If you hold public offfice in West New York, it's probably inevitable that sooner or later one of your constituents will compare you to Cuban strongman Fidel Castro.
But the opponents of Mayor Felix Roque feel he gave them more ammo than usual when the commissioners last week approved on first reading an ordinance cracking down on signs.
In advance of a rally this evening protesting the ordinance, Residents for a Better West New York issued the requisite Roque/Castro flier, pictured above.
Frank Ferriero, leader of the group, runs an outfit called TV on Wheels, featuring a mobile television projection van making regular appearances around town broadcasting unflattering footage of the mayor.
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Belmar mayor's race: a wave of post-Sandy project politics stirs up seaside Monmouth borough BELMAR - When Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty rolled out his re-election campaign in February, he did so still basking in the glow of what many residents of the 6,000-person Monmouth County seaside borough saw...
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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