About me ….

I started this blog when I was editorial page editor of the Daily Record. Since being laid off in 2011, I have moved around. I briefly worked for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno doing PR before getting a job as editorial writer for the Bergen Record.

Things were fine until Gannett bought the place; Since that fateful day in the summer of 2016, there have been more than 200 layoffs and I was one of them.

I found work as public information officer with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, but that was not for me. The prosecutor simply was not interested in releasing much information to the public. So I left to try free-lance writing.

I am writing for the website, Insidernj and also for a few weekly newspapers outside of the county.

Meanwhile, I am trying to start up this blog again; we’ll see how it goes.



Trouble in the parks?

There seems to be some friction these days between the freeholders and the park commission over a development plan near Mennen Arena. Freeholders back the plan, but the commission is balking over allowing the new development to use the Mennen Arena driveway. One casualty has been Park Commission member Lou Valori who has not been reappointed.
Stay tuned

Rodney still under fire

It must be difficult being Rodney Frelinghuysen these days — assuming, of course, things actually can be difficult if you were born into a political family with tons of money. Rodney is about I am sure to vote for a tax bill that’s going to hurt his 11th District. This, of course, will make his reelection bid more fun than usual to watch.