Monday, August 31, 2015
SPECIAL Beth Mason EDITION
HOBOKEN- In news that has stunned the Hoboken political world, 2-term Councilwoman Beth Mason has rejected the pleas of her constituents, deciding not to seek a third term in office.
Apparently Mason ignored the roar heard all weekend throughout the 2nd Ward, "Run, Beth run!" when early this morning she issued a statement on Hoboken's most respected news source, Hoboken411.com. In it, Mason pledges to remain involved and continue to help improve Hoboken in the way that has made her so popular citywide.
A lucid, coherent "Editor's note" penned by the mentally stable, Lithium non-user Perry Klaussen gives insight into... well, it is not clear:
Not to be scooped by a blog, Hoboken's second most credible news source, The Hoboken Reporter, followed with it's own SPECIAL Beth Mason EDITION. In an exclusive, Mason reveals she is departing Hoboken politics to focus on her other business ventures.
In a 2013-2014 application to New Jersey's Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board obtained by GA, the liquor license for a Weehawken bar was transfered from it's original sole owner to a partnership: Councilwoman Beth Mason and James Barracato. The application shows Mason and Barracato each"owns or controls" a 50% share of the applicant business.
The 2013-2014 application shows the "license period applied for" is 07/01/2012 through 06/30/2015.
Bajardi v Pincus was filed on July 26, 2012, 3 weeks after the "partnership" obtained the license. Voluminous documetary proofs (emails) show "business partner" James Barracato acting as the SLAPP's Project Manager.
The "(bar) business partnership" created between a serving member of Hoboken's legislative body and her business partner involved in a very, very expensive SLAPP suit against her political enemies is a developing story.
For example, how do parties "running out of cash" in 2011 file an (estimated) $500,000, 3-year SLAPP suit in 2012?
Councilwoman Mason's mournful constituents can look forward to more on this developing story.