It's the cusp of the New Year --- Old Year 2019 out & New Year 2020 in.....
As a person very interested in the goings on inside the Brooklyn GOP, one needs to address a couple of 800 Pound Gorillas in the room --- Brooklyn GOP "Leaders" Marty Golden and John Quaglione have developed a very close association with Brooklyn's Godfather Bishop Nicky Mars (formally known as Nicholas Di Marzio, the Bishop Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn) --- in fact, they have been reported to work for him and his Diocese
Unfortunately, those relationships with DiMarzio by Golden and Quaglione make what follows, a very political and very Republican business, indeed --- and a very unfinished business at that.....
Here are a few of wide open matters and/or issues that should be addressed by Golden and/or Quaglione:
1) Since John Quaglione is employed as one of DiMarzio's PR scoundrels, I'll address this first question to JQ: On November 20th of this year, your boss, Nicky Mars, made a statement promising "more information" and "transparency" regarding the charges of sex abuse leveled against him by Mitchell Garabedian on behalf of a then-infant victim, Mark Matzek. In fact, this is exactly what DiMarzio promised to all of us, ".... You have a right to more information on this matter and I pledge to you continued transparency in a future column...." --- As a spokesperson for Bishop DiMarzio and the Diocese of Brooklyn can you explain why almost six weeks have passed and there has been no more "information"; "detail"; "clarity" or "transparency" as to the particular abuse alleged by Mr. Garabedian ?
2) Since the second question is very related to the first (it's a virtual follow-up), I'll address this question to John Quaglione, as well --- It has been reported, by Bishop DiMarzio and others that Pope Francis knew about the Garabedian-Matzek charges while DiMarzio was in Rome, and that the the Pope and DiMarzio discussed the matter. What did the Pope know ? When did he know it ?? And what did he say to DiMarzio about it ??? --- That is especially important, because "... the Church 'is preparing to begin an investigation' into the accusations, Brooklyn Diocese spokeswoman Adriana Rodriguez told The Post. DiMarzio is waiting for 'further instructions' from the Vatican regarding the investigation, Rodriguez said...."
Although similar questions could easily be asked of Quaglione's former boss Marty Golden, the most recent open matters with respect to Marty Golden have to do with what Marty is doing vis a vis immigrants, legal and illegal, in connection with his rather vaguely described job for the Diocese of Brooklyn and its Bishop, aka Nicky Mars.
3) The question directed at Marty Golden is broad, but relevant --- what kinds of real estate matters have come up in the various activities that Marty Golden has engaged in on behalf of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Bishop DiMarzio; and has Marty gotten any additional financial benefit from that directly or indirectly ?