In fact, GA spoke to the Fisher campaign this morning in response to this comment posted on MSV yesterday:
Here is what I was able to confirm, so far.
The Tiffanie Fisher campaign went out on Saturday morning and hung window signs in 2nd Ward businesses on Washington Street. Fisher's window signs were hung in storefronts after obtaining permission from the owners. All of the businesses were on 10th street and above.
Within a few hours, Fisher's signs were gone. Store owners who were asked reported they did not see them taken down, did not know what happened.
The next day, Ms. Fisher, the candidate, went with members of her campaign to put the Washington street window signs back up. This time, they hung the signs with "extra taping" so they could not be taken down so quickly and easily.
On the way back, walking north on Washington street, Ms. Fisher bumped into opponent Peter Biancamano, who is seen in the above photo standing two doors south from the Chinese restaurant where Ms. Fisher had hung window signs "10 minutes earlier."
After a brief, civil chat with her opponent, Fisher continued north and looked over at the Chinese restaurant...
Her window sign was GONE.
|One of several Washington Street businesses where Tiffanie Fisher window signs were vandalized- TWICE|
Note, no one witnessed candidate Biancamano tearing down the sign himself, and no one from Fisher's campaign (that GA spoke to) accused him of doing so.
But, c'mon. He was right there.
|Tiffanie Fisher's little helper|
For the 2nd day in a row.
Most of the signs Fisher re-hung on Sunday were torn down almost as soon as they were hung. The campaign told GA 10-15 signs were vandalized.
Out of 10-15 ripping events, why didn't one storekeeper "see" their window sign being removed?
Maybe MSV's Spongebob7227 knows something: "Washington businesses were forced to remove Tiffanie's posters "or else."
Is this what Anthony Romano's "war" on Reform looks like?
Is this how Biancamano "brings Hoboken together?"
Thuggish behavior from Biancamano's crew is no big surprise. In April of 2011, Matt Calicchio was caught on security camera video ripping down a Jen Giattino window poster from Kayla's cleaner's in the 6th Ward. The owner of Kayla's alleged that she had been threatened with a "$100 fine" if the sign were not removed, before the thug ripped it down.
MSV broke the story, where you can still see the video of the brazen sign heist.
|top: 2nd Ward candidate Peter Biancamano campaign kickoff HCV video still, parolee John Corea and Matt Calicchio seen in the frame bottom: Matt Calicchio caught on security video ripping down Jen Giattino window sign in April 2011|