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Guy Catrillo is a Repulican and a screw up

I read this story on politics not only is Guy Catrillo a Republican, but he also does not know the diffrence between a Dove and a pigeon.

Guy Catrillo's 'squabgate'By Wally Edge
Guy Catrillo, a Jersey City Republican who has found his way onto Mayor Jerramiah Healy's 2009 ticket, is probably hoping he turns out to be a better candidate than he was as an advance man. Catrillo was the organizer of Jersey City's 9/11 Memorial Committee back in 2002, when he planned a ceremony on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The New York Times' Richard Lenzin Jones explained it best:

It was meant to be a dignified tribute on Sept. 11: a flock of doves soaring majestically past Lower Manhattan's altered skyline. There was only one problem. Those weren't doves. They were pigeons. And many of them couldn't fly.

During the memorial service here last week, many of the birds plunged into the Hudson River, smacked into plate-glass windows on office buildings and careered into the crowd. One perched atop the hard hat of a construction worker whose company had helped clear ground zero.

The problem was that instead of finding trained doves or homing pigeons, Catrillo went to a Newark poultry market "and bought 80 squabs, not knowing that the weak-winged birds would have trouble flying."

Catrillo, doing some damage control, had his own spin.

''Without a doubt it beats what could have happened to them,'' he told the New York Times. 'They were squab; they were soup birds. I like the idea that I helped these squab get another chance.''

A former Deputy Hudson County Superintendent of Elections, Catrillo sought the Republican nomination for State Senator in 2001, losing the District 31 primary to Martin McFadden by a 79%-21% margin. He now works for Healy in the city planning department.

Posted on: 2009/5/1 16:41

Mayoral debate last night

Being a newcomer in Jersey City I felt compelled to learn about the Mayoral candidates, so I went to the debate last night. After watched and listening to all the candidates, I am now going to support Dan Levin for Mayor. He is the only person last night o offer comprehensive ideas to move Jersey City forward, the rest of the candidates just offered the usual rhetoric. Even more disturbing for me was that out current Mayor has to read directly from a notebook when he spoke. I found this to be very insulting, you would think that somebody who has been the Chief Executive Officer of a city for over 4 years would know enough about the city he runs to be able to speak off the top of his head. Furthermore when he was not reading from his notebook, he was looking at his cell phone. Was somebody sending him information via text messages or was he looking at the time to make sure he does not miss last call? Jersey City needs a Mayor who will not need a notebook to tell people why he should be Mayor.

Posted on: 2009/4/24 13:53

Liberty Science Center

I was thinking of taking my kids to the Liberty Science Center this weekend, since I have never been there, can somebody tell me what they think of it? Thanks

Posted on: 2009/4/15 14:30

Steven Fulop for Council - Ward E

As a lifelong Jersey City resident I never used to pay attention to local politics, however all that changed last night when Steven Fulop come to my house to talk to me about my concerns. I was more then impressed with his knowledge of the issues and his concerns for my neighborhood. Unlike most elected officials I found him to be very informed about my neighborhood and responsive to my concerns. Not only will I be voting for Steven, I will be telling my friends to do the same, for the first time ever I really feel as though we have somebody who is truly on our side.

Posted on: 2009/4/14 16:12




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