Mr. Parrey Has Some Explaining to Do

As emailed to members of Trenton’s City Council this morning:

Good Morning, Council Members -

In connection with your scheduled Executive Session tomorrow to consider the matter of Mr. Angel Perez, please note the attached.

Acting Police Director Parrey has over the last few weeks made multiple public comments denying [...]

What Part of Permanent Do They Not Understand?

There’s a whole lot of bullshit in this morning’s Trentonian, coming out of the mouths of both Trenton’s Mayor “ZT” (for “Zero Tolerance”) Jackson, and “Acting” Police Director Ernest Parrey, Jr.

In separate articles in this morning’s Trentonian, both men continue to defend the actions of Director Parrey in hiring Angel Perez to [...]

“Immediate, Permanent Removal”

The Mercer County Police Academy features an online link to its “Rules and Regulations for Trainees.” The cover note from School Director Albert Paglione is dated October 1, 2007. It is not a new document.

The intent of this document, as stated by Director Paglione, is “to assist in the administration of the school and to [...]

Zero Intolerance

I knew at the time that Eric Jackson’s pledge on Ethics in March of last year was little more than campaign bombast, and I haven’t been disappointed.

Recall his promise, as proclaimed in a March 3 2014 op-ed piece in the Trenton Times that he would be a mayor who would ruthlessly and consistently practice “zero [...]

This is Why...

… Small Things can actually provide Big Lessons.

In a piece earlier this morning, I reported that the City did provide me some material at the end of yesterday about the Official Trenton City Christmas tree to substantiate statements made on the record by Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson earlier this week. Material that the City claimed [...]

Go Set a Straw Man

The conversation started out about Trees. We have now apparently moved on to Straw Men.

In this morning’s Trentonian the perpetually confused LA Parker, speaking no doubt for many who don’t quite understand the principles at issue here, thinks that we’ve talked enough about the raid on Trenton’s Franklin Park in December which liberated a perfectly [...]

Alas, Brave Little Norway Spruce. We Hardly Knew Ye!

“I care about trees, Father” young George said. “I know their importance to us and I want to make sure we preserve them. I’m always willing to partner with parents or other authority to make sure we do what is best for the public good. Next time I’ll have more time [...]

Making it Easier to Steal Public Water

Former Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer unintentionally hit the nail on the head in his comment made to the Trenton Times this morning. In a piece by Jenna Pizzi about the two most expensive local referenda (sorry, headline writers: 3rd Declension Nominative Plural forms end in -a, not -s) in New Jersey History, Palmer referred to [...]

A Tale of Two Trees

18th Century Version, probably around Stafford County, Virginia:

George, said his father, do you know who killed that beautiful little cherry-tree yonder in the garden? This was a tough question; and George staggered under it for a moment; but quickly recovered himself: and looking at his father, with the sweet face of youth brightened with the inexpressible charm [...]

Dear Mr. Mayor

As e-mailed 9-25-14:

Dear Mayor Jackson:

For much of the last three months, I have been mostly cautiously optimistic that your new administration is making a promising start to unwinding the massive damage to the City of Trenton and its local government sustained over the last four years. You’ve started to rehabilitate the City’s reputation. It has [...]