Tremitiedi “clouds” the air
In today’s local paper, Richard Tremitiedi tries to “clear the air of uncertainty” regarding last weeks “caught on film” incident where he was WITNESSED to have taken a ticket out of his car, and place it himself under his windshield wiper.
Website wrong on fire chief
I have to clear the air of uncertainty regarding my double-parked car in front of 512 Washington Street. To run into a local business, I did double park. A photo appeared afterward on the Hoboken 411 website. The photo is factual; however the allegation that I placed a “dummy” ticket on my vehicle and thus avoided a summons is completely false and without foundation.
In reality, the Hoboken Police Department did their job, and issued summons number 398073 at 1415 hrs (1:15pm) [411 note: they don’t know military time] on September 17, 2007. Rightfully, I will pay the $54 penalty.
Along with the nice picture of my auto, 411 decided to cast doubt on honest statements made by me during my attempt to become the 2nd Ward councilperson. After honorably serving the City of Hoboken for 35 years, the person responsible for this website should have had the common sense to check with me before allowing the erroneous attempt to defame my integrity and reputation.
This will not deter me from speaking out at our City council meetings, and to “watchdog” the sale of the Observer Highway garage.
Here is exactly what I witnessed, FOR THE RECORD: He pulls up adjacent to an EMPTY parking spot at approx 2:19pm. He gets out of the car, with ticket in hand, places it himself on the windshield. THERE WAS NOTHING ON HIS WINDSHIELD AS HE PULLED UP.
These are some more likely scenarios:
- He actually received a ticket for a parking offense shortly before, and thought that he was entitled to an “All-day illegal parking pass”. Still wrong, and still used an “old” ticket.
- A ticket was issued days after the fact in an attempt to show that he was actually summonsed. If that’s the case, then it wouldn’t have happened unless it was posted on Hoboken411.
I’m not old, and my vision is clear. I know what I witnessed, and his “letter to the editor” is just “damage control” for him, and his own attempt to discredit Hoboken411. I stand by my words, and I hope he has a clear conscience himself.
Why else would I take a picture of a car with a ticket already on it? That, my friends is just boring. His actions are what inspired me to take the picture to begin with. Enough said.
Yesterday, right smack dab in the heart of Washington Street, former Fire Chief (and possible at-large council candidate in 2009) Richard Tremitiedi was seen pulling up and double parking next to a vacant parking spot.
He proceeded to get out of his car, put an old parking ticket under the windshield wiper, as to “trick” any passing police or parking authority workers that he already received a summons.
C’mon, Richard! For starters, don’t you think people can easily see you pulling this stunt? Furthermore, were you that much in a hurry that you just couldn’t park in that spot instead of not only blocking the road, but preventing anyone else to park there? Lastly, do you think that this is proper behavior for a possible future City Councilperson? Here’s a quote from a letter you sent out back in April, when you were trying to win voters over:
“Having decades of public service, I would like to use the experience, knowledge and wisdom that I have gained to continue my pattern of life, which is to now serve the community in the capacity of an elected official.”
However, I do suppose if you do run for at-large, you can win a lot of votes by teaching city residents your “tricks of the trade.”
For those that may have missed it, here’s Richards all-star performance in the quick “bobble head” music video I whipped together around election time:
PS, making videos after a few cocktails can be fun.