Shadowy Mayor {update}

What’s Shadowy Grossbard & Giattino up to?

For nearly three days, the city was mired with one of the biggest water main breaks in recent memory. You’d think “city officials” would be out in full force helping their constituents and neighbors, right?

Who are you kidding?

Election day is over, and they don’t give TWO CRAPS about anyone but themselves and their cronies.

Case in point – “Shadow Mayor” Stan Grossbard, and their Ace Lemming-Puppet Jen Giattino were NOT helping anyone. No, they were too busy HYPER-ANALYZING “vote by mail” ballots received for their Board of Education opponent Britney Montgomery. They are SO upset that they lost two “vital” seats on the BoE, they’re working on all cylinders with the slim hope they can change the outcome in their favor.

Meanwhile the tactics used by the administration were beyond shameful regarding that very same election.

PS – In regards to the water debacle – the city said today “thankfully they had a redundant connection to Weehawken.” What the fuck is that? REDUNDANT means a failover connection that is seamless and transparent to end users. In other words – if that “connection” was actually redundant – no one would have had ANY water issues. Gotta watch the words these people use!

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Stan Grossbard & Don Zimmer – have you had enough yet?


The recent cavalcade of “500 emails” that have been made public regarding Stan Grossbard’s (don zimmer’s “husband”) involvement in city affairs is the least surprising political tidbit of the decade. Everyone knew about this eerie shadowy mayor calling the shots from afar for a long time. Heck, we even saw it while she was campaigning for the 4th Ward in 2007!

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Shhh, no one is supposed to know about this!

Last week, outspoken resident Perry Belfiore attempted to bring this unethical matter to the public’s attention in front of the city council (who were all privy to this poor example of local civics). He presents a letter summing up what happened:

“A funny thing happened at the October 20, 2015 City Council meeting, I was ejected. What had I done to cause such ignominy? Nothing but pose a hypothetical concerning the intrusion into the workings of an independent Board or Agency by a mayor, or more importantly, a mayor’s spouse? That was it, no names, no location just the question, what is the limit, a mayor’s spouse can inject themselves in the micromanagement of a Board or Agency.

Of course I was alluding to the reporting on a NJ Political site of the mayor’s husband authoring e-mails sent to then Hoboken Housing Authority Board Chairman, Jake Stuiver, with CCs to siting council and board members recommending actions to be taken against Executive Director Carmelo Garcia. Immediately, Councilperson Ravi Bhalla (pay to play), began “gaveling” me into silence, for mentioning the mayor’s husband. The conversation broke down as I shouted that this was an attempt to censor the truth while mentioning the aforementioned e-mails.

Ultimately, while producing, the resolution of termination of Carmelo Garcia, authored and emailed from Stan Grossbard to Jake Stuiver and CCing Board member Greg Lincoln and council member David Mello, Bhalla ordered the police to eject me from the meeting.

What is the secret that the Administration, as represented by the sycophantic Council President Bhalla is trying to preserve? That Stan Grossbard is the true power in the city of Hoboken? God, any dispassionate observer watching the Mayor’s schizophrenic behavior could discern that. What was lacking was the proof of the extent of Grossbard reach and power demonstrated by the 500 emails attached to the amended complaint.

Because of the production of the Grossbard emails – discovery has been extended and more people have been added. Hopefully, the truth on the extent of the hold Grossbard exerts on Hoboken will come to light in the courts, because it will never be disclosed by City Hall.”

Don / Dawn / Stawn is doomed

Whatever is discovered as these sleazy emails get exposed to sunlight, the “mayor” loses no matter what. Leaves smudge marks on Hoboken’s reputation.

  1. If she says “she had no idea” her husband was having these private meetings with her council people and appointees regarding city business, then she looks like a moron who has no clue that her husband is running the city. It shows her ignorance and incompetence.
  2. If she says “she knew” he was having these discussions and directing council people and HHA directors to fire Carmelo as well as knowledge that Stan was writing ordinances and resolutions, well then, she is culpable for not only unethical action, but perhaps illegal if Stan is involved in confidential city business and legal drafts.
You trust that mayor or anyone she and her allies endorse? (What’s that saying about a sucker every minute?)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2:27 pm

How is this any different than when Michele was running the city parking authority when Tony Russo was mayor? Michele was the power broker so I don’t see why a spouse being involved is groundbreaking considering Russo was indicted, Zimmer has not.

Reply to  DATruth
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:22 pm

DATruth, I’m glad you acknowledged the similarities between Dawn and Tony Russo. Keep in mind that Russo got indicted after he left office,,,let’s see what happens at the end on Stan’s second term.

Monday, October 26, 2015 3:32 am

Stan and Bernie PERFECT TOGETHER! Unfortunate for the rest of the CITY……..
Thank you PERRY for bringing the shadows into the light. THis majority needs an update and I sincerely hope this election begins just that….

Reply to  Margaret
Monday, October 26, 2015 7:17 am

I wonder what other city business he negotiated. Did he meet with developers? Did he negotiate tax breaks? Contracts? Professional Services?
These allegations involve a Federal Agency. The Feds need to investigate and see how far and how deep the interference. If the allegations are true, all involved need to be held accountable.

Monday, October 26, 2015 3:30 am

The council meeting PUBLIC portion is supposed to answer questions from the
public on CITY BUSINESS not arrest the people who bring these issues up..

Reply to  Margaret
Monday, November 30, 2015 6:39 pm

No the sitting is spinning the fact that no one is speaking, that no single member of the public is in disagreement with City initiated plans.

Monday, October 26, 2015 1:34 am

These crooks slither their way out of trouble constantly. It’s a sick joke!

Monday, October 26, 2015 1:08 am

What’s especially interesting about the published emails is the language used by Grossbard in his alleged correspondence. Seems to me that Stan was being coached by someone with a legal background. I hope that during depositions Carmelo asks whether or not Stan had any help from any local lawyers.

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