Well. I didn’t think I touched a nerve with my last post. But I suppose I did.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Council President George Muschal noted that, in a departure from past tradition, there would be no Trenton Christmas Tree outside City Hall this year. “This is a disgrace,” the Councilman was quoted as saying Tuesday night.
From The Trenton Times, 12/5/13, by Jenna Pizzi:
TRENTON — Christmas will be coming to Trenton after all. In spite of Council President George Muschal’s fears, the city will be able to purchase a Christmas tree for display in front of City Hall during the holiday season.
“The good news is, I was [...]
In a rundown of the latest news in Worldwide Bribery and Corruption in government and private industry, a blog on the Wall Street Journal’s website this week mentions the impending federal trial of the Indicted Occupant of Trenton’s Mayor’s Office.
The Trentonian’s daily countdown (It’s T-Day -32, people!) to the scheduled January 6 trial of the [...]
In response to my post yesterday a member of Trenton’s Council, North Ward Rep Marge Caldwell-Wilson wrote on Facebook yesterday. I thank the Councilwoman for being a reader, and taking the time to thoughtfully respond. But in doing so, she actually reinforced my main point of yesterday’s column, and provides a further example of my [...]
I am reminded this morning of Matthew 7:5 -
“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
Why, you ask? Because of a post yesterday on her Facebook page from City Councilwoman At Large Phyllis Holly Ward. I [...]
An auction has been scheduled for sale of the failed taxpayter-owned Lafayette Yard Hotel. There is already one bid on the table – for $5.5 Million – from a company called Edison Broadcasting.
If no other bids are received, that $5.5 Million would be a far cry from the $30-plus Million outstanding in debt on the [...]
I’ve been pretty quiet around town for several weeks, and that isn’t going to change too much for several more. But this morning brings some news that begs for at least some note and some comment. Not surprisingly, it concerns the Lafayette Yard Hotel.
The long, tangled tale of the Trenton’s municipal history as an innkeeper [...]
TRENTON, NJ – September 23, 2013 – For years, this has been Trenton’s biggest wreck. Its prominent location on Trenton’s landscape has provided daily reminder of NJ’s Capital City’s proud past, and current troubles. For too long, it has proved impossible to remove, a leading cause of the City’s ongoing blight [...]
I haven’t been able to post very much lately, and that won’t change for at least the next couple of months or so. Busy at work, which is a good thing. But this morning I just had to respond to a couple of things that struck me as absurd.
Lord knows that Trenton [...]
As we hear of the year’s 32nd life taken maliciously, in broad daylight (as if that means anything anymore), Trenton’s Police Director Ralph Rivera has unwittingly spoken the most succinct and sadly true words I have heard or read about this town’s tragic spiral.
“The area People’s Bakery is in is normally a quiet and safe [...]