NJ.com has a story confirming that Michele Russo has been hired to her the position and can start immediately.
My main questions pertain to the process in which she was hired. Was it an open process? Etc. Update 7/27/2011: Hold your horses! The Mile Square View has no start date set for the job Michelle Russo supposedly took according the Hudson Reporter's Al Sullivan. Sullivan is not exactly noted for his journalistic accuracy so we will have to see how this develops. Read more on Hoboken's favorite conspiracy theorist site (besides Hoboken 411, The FBI is coming! The FBI is coming!): http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2011/07/insider-michele-russo-awaits-official.html
Also, that pesky lady who has her own blog website and fancies public pools has Michele Russo denying she was offered a job according to her sources. Go to Grafix Avenger for the latest on that angle:
Stay tuned. If there is any validity to this story I suspect that a few county government people will be racing to cover their tracks or develop some real good spin. I hear there is a dapper bushy eye browed fellow who could spin a pile of crap into an interesting yarn and Mason isn't paying him enough to maintain his wardrobe to the high standards to which he has become accustomed. He is also a master of semantics and verbal magic! (At least in his own demented mind)
To Boy Laney, Channel 78 anchorman: Come out from hiding Lane! The "Loyal Opposition" (to good government) needs your help. Only your masterful rhetoric and Voltaire quotes can save the day now. Get cracking. Hope to see you back on Hobroken411 soon. Someone as dapper as you should never be relegated to ghost writer status. You need to take proper credit for your work! Get your name out there. Get ready for the next step. Got Melli? You might as well declare your source of income too while you are at it. You wouldn't want to have too big of a hole in your resume. You ba-job seeking ba-job seeker you!
Original Post 7/26/2011: After all the groaning and moaning and hypocrisy from Lane Bajardi and the other paid operative Zimmer haters about Dawn Zimmer's ties to the County and the resulting supposed patronage that was supposed to come of it. Look at we have here, perhaps a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Here is an excerpt from the Hudson Reporter:
"Michele Russo, the mother of current 3rd Ward Councilman Michael Russo and the wife of former Hoboken Mayor Anthony Russo, has just been hired for a county job replacing the outgoing head of housekeeping at the County Plaza building in Jersey City."
Here is the link to the full story on the Hudson Reporter Website: Michele Russo, wife of ex-Hoboken mayor, lands county job
|Michele Russo mopping it up with County Patronage? Original photo from MSV.|
For discussion: Do you think it is hypocritical given all the unsubstantiated claims that Mike Russo and the rest of the old guard have made about the Zimmer Administration and fabricated County patronage when his mother is indeed granted a County job? Or do you think that nothing is untoward here and she got it based on her experience in Real Estate or managing people? Keep in mind folks, in her position she will have access to every Hudson County building she is responsible for cleaning.