All GA did was post a bunch of facts- which appeared to contradict rhetoric made at the City Council and on Facebook by presumptive mayoral candidate, Mike DeFusco.
From Mike's Facebook:
"I rallied to preserve the interior of the church at 901 Bloomfield with an idea that imagined a center for community arts, seniors and young families....Though some tried to make this seem unachievable, even political, truth is that they're the same career politicians who've watched for years as an active congregation was turned into condosThat was the rhetoric.
These are the facts:
In 2015, then-ZBA Commissioner DeFusco was absent for every 901 Bloomfield variance application hearing;on August 11, 2015 and October 20, 2015, when the application was presented, discussed and voted on. On December 22, the resolution was tweaked and memorialized- DeFusco missed that one, too.
Not my fault that facts may cause some to question the rhetoric.
Was DeFusco in effect, one of the "politicians who've watched for years as an active congregation was turned into condos" or was there an explanation for not participating in the 901 Bloomfield application which effectively "turned the church into condos?"
How does the candidate answer that?
Well, GA was glad that Mike DeFusco checked in on Facebook last night to do that. He's also welcome to post or comment here anytime.
In the spirit of transparency I'll share the Mike's response, and mine.
I cannot believe this race has heated up this early. This is strange, even for Hoboken.
So, when does Mike make his mayoral candidacy official?
A little birdie (or a flock) told GA that DeFusco was going to announce on Saint Patrick's Day- Friday, March 17.
Is it true?
Either way, bring on the green beer!