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Hudson County Democrat Machine’s Favorite Pet Republican

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Hoboken NJ, To no one’s surprise, Jose Arango, the Hudson County Democrat Machine’s favorite pet Republican and nominal chairman of the Hudson County Republican Party, is still up to his old Republican-in-name-only ways. In Hoboken, home to a municipal GOP free of his negative influence, he recently recruited a Democrat to switch parties with the promise of the town GOP chairmanship. Rumor has it that this Democrat, who only a few years ago was on the executive board of the Hoboken Municipal Democrat Committee, sought the blessings of leftwing Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla as well as Union City Mayor / State Senator Brian Stack (one of biggest Machine Democrats in the county) before agreeing.

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N.J. bill would fund sanctuary cities denied federal dollars by Trump


James — you should post this and then seek comment from the progressive Clinton/Gottheimer fans. How much are they willing to pay Hudson County over and beyond the Abbott money already going there?

By Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for
on February 07, 2017 at 8:06 PM, updated February 08, 2017 at 9:27 AM

UNION CITY — New Jersey lawmakers from immigrant-rich Hudson County on Tuesday announced a bill that would provide state aid to sanctuary cities denied federal funds for failing to comply with immigration rules.

The bill was introduced in both houses of the legislature on Tuesday by State Sen. Brian Stack, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, all Democrats from the 33rd District.

The three held a press conference in the garage at City Hall in Union City, where Stack is also the mayor.

“Union City, technically, has always been a sanctuary city,” said Stack. “We have never turned away anybody, documented or undocumented, when they come in looking for help.”

The difference now is that President Donald Trump issued a Jan. 25 executive order intended to, “ensure that jurisdictions that fail to comply with applicable Federal law do not receive Federal funds, except as mandated by law,” specifically targeting sanctuary cities and states.

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Do Recent Ridgewood Police Reports indicate A Sinister Plot Against Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church


April 22,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, a recent spat of criminal activity at or near Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood has left many wondering in the Church has become a target of unsavory politics do to its objections to the proposed Hudson Street Garage?

On Thursday, April 14 at 10pm, a person reported that her purse was stolen while inside Mount Carmel Church. She reported she had left it unattended while inside the church and someone removed it. Patrol searched the surrounding area of the church and located the purse in a garbage can next to the bus stop a short time later. The matter is being investigated by the Detective Bureau.

On Monday, April 18, a resident reported she had parked her vehicle outside Mount Carmel Church between 3am and 4am. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered the front window was smashed. The matter is under investigation by the Detective Bureau.

The Ridgewood blog also reported in March that the Ridgewood Police had responded to physical altercation outside of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Long time residents smell some dirty politics or is it just a coincidence ?

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Jeff Voigt : it is time for Ridgewood to move on from the policies and ways of doing business that have existed under the Current Mayor

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April 22,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, Council Candidate Jeff Voigt reflects on the League of Women Voters Candidates . Jeff told the Ridgewood blog ,”Night It was great to see so many residents turn up for the debate.  It really shows how concerned and involved we all are in our Village on where we are headed.  Secondly, the questions posed by the LWV provided to us and; as well those asked and not revealed were spot on – they hit all the key issues.  It was a great opportunity for us to state our positions and how we think about these issues.”
Jeff went on ,”I would personally say hats off to both Bernie Walsh and Ramon Hache – they both did a really nice job.They would represent the interests of our Village well.  If all three of us were elected, we would think about issues independently and critically and; come up with solutions that were best for the Village.  As well we would complement Susan Knudsen and Mike Sedon on the council.”

Summing up evening Jeff said ,” I found it almost fitting that at the end of the night Mayor Paul Aronsohn was not allowed to ask a question – almost as if this current Council majority was being silenced.  I know this was not intentional by the moderator, but it sent a rather strong message to the audience and those listening – that it is time for our Village to move on.   This also means our moving on from the policies and ways of doing business that have existed and; unfortunately would be replicated if Evan Weitz, Janice Willet, and Richard Brooks replaced them (and who are all actively supported by Paul Aronsohn).”

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Reader asks Was Evan Weitz planted in Ridgewood by special interest groups?

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Hi James – here is a reader says story for you. Please take it if you find it interesting. I was surprised to find this fact and thought the voters should know:

Was Evan Weitz planted in Ridgewood by special interest groups?

It is a widely known speculation that our current mayor was sent to Ridgewood to bring Hudson County politics to Ridgewood. He ran for the office as soon as he moved to Ridgewood and has strategically placed the right people in different committees over the years to get the job done for developers and politicians. Rumors are that he is already renovating his house and preparing to move out once his task is done.

We looked at the council candidates for 2016. All but one are long term residents. Something VERY interesting came up for Evan Weitz. He moved to the village in late 2012 and in 2015 he was appointed to Financial Advisory Committee and made it’s CHAIR by resolution 15-301. We DID NOT find any other committee or volunteering experience from Evan before his role in Financial Advisory Committee and when he was made the chair, Janice Willet was Vice Chair of the committee already. She wasn’t promoted to the CHAIR of the committee and instead he was brought in and made the chairman. He has no prior experience with municipal financing in other towns or any experience with how Ridgewood works and our village’s finances or resident needs. He has not served in any other committee. Evan is an attorney by trade and has no experience or degree in Finance. This was evident with his answers in council meeting when he was cross examined.

So the reader asks what is the rationale for bringing a new comer to Financial Advisory Committee and bring him as the chair. Who brought him in? Who are his backers? This is he representing there? Is he being planted to complete some work that PA could not complete?

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Hudson County Democrat Machine looks to push Cho in Bergen County


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Hudson County Democrat Machine looks to push Cho in Bergen County 

Ridgewood Nj, In the latest attempt by the Hudson County Democratic Machine to take over Bergen County , two of Hudson County’s top Democrats are looking to move into Bergen and push Roy Cho .

These are the same forces pushing for over development , higher taxes , and more control of our schools to Washington DC.

CD5 race: Prieto, Sires: Hudson Dems ready to put ‘bodies on the ground’ for Cho

JERSEY CITY – Two of Hudson County’s most prominent Democrats looked north at fellow Democrat Roy Cho’s effort in the Fifth Congressional District race, then offered Election Day help in a traditional Hudson way. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)