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Median Income per Household, in this City then: $37,219. It is now $34,412. That is a decline of $2,807 per household, or 8%.

THAT, Mr. Walker and Mr. Jackson, is an accomplishment that is truly “tangible, quantifiable, and impactful!”

You should be ashamed. Instead you boast to the press. You call this “tremendous progress this administration has made in partnership with our stakeholders to advance the city’s transformation.”

Are you [...]

Show Some to Get Some

Three men, shot down on the streets of Trenton in the middle of the day, two of them dead. No one cares.

I don’t mean that literally.

Of course, these men have friends, loved ones, and neighbors. They will feel the loss of these two dead like a piece ripped out of their souls.

They sure care.

People who [...]

Regarding Mr. Chester's Comments of 1-16-18

Sorry for the delay in making available online the audio recording of last Tuesday night’s Trenton City Council meeting. Here it is.

Having posted last week, without annotation, comments made by West Ward Member and Council President Zachary Chester at that meeting, I’d like today to offer some questions and comments. These aren’t by any means [...]

Zachary Chester in His Own Words

I see that today’s Trentonian edition contains a story about Tuesday evening’s extraordinary City Council meeting, which I discussed earlier this week. It was an extraordinary meeting to me due to the unexpected unanimous support for the current Administration and management of the Trenton Water Works (TWW) in the midst of some pretty heavy criticism [...]

Braveheart-on-Delaware

“Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that [...]

Remarks Made at Trenton City Council, January 16, 2018

NOTE: As I wrote yesterday, I attended Trenton’s City Council meeting on Tuesday, intending to speak in opposition to proposed Ordinance 18-1, a measure to appropriate $6 Million Dollars in capital funding to buy equipment and pay for other infrastructure-related improvements for the troubled Trenton Water Works (TWW).

As it happened, before the meeting was opened [...]

Notes From a Debacle

I attended Trenton’s City Council meeting last night, intending to speak in opposition to proposed Ordinance 18-1, a measure to appropriate $6 Million Dollars in capital funding to buy equipment and pay for other infrastructure-related improvements for the troubled Trenton Water Works (TWW). This proposal was scheduled for the First Reading. If [...]

Trenton City Council Discussing Trenton Water This Week!

RESCHEDULE NOTE: At 11:39AM, the City Clerk’s office sent a Revised Agenda notice, removing the Presentation on TWW by Public Works Director Cherry. No further information was provided regarding any new date for any such Presentation.

As far as I can tell, Council is still due to consider the $6 Million Capital [...]

If You Cannot Move That Fast, then Kindly Get Out of the Way

December 1, 2017 – or Two Water Warnings Ago if you are a customer of the Trenton Water Works (TWW) and use the frequent release  of written warnings about local water safety to mark the passing of time – was the last occasion Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson spoke on [...]

“Here’s What You Need to Know”

“Here is what you need to know about yesterday’s winter storm.”

That was how an entry began written by Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson for his private Facebook page “Mayor Eric E. Jackson,” and posted this morning. It’s a post that only exists on the Mayor’s Facebook page, visible only to the Mayor’s “friends” (I am not [...]