Down and Dirty at West New York Commissioners Meeting

Things got down and dirty Wednesday night at the West New York Commissioners meeting.

Commissioner FiorD’Aliza Frias sat in for Mayor Felix Roque.

Several residents voiced concerns about traffic lights being down around town.  They were told it would be looked into.

Also an issue, the lack of garbage and recycling cans which people say is causing trash on the streets and making the town dirty.

Commissioner Count Wiley says Galaxy Garbage Company is the problem and they will do something about it.

Then there was talk of possibly installing speed bumps at 6520 Polk Street and another location at 54th Street.

With the election just a few months away Frank Ferreiro, founder of Residents for a Better West New York, who’s all about Roque these days went on the Wiley attack.

“You say you live in West New York but your wife is a committeewoman in North Bergen,” Ferreiro says to Wiley.  “Do you guys live separate or do you live together?  Your kids, where do they go to school?

“(This is town business), because the guy that’s running for mayor doesn’t live in this town.  People need to know that.”

Ralph Martell, a West New York resident and formerly Carlos Betancourt’s campaign manager has his own beef with Wiley and is not shy about telling him in graphic detail just what he thinks of him.

“Why don’t we talk about the fact that you threatened someone in City Hall, a woman, that you would rip her neck off and defecate down her neck,” Martell says.  “That’s a fact.  No I’m not a sick person sir —  I speak the truth.

“You guys want a political war, you got one. Welcome to the game.”

But Wiley didn’t take the bait.

“It’s disturbing and it’s very disrespectful,” Wiley says of Martell’s outburst.  “Sorry, you’re done there; you’re done.”

Stay tuned to for more on this developing story.