Yesterday I discussed the poorly thought-out and argued “Plan for Jobs & Economy” released this week by Trenton mayoral candidate Walker Worthy as a central element of his campaign platform for the May election.
Altogether I find it very unconvincing, on several levels. Yesterday I selected only four of his points for any kind [...]
One of Trenton’s octet of mayoral wannabe’s is rolling out his policy platform this week. Deputy County Clerk Walker Worthy released on Tuesday his “Plan for Jobs & Economy: Focus on Development and Opportunities.” After anxiously waiting for something like this from the various campaigns, I have to say I am not impressed.
The “Plan” is little [...]
There is an odd and confusing column by LA Parker in today’s Trentonian. It is rather odd because Parker, a professional writer and reporter, criticizes local bloggers and Facebook posters as ineffective do-nothings. His is a bold call for Action: “We need more hands on deck instead of mouths that roar about every penny, position, [...]
What a remarkable op-ed in this morning’s Trenton Times by mayoral candidate Eric Jackson!
The title of the piece is “Trenton needs leader with ‘zero tolerance for corruption’” and lays out several objectives and standards that a new mayoral administration – presumably that of Eric Jackson’s – will pursue. But the piece is amazing in that [...]
Trenton Mayoral Candidate Eric Jackson scored a major political coup yesterday. News reports relate that over two dozen clergy, representing several faiths and congregations inside and beyond Trenton publicly endorsed Mr. Jackson’s candidacy.
Those who spoke at yesterday’s endorsement event at the downtown Lafayette Yard Hotel echoed the candidate’s emphasis on a renewed commitment to ethical [...]
Trenton’s 2014 Municipal Election season got off to a very slow start, almost two years ago. This week, less than 3 months before the May poll date, things seem to be picking up. I am not encouraged by what I see.Today that means the news about Eric Jackson and his campaign.
In today’s Trentonian there are [...]
Bounding down the steps to the first floor, Mack, with a smile on his face, continued to ignore questions. Once outside, Mack gave one buoyant response:
“E-mail your questions,” he said, gripping the rear passenger door of his waiting city SUV, flashing a thumbs-up, and getting in.
As e-mailed, Wednesday, February 19, [...]
This week, Trenton has once again achieved a World-Class ranking!
Upon his Friday conviction on federal charges of extortion, bribery, wire fraud, etc. the travails of Tony F. Mack were featured on this week’s “Corruption Currents” page on the Wall Street Journal’s website, a summary of the Global Leaders in Bribery, Cybercrime, Money Laundering, Sanctions, Whistleblowers [...]
I look forward to a day when Trenton is a wholly-unremarkable small city on the Delaware River.
A day when you don’t even notice that there’s nothing in the newspaper or on TV about the place. Again.
A day when police officers punching in to work wonder – in a good way – how [...]
Like you, I am fascinated with the daily reporting from Trenton’s Federal Courthouse. After months of waiting, and several postponements, the proceedings in The United States of America vs. Tony & Ralphiel Mack are finally moving along.
The broad outlines of the case, with the testimony and evidence being introduced in Judge Michael Shipp’s courtroom generally [...]