|STOPPED CONSTRUCTION of Hoboken's 9-11 Memorial 2 1/2 years ago|
Once again, GA bumps up against our local media's tendency to "clear up" problems for the Dark Side.
One of theses 'problems,' exacerbated by the anniversary of September 11, is the unreported fact that Hoboken would have a 9-11 Memorial built today but not for "NO" votes on bonding the for construction of the designed memorial on March 20, 2013. The "NO" votes were all cast by anti-Zimmer members of the City Council: Terry Castellano, Michael Russo, Tim Occhipinti and Beth Mason.
Playing politics with the memorial for Hoboken's 9-11 dead is about as low as it gets.
GA wouldn't even dignify the unanimous "NO" on erecting Hoboken's 9-11 memorial by calling it "bottom of the deck" politics. It is lower than that.
So when The Hoboken Reporter published this "City lost most people in one zip code, but... Still no 9/11 memorial in Hoboken," the fact that 4 elected officials voted against funding the construction in 2013 was missing...
and then, imagine the GALL of Terry Castellano to tell the Reporter:
First Ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano said that Manasquan, N.J. didn’t lose any residents and yet they have a memorial.Castellano's opponent, First Ward candidate Michael Defusco really takes exception to Terry's hypocrisy. Here is what he told me, verbatim:
“We lost over 50 people. We should have one,” she said during the meeting. “We ask all the time and we get the answer that we’re working on it.”
|DeFusco: "...politics should be put aside."|
Here is At-Large Councilman Ravi Bhalla, who co-sponsored the failed 9-11 memorial constuction Ordinance with 6th Ward Councilwoman (candidate) Jen Giattino, pleading with Castellano, Occhipinti, Russo and Mason not to "politicize" the 9-11 memorial, and to approve the ordinace to start constuction.
If you vote in Hoboken please, WATCH THIS.