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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Career That will Take You Places!

Attention Parents of 2018 graduates: Your recent graduate has the opportunity to make six figures before their classmates are even out of college.

Do you need a career that will take you places?

NJ Transit is desperate to find more locomotive engineers for its trains, as many have called out over the summer for various reasons, prompting widespread cancellations.

It's a pretty good gig, with plenty of opportunities for training and starting salaries around $76,000 with great benefits. With some quick training, there's no need for an expensive college diploma.

You can quickly find yourself with a six-figure job and unbelievable job security. This opportunity is available to applicants beyond the recent graduate. Are you complacent at your job? Do you want a new career?

NJ Transit now has 500 or so available jobs.

An exciting future in commuter transportation awaits! Now, we can't call you. So, get up and take the first step.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Does Englewood Have a Certified Planning Board?

Did you know that there is NJ State mandated training for Planning & Zoning Board Members?Research suggests that not all of our Planning Board Members and the Zoning Board of Adjustment have completed this mandatory training.  Why are they still allowed to vote?

My question is this.....Are any of the decisions that our appointed Planning Board has made valid under NJ Law? If the members know nothing about the Municipal Land Use Law, how are they functioning as Planning Board Members? Is this the reason that the Members seem to be following a script? Who is the Author of this little Drama?

"On July 7, 2005 an act providing for the mandatory, one-time training of planning and zoning board (and consolidated land use board) members was signed into law. (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23.3 and 23.4) The training consists of five contact hours within the same calendar day. Areas of study include: the roles and responsibilities of planning and zoning board members under the MLUL, understanding the master plan and sub-elements and its relationship to other local, regional and state planning documents and the local development application review process. Each participant will complete a simple standardized test at the end of the course. All board members are required to satisfactorily complete this course..."
Is the Englewood, NJ Planning Board Functioning contrary to NJ Law?

The Law:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Update: Political signs on the median on Palisade Avenue. 
I recently wrote an article addressing the issue of the political litter on Public Property during campaign season. The lawn signs were just too overpowering and in our faces.

On May 7, 2018, there were just as many Phil Meisner signs (The Real Democrat) as there were Michael Wildes 
(the Regular Democrat). Now all of the Meisner signs are gone. I didn't move them. I swear. I don't know who did. This is my neighborhood and I travel with my camera. Someone took them away under the cover of darkness, it seems. The signs started disappearing yesterday. By late afternoon today, the median had been stripped of Phil Meisner signs

That is very interesting, one wonders whether misguided Wildes people moved them. Or misguided Meisner people moved them and are saying that the other side did it. It is the wild west in Englewood these days.

This has been one of the most contentious Mayoral Primary campaigns in a long time. Michael Wildes came out claiming his relationship with Melania Trump to get that out of the way. He is her immigration attorney. We have all seen footage of him standing against deporting families in the fashion that has already started.

Phil came out from the very beginning talking more about the current Mayor than about himself. We want to know about him. Phil seems to prefer we call him Frank Huttle's ally and colleague rather than his employee. The entire Meisner campaign has consisted of throwing stones, political bombshells just short of  race baiting and casting aspersions on his opponents connection to the Trumps. Hell, I would have gone to the Inaugural Ball, if invited, and I despised #45 when his claim to fame was firing people on TV.


Now to the target, race baiting mailers. My 9 year old grandson is the one who picked up the mail on his way into the house on the day that the violent Charlottesville images came into select homes. He had already met Michael Wildes and decided right away that he no longer liked him, because he was Donald Trump's friend. He said that he was going to vote for Phil and stuck to it. The 11 year old stuck to her guns also, she liked Mike. Now that the kids know exactly what is going on and want to be part of it, we keep all of the "very expensive glossies" together. They have read every single one. What a waste of dollars, enough to feed several families for a month. Today we got another one. We read it together and added it to the group. 

Something has changed. 
The 9 year old was previously 
adamant about Phil being his
favorite candidate. He could not get the image of Michael and the cheater (that is what he calls Donald Trump) out of his little mind. I asked him recently if there was anything that could change his mind about whom he would vote and his answer surprised me.


Yes. He said, "he can give me chips!" This made me laugh so hard I got a headache. You have no idea how much this boy loves chips. I overheard him speaking to his Mom one night. He told her that he loves her more than chips. Later, I asked my daughter, his mother, if she had any idea how much that is. 

He says that the only things he negotiates with are kind people, with candy and chips. So we need some chips over here Michael Wildes. 
Utz Sour Cream and Onion with ridges.

           .......And how are the children?