers charity in their "Power List" blurb about Mason (#12).
GA will hazard a guess and say one reason was to avoid questions on the disastrous $300/head fundraiser at La Reggia in Secaucus on December 20, 2012. In fact, buses were rented for seniors to fill empty seats, and invitations posted in senior buildings inviting them for free. A GA reader described it:
|R.I.P., Jimmy. We miss you.|
Anyway, for those who wondered what happened to HCR, here's your answer:
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|April 25, 2013- Mason disburses Hudson County Recovers funds.|