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Doherty’s 29 Day Report

And it’s a doozy.

I skipped the pages with unfilled out forms.  Click on each image to enlarge it or download the entire document here.

coverpage 1Fish Inc is Robert Fishman from the Avon Pavilion.

Steve Gallo has held various official jobs in Bayonne.

Susan Torricelli is Robert Torricelli’s ex wife.  On a later page is a contribution from Torricelli himself.

page 2I guess FREEDOMPAC is some union thing.  A quick Google search came up empty.

You’ll recall we looked into Turcil when it contributed to Jennifer Nicolay’s campaign last year.  We traced it back to Dariusz (Derek) Targonsky, owner of Hanley’s liquor store.

You’re going to see a lot of union PAC money throughout this report.  None of it is permissible under Belmar’s current pay to play ordinance.

page 3Three unions and a pass through.  All impermissible.

page 4I didn’t find much on Blue Victory Fund but a quick look at ELEC shows a lot of their money came from engineering firms.


page 5Aleatory is Bar A.

page 6

Fernicola is the mayor of Loch Arbour.

A pass through from Dan Benson and donations from Colleen and Jennifer.


page 7Cohen is a former Lake Como councilman.

Bertoli is a political operative in Hudson County and an advisor to Steve Fulop.

I see Brian is aboard.

page 8Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton.

Larry Luttrell ran for Assembly last year.

Ed Farmer is former chief of staff to Bill Pascrell.  His firm assists public entities in getting grant money from the federal government.

page 9

Marketing mogul Richard Tarzian, for those who don’t know, is the guy who lives here:Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 6.10.02 AM

Also chipping in are Claire Deicke and Janet Grosshandler.

Princeton Public Affairs is a big lobbying group.

page 10

Mary Foster is Vice Chairwoman of the Monmouth Democrats.

Rosalie Doherty is Matt’s mother.

Steve Long is a big lawyer in Staten Island.  Don’t know what the connection to Matt 11Didn’t Mark Fitzgerald vote in Belmar?

William Stapleton is a billboard guy.

Judy Young is the wife of former Belmar administrator Bill “We were in a foxhole, Broadco sucks” Young.

Public Strategies is a Trenton lobbying company.

page 12The Cryan pass through was already discovered and reported on here.

Fanwood Mayor Collen Mahr is probably a friend of Matt’s sister Maureen, who lives in that borough.

Wayne Blanchard is V.P. for legislation at the Troopers union.

page 13

Belmar Code Enforcement chief.

Belmar Public Works chief.

A and M is a lobbyist.

Masons union.

page 14Three unions and a pass through.

page 15As promised, Bob Torricelli.  (I read somewhere he wants to make a comeback.)

PR firm.

Union PAC.

Pass through.

page 16Operating engineers PAC.

Pass through from a state assemblyman.

Pass through from a state senator.

District Council 711 is the painters union.

page 17Hoboken Strategy Group is a “boutique New Jersey government relations and business development firm”.

Frank Raia, you will remember, is the guy who put the swimming pool on the property with no house.

Thomas Paterniti was long time head of the Edison Democrats.

IBEW 400 always there to help.

page 18Painters again.

A Kivvit guy.

More union cash including the $8200 from LIUNA that was already reported on here.

page 19Grillo was the Assembly candidate last year who had all the parking tickets in Asbury Park.

Fernandes represents carpenters unions and contractors.

Bill Young, former administrator.

page 20Spark Marketing advertises for our Tourism Commission including for the Seafood Festival.  Their contribution was later returned for some reason.

Sonnefeld and Troccia were the architects for the pavilions.  One of their architects is a Lombardi from the Lombardi family that owns Chefs International.

Patricia from the library.

Not sure about this Leo Ayala guy.  His company does telecommunications work for various institutions.

page 21

Don’t know anything about these.

That’s all the contributions.  Here’s the rest of the report:

adjustment 1dispersements 1dispursements 2dispursements 310 grand for the joint committee.

statementcertificationTreasurer is Matt Anderson, not Matt Doherty.

BTW, none of this, or the identities of the less-than-$300 contributors, is up on the Borough website as our P2P law requires.


  1. Guest wrote:

    Sad how truly broken the entire system is.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  2. Bill Straus wrote:

    Let’s see what are the choices. In curtain #1 Matt loses for freeholder and these people all waste their money, but we are stuck with him. In curtain #2 Matt wins, but he will unleash himself upon the entire county, and we will have a new mayor. In the box Carol is at we have a zonk, Crooked Billary wins and we are all “vernacular”. I think I’ll move to the Bahamas and go diving!

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:47 am | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    They will not have wasted their money if he loses. That’s the problem.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink
  4. Planet Belmar wrote:

    A fools or fools and their money are soon parted. It is amazing when you compare NJ ELEC contributions to Matt Doherty when he ran for assembly and for Mayor after that. He was always tOO MUCh for this small city, hence his re-branding , overdeveloping to make the pond larger and always in the news.
    I am planning to move to a smaller pond and regain what little sanity , if any, I have left.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  5. MM wrote:

    Matt will win the Freeholder seat! They will spend a ton of money, and he will ride the “I’m with her” wave.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  6. ms.nobody wrote:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I would feel dirty giving money to a “politician”.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:26 am | Permalink
  7. OLD MAN wrote:

    No I think the Reps will win the county. Sorry.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Carry on about the illegal pass through contributions. This group celebrates SCOFF LAWS. Like the song goes… they were men of high positions. They were Irish politicians and the all got drunk at Steve O’Donnell’s wake. Is that all there is my friends?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  9. Hoffa wrote:

    Who is responsible for enforcing the Belmar pay to play laws? Is it the responsibility of the citizen ,Belmar PD , County ? Really just asking. Also Why doesn’t Djais offer handicap parking they get a waiver form the town ? Clair maybe you could help on this I know you work/worked closely with Belmar ADA

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm | Permalink
  10. ms.nobody wrote:

    But, but, but, SHE just paid $500 to play so her response would have to be biased. Face to palm here…sorry.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  11. Tulip wrote:

    If we didn’t pay the salaries that we

    do could you see our employees trying

    to come up with the money that they did

    to cover the jobs. He who plays pays.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm | Permalink
  12. ms.nobody wrote:

    There are other sources for play money than salaries, like “rich daddies” and benefactors, for example. There can be loyalty to the source of the donor’s donation as well as to the party or entity to whom one donates. The game board can become complex. But then, most people can see that anyway. That’s why there are rules – break them and you see what and who you are dealing with.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:46 am | Permalink

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