Zimmer “Pot calling the kettle black?”
NJTV released a report tonight – with State Assemblyman and Hoboken Housing Authority Director Carmelo Garcia unveiling some of the “secret recordings” he made involving Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s (supposed “Shadow Mayor”) husband Stan Grossbard. He alleges the conversation that took place is in line with suggestive “bullying” that Zimmer cried about on cable news in regards to the Chris Cristie administration.
Regardless of what this means, why in God’s name is STAN handling ANY of the city business if he’s not on the payroll or have an “official” role? Seems out of place on paper.
Zimmer videos – What else has she said, forgotten or was instructed to say?
AS pretty much everyone now knows – “Mayor” Dawn Zimmer has brought unwanted attention to Hoboken, NJ once again – with the allegations that Chris Christie’s administration suggested that the Rockefeller development project uptown get the “green light,” in order for us to receive Sandy funding.
There is a lot of conjecture out there whether Zimmer’s “proof” – her diary entries she decided to start writing once alleged events took place. Sounds too good to be true to many residents.
But I went to the media lab to dust off some old footage of Dawn over the years. Let’s see what we have today.
“Shadow Mayor” Stan Grossbard ordering Dawn what to say?
There has been a long running theory in Hoboken that the real Mayor is Stan Grossbard, Dawn’s “husband.” I recall back when she was first running for Council, that it was her husband that wanted the “job,” but felt he was unelectable, and that wimpy, pathetic Dawn would be a better choice because of her name as well as her “innocent, underdog” nature.
Regardless if that is really true (only Zimmer’s council allies and flies on the wall know that for sure), we personally witnessed what very well looked like “Stan in Charge” / “Zimmer da Puppet” when we interviewed Dawn back in 2007 for the 4th Ward runoff election with Chris Campos.
The interview took place inside their Madison Street apartment, and standard questions were asked about the election, and allegations about voter fraud, etc. The whole time during the interview (which had many “stops” which hit the cutting room floor), her husband Stan was essentially TELLING her what to say. He was stewing and pacing in the background the entire interview – like a stressed-out head coach does on the sidelines.
Below is some footage that remained. Pay attention to the background where you can see Stan visibly hemming and hawing.
Zimmer deposition – “I don’t recall”
Two years ago – Zimmer testified for a grueling four hours regarding a lawsuit that former employee Bill Campbell filed against the city for unlawful termination. Dawn claimed ignorance, saying “I don’t know, I don’t recall and I don’t remember” countless times. It’s even suspected that she committed perjury, by claiming ignorance about who ran a particular (illegal) Political Action Committee (PAC), when it was actually the treasurer of her own Mayoral Campaign in 2009!
Grab a tub of popcorn, a warm blanket and enjoy this exciting court room drama that could very well be turned into a major network mini-series!
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