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As I reported last month on a BLOG on Room Eight about Phil Foglia’s nomination by Bronx GOP Leader Jay Savino, see BLOG site.
In the June 12, 2007 edition of the New York Daily News (Bronx Boro section) Reporter Robert Kaptstatter wrote that it is a done deal that Phillip Foglia will not be appointed the Commissioner for the Bronx Board of Elections for the representation for the republicans of the Bronx. See website here.
Bronx GOP cronie Gennaro (Jerry) Agovino, friend and college buddy and a devoted campaigner for Bronx GOP leader Joseph J. Savino was served recently with an order of protection/restraining order by local law enforcement here in the Bronx recently. Inside sources from Bronx GOP told me that Jay Savino was trying so much to keep this from getting to the press, since he is under so much scrutiny recently. Well the story has it that Jerry Agovino who is employed by the New York City Department of Corrections, was served recently with an order of protection/restraining order to stay away from a woman who is divorced that he was dating, because she did not want to date Jerry Agovino anymore, because she found out that he is still married to another woman. But Jerry Agovino did not listen to this woman's request that she did not want to date him anymore, that he began to stalk her on a number of occasions to try to rekindle the romance and she became afraid. So she filed an order of protection and a restraining order against him. Jerry Agovino is also the son of Frank Agovino - President of the Morris Park Community Association. This Bronx GOP has alot of characters in this political club. This is like a soap opera!!!
Bronx County GOP (Jay Savino) has nominated Phillip Foglia to be the new commissioner for the Bronx County Board of Elections for the republicans. Phil Foglia is a lawyer and was a prosecuter who convicted former congressman Mario Biaggi about 20 something years ago. Phil Foglia recently resigned as counsel for SEBCO housing corporation in the South Bronx, this organization is headed by Father Louis Gigante (brother of deceased Vincent (The Chin) Gigante), former boss of the genovese crime family. Father Louis Gigante has always been in and out the investigative scope for years.
Recently I have done some extensive research on William Newmark and his Bronx Conservative political club/party. Now William Newmark and the Bronx Conservative Party are no different than any other political club when it comes to screening and running candidates for elected positions, having yearly dinner dances to boost support and raise money for his club. But when I went on the New York State Board of Elections website and inquired about the financial disclosures of William Newmark’s Bronx County Conservative Party, and to my surprise the New York State Board of Elections and the New York City Board of Elections never have or had any financial disclosures submitted to them from the Bronx County Conservative Party for any transactions at all, which is required under the state election laws. So where is all this money going to? This needs to be investigated by the New York Attorney General’s office why Mr. Newmark is allowed not to disclose any financial matters concerning political club. This sounds real fishy to me with all that is going on in Bronx politics these days concerning the indictments and investigations of State Senator Gonzalez, State Senator Ruben Diaz and his son Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx GOP leader Joseph J. Savino and Dawn Sandow, who is the deputy chief clerk at the Bronx Board of Elections for the republicans. And what a ironic coincidence that William Newmark is having his annual Bronx County Conservative Party dinner dance on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the Marina Del Rey caterers,1 Marina Drive, Bronx, NY. And the ticket price for going to this event is $160.00 per person (WOW), for ticket sales call William Newmark at 718-822-0504, and guess who is William Newmark honoring at this dinner, none other than Dawn Sandow who just last month fell under investigation with the New York City Department of Investigation along with Joseph J. Savino and others at the Bronx and Manhattan Board of Elections offices.