Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DeFusco video contradicts ZBA Vote: 115-131 Grand St.


The above video is dedicated to the source who tipped me off:
Nancy,
I notice Michael DeFusco using a video snip of the demolition of 115-131 Grand Street as his example of an old historic building he'd work to save - however - I'm a little confused about his example based on this document: http://www.hobokennj.org/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/115-131-Grand-Resolution-of-Denia

 It appears that Mr. DeFusco voted in the minority (these plans were denied) and actually voted in favor of a much larger residential development with even bigger variances on the exact site.  

Wow, that's right.

On December 16, 2014, ZBA Commissioner DeFusco voted to approve multiple variances for an application which included the teardown of 115-131 Grand Street.   

In 2017, mayoral candidate DeFusco uses footage of the teardown of 115-131 Grand Street in his kickoff video. While a huge crane rips into the building, DeFusco's voiceover says:
"I'm tired of watching historic buildings being torn down, displacing tenants and forever altering the charm of our city. I know that we can be doing better."
-Candidate DeFusco's campaign video
Fascinating!

DeFusco wasn't "tired" enough to vote NO to these 8 variances for 115-131 Grand Street:

 

In fact, the ZBA transcript shows Commissioner DeFusco didn't utter a word about saving 115-131 Grand Street from teardown.

He was one of the (2) Commissioners  who voted to approve the application- the rest voted "NO"; the application was DENIED.

Candidate DeFusco's lecturing the City on historic preservation is like the bear lecturing the honey jar. 

68 comments:

  1. Maybe if Mike hadn't blocked you on his facebook page - you could ask him these very important questions and get an answer. Of course, the man is afraid of the facts so he blocked you and likely will block anyone asking these and other specific questions about his complete 180 on issues like this development project.

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    1. Not only did he block me, but when I asked why he blocked me (on the Mayor's Facebook page) he LIED that I had used profanity. Then, his nasty henchmen repeated the lie on MSV. An absurd lie. I screencapped my (2) civil, polite comments. But the more important story is lying to the public.

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    2. Why would you need to use profanity when the truth is a far more effective weapon? Profanity is generally a tool used by those who have nothing useful to add to a discussion. That is not generally you.

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    3. Exactly. I was genuinely interested in his answers. My questions were civil; like I was to him when we served together on the ZBA. It was easier to delete my questions than answer them. Now his people are smearing me and threatening lawsuits (see how that works out). Very sad. It's not a campaign, it's a tantrum.

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    4. She didn't Mike lied.

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  2. Has the developer's check to DeFusco cleared yet?

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  3. Developer's TOOL! What next?

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  4. now you know why everyone is threatening lawsuits. it's not because of libel and defamation. it's because of the clear presentation of unfortunate truths.

    it's not surprising that defusco wished everyone a "happy memorial day". he doesn't get what that day is about. no one who does says "happy memorial day".

    it's a day for those who were killed trying to protect the rights that his thugs want to take away with frivolous litigation.

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    1. And Zimmer was posting about her Column E slate on Memorial Day!
      She didn't post about Memorial day until the afternoon

      Sorry, attacking him for wishing people a Happy Memorial day is a REACH
      Hope you spent the day in solemn prayer... No BBQ's or Sales at Target. It's Memorial Day. Wear your black dress

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    2. Ummm, is every critical remark an "attack"? This commenter pointed out a fact. An elected official should KNOW that Memorial Day is to honor our war dead. Many people do confuse Veterans and Memorial Days. Certainly an elected official should know that "Happy Memorial Day" is like saying "Happy Wake."

      You aren't helping your candidate. I saw his post, and chose to ignore. But he has offended others, albeit unintentional. So, instead of recognizing his error, you come on here and make it worse. Good job!

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    3. SO why do you go to the beach and have a bbq with your family? shouldn't you be at the cemetery then???
      church ?? or helping any of those veterans in need??? .. douche

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    4. Potty-Mouth @ 1:17- Learn something:

      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-memorial-day-and-veterans-day/article/2624187

      It's a day to remember the sacrifice of the fallen- past and present. For some that's an empty chair at the dinner table. I did not question anyone's RIGHT how to spend their day. It is clear who understands the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

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    5. Need to correct 10:54's mistatement.

      The Mayor did NOT post about politics on Memorial Day, Monday May 29.

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  5. GA, this is far from the only one..... MDFs voting record is a developers wet dream.

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  6. Good lord. Did Mike always lie like a rug or is this the work of his developer/political hack "handlers"? Is he being played or is he really deceitful?

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    1. My money is on "all of the above". However, I am also waiting for his little cartoon drawing troll to chime in on this.

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  7. Mike still hasn't opened an ELEC....

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  8. Odd couple Falick and DeFusco were reportedly seen trying to woo potential slate mates at a river front eatery over the weekend. Falick a well known hater of any sort of development and most anything new in Hoboken and DeFusco who has never seen a developers's proposal he didn't like.

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    1. I'm not buying it. I'll ask around.

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    2. Giatinno was there with them for TWO Hours.

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    3. With all do respect the amount of time that Giantinno spent with them doesn't prove it was not a prove the real intent of the meeting.

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    4. Yeah, you do your job well ( for once ) .. GA

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    5. Thank you, 1:15-for once.

      Cheryl confirmed the meeting was on Monday. Jen confirmed that she saw Mike and Cheryl in the window of DelFrisco's on River Street and went in to say hi. She was not invited. Jen hung around to chat while Mike and Cheryl ate dinner. Nothing nefarious.

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  9. Perhaps Jen and Mike were trying to assist with Housing displacement brought on by Zimmer's tear down policies. BTW Grand St was allowed to build an mostly all residential building without variances

    Hoped that City employees and directors would stop posting on city time

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    1. Anon 10:49 - Not a City employee but as an apologist for Mike understand you felt the need to lash out a little.


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  10. You know your obsession with Mike only elevates him. It shows Zimmer is weak.
    Number one never attacks downward.

    A good media strategist should know that

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    1. I'm a Hoboken RESIDENT and TAXPAYER, not a "media stragestist". I've been calling out BS since 2010- you liked it when I was defending YOU. Now you call my First Amendment ptotected political speech an "obsession." I think YOU elevate this site by trying to shut down its political discourse and threaten lawsuits- BOOM BOOM BOOM.

      It's not an "attack" it's exposure to sunlight. Yes, you're right- a residential building without relief from the ZBA was built, without 8 variances- including height and density. If DeFusco had his way, the building would be taller with higher density.

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    2. Boy you have the fastest return of OPRA requests than anyone out there. You have a Red Phone to someone's office... hmmmm

      How is votes on the public record not already in the sunlight?

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    3. My source is not a public person, is not a public employee, and the ZBA information is ONLINE. Duh.

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    4. Anon you truly are an idiot. Availability of public records is what makes sunlight possible. GA letting people know about it is actual sunlight.

      The mayor has a record to run on. Sadly for Mike, he does too.
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      Unlike the Mayor who proudly defines herself by her actual record, Mike needs to lie about his record to get votes.

      And sadly for him every time he lies his real record will rise up in the sunshine to bite him in the ass.

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  11. Pointing out that Mike voted to permit the tear down he's complaining about makes Zimmer look weak? Seriously?

    Mike set out in his video to try to define himself as something he is not. Instead, he stupidly exposed himself for the ambitious lying opportunist he really is.

    A good media strategist would never have screwed this up so badly. You can't un-ring the bell you ring in your own announcement. The mail exposing Mike as what he is using his own video as proof will pretty much write itself.

    The moron responsible for this has cost Mike what little chance he had. Zimmer has always been blessed by the quality of her opposition. But Mike and his "friend" have taken it to a new level.

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  12. Please post the screen cap from Mike's page. I am curious if your capture is different than the one i am looking at? You've been toting the "I have screen cap" for two weeks yet haven't posted it?

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    1. post the cursing douche. you say you have it. put up or shut up.

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    2. Yes, I'd like to see your Photoshops! You can use the "dliebler07030" image host!

      I can't wait to see what you've got!

      Why do you want me to post them now?

      Okay, tell you what. I'll post the screencaps after you contact me offline, under your actual name, with your photoshops. Then I'll post both: grafixavenger666@gmail.com

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    3. I do not have any photoshops. You don't want to show because it is riddled with swears. Your bluff has been called and you folded. This is just another reason why nobody believes you with the exception of a few morons named Dan, Stan, Kurt and Dawn.

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    4. Ha ha! Okay, I'll play. Reply with a couple of verbatim quotes that you allege I have posted on Mike's FB page, then I will post the caps. This is to 2:42.

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    5. For 2 weeks you reply to half the comments with a reference of a facebook capture. I guess since you caught wind of your newest libel suit you're being a little careful now? Makes sense.

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    6. Anon - nobody believes you or Mike. We are all awaiting your response and then for GA to prove you a liar. ;-)

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    7. Either post or do not post. I don't play games. Put up or shut the fuck up Nancy.

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    8. Anon 246, i don't give a flying fuck what you think. Either she has it or not and is giving every excuse not to post it because as the 400 people that saw it know it is all swears and bullshit. Nancy has been called, her bluff is pretty clear.

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    9. 2:45- my "newest libel suit"? Funny, I have never posted anything "libelous"- all of my commentary is about matters of public interest and public concern, with respect to public figures and limited public figures. Nothing is on file at district or Superior Courts, so go EFF yourself.

      Oh, and your trail of online threats are all I need to get any potential garbage thrown out. Mike DeFusco is running a DIRTY campaign.

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    11. Thank you, QOTV for coming to my defense. I didn't know that "CUnextTuEsDaY" had that connotation. But, the C-word hurts my eyes, I hope you understand.

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  13. I find it hard to believe there are so many posts on this page and that Mike's little troll had the stupidity to try and defend his hypocrisy. A smart media strategist would realize that Mike probably is such a horrible candidate, he should run for something else. I suggest he run for dog catcher (and may he get many dog bites in the performance of his official duties).

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  14. But I thought this blog was made of nothing but lies and lies.. ( insert sarcastic smile here )
    I'd love to see a video of Dawn holding hands with Karen and Terry singing "it's a hard knock life" after November..

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  15. If all this negativity is really coming from one freakin' person, that person, whomever it is, needs to get a life.

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    1. If all this negativity is really coming from one freakin' person, that person, whomever it is, needs to get anger management and psychiatric help.

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  16. Put up the screen shot you bull shit artist. Your word and reputation is on the line. Come on GA, step up and be the man you know you are and post it already. Enough with the excuses. Pony up sir.

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    1. I SEEEEE YOU! You're the DOOSH who claims a "libel suit" has been filed. NOTHING on file. NOTHING in District or Superior Court.

      Down to business.... I certainly WILL post the screen caps, AFTER you give me a few VERBATIM quotes of the alleged profanity.

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  17. GA, please do all normal people of Hoboken a favor and ban this idiot from your blog. Everyone is so sick of reading his nonstop nasty lying bullshit, please put us out of our misery. Yes, I know, he'll whine and cry like a baby about censorship, etc. Well, guess what?: no one gives crap what he says or thinks.

    Thanks.

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    1. I can't. He's coming in on proxies. We all know who it is. Tell you what, I'll just delete him.

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    2. I agree. MSV has a troll to who is trying to discredit his site with constant lame posts too.

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    3. Oh well. He'll be hurting soon enough, I'm sure all this psychotic behavior will soon have a negative impact on his professional life, who in their right minds would want to deal with a guy like that??

      Be sure to get some screen shots before deleting the comments, never know when you might need them later. He's starting to sound unstable and even a little aggressive/threatening, be careful. You can always call the cops if his cyber bullying continues to escalate.

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  18. is anyone in town dumber than liebler?

    says he can't produce screen cap because it's all swears.

    then proceeds to say shut the fuck up, i don't give a flying fuck what you think, bullshit, bullshit artist.

    does defusco appeal to anyone who isn't a complete asshole? not that interested, mostly just curious.

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    1. I believe the first passage should read "is anyone dumber than a Liebler". Keep in mind that being "a Liebler" is a state of mind that requires intense partisanship, denial of the truth, hypocrisy and absolute stupidity. There are many "Lieblers" in town. Plus, if you just call someone "a Liebler", you can't be sued by some jackass for nothing.

      Yeah - detecting there is one really dumb Liebler stalking this site for sure. You'd think Mike would stop being a Liebler long enough to tell his Liebler-esque cronies to stop making him look so bad.

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  19. Proxy? I was outside Empire Coffee using their Wifi. Proxy my ass. I just looked up my wifi and it says Hoboken. 172.110.128.62 look for yourself. All excuses. No screen cap. All lies. The 0.00001 pct of people who read this lol. Lame nancy

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    1. Chrome 58.0
      OS X
      1280x800

      Softlayer Technologies (172.110.128.62)
      Cheyenne,
      Wyoming,

      You are the INSANE douche that comes in on proxies (and other peoples WiFI to DISGUISE yourself) to threaten me. But thanks for the clue. I'll call Empire now. Maybe they can get a snapshot!

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    2. You're the one who said you had a screen cap. Where is it? You said you couldn't show it because of the curse words, but that's obviously a lie, isn't it, Mr F-bomb. Looks like the big fat liar here is you. You'd only be too happy to embarrass GA with screen caps if you could. The more foul mouthed the better.

      But
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      Dick.

      So piss off little boy. The adults are talking.

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  20. The same dirtbag has been spamming MSV. Mike coulda been a contender but this dirtbag is a toxin that kills whatever candidate or elected official it latches onto.

    It tried to attach itself to Giattino and Fisher after the 2015 election but found more receptive hosts in poor DeFusco and Fallick.

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  21. From now until June 9th all that is really important is for those who believe that Hoboken needs to continue to get better is to help get the vote out for the E ticket and ignore the distractions.







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  22. He is a pox on Hoboken.

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  23. If it all doesn't fall apart again, MDF will hold his kick off event on June 14th @ McSwiggin's.

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    1. Hooking up with the former NHSA Commissioner was a biiiig mistake.

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  24. Whats with all of the constant cursing and name calling?
    This is a new thing not seen much in the past and why has it surfaced now?

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    1. Maybe it's because Mike's supporters are more unhinged (and scared) than in the past? Just a guess.

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    2. This has happened before, but never so early, never this hot. It tells me lot of $$$ is at stake for individuals. Were jobs promised? Contracts? ZBA appointments? Options to develop?

      The trolls posting here are low level surrogates. Half of them can't spell. There are very dark forces involved that the top of the ticket can't control- he's just their puppet.

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    3. Low level surrogates who can't spell!?!?! Oh no!!! What if they spell Wanky wrong!?!?!? He's everyone's favorite write-in!!!! Go home and practice boys and girls!!!! Fake news!!! Sad!!!

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