Look at the size of that thing double-parked in front of City Hall!
I'll bet you it's full of
How will we do it?
Two Hoboken officials: Hoboken Mayor Zimmer and Hoboken Freeholder Anthony "Stick" Romano have formed an "unlikely alliance" to protect City Hall from from the double-parked looting and pillaging bosses!
GA would call the Zimmer-Stick pairing more "detente" than "alliance," nevertheless, the forging of cooperation happened as a result of two behind-the-scenes events:
(1) Stick was bullied by North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco's North Bergen aide Joey Muniz to publicly announce he would not run for mayor. It got nasty, with threats to pull HCDO support from Romano and run Ruben Ramos for Freeholder on the HCDO line instead. Muniz, a "fierce DeFusco supporter" wanted Stick out of the way, to increase DeFusco's chance of beating Mayor Zimmer in a two-way race.So let's break it down: there is only one reason why Hudson County bosses would try to pick Hoboken's next mayor- see below.
(2) Muniz called gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy to say that Murphy could not align with Zimmer as long as he (Muniz) wanted DeFusco for mayor. Muniz demanded that Murphy withdraw from his April 17 "Special Guest" appearance at a Dawn Zimmer fundraiser.
It's all about Hoboken City Hall.
Hudson County bosses could care less about Stick's race. Forcing him out was simply a means to an end: ousting Mayor Dawn Zimmer and electing Mike DeFusco for mayor.
But hey, watch out for unintended consequences.
|The Observer, NJ Politics- March 23, 2017|
"According to a source, Romano is likely to back Zimmer in the Hoboken mayoral race in November if he does not enter the race himself. In that race, Zimmer is likely to face a challenge from Councilman Michael DeFusco. While DeFusco has yet to officially declare his candidacy, according to the source, DeFusco and Zimmer are currently battling it out for support throughout Hudson. Paired with early rumors that the HCDO was initially favoring Hoboken Councilman Ruben Ramos for Romano’s freeholder seat, the rumored shakeup led Romano and Zimmer to form an unlikely Hoboken-centric alliance. That alliance has continued even after the HCDO endorsement for Romano."Now, you ask: what's in this "alliance" for Mayor Zimmer?
Let's just say that "unlikely alliances" are forged on mutually beneficial returns.
In the meantime, Hoboken COUNTY taxpayers want to be "winners" in this mutually beneficial "unlikely alliance"- we will not be forgotten.