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Re: Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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ecoindie wrote:
Symes was their general counsel not a governement affairs analyst.


100% wrong. She was Head of Legal and Government Relations.
As listed on her own FEC filings.

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?201604159012560013

As such she spearheaded Dixon Advisory’s attempts to reduce their property tax bill.
As we know there is a reval around the corner and Dixon Advisory owns hundreds of properties that have all seen “gorgeous” renovations. Dixon are looking at a collective tax increase in the millions and will do anything they can to reduce this, thus maximizing profits for themselves and their Australian shareholders while actual residents will be forced to pay more.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:09
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Re: Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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JPhurst wrote:
I do think that there is an element of sexism in SOME of the comments related to Rebecca.


Perhaps you could point to some examples.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:47
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Re: Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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In an archived job posting from June 2015 Dixon Advisory sought a Legal and Government Affairs Analyst to "report to the Head of Legal & Government Relations" which was of course Rebecca Symes.

https://web.archive.org/web/2015062104 ... rnment-relations-analyst/

Some highlights -

"Research and write briefing materials on elected officials, government agencies, community groups, and other stakeholders in areas where the Company has invested"

"Track the location of the Company’s properties within electoral districts, neighbourhood association boundaries, and special zoning or redevelopment areas"

"Attend frequent community meetings (typically 2 evenings per week) and report to senior management regarding relevant or otherwise important topics"

"Strong interest in New Jersey politics, particularly Hudson County, NJ"

This is a smoking gun regarding Dixon Advisory actively seeking political influence.
Dixon Advisory paid somebody to investigate elected and other local officials, they paid people to attend Neighborhood Association and other community meetings and they sought employees with political aspirations in Hudson County.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:02
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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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r_pinkowitz wrote:
Let's give a big JC welcome back to mrrogers...Hi, Tom (Tommy) Bertoli. Since you don't live in Jersey City and posting about a Ward E election race, should we assume they hired you to work the Dec. 5th runoff?


Look at the first post in this thread and ask yourself this question -
Who cannot spell Kushner and knows what a push poll is?
The same person who cannot spell Solomon and knows what opo research is.

I had to google both terms.


Quote:

mrrogers wrote:
Anyone else notice JCvoter always shows these things like homeowner records almost as if he had done his research.
On another thread he had a long post complete with links to long ago articles.


You mean like this?

"Seen as a mastermind of street campaigning, Bertoli is known to have a hatful of tricks that he has used in campaigns dating back to when he dared to take on Mayor Nicholas Sacco in North Bergen in the early 1990s. Bertoli is known for digging up old facts and using them for best results."

http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_s ... ns_lead_story_left_column

Or this?

"Political consultant Tom Bertoli, a senior advisor to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop testified in a deposition last January. He described Plaintiff Lane Bajardi as a senior advisor like himself, and conversations with Beth Mason and Mr. Bajardi about suing bloggers during her spring 2009 mayoral race. No Defendants had websites but Hoboken “bloggers” in general were considered a problem and Bertoli outlined the discussions to file “frivolous lawsuits” and draining defendants who were getting in Mason’s way for higher office"

https://www.scribd.com/document/291340 ... ior-Court-August-4th-2014

Or this?

"According to a January 9, 2014 deposition in the Bajardi v Pincus civil litigation, decades long Hudson County political operative Tom Bertoli describes how the use of "frivolous lawsuits" was broached against the escalating impact of Hoboken residents commenting online, re: bloggers."

http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2015/03/b ... mer-senior-political.html

The fact that someone of Tom Bertoli's stature took the time to try and discredit what I am saying only adds weight to my words.

Watch this space.





Posted on: Yesterday 9:17
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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"Shitposting is the act of posting large amounts of content of "aggressively, ironically, and trollishly poor quality" to an online forum or social network, in some cases intended to derail discussions or otherwise make the site unusable to its regular visitors."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shitposting

Posted on: 11/14 8:36
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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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Hmmm.

A homage to Hoboken?

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Credit the source.

Link

Posted on: 11/13 9:31
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Re: Hypocrite Solomon’s dirty push Poll
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Homewrecker Symes certainly seems to think she lives in Hoboken.

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Posted on: 11/13 1:52
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Re: Michael Billy Video warns of Rebecca Symes/Developer connections.
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Quote:

JPhurst wrote:
From the video:

"Coastal points buys brownstones, renovates them, and sells them for a higher price.

Actually, they are a general contractor that does business in NY and NJ. I am not familiar with their portfolio of properties, but for the most part they are working for other people looking to fix their homes. Maybe they have some properties of their own, but they advertise themselves as contractors.


What you fail to mention is that the majority of Coastal Point Construction's work is for Dixon.
You should know this because Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy recognized Coastal Points for its work on Dixon Property 237b Montgomery St.

https://jerseydigs.com/jersey-city-lan ... ervation-awards-ceremony/

Please note -

"This event was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR
Dixon Advisors"

This would be the carriage house of 237 Montgomery St, the property where Dixon attempted to avoid a $17000 tax increase.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... sessments_homeowners.html


Posted on: 11/8 6:37
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Re: Michael Billy Video warns of Rebecca Symes/Developer connections.
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This is the opinion of a candidate who dropped out of the race.

Posted on: 11/6 18:51
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Re: Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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Quote:

JPhurst wrote:
Quote:

DanL wrote:
quid pro quo-



Ok, so now you are going so far as to outright accuse people of illegal conduct? Because that's what quid pro quo is.


Yes.

Posted on: 11/6 11:51
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Michael Billy Video warns of Rebecca Symes/Developer connections.
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"Rebecca Symes candidacy has always made me feel uneasy. You should know why. Long term significant ties with developers and at best- disingenuous. #JerseyCity #DowntownJC"

Like myself he endorses no candidate.

https://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelBilly/videos/10213695630561721/


Posted on: 11/6 11:50
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Re: Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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Quote:

JPhurst wrote:
"Rebecca manages relationships with elected officials, government agencies, and community stakeholders with the primary objective of identifying shared interests and maximizing opportunities for collaboration."

The horror! The horror!


Yes, as outside capital pours into our city and seeps into our political system, Conrad's thematic summation of the devastation wrought by a distant colonial capitalism does easily spring to mind.

Even the often referenced Waterfront Project is sponsored by Dixon Leasing, along with our old friends Carepoint.

https://www.thewaterfrontproject.org/our-supporters/

I would hope that their sponsorship of this worthy cause is as equally generous as the combined $1.3 million these two top donors gave to Fulop's super PAC.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... are_they_connected_1.html

The Carepoint money resulted in the Ambulance contract debacle.

http://hudsoncountyview.com/letter-jo ... y-ems-contract-city-hall/

What might that Dixon money have bought?

Posted on: 11/6 7:02
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Re: Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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Could we please keep the Hudnut and Solomon trash talk in the appropriate threads.
This thread is strictly for examining how almost every achievement Symes has made in Jersey City has been accompanied by gifts of money from Dixon Advisory, its subsidiaries or people that do business with Dixon.

As has been barely noted, both Solomon and Symes are 2015 New Leaders Council Fellows.

http://www.newleaderscouncil.org/new_jersey_2015_fellows

From her profile (emphasis mine) -

"Rebecca Symes is the Head of Legal and Government Relations for Dixon Advisory USA, a residential Real Estate Investment Trust operating in the New York Metropolitan area. Rebecca manages relationships with elected officials, government agencies, and community stakeholders with the primary objective of identifying shared interests and maximizing opportunities for collaboration. She also handles the day-to-day legal affairs of Dixon Advisory USA and supervises outside counsel."

Of course her fellowship was accompanied by a gift from Dixon in excess of $5000.

http://www.newleaderscouncil.org/supporters_of_nlc




Posted on: 11/5 16:20
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Re: Ward E for Sale - James Solomon Highest Bidder
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Quote:

MND wrote:

i agree with JPHURST that...



Glad to see you two agree on something and engaging in civil discourse.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... l_board_turning_ugly.html

"JERSEY CITY -- A fight that broke out last week at a meeting of Downtown Democratic committee people shows how much uglier the 2016 Jersey City school board race is compared to last year's sleepy campaign.

At the Oct. 5 meeting, held in the basement of Grove Street restaurant The Bistro, two men who are allies of opposing slates of school board candidates began bickering about a controversial Facebook post by the school board's vice president, according to sources with knowledge of the incident.

The fight turned physical when one man spat on the other and the man who was spat on returned the favor by licking the other man's face, the sources said. Two women who witnessed the fight had to pull the men apart."

Was anyone else swapping saliva at these meetings?



Posted on: 11/5 15:22
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Ward E for Sale - How Dixon $$$ bought Symes a candidacy.
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Rebecca Symes purchased a waterfront condo in Hoboken when she moved to NJ in 2013 and began working for Dixon Advisory.

In August of 2015 she rented a two bedroom Dixon owned duplex with garden, 3 blocks from Grove Street, for a sweetheart rent of $2000 pcm.

http://clients3.weblink.com.au/pdf/URF/01680858.pdf

It is hard to say when she actually moved from Hoboken because she kept and still owns that apartment and was filing campaign contributions for Hillary Clinton using her Hoboken address as late as July 2016.

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?201708319071273670

What is clear is that Rebecca Symes declared her Ward E candidacy 1 year and 10 months after her earliest possible claim to residency in Jersey City.

August 2015 was a busy month for Rebecca as moving to Jersey City coincided with her being appointed by Mayor Fulop to the Jersey City Library board.

August 2015 also saw Dixon Advisory give $200,000 to Fulop's Coalition for Progress

https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespe ... 0582841&type=A&cycle=2016

Within three months of moving to Jersey City Symes was appointed secretary and board member of the Harsimus Cove Association.
This came a few months after the association had begun to receive sponsorship money from Dixon.

http://www.harsimuscove.org/event/hca-general-meeting/2015/04/13

A snapshot of HCA sponsors from the month she was appointed show 16 local businesses.

https://web.archive.org/web/2015111523 ... harsimuscove.org/sponsors

Under Symes tenure the number of sponsors reduced to Dixon Advisory and 3 others, as it remains to this day.

http://www.harsimuscove.org/sponsors

Nothing but facts.

However well meaning she may be it is difficult to view Symes presence in Jersey City as anything but a cynical and calculated play for power, one backed financially by her employers and the interests of real estate.




Posted on: 11/3 5:29
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Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
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Quote:

Ralph_Abutts wrote:
> Attempted crimes are still criminal.

It's not criminal. The person you are quoting has no authority to award the bid. Additionally, their bid was pulled *before* any bid was [to be] awarded.

For starters, are you aware of this contract's bid process? That is, what type it is. Once you know that then you will also be able to cite the statute that you believe makes his action criminal. Be specific.


Now you are changing your argument, first you disputed that bid rigging was a crime if it is not successful.
Corrected on this point you now claim that this isn't bid rigging at all. Perhaps you can further amuse us by explaining exactly what you think was going on in this recording?

Posted on: 11/2 12:45
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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"Late last year, multiple city employees told The Jersey Journal, FBI agents interviewed city employees, asking questions about the city's real-estate development practices. The employees, who asked not to be identified discussing the matter, said one of the topics discussed during the interviews was whether a Fulop political operative had undue influence over administration matters.

The FBI declined to comment, citing its policy neither to confirm nor deny the existence of investigations."

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _--_and_did_not_--_l.html

Posted on: 11/2 12:22
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Re: The Tape from Politico,
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Quote:

Ralph_Abutts wrote:
Quote:

AMo wrote:
Bid rigging is a crime.


Successful bid rigging is and it did not happen in this case as the administration pulled the bid.


Attempted crimes are still criminal.
Here we have attempt, intent and awareness of the crime being committed all in one phone call.

"What I don't like about this, see, f***ing straight up, this is the kind of s*** where mother***ers go to jail."



Posted on: 11/2 11:52
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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No.

In this case the dots appear to be connecting themselves.

Sept 26 2016

Bridgegate witness: Christie team sought Jersey City councilwoman's support


"Mayor Steve Fulop wasn't the only Jersey City politician Gov. Chris Christie's team courted for a possible endorsement.

Matt Mowers, a former aide to the Republican governor, testified on Friday in the ongoing federal trial related to the George Washington Bridge lane closures that he met with Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne at a Jersey City cafe three years ago to discuss whether she would back Christie's re-election bid.

Mowers said he and Christie campaign staffer Pete Sheridan sat down with the Downtown councilwoman in August 2013 on the recommendation of Fulop and the mayor's political advisers.

"They believed she was going to endorse Gov. Christie's re-election campaign," Mowers testified. "And they thought Mayor Fulop wanted to be helpful towards the governor's campaign, or seem helpful while also not endorsing himself."

Mowers said Tom Bertoli, a Fulop political operative, met with Christie re-election campaign manager Bill Stepien and "had been recommending people we would work with within Jersey City.""

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... am_courted_jersey_ci.html

Sept 28th 2016

Fulop Will Run For Mayor Not Governor


"...the move may have torn apart his own staff, some of whom because the subject of speculation and rumor, especially Bertoli -- who was named in one publication as the possible reason for Fulop’s withdrawal.

“I’m just a small fish in the state,” Bertoli said last week. “This had nothing to do with me. I didn’t even know about it. But I will be thinking hard about the future.”

Bertoli like others said he felt betrayed by the lack of confidence Fulop’s sudden decision showed.

“He’s like a scared kid,” Bertoli said, debating on whether or not he will lend his support to State Senate President Stephen Sweeney as one of the other prominent candidates running against Murphy in the Democratic Primary next June.

“I’m not losing any sleep over this,” Bertoli said. “This has nothing to do with me. Whatever made Steve change his mind, he did on this own without consulting anyone.”"

http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_s ... rs-?instance=latest_story

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop won't run for governor due to rumors surrounding close ally, source says

"In a stunning surprise, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop will announce this afternoon that he will not run for governor of New Jersey in 2017, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

The person, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for the mayor, said Fulop is choosing to not enter the race because of rumors surrounding Tom Bertoli, a close ally."

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160928 ... ng-close-ally-source-says




Posted on: 11/2 8:34
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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A timely reminder as to why Jersey City needs to be vigilant regarding the interests of real estate and local governement.
Can you connect the dots?

"http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/11/jersey_city_director_favored_developer_friends_ex-.html"

"Of the potential witnesses in the Wrieden case, Madden had the most to say about Bertoli, who was once Fulop’s chief political operative (the two had a falling out last year about the time Fulop said he wouldn’t run for governor). Bertoli works as a permit expeditor. Fulop’s critics say Bertoli wielded outsized influence on planning matters after Fulop’s election, which Fulop has denied.
Among Madden's claims: that Bertoli appeared to have access to a secure parking garage at 30 Montgomery St., where the city's planning offices are; that he believes Cruz told a developer seeking properties in Journal Square that he would "put him in touch" with Bertoli; and that Cruz told him Bertoli signed off on Madden's transfer to the HEDC. "You should thank Tommy for your — for this title" Madden said Cruz told him.
Wenger, asked about Bertoli in his deposition, said "Bertoli's presence increased after Cruz took office.” He referenced a meeting about proposed changes to a redevelopment plan attended by Wenger, Bertoli and Cotter's immediate replacement, Maryann Bucci-Carter.
"Why was Bertoli there?" Noble asked.
"Good question," Wenger said.
Wenger has been spotted in recent days campaigning for Matsikoudis.
In his deposition, Cruz did not deny knowing Bertoli but characterized their relationship as "cordial" and casual.
"Outside the building, 'Hey, how you doing? How are you, kid?' That kind of stuff he says to me," Cruz said. "And I say, 'Oh, everything's good,' you know, and we walk away. But we don't hang out."
A request for comment from Bertoli was not returned.
The depositions aren’t all bad news for Cruz. Cotter, questioned by the city's attorney, said Cruz never did anything illegal, improper or immoral. Madden said he's not aware of any projects where Agarwal was given special treatment.
Fulop’s name comes up only occasionally. Wrieden, in his deposition, recounted a conversation he had on July 24, 2013, less than a month after Fulop assumed office. Wreiden said Bertoli confronted him on Grove Street that evening about an Erie Street project that needed planning approval.
"Just approve it. You don't want the mayor to find out about this or there'll be trouble," Wrieden said Bertoli told him."

Bertoli is also the "Tommy" referred to in the recently surfaced Fulop corruption tape and, as I have noted elsewhere is assisting Symes not least through a sweetheart rent deal with developer Peter Mocco.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... re_political_insider.html

"A column or two ago I mentioned that Symes sees Solomon as a threat and may target him. Yet from what I've seen Hudnut also accuses her of having close ties to developers. She has hired Vision Media, the tough, Hudson County Democratic Party traditional political PR firm. She also seems to have Bertoli on her side. It appears Bertoli moved from assisting Grillo.

Guess who always had Bertoli on her side. Yup, outgoing Councilwoman Osborne. Can you connect the dots?"


Posted on: 11/1 20:33
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Re: Solomon has no resume
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It is clear some people find it acceptable to spin political capital from the death of a child, I do not.
He was barely dead a day before the first post clumsily appeared.
As individuals and as a community we should not stoop this low in the face of tragedy.

Donate here -

https://www.youcaring.com/thefamilyofjerryprincebeegrant-994040

Posted on: 10/31 8:51
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Re: Grillo's Campaign Office
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On the subject of contributions I found this link very helpful -
https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-an ... eipts/contribution-types/

"Goods or services offered free or at less than the usual charge result in an in-kind contribution."

"Goods (such as facilities, equipment, supplies or mailing lists) are valued at the price the item or facility would cost if purchased or rented at the time the contribution is made."

I think these two quotes will answer most people's questions regarding discounted rent. Gifts and discounts of any kind are counted as campaign contributions and they must be charged at the same rate anybody else would be charged at that time.

This is a problem for Symes because the premises of her campaign HQ were clearly being offered for lease for $5000 up until she moved in in October.
If she is paying $2000 per month then she is receiving an in-kind contribution of $3000 per month from a developer. Assuming a two month lease that's a $6000 donation, $3,400 over the $2600 campaign limit.

For Grillo it is slightly more complicated and possibly far worse. He has had his office since at least May so you have to figure 7 months rent. If, as the JJ article states, his office is comparable to Solomon's and we take John D. Fiorito's word that he is charging Grillo $600 per month that's a staggering in kind contribution of $13,300 over 7 months, $10,900 over the limit.

Incredibly Grillo's office is in the very building that Fiorito hopes to develop -

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... downtown_jersey_city.html

Of major note from that article -
"Frederick Cooke, of C+C Architecture on Newark Avenue, designed the new building, which will replace a three-story existing structure housing six residential units and Fiorito's offices."

It looks like Fiorito and Grillo were sharing an office back in May and may still be today. That could explain the cheap rent if they're sharing office space, but that would involve Grillo admitting he shares and office with a developer.

Additionally if Fiorito is using the office space that he owns then he is almost certainly paying himself rent which, according to how he structures his taxes, may be very high or very low. Either way it could be used to indicate what Grillo should be paying.



Back to Symes/Peter Mocco connection for a little coda to my previous post - a recent Augie Torres column notes that regarding the Fulop tape,

""former" Fulop campaign adviser Tom Bertoli's name was dropped by the employees who were "inadvertently" recorded. Bertoli told the Journal he has no idea why his name was used."

and that Rebecca Symes,

"seems to have Bertoli on her side. It appears Bertoli moved from assisting Grillo."

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... re_political_insider.html

Back in the 90s the Mocco brothers waning political fortunes in North Bergen led to the rise of Nick Sacco and orphaned a young Tom Bertoli.

http://observer.com/2015/05/hudson-cr ... w-sacco-got-to-the-dance/

"The power behind the throne, an indicted Mocco went belly up before the next election in 1991, when incumbent Gattoni and his fast rising ally Sacco – a school board fixture – squared off against a commissioners’ ticket headed by Tommy Bertoli.

The public safety-minded Gattoni and Sacco beat Bertoli and on election night, the aging Gattoni declared Sacco mayor.

Gattoni ran again with Sacco in 1995 and retired in 1999. He died in 2001.

Bertoli reanimated himself as the political operative who teamed up in the millennium with future Mayor Steven Fulop, remaining with Fulop as trusted confidant and chief political adviser through Fulop’s successful 2013 Jersey City mayoral campaign and to the present."












Posted on: 10/28 14:25
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Re: Grillo's Campaign Office
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Thank you for posting this Jim, dark contributions from developers who seek to win favor with our elected officials should rightly be brought to light.

It appears to be a common problem among Ward E candidates of a certain stripe.

For example Rebecca Symes is paying $2000 rent to First Connecticut Holding Group, owners of 211 Washington St.

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That's less than half the $5000 rent the 950sq ft space was advertised as having September of this year and indicates Symes is receiving an in-kind gift of $3000 a month.

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First Connecticut Holding Group is owned by shady developer Peter Mocco who built Liberty Harbor North on land sold to him for $880,000 by former Mayor and current garbage inspector Gerry McCann.

http://www.jerseycityindependent.com/ ... cos-liberty-harbor-north/

In the 70s, before Symes was even born, Mocco had already beaten two separate indictments as mayor of North Bergen and, along with his brother Joseph, was involved in ballot tampering.

"The strangest tale of those days comes from the 1976 Democratic primary for Congress, when the state Division of Criminal Justice charged that 89 percent of North Bergen's 1,200 absentee ballots had been tampered with. As reported in The New York Times in 1981, the state Commission of Investigation concluded that some 40 to 50 workers had holed up on election night in the house of the mayor's brother, Town Clerk Joseph Mocco, and steamed open nearly 300 ballots. The director of the state's Division of Criminal Justice called the scandal a "shocking abuse" of election laws, but determined that state absentee-ballot regulations were so vague that nothing illegal had been done. Joseph Mocco was not convicted in the case, but later served time in the 1990s for an unrelated illegal dumping scheme."

http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/fu ... ojects?instance=more_page

Posted on: 10/25 23:37
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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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Quote:

JPhurst wrote:

Just look at the ELEC reports. For ALL candidates Rebecca's are all from residents and, yes, business owners who live or work in Jersey City. Because she's involved in the community. She does not have the luxury of loaning herself tens of thousand of dollars. Nor does she have the luxury of receiving $500, $1000, and $2600 max contributions from wall street workers and DC think tank types that people with the right family with the "right" connections have.


Joshua DeMaso gave rebecca $2600, Brian Sharrock gave $1000, both work for Coastal Points Construction. Coastal Points Construction work for Dixon renovating homes.

Manhattan residents Glynis and Adam Ford gave $2600 each for a total of $5200. Adam is partener at Ford O’Brien a commercial litigation law firm that represents Dixon.

https://www.law360.com/articles/740522 ... t-new-securities-law-firm

Winne, Banta, Basralian and Khan PC gave $1000, law firm representing Dixon.

http://www.winnebanta.com/about/clients/

Jack Lenox, a relative, gave $2600.






Posted on: 10/25 15:33
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Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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Posted on: 10/23 3:02
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Re: Solomon has no resume
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Quick question here - your advocacy of Symes wouldn't have anything to do with the large sums of money she and Dixon have bestowed upon the Jersey City Democratic Organization or their association with the Landmark Conservancy, would it?

Paying for people's support appears to be their MO.

Posted on: 10/23 2:48
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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Quote:

T-Bird wrote:
Quote:

JCvoter wrote:
I do not think Grillo is Fulop's pick, I think it's just who he has somehow ended up with and if he got to choose it would be Symes.


To be clear, not making a choice IS a choice... He could have chosen Symes.




He didn't choose to not choose either, he was hedging his bets between the 3 candidates that he knows he can rely on to further his agenda. One "dropped" out so he is left with Symes and Grillo, it looks like Grillo is outperforming Symes but Fulop still needs to keep her in the race because A. she's so close to the money and B. she'll bleed votes from Hudnut and Solomon.

As for Hudnut switching sides, very likely you know more than I do and I'm happy to hear what you have to say but I assumed this was part of the larger Exodus from the Fulop camp - if anyone switched it was Fulop and many people Downtown chose their principles over a person.

One more word on Rebecca Symes, as campaign manager she was the architect of the John Reichart fiasco. Reichart, a Silverman employee, was elected to the Board of Ed, where he did important work such as requesting permission to bring a gun onto school property and posting racist memes on facebook.
Reichart resigned after little more than a year.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ard_member_resigning.html

Posted on: 10/11 6:44
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


I do not think Grillo is Fulop's pick, I think it's just who he has somehow ended up with and if he got to choose it would be Symes.
Grillo very much represents pre-Fulop JC and it would have been unimaginable had Fulop run with a Grillo-type.
Symes is much more what you'd expect from Fulop and he has bent over backwards to lay the ground for her.
Fulop is shitting his pants at the thought of losing ward E and needs a rubber stamp to replace Candice. He has to support the candidate who has the best chance of winning.

Post-election Fulop alienated a lot of the grassroots supporters he had downtown, burning a lot of goodwill in his quest for the governorship. As you point out yourself, his former Ward leader switched sides.
No genuine progressive will now touch Fulop with a ten foot pole so he is stuck with an old Healy archetype and Dem Machine/Real Estate drone Symes.

I like Hudnut, switching sides is not a problem for me.
Solomon seemed earnest enough when I met him but I find it odd you call him an entitled rich kid given the patronage Symes receives or the fact that she paid mommy blogger Chickpea to endorse her.

Ultimately I don't think Fulop has the slightest chance of losing. The best anyone who opposes him can hope for is a majority independent council to keep him in check while he runs for higher office.


Posted on: 10/10 5:26
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