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WNY BOE trustee slams Alamo Insurance, board still doesn’t terminate contract

first_img WNY BOE trustee slams Alamo Insurance, board still doesn’t terminate contract TAGSalamo insurancematthew chengeOFACsilvio acosta SHARE By John Heinis – September 16, 2014 10:35 am 3 Mr.Cheng.Good for you,I am impressed and proud of your defense of the children of this town and the People of W.N.Y .It is about time a board member questions the veracity of these deals rather than just rubber stamping it! Kudos for you.I am also glad that you made the point, clearly, that this is not solely our jurisdiction that has this problem. Remember the Alamo? West New York BOE extends insurance contract through 2017 – Hudson County View Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SWhat is Frank Fereiro (an audience member who lobbied school board to reinstate Alamo) connection to Pablo Fonseca? Pablo ran Booker’s mayoral re-election campaign. A member of Latin Eagles, who’s group was paid by Booker campaign to produce and/or distribute campaign materials also worked for Alamo in Newark. That Newark Alamo office was raided by FBI. Frank Fereiro was paid $6,500, according to published report to work in Newark before June 3rd primary in WNY. The pen is mightier than the sword, Frank. Matthew pulls no punches here and his assertions are spot-on. You, however showed your true colors when you tried to sucker punch the integrity of the WNY BOE. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In the midst of another OFAC investigation, West New York Board of Education Trustee Matthew Cheng went off on the RFQ process and questioned how Alamo Insurance was selected as the board’s insurance provider in the first place. Despite that fact, the motion to terminate Alamo’s contract failed at Wednesday’s meeting.Cheng slammed the board for “making a mockery of the RFQ process” and for repeatedly picking “politically connected companies” instead of looking out for the best interests of the school children.Earlier in the meeting, Superintendent of Schools John Fauta announced that the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance – better known as OFAC – is investigating the board for the way insurance firms were selected earlier in the summer, as only Hudson County View has reported.Editor’s Note: The footage obtained for this news clip was obtained from an anonymous viewer and was not shot by any member of the Hudson County View staff.  DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Community […] underway, the board decided to terminate the contract in October 2014, although they did not heed Cheng’s request to do the same at the previous […] Anthony M.DeFinocenter_img Bayonne September 16, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm 3 COMMENTS Bayonne September 17, 2014 3:25 am at 3:25 am Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts Previous articleUnclear who controls data collected by Mayor Fulop Quality of Life SurveyNext articleAnti-crime bill honoring Dt. Marc DiNardo passes NJ Assembly 79-0 John Heinis Patrick Cullen Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ March 19, 2016 11:47 am at 11:47 am EducationWest New York Comments are closed.last_img read more