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Subject: Interested in finding any information on "Michael Cricco" and
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: hobokengumshoe-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 06 Feb 2003 01:59 PST
Expires: 08 Mar 2003 01:59 PST
Question ID: 157973
He worked for a bank in Hoboken, NJ
Seems to have a relationship with a Mark Settembre of New York City
Is a city council representative
Subject: Re: Interested in finding any information on "Michael Cricco" and
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 06 Feb 2003 09:50 PST
Hello, and thank you for your question.

Mr. Cricco, as you noted, is an active member of the Hoboken City
Council and, as such, there is a good deal of information available on
many of his activities.  I have listed these below.  All text is taken
directly from the sites indicated, except for text in brackets [ ]
that I provided myself.

If there is anything in my answer that seems to require further
elaboration, please do not hesitate to make use of the "Request for
Clarification" button before rating this response.  And please give my
regards to Hoboken...some good friends of mine used to own a bakery


City Council
Hoboken is divided into six wards and each ward elects a councilperson
to represent it. There are three "at large" council people which are
elected in city wide elections. Each city councilperson is elected to
serve a term of four years.

Fifth Ward  Michael Cricco
1024 Bloomfield Street 

[At the Hudson County government site, Mr. Cricco's contact
information is given as follows:]

Michael Cricco
Title: Council Member
Tel: (201) 420-2013
Office Location:
City of Hoboken



Hoboken Councilman Michael Cricco, who introduced the resolution,
said, "I try to listen to all my constituents. In being a councilman
you have to think regionally. Every week I visit the Meadowlands. To
think that this piece of land is not protected is alarming. We must
teach our children the significance of protecting the environment."
Councilman Cricco believes that the Hoboken resolution will serve to
persuade other cities to take the steps necessary to ensure the
protection of the Hackensack Meadowlands for future generations to

Michael Cricco, Hoboken City Council (201) 795-9717

The Hoboken Dog Association

Late Fall 2000: 1. The HDA meets with members of local government.
Attendees include Calligy, Korman, Stephen Hudock
(Councilman-at-Large) and Michael Cricco (Councilman, 5th Ward). Mayor
Russo and Frank Sasso (Board of Health) visit briefly. All present
agree to specific action plan for ongoing dog run maintenance. The run
will be treated every 10 days with "Odormute." 2. At the December 2000
council meeting, a change to the ordinance banning dogs from
waterfront walkways is introduced, permitting leashed dogs on the
walkways of Pier A Park and Sinatra Park. (A copy of this revision is
available on the HDA website)



Cricco Against Towers 

Dear Editor: 

I have spoken with many of my constituents concerning the proposed
towers for 16th Street in Hoboken. They have a major problem with the
density, height and traffic congestion a project of this magnitude
would cause.

I have also spoken with Councilman DelBoccio concerning this matter,
as this project would abut his ward as well. He was in agreement also
that the project is oversized. We met with Mayor Russo on Wednesday
and he stated to fight for that which our constituents desire.

If the developer was to proceed as planned, we would oppose him at
every avenue.

Councilman Michael T. Cricco 

[A collection of additional newspaper articles on this same
controversy can be found here: ]

[is the Official Web Site of Hoboken, and includes photographs of all
the council members.]


[A search of The Hoboken website:]

[on "cricco" turned up 55 articles that mention this name (if you do
the search yourself, make sure to use the "advanced search" and select
"all dates").]

Here is the full list:

Date Headline 
Feb 02, 2003 Between the LinesPolitical suicide?    
Jan 26, 2003 Help us celebrate     
Jan 26, 2003 Gov. supports open space, controlled development McGreevy
comes to Hoboken for Jackson Street Park groundbreaking
Jan 26, 2003 Warning: Horse race aheadJockeying, mudslinging already
underway for May council elections
Jan 12, 2003 Good things come in twosStevens Cooperative School
expands to second building
Jan 12, 2003 Lottery to open on St. Mary GarageIn other news, council
extends closing date on 916 Garden
Nov 15, 2002 Everyone must be cautious no matter where you live    
Nov 10, 2002 Violent crime up, other crime down Police chief
acknowledges possible 'crime clusters' outside projects, says city is
relatively safe but needs more officers
Oct 27, 2002 Opening up the discussion Community members meet to
discuss parks, public space, and utilities
Sep 22, 2002 Mayor wants to abolish Parking Authority City moves
toward establishing a 'utility'
Aug 18, 2002 Asking for permission to spend more Council holds special
meeting to request increase in cap
Aug 04, 2002 Please tell me why we elected Mr. Roberts mayor of our
Aug 04, 2002 Fresh as it gets Farmer's Market drawing large crowds
Jan 20, 2002 'You absolutely can't vote on this budget tonight'City
and Parking Authority wrangle over funds to fill revenue gap
Dec 02, 2001 New deadline for 916 Garden St. In latest move on
troubled garage, parking officials shoot for March
Oct 14, 2001 Central and south waterfronts connected City officials
and dignitaries cut ribbon on walkway
Aug 19, 2001 Two years, and still no buildingsDeveloper for northwest
district says plans are still a go
Aug 12, 2001 Fresh concepts Secretary of agriculture visits farmers'
Jul 29, 2001 Rats!    
Jul 08, 2001 Time to get to work First council meeting of Roberts era
draws a little fire
May 13, 2001 Roberts wins6th Ward Councilman bests incumbent in
Tuesday triumph
Apr 08, 2001 HDA report of interaction with city on dog and non-dog
owners issue
Feb 11, 2001 Council won't appeal longevityAt contentious meeting,
city decides its workers will have to return $355,228
Jan 14, 2001 Spending up, taxes downPublic can comment Wednesday on
$54.8M city budget
Dec 17, 2000 Soares is the one grandstanding 
Dec 10, 2000 Parking woes continue at 916 GardenAgency hires expert to
Nov 19, 2000 I guess it's who you know to get something done    
Nov 19, 2000 Dogs could be allowed at waterfrontCity Council moves to
open up Pier A and Sinatra Park paths
Oct 22, 2000 City payroll rejectedCouncil members cite 'abuse' of
Oct 15, 2000 Cricco's qualifications questionable on bringing
developer/community needs together
Oct 15, 2000 I oppose the pier project, but not for political reasons
Oct 08, 2000 The joy of parking324 get spaces through lottery    
Oct 08, 2000 Supporting the Hackensack Meadowlands Preservation
Alliance and Hackensack Riverkeeper
Oct 08, 2000 Council approves Monroe Street developmentAfter heated
debate, developer agrees to affordable housing and recreation
Sep 24, 2000 There should be a law against residential pier
Sep 10, 2000 More shakeups at Housing AuthorityActing chair steps down
one month after assuming new role
Sep 03, 2000 Is the city TOO LOUD? Some say council actions aren't
Aug 27, 2000 Clock Towers sale OK'd by court    
Aug 20, 2000 1-0 vote gives city workers big payoutMayor gets $42K;
Roberts apoplectic
Jul 23, 2000 Ballfield wanted; Councilman pushes for park on top of
parking facility
Jul 09, 2000 North by northwest; Legal settlement means development in
one corner can move ahead
Jun 25, 2000 Glad Soares speaks his mind    
Jun 25, 2000 Soares should apologize to the 'b&r' Hobokenites    
Jun 11, 2000 HHA Appointment causes stir; Ramos, Mayor clash over
level of resident involvement in process
May 21, 2000 Rent control redux: Measure pulled, reintroduced;
activists still steaming
May 07, 2000 Rent reform repealed: Controversial measure nixed in
raucous council meeting
Mar 19, 2000 It's back! Council debates PR firm's unpaid bill again
Mar 05, 2000 Housing inspectors find support, City Council urges mayor
to retain office
Mar 05, 2000 Tenant advocates fume over rent control measure passed by
Feb 27, 2000 Controversy erupts over council members' assigned seats
Feb 20, 2000 Mayor: Reject current 1600 Park plan    
Feb 06, 2000 Amabile, mayor's PR exec rebuffed by council    
Feb 06, 2000 Horn Blowing Ordinance blows mind of resident    
Jan 09, 2000 Cricco's council concoctions    
Jan 09, 2000 COMMENDING COBBLESTONES - Councilman Cricco made
cobblestones the cornerstone

[The most recent article (2/2/03) contains an item about Cricco and
his likely opponent in the next council seat election:]

"The dogs of war"

"Rumored 5th Ward Hoboken council candidate Peter Cunningham made his
non-political dog owners' listserv temporarily political last weekend
by writing a letter attacking future opponent Councilman Michael
Cricco that didn't specifically mention dog issues - and sending it
out to the entire group, even though it started off, "Dear Michael."

Cricco held his return fire for a few days, then wrote back: "Peter,
is this a dog owners' web site, or your personal campaign site?"


[Nothing showed up in my research connecting Mr. Cricco to the other
name mentioned in your question.]


search strategy:  primary google search on:  hoboken ("Michael Cricco"
OR "councilman cricco" OR "michael * cricco")

Request for Answer Clarification by hobokengumshoe-ga on 08 Feb 2003 04:07 PST
There was nothing on the business side such as employment history etc?

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 08 Feb 2003 05:29 PST
I have some emails out on this, and will make a few calls on Monday to
see what's publicly available in the way of more information.  Hang
tight for a few days, and I'll get back to you as soon as I know more.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 10 Feb 2003 18:03 PST
Mr. Cricco may be a public figure, but he seems to keep the details of
his private life pretty private.  There was very little available
information beyond what I've already provided.

A search of New Jersey campaign contribution records revealed the only
new tidbit of information:  Mr. Cricco made a $250 contribution to the
campaign of a Bernard Kenny in 1987.  That's it!

Mr. Cricco also filed a report to the elections authority about
contributions received to his campaign (it's actually a joint report,
that appears to include information from several candidates, and may
or may not have any significant info on Cricco himself), but the
information is not available on line.  If you want to pursue this
information, you can visit the site of the NJ Election Law Enforcement
Commission at:

and enter Mr. Cricco's name in the search box.  The results will
identify the available record and provide information on how to obtain
paper copies of the records from the Commission.

Beyond, nil, nada.  Neither the Hoboken City's mayor
office, country clerk, reference librarian or anyone else could
provide additional information on Mr. Cricco.

If there are particular sources or leads you would like to suggest I
pursue, please let me know with a follow-up request for clarification.
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