2014 Feuds of the Year – Number 7: Anthony Romano vs….

first_imgHobokenJersey CityPolitics & Policy Previous article2014 Feuds of the Year – Number 8: Matthew Cheng vs. WNY Board of EdNext articleAssembly Speaker Prieto rips Christie-Cuomo vetoes on Port Authority reform bills Michael Shurin CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Comments are closed. 2014 Feuds of the Year – Number 6: Brian Stack vs. The Federal Government | Hudson County View […] who raged against the machine and beat the Hudson County Democratic Organization’s pick of Phil Cohen in the June 2014 Democratic primary, will be seeking another term on the freeholder board in […] January 1, 2015 12:45 am at 12:45 am By Michael Shurin – December 28, 2014 1:05 pm 3 Facebook Twitter […] Number 7: Anthony Romano vs. HCDO/Dawn Zimmer […] TAGSanthony romanofreeholder electionHobokenphil cohen SHARE Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ News 2014 Feuds of the Year – Number 7: Anthony Romano vs. HCDO & Dawn Zimmer Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction Left to the wolves by his friends in the Hudson County Democratic Organization for Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s pick of attorney Phil Cohen, stories of District 5 Freeholder Anthony Romano’s demise were premature.Don’t call it a comeback, especially because he never lost, but Anthony Romano upset the establishment as he held onto his seat on the Hudson County Board of Freeholders after the June 3 Democratic Primary Election.Romano, who will be serving his third term, was all but left for dead when NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop endorsed Phil Cohen in a rare unified HCDO effort in Hoboken.Cohen – who won Jersey City 291 to 149 – was demolished in Hoboken 2,006 to 1,224, despite the support of Zimmer, serving her second term.No candidate was hurt more by the late afternoon rain, which hit right as the gentrified voting population – a key constituency for Cohen – were coming home from work. Victorious in Wards 2, 5, and 6, he never got the turnout he needed to secure the victory.Romano won on the foundation of “Old Hoboken” and energized voters living in affordable and public housing – earning nearly 25% of his votes in Harrison Gardens, Marineview Plaza, and Church Towers alone.Cohen truly suffered an embarrassing defeat, as it’s rare to lose with the backing of the HDCO in a Democratic Primary for Hudson County Freeholder, especially when you’re fully backed by the mayors in the district.Cohen’s loss is a reminder for outsiders who the true core of the Democratic Party is.As for Romano, the future may seem brighter than ever, but can he be anything more than freeholder? Only time will tell, but a run for Mayor of Hoboken only seems logical at this point – something he spoke with Hudson County View about after his election victory:[fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL8vr8KFXCU[/fve]In the same interview, Romano also praised U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) as a mentor and a friend, perhaps indirectly confirming the rumor that some of Menendez’s street soldiers helped him get the vote out in the Mile Square City.As for Zimmer, although the June primary loss sting, she proved she still has a good core group of supporters when two of her three endorsed board of education candidates won in the November election.Whether or not her destiny is a one-on-one showdown with Romano in 2017 largely hinges on what happens to arch-nemesis Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia (D-33) when he seeks re-election in June. Cohens backing were corrupt and it showed not only in their actions of illegally plastering signage all over territory where the Freeholder previously won but by the realization of all types in Hoboken of the Shenanigans of this administration. It is a cop out to point to rain but I would not expect less of blaming by the Zimmer admin. mel b Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 31, 2014 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm 3 COMMENTS Community PREVIOUS ENTRY: Number 8: Matthew Cheng vs. WNY Board of ED Sources: Romano taps Fonseca to run Hoboken freeholder re-election campaign – Hudson County View February 15, 2016 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm Bayonne last_img read more

Mas Camp tell Renegades to stay in their lane

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 425 Views   one comment EntertainmentLocalNews Mas Camp tell Renegades to stay in their lane by: Dominica Vibes News – January 6, 2015center_img Management of one of Dominica’s leading Calypso tents Mas Camp, says they will not entertain a return of its former members who left for greener pastures. The Renegades tent which was formed last year by former members of Mas Camp maybe searching for a temporary home this year as the tent takes a pause due to financial constraints. Its financial manager Narrin ‘Trendsetter’ Murphy announced on Tuesday that the tent may resume in 2016 and has made it clear that he has no interests in returning to Mas Camp. However, Daryl Bob who is the Mas Camp tent organizer told Dominica Vibes that they are not prepared to embrace any calypsonians from the Renegade tent. “They didn’t leave on a very good note, many of them many of them didn’t even inform us that they were leaving last year and they went across to Renagades now if Renegades is going through a rough patch it’s really unreasonable that they should leave Renegades and join Mas Camp again but personally we have a closed door policy to that, we have discussed it already we are not prepared to embrace any calypsonians from the Renegade tent,”Bobb said. Bobb has admitted that a few of the calypsonians who left last year for Renegades have already approached the Mas camp to make a comeback but he says they should stick with their new home even through rough times. He added that it would be unfair to Renegades if Mas Camp invites or accepts its calypsonians. He believes that Renegades tent should be given an opportunity to develop. “I think it’s fair that we give Renegades an opportunity to develop themselves and go through their rough times just like everybody else has and it’s only fair to that the calypsonians remain loyal to whatever decisions that they made last year and I will not condone the fact that calypsonians just want to be running around all the time, it’s not going to help anybody,” Bobb said. Manager of the Stardom Tent, Norman Letang told Dominica Vibes that a decision could be taken on at meeting on Tuesday night on whether or not they will allow Renegades members to perform at the tent. Stardom Calypso tent is Dominica’s longest and largest calypso tent, many believe that the tent is over populated. Mas Camp returns to the Harlem Plaza on Friday 9th January 2015 from 8:30 pm. Share Tweetlast_img read more

Late goal from super sub Beckford denies Chelsea top spot

first_imgA late goal by second half substitute Jermaine Beckford rescued a late point for Everton against Premier League champions Chelsea st Stamford Bridge.Chelsea had led through a Didier Drogba penalty at the end of the first half, but a spirited second half display from David Moyes’s side saw them share the spoils.Carlo Ancelotti’s side missed the chance to go back to the top of the Premier League, with Manchester United’s game with Blackpool being called off.Less than a minute had been played before the visitors had their first chance through Louis Saha, who collected the ball after a slip from Branislav Ivanovic, but saw his shot parried by Petr Cech.Chelsea soon settled into the game though, as Florent Malouda skipped past a challenge from Jack Rodwell and sent an inviting cross along Tim Howard’s six yard box, but the American collected before it could reach Drogba.Malouda saw another beautiful delivery go without a final touch from Drogba as Chelsea started to dominate proceedings, first feeling they deserved a penalty as Salomon Kalou saw his deft touch hit an arm before going close again through the young Ivorian, who nearly capitalised on an error by Tim Howard, and Nicolas Anelka who saw a shot deflected over. The Frenchman went close again as he was afforded too much space on the edge of Everton’s area and shot inches wide, before Jon Obi Mikel also saw a shot deflected away from goal.Malouda was rarely out of the action and was perhaps lucky not to see at least a yellow card for retaliating to a Phil Neville foul, with the England defender also going unpunished until his second late challenge, this time on Drogba.Chelsea were in the ascendancy and John Terry nearly capped his return to action in fantastic style as he lifted the ball over Howard from a corner but saw his delightful lob cannon back off the bar.Everton were rarely able to move the ball forward but were close to creating an opening with 10 minutes of the half to play, as Seamus Coleman fired across goal, but Tim Cahill was unable to control the ball and turn to shoot.Chelsea would deservedly lead going into the break though, as five minutes before the interval, a Neville back pass lacked the momentum to carry it through to Howard, who watched Anelka collect the ball and knock it past him, before impeding the French striker’s run at goal to concede a penalty, which Drogba smashed home with ease. Everton looked rejuvenated at the start of the second half and pressed Chelsea in the opening five minutes, with their hard work culminating in a Rodwell shot that trickled wide of Cech’s left hand post.David Moyes was forced to make a change as his side was looking bright though, with the injured Saha replaced by Beckford, who tried to announce himself to the crowd with a lob from 35 yards but missed the target completely.The visitors continued their fight back though and came agonisingly close to pulling level with half an hour played, as a quick interchange between Fellaini and Baines opened up a crossing opportunity for the left back, who found Cahill, but his header hit the inside of the post and trickled agonisingly across Cech’s goal mouth.Everton continued to control the half and looked a side transformed, but could not break down the resolute central defensive pairing of the returning Terry and Ivanovic and with 20 minutes to play, it looked as though the score would stay the same.Recognising the threat of the away side, Ancelotti sacrificed Anelka with 15 minutes to play as he introduced Ramires to tighten things up defensively, and it appeared to pay off as Chelsea were able to keep the ball in Everton’s half in the closing stages. But Everton would have the final say in the game, as Baines whipped in a deep cross which was headed back across goal for Beckford, who got in front of Cech to nod home with less just four minutes to play.Source: Goal.comlast_img read more