The Cuban Mobile TV Crisis: West New York activists go for the Felix-Fidel comparison

If you hold public offfice in West New York, it’s probably inevitable that sooner or later one of your constituents will compare you to Cuban strongman Fidel Castro.

But the opponents of Mayor Felix Roque feel he gave them more ammo than usual when the commissioners last week approved on first reading an ordinance cracking down on signs.

In advance of a rally this evening protesting the ordinance, Residents for a Better West New York issued the requisite Roque/Castro flier, pictured above.

Frank Ferriero, leader of the group, runs an outfit called TV on Wheels, featuring a mobile television projection van making regular appearances around town broadcasting unflattering footage of the mayor.

"This meeting is entirely off the record. Until somebody leaks it."
—Michael Kempner, addressing a roomful of Democratic powerbrokers organizng for Hillary Clinton