Reader Mail: Fuggedaboutit!
A Hoboken411 reader sent this email in about what they witnessed last night with the newly-elected Hudson County Freeholder.
These are our elected officials?
“I overheard a “meeting of the minds” this past evening of the newly elected Freeholder and his entourage.
At first I had no idea who this guy with the nearly comical “Sopranos” accent and common vernacular was, as he was accepting congratulations from all sorts of passerby on the street, from his perch at a popular Washington Street restaurant.
He courted several ladies, and even offered one very cuddly waitress a “personal assistant” job as she didn’t have anything going on this summer. Another scantily clad young woman invited him to visit at her local salon after he complimented her physique. All of this brought rounds of laughter from the males surrounding him, who were all bearing some sort of “contracts” requiring his blessing.
To hear this fellow hold a phone conversation including the word “whatchamacallit” (who knew that word existed outside of “ChrisTAFA” from the Sopranos?) me want to puke! How can a slimy fellow like this, who is clearly linked to old shady politicos actually garner enough votes? Thanks to apathy and bribery, people like this are allowed to keep our town in the red, and then some.
Furthermore, how can HIGHLY paid city workers who live in subsidized housing, own local bars and other real estate ventures, that are so vast, that they openly meet in public venues and flaunt their dealings openly?
Obviously nothing has improved since Russo’s rein, as highly paid city people are taking up spaces in low-income housing that others really could use. There are clearly no ethics in this administration, other than a few watch-dog council people, for whom honest residents are EXTREMELY grateful!
It just boggles my mind how inherently crooked this city is. I had high hopes for Mayor Roberts, but he has been no better than his predecessor. I am only hoping that the next wave of people such as Spinelli, Mason, Zimmer and Ines can eventually bring honest politics to this town.
After all, the Sopranos is over so there’s no more need for TRUE fodder for that show!”