WiIl she run?

left: Councilwoman Beth Mason all smiles in 2009, right: Ed & Joes Tavern purchased by Mason's LLC in 2012

2nd Ward Councilwoman and "General Partner" in a Weehawken bar, Beth Mason, has (so far) declined to notify allies whether or not she will seek re-election.

Mason's snub has directly impacted Peter Biancamano, who appears to be in a holding pattern until Mason announces one way or another.  Consider this a finger in the eye of Frank Raia, who is backing his friend, Biancamano.

Further, Mason is the fly in the ointment of the Dark Side's "Unity Ticket," a fragile coalition of  enemies uniting to whip Reform in November.  Or so that is the theory, supported by the disappearance of a 2nd ward Ramos candidate (thought to be Bonnie Murray) and replacement by Biancamano,  'Frank's guy.'  The Ramos folks do not like Biancamano, who ran on 2013's "third ticket" with Tim Occhipinti, a ticket they believe handed Zimmer the win.

Crushed Ruben Ramos' dream in 2013, running with him in 2015?

Reportedly, Mason was livid at the Russos, Romano and Carmelo from bumping her from a title in  Hoboken's Democratic Committee.  Livid enough to screw them over, which her silence appears to be doing.

In addition to missing every council meeting since the last one she attended on June 17, 2015 sources tell GA that Mason was "devastated" by the court rulings against SLAPPers Lane Bajardi and Kim Cardinal. 

One source in particular said what really drove Mason "over the edge" was Judge Arre's harsh wording in his July 8th opinion, presumably including these:

In GA's OPINION, Beth Mason's alleged reaction is inconsistent with her trial testimony (and affidavit) that she was not involved in this litigation.  Further, any shock at the outcome shows a striking level of cognitive dissonance.

Which leads us back to the question, will she run?

GA has no strong opinion either way.

Does Mason want to further deplete the Treasury for one more campaign?   Is she being pushed by her "business partner?" 

Since 2011 many, many facts about her reliance on staff to govern, her competence, ethics and conduct, and that of her political operatives including her "business partner" have entered the public domain.

For example, the amount of people the 2nd Ward Councilwoman relies on to perform her part-time job in a mile square city is astonishing.

A source who once worked with her told GA:  "Mason surrounds herself with people, talks to everyone, then takes the advice of the last person she spoke to.  She'll agree with what you tell her, then after she speaks to the next person, she does what they say."

Then of course there's the breach of communications during the sale of Hoboken's hospital, a sale vehemently opposed by Beth Mason.  The matter of 60,000 emails the Mayor/HMHA exchanged with the buyer, Holdco, in the unauthorized hands of Mason's "business partner"  is one she must answer for.

Oh yeah, Mason's "business partner" with whom she purchased a bar in 2012- the same year the SLAPP suit was filed.  What a coincidence.  Here is one example of the "business partner" sending an internet posting critical of Beth Mason, to Lane Bajardi.  The author of this post was later thrown into the SLAPP suit:

Here is SLAPPer Lane Bajardi ADMITTING at this deposition that he knew the identity of SS1959.

SLAPP, anyone?

In the tens of thousands of emails, there are example  after example of other SLAPP victims whose identites were known by Bajardi yet were thrown into his SLAPP, which as Judge Arre correctly wrote, was "pursued in bad faith, for the purpose of harrassment, delay and malicious injury."   This includes a victim who awaits a court ordered refund of substantial legal fees.

The Mason camp will have to answer for these on the campaign trail, and perhaps in another venue.

So will Beth Mason run with all of this baggage?

Who knows.  Congnitive dissonance has a habit of making baggage disappear.


  1. Wait a minute- RICKY was on that Scott Siegal email.

  2. They can hold the kickoff at the bar in Weehawken.

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQo8UKEYcA

    A bit off topic, But this video never gets old. Especially in light of the bizarre relationship between these two that the emails released by GA and da Horsey have demonstrated.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fcMel8jG7c

      And there is this one. Talk about a crystal ball. The irony in this video is amazing.

    2. My all time favorite. KABOOM!


  4. ROTFL


  5. This is beyond hysterical - listen to is venom and then remember what the judge said about his lawsuit. Absolute GOLD! It is not the crime, but he cover up LOLOLOLOLOL


    1. Hector Torres JunyaAugust 23, 2015 at 10:58 AM

      Look, Lane was right about the mayor's stolen emails. The coverup is worse than the crime.

      Ask Lane if it's worse for him now that the civil trial he forced last February produced the emails the judge cited as evidence presented showing he had the mayor's alleged stolen emails in his email account.

      Boy that'll show'em. The "coverup" was worse than the alleged crime!

      Good one Lane!

    2. How many of mayor zimmer's stolen emails were in Bajardis inbox- the ones he gave you in discovery??

      How come this wasn't turned over to the us attorney's office?

  6. You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
    'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
    You can rely on the old man's money
    You can rely on the old man's money
    It's a bitch girl but it's gone too far
    "Cause you know it doesn't matter anyway
    Say money but it won't get you too far
    Get you too far

    1. OMG, that's the PERFECT theme song for Beth. Kudos.

    2. High and dry out of the rain.
      It's so easy
      to hurt others when you can't feel pain

  7. With all the street money the Mason family has, Applied Housing and the Barry family will do their best.

    Beth Mason must run and people get paid. Please Beth, you have to run. Hoboken needs you to be fully humiliated in the full light of day.

    No slinking away from the harsh truth which is going to find you sooner than later. The clock of justice is tolling for you. Don't ask for whom the bell tolls... hell's bells are tolling and it's time for Beth Mason.


    Those hells bells, the temperature's high
    Hells bells, across the sky
    Hells bells, they're taking you down
    Hells bells, they're dragging you under
    Hells bells, gonna split the night
    Hells bells, there's no way to fight

    Hells bells

  8. Mrs. Richard G. Mason may run but she can't hide forever.

  9. Every breath you take
    Every move you make
    Every bond you break
    Every step you take
    I'll be watching you.

    Every single day
    Every word you say
    Every game you play
    Every night you stay
    I'll be watching you.

    The Police


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