Quotes from Michael Huckabee Walker

Below are transcribed quotes from the City of Trenton’s Public Information Officer and Aide to the Mayor Michael Walker, on Facebook  little over two weeks ago and addressed to individual citizens of Trenton and other private individuals. As you will read below, Mr. Walker has no hesitation dismissing civic commentary and criticism as “whining,” and [...]

The Progression of Slow: Slow, Slower, Slowest, Jackson

The Kevin Shea article posted online in the Trenton Times Friday evening, and appearing in the Saturday print edition, has some pretty remarkable comments by Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson about revelations made public on Friday regarding the perilous staffing situation at the Trenton Water Works (TWW).  The City-owned utility serving Trenton and several Mercer County [...]

Is It Safe?

In the movie 1976 movie “Marathon Man,” Dustin Hoffman’s character falls into the hands of Nazi Dentist Dr. Josef Mengele, played by Sir Laurence Olivier. Before, and during, some gruesome dental procedures, Mengele keeps asking Hoffman, “Is it safe?” At this point in the film, Hoffman doesn’t know what “it” is, and therefore can’t [...]

Trenton Water Works Has Only One-Third of the Staff Needed to Operate its System

The screenshot above is from a 10/30/17 letter to Mayor Eric Jackson from NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Bob Martin. It can be found on page 7 of this linked redacted document released by NJDEP as part of an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request [...]

Comments to ELEC

Comments made at this morning’s monthly meeting of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

Sometimes being the State Capitol is a good thing; a statewide commission like ELEC is only 5 minutes away!

Good Morning –

As you today note the recent completion of the state election cycle at the beginning of this month, I would like [...]

Coming Up Empty

Although the Administration of Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson has long tried to ignore it, hoping (probably correctly) that by the time of next year’s city elections most voters would have forgotten it, the biggest scandal to rock the City in the last four years was the theft of over $4 Million Dollars of city funds [...]

Clearing the Waters

In response to my piece yesterday, frequent reader W. Pyle wrote a comment that I think other readers may find useful when thinking about the most recent problems with Trenton’s water quality. Rapid increases in water flow and turbidity may have overwhelmed the ability of Trenton Water Works to cope. However, “the plant, which is [...]

Water Issues

As emailed to City Hall this morning, 11-6-17:

Good Morning, Mr. Mayor -

Once again, for the second time in less than three months, I write with concern about the quality of Trenton’s Water Supply, and by extension the management of the Trenton Water Works. And once again, I must ask that your Administration [...]

Three Short Takes

One – Posted on Facebook this morning:

From: MayorsOffice <>
Date: Oct 13, 2017, 11:45 AM -0400
To: Eric Jackson <>
Subject: Please be my guest at my third State of the City Address

Dear Friend,

Please be my guest at my third State of the City address on Wednesday, October 25th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall (319 East [...]


Above is a screenshot taken this morning of the results of an inquiry made of the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) database. It shows that, as of this morning, not one person has filed any documents with ELEC in connection with the upcoming May 2018 Trenton mayoral election.

Over [...]