Attention letter-writers: This is the last weekend for critical letters about local candidates
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HUDSON REPORTER – We get letters. Lots of letters. But due to our experiences over the years, we instituted a policy more than 10 years ago of not accepting critical letters about local elections the very weekend before the election, since we are a weekly newspaper and candidates don’t have the time to respond or correct accusations. This applies to all attacks, new or old, about local candidates.

If you want to submit a critical letter about local candidates, politicians or slates, please do so this weekend.

NOTE: Letters about “yes” or “no” regarding school budgets and public questions will still be okay the last weekend, but keep in mind that if it takes us too long to fact-check your claims, or if there is any question about the wording or veracity, your letter may be held up.

Thus, if you want to submit a critical letter for the election, the sooner the better.

Please refer to our letters policy, frequently published on the letters page of your local newspaper.

Guidelines

Letters may be submitted to editorial@hudsonreporter.com, must be under 500 words, and must include your name, phone number, and address for verification purposes. Please include those on the actual letter. If sending by email, please attach it in word AND paste it in the body of the email.

Following these rules will help your letter slide faster through formatting, fact checking, and verification.

NOTE: We always call ALL letter writers within 1-4 days of receiving your letter, depending on which day of the week we receive it (a letter sent on a Friday will likely not get a call until the following week). If you do not receive a call, that means we didn’t see or receive the letter; please email it again or call the editor at (201) 798-7800. We have printed thousands of letters over the years, many critical, many controversial, but we must have your contact information and receive the letter in order to publish it.

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HobokenLeaks
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October 27, 2012
Attention Nazi truck-drivers and sponsors: no laws of public decency apply to you. Keep fighting the dumb fight through the weekend, through the hurricane, straight through to losing the election.

Move Forward's has lots of money, so don't worry about a thing.
WESTY
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October 24, 2012
Will the Hoboken Reporter address the legal issue of Elizabeth Mason's excessive contributions to her BOE Move Forward ticket ?

As we know much of the $7000.00 plus excess ended up paying for ads in the Hoboken Reporter.

Those dollar totals don't include this weeks ads ......

HobokenLeaks
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October 22, 2012
Hating GA is a manufactured issue from a morally bankrupt and idea-less campaign that stooped to midnight fliers and a Nazi truck to hide its shortcomings.

Do Move Forward operatives get to post more of their loathing for GA *after* your deadline?

After all they only reason the "issue" exists is they thought she was the graphic artist for the campaign. Now they're stuck with their strategic disaster. Knowing the leaders of that group, their instinct will be to double-down rather than let it go and stop making fools of themselves.

What-say, editors?
realitycheck1
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October 22, 2012
I think their hesitance is more of a credibility issue and a manufactured prepared statement issue. I read GA's disclaimer, she did not write that. Someone else did, newspaper probably though that too.

While both sides of the coin are embarrassing Kids First is extremely tainted and quite embarrassing. Kids First previous graphic designer and supped no longer GD is a hate filled resident who depicts people as turds in punch bowls and creates Nati imagery. She also has to comment about every damn thing on the internet, making it frustrating for others to follow and read. On the current BoE you have a member that married a man that she once baby sat for. Jean Marie votes on things with her son in mind first, like computers, she doesn't put anyone else first but her own kids. Ruthie, well I will run out of writing space on her. WSJ puts Hoboken last under the current BoE members. Numbers don't lie and the theatrics with the current BoE is laughable at best. Kudos to HR for ignoring GA's prepared statement.
HobokenLeaks
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October 22, 2012
I'm sure it's fun to go around just making shit up and not having to prove any of it.

But there's nothing in GA's statement that isn't consistent with the tone of her site. I don't know what happiness claiming she didn't write it brings you, but whatever.

This on the other hand CAN'T be denied. We know who paid for the truck and who paid for the video.

Deny it if you must, but that this point, no adult believes you. If that matters.

Video: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/10/nazi-truck-video-source-beth-masons.html

Buyer: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/10/who-hired-move-forwards-swastikas-on.html
WESTY
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October 22, 2012
Anyone who has ever read Grafix Avenger knows that

GA wrote her statement to the Hoboken Reporter.

The Nazi truck incident was just the latest in a long line of political smears from same Old Guard politicos. It backfired on them like most of their political mud chucking have in the past and now they are desperately trying to do damage control.

Unlike the Old Guard politiocs who hide behind front people on their BOE ticket or have their paid political consultants who have already written their letters for HR and are now shopping around for a non-toxi name to sign and submit them, Grafix Avenger has always stood openly behind her opinions.

realitycheck1
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October 22, 2012
Maybe not stempler wrote it? Nancy sure did not. I would hope when GA prepares her own statement she does include that she herself has manufactured Nazi imagery and herself made an apology which had to be demanded to the board of rabbis, cause in her mind "it's ok because i'm jewish". GA never said "I'm sorry" she only did it after the apology was demanded. I can only imagine an African American blogger using derogatory racial slurs and imagery of nooses and watermelons and then trying to pawn it off as "it's ok, I'm an African American". GA credibility is ZERO. Kudos to HR for not placing her comment in the story, her comment would have only tainted the story.
WESTY
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October 22, 2012
reality, All I can say is you had enough rope and you hung yourself and took Mason and Move Forward with you.

HobokenLeaks
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October 22, 2012
I'm sure GA is glad that you're a fan/obsessed with her site enough to be following not stempler.

But I wonder if Fulop knows he will never be taken seriously as any kind of reformer so long has he has people like you on speed dial
KidsLastPlace
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October 22, 2012
Kids First will Place last, Move Forward will win in a landslide. We're all excited to have new faces to replace all those self absorbed current members. Nice to see Kids First not even saying what GA did was bad anywhere. Kids First is a joke and on November 6th it will be a has been. Looking forward to the party at 1200 11-6.
HobokenLeaks
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October 23, 2012
Nice to see today's Move Forward pop-up blogger unable to admit who arranged the Nazi truck and midnight fliers. Not to worry everyone knows.

Video: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/10/nazi-truck-video-source-beth-masons.html

Buyer: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/10/who-hired-move-forwards-swastikas-on.html

That's why you hate GA: she exposes the filth that rides in with Move Forward.
ThisMeansWar
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October 23, 2012
Leave him alone, Leaks. This LastPlace moron is perfect.

His ringing endorsement of Move Forward is hilarious.

New faces? Liz Markevitch's face is about as "new" as Inez Keim's.

His other "big issue" is non-candidate, non-campaign worker Pincus.

What a joke. So much for "the reasons you should vote for Move Forward". Their own paid stooges weren't even told any reasons to give.

Meanwhile he is also admitting that 1200 Washington which is an untaxed 5013C is being used for political purposes.

This dope might as well be a mole for Kids First. Let him talk all he wants.
realitycheck1
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October 22, 2012
I for one am a little tired of the mayor and the council people as well as board members in the city of Hoboken using the "letters to the editor" section to pen stories for the public to read. Letters to the editor should be made available for people that want to express their thoughts about all things local. If the Mayor, council people, historic committee member, zoning board members, HHA members, the police chief have something to say, let them post online under stories that represent what they're saying or make them buy ad space. The HR shouldn't serve as a mouth piece for free advertising. All Mayor Zimmer writes about is how important things are and why we should all do this and that, this can all be said elsewhere. The letters to the editor should be free of politicians and their bullshit. All politicians and anyone running for whatever they're running for.
WESTY
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October 22, 2012
Not everyone can afford a thousand dollars or so a week like the Masons can for half page ads to get their agenda published in the Hoboken Reporter.
realitycheck1
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October 22, 2012
So buy a classified ad, or post on another website in town, make signs, buy a banner. Zimmer has lots of cash. all those diamonds her hubby hawks in the diamond district, I bet they have a floor safe filled with green under their bed. The rest of the council all have money too, let them buy an ad. Limit politicians to 1 LTTE per year. If they're writing in then they've got a reason for the public to read it, just as ad advertisement from a business has a purpose too.
WESTY
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October 22, 2012
Really you want to go with that kind of hate post after the Nazi truck ?