Friday, September 18, 2015

Earwitness Rumor: Killer Combo at Lola's


An Earwitness tells GA that two ex-Hoboken officials were spotted in the crowd at Lola's, celebrating with 2nd Ward candidate Peter Biancamano at his kick-off: former Construction Code Official Al Arezzo and former Director of Parking Utility John Corea.

True or false?   GA's earwitness says "true."

If so, those two are a "Killer Combo!"   Here's another "Killer Combo:"

"Killer combo" excerpt from politickernj

This photo was taken at 6th Ward candidate Carmelo Garcia's Kick-off, attended by Peter Biancamano.   (Okay so, GA swapped out Anthony Romano for Carmelo Garcia in the photo, but aren't they a "Killer Combo?")

Speaking of 6th Ward candidate Carmelo Garcia.... 

An interesting point came to light in a dicussion about the free floating pool offered to Hoboken in 2000, that floated to Brooklyn in 2004.

Hoboken lost this free pool


As reported on March 5, 2004 in The Hudson Reporter's, " 'Our pool has floated to Brooklyn' Pols point fingers as free pool possibility passes ":
The on-again, off-again concept of bringing a permanent floating swimming pool to Pier C Park appears to be off again, as the charity foundation that was donating the pool has reached an agreement with Greenpoint, Brooklyn instead.... In December of 2000, former Mayor Anthony Russo held a press conference to announce that an Olympic-sized municipal swimming pool, to be donated by the Neptune Foundation of New York, would be the "crown jewel" of the new plans for Pier C Park. The pool value was worth approximately $2 million. When the Roberts administration came into office, the plans for the pool were put on hold. According to city officials, there were concerns that the pool would be too large for Pier C, and that getting Department of Environmental Protection permits could be challenging.   
Ummm, would someone like to explain how a floating pool could be "too large" for the Hudson River?   

Never mind. So would anyone like to guess WHO  in the Roberts Administration  was the Director of Recreation  "when plans for the pool were put on hold"?


Linked in bio excerpt, 6th Ward candidate Carmelo Garcia


28 comments:

  1. Too bad Linked in doesn't make you confirm you actually went to Harvard. Carmelo would then be in trouble.

    I went to a football game at Princeton last year. Can I claim I went there? By the assemblyman's logic I should be able to

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  2. Why is Corea not in jail???

    Ps nice friends Sandwich Head

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    1. yeah, really, don't criminals actually pay for their crimes anymore? or has it "been cleared up" already?

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  3. What are those acronyms after Garcia's name?

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    1. one is missing: SHIM

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    2. Who knew Beth Mason and Carmelo attended the same mailbox together? Most Harvard students walk the real campus, Beth and Memo, just walked to the post office where they took a few mail in courses.

      His title should be Carmelo Garcia: S-H-A-M

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    3. MSIS is Master of Science, Information Systems and Management, IM most likely means Information management, why put it in twice IDK. SHRM is for Society for Human Resource Management. Can't figure out what the other two are.

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  4. So Peter is killing it with the disgraced vote.

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  5. Heard it was quite the prison break celebration last night at Lola's. Is it true someone was there wearing a wire for the Feds?

    Will Old Guard wonders never cease?

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  6. 11 years ago Rec Director Garcia let a $2 million FREE pool float away because a developer didn't want the "eyesore" in front of the W. Now buddy Eduardo Gonzalez wants to hand park space to a developer for residential towers.

    He could! He did! We watched him make a difference!

    Keep these people's hands OFF the levers of power.

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  7. What the hell happened to Al . I always heard his people say he was coming back????

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  8. Carmelo forgot to add City Hall Mortgage Business to his resume.
    When your bank said no, Carmelo's bank said YES!

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  9. He Could, He Did, He watched the pool float to Brooklyn.... So Joe and Dave Barry didnt have to look at poor kids swimming in front of their penthouses...

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  10. Nothing says we're gonna rob you blind like having ex-cons supporting headliners who the feds were looking into.
    You can't make this stuff up.

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  11. How does Biancamano possible campaign in the Shipyard, Maxwell Place, Tea Building, etc.? If all those folks get motivated to run, that's a huge chuck of votes he'll have to make up somewhere else.

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    1. meant to write "if all those people get motivated to VOTE, ..."

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  12. He's a uniter not a dividerSeptember 19, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Video excerpt from the Mooks are Us Convention Once everyone join hands with Al Arezzo (fired), John Correa (convicted felon), Mike Russo (bribe taker), Terry Castellano (felon apologist), the city will be united behind the guy with the 466 unexplained vbms. What a great day that will be!

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    1. Correction: Mike Russo did not "take" the $5000 bribe which the FBI surveillance tape showed he accepted at the Dwek lunch. If he had "taken" it, he would have been arrested with the 44 others in Bid Rig 3.

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    2. "There is too much of a divide in this City...." from the Biancamanno Facebook page linked above. WTF? The only divide is between certain moldy politicians who seem to be intent on going back to the good old days of 880k in missing quarters and the rest of the residents who think that there has been enough thievery. Why does this group insist on pushing this stupid message - they are the ones that created any "divide" and now they want people to believe that they will "clear that up"?

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    3. It's as if the dark side has given up on the yuppie-in-disguise approach (see: Timmy) and decided to put all their eggs in the Biancamano basket, convinced that because he's young, voters won't realize how tainted he is. The OG always tries to win by deception instead of just running a decent candidate who's devoted to good government. That latter option never seems to occur to them.

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  13. Is that really the only school listed for education, or is there more listed after the editor cut? If that's really the only school listed, that would be more than misleading!

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    1. Harvard is the only school Carmelo listed. Check his LinkedIn profile yourself.

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    2. Just checked it Harvard Baloney and well, it is fairly obvious you didn't, because there are ten (10) educational institutions listed. So there you go Anonymous @ 11:24 that's what these "truth tellers" are worth.

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  14. Correa, Arezzo and Garcia -- how low in politics can you get?

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  15. Questions that should be asked of Carmelo Garcia:
    1. Do you have a full degree from Harvard or did you just take a course and claim you're Harvard educated?
    2. When you were a director at City Hall under the corrupt Russo administration did you lease out the Multi Center for cash only for family events and then fail to deposit the monies in the city's account.
    3. While you were pursuing a degree at Stevens Institute in the daytime, did you put in for vacation days or did you still collect your salary while you were really attending school instead of working at your director's job.
    4. When you ran for the Board of Education did you make cash payments to voters in the Fourth Ward without reporting them to ELEC?
    If Carmelo's opponent will have these questions investigated the answers could possibly sink his candidacy.

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    1. 1. no, yes
      2. yes
      3. no, yes
      4. yes

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  16. That Jen Girl is a winner.

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  17. Horsey just up a video from her event courtesy of the Hudson County View:
    http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2015/09/jen-giattino-6th-ward-kickoff-video.html

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