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Those who are thinking of purchasing one of the new housing units in town will have to sign an agreement with Peter Higgins of the Redevelopment Agency stating that they will undergo either a vasectomy or a hysterectomy before they can be allowed to move into their new home, and pay the $22,000 a year in taxes.  Once they have been sterilized we can then rest assured that they will not produce offspring that will enter our great school system.  They can also enter a lottery if they choose to be one of the couples per 100 housing units that can have their allotted 1.7 children.

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Kearny picks developer for Passaic Avenue regeneration

Thursday, September 28, 2006

By ROSE DUGER

JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT

KEARNY - The town's plan to redevelop Passaic Avenue leaped forward lastweek with the designation of a developer who has pledged to bring additional big-box retail to the thoroughfare's main shopping district.

DVL, a firm that already owns the Passaic Avenue K-Mart shopping mall and an adjoining industrial site, plans to demolish former factory complexes to pave the way for retailers such as Staples, TJ Maxx and PC Richard, along with restaurants including Chili's and Starbucks.

Smaller retailers would occupy structures to be built at the front of the K-Mart parking lot, an area that is largely unused.

DVL President Alan Casnoff said the firm is already in discussions with those retailers as part of the plan, which would bring an additional 127,000 square feet of retail space to the area.

Casnoff estimated that the site would generate more than $1 million a year in sales tax revenue and approximately 150 full-time jobs. He pledged that DVL would not seek PILOTS (payments in lieu of taxes) in return for developing the site, which means that Kearny would rezap the full tax benefits of the development. The designation is contingent on review by attorneys of DVL and the town.

While plans call for demolishing the former factory site adjacent to the K-Mart lot, the new structures would be designed with old-style brickwork to evoke the site's industrial history, according to Casnoff.

To move forward, the proposal would require DVL to purchase the land currently occupied by Ozzie's Ford. Casnoff said the firm is negotiating for that purchase and called on town officials to assist the car dealership to find another spot in Kearny.

"We've reached out to Ozzie's on an unofficial basis and the owner has indicated that they would like to stay in Kearny," Casnoff said. "We'd like this to be as pleasant and non-adversarial as possible."

Mayor Al Santos hailed the plan as "the best proposal for the site."

More than two years ago the town ousted a developer it had designated in 2002 to transform the entire zone into a trendy shopping and dining mecca with loft-style housing. The agreement fell through when agreements couldn't be reached on PILOTS.

DVL's proposal represents a departure from the town's original plan, which called for loft-style housing to blend with the retail components.

"The redevelopment committee has struggled with this proposal for over two years because it's a departure from the vision set out in the redevelopment plan," Santos said. "Most visions are challenged by reality and the committee came to the conclusion that this is the best proposal for this site."

Casnoff estimated that once demolition is completed, the stores would take between nine and 11 months to build.

"If we're approved, I'm ready to go tomorrow," he said.

BEST OF LUCK: MILLAN TEAM FOR MAYOR!!!!!!!

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I SUPPORT K.O.T.W. AND APPRECIATE THE 1ST U.S. Constitution: First Amendment - freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Thank you! K.O.T.W (those that bash this site are those who object that right)

Kearny picks developer for Passaic Avenue regeneration

Thursday, September 28, 2006

By ROSE DUGER

JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT

KEARNY - The town's plan to redevelop Passaic Avenue leaped forward lastweek with the designation of a developer who has pledged to bring additional big-box retail to the thoroughfare's main shopping district.

DVL, a firm that already owns the Passaic Avenue K-Mart shopping mall and an adjoining industrial site, plans to demolish former factory complexes to pave the way for retailers such as Staples, TJ Maxx and PC Richard, along with restaurants including Chili's and Starbucks.

Smaller retailers would occupy structures to be built at the front of the K-Mart parking lot, an area that is largely unused.

DVL President Alan Casnoff said the firm is already in discussions with those retailers as part of the plan, which would bring an additional 127,000 square feet of retail space to the area.

Casnoff estimated that the site would generate more than $1 million a year in sales tax revenue and approximately 150 full-time jobs. He pledged that DVL would not seek PILOTS (payments in lieu of taxes) in return for developing the site, which means that Kearny would rezap the full tax benefits of the development. The designation is contingent on review by attorneys of DVL and the town.

While plans call for demolishing the former factory site adjacent to the K-Mart lot, the new structures would be designed with old-style brickwork to evoke the site's industrial history, according to Casnoff.

To move forward, the proposal would require DVL to purchase the land currently occupied by Ozzie's Ford. Casnoff said the firm is negotiating for that purchase and called on town officials to assist the car dealership to find another spot in Kearny.

"We've reached out to Ozzie's on an unofficial basis and the owner has indicated that they would like to stay in Kearny," Casnoff said. "We'd like this to be as pleasant and non-adversarial as possible."

Mayor Al Santos hailed the plan as "the best proposal for the site."

More than two years ago the town ousted a developer it had designated in 2002 to transform the entire zone into a trendy shopping and dining mecca with loft-style housing. The agreement fell through when agreements couldn't be reached on PILOTS.

DVL's proposal represents a departure from the town's original plan, which called for loft-style housing to blend with the retail components.

"The redevelopment committee has struggled with this proposal for over two years because it's a departure from the vision set out in the redevelopment plan," Santos said. "Most visions are challenged by reality and the committee came to the conclusion that this is the best proposal for this site."

Casnoff estimated that once demolition is completed, the stores would take between nine and 11 months to build.

"If we're approved, I'm ready to go tomorrow," he said.

BEST OF LUCK: MILLAN TEAM FOR MAYOR!!!!!!!

Kearny and Harrison are two DIFFERENT towns,we in Harrison are not in an UEZ and thus able to attract better retailers; to an area that already has agood number of retailers. Is the Kearny land contaminated? How long has it been underused?

You are trying to compare apples and oranges! Mr. Millan couldn't even get the Small Business Development Zone of Harrison Ave. and Rodgers Blvd. off the ground,even with the help and support of many businesses: the people attending his meeting realized what a buffoon he was and stopped wasting their time attending his egotistical meetings! He has now aligned himself with some of his detracters from the last election!?! Politics certainly makes for strange bedfellows!

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Kearny and Harrison are two DIFFERENT towns,we in Harrison are not in an UEZ and thus able to attract better retailers; to an area that already has agood number of retailers. Is the Kearny land contaminated? How long has it been underused?

You are trying to compare apples and oranges! Mr. Millan couldn't even get the Small Business Development Zone of Harrison Ave. and Rodgers Blvd. off the ground,even with the help and support of many businesses: the people attending his meeting realized what a buffoon he was and stopped wasting their time attending his egotistical meetings! He has now aligned himself with some of his detracters from the last election!?! Politics certainly makes for strange bedfellows!

The truth is that the Mayor sent Tom Powell to stop former Councilman Millan's efforts to improve Harrison Avenue. The Mayor does not want anyone to overshadow him. He prefers his councilmembers to remain silent and do nothing. Try to state what any councilmember has done for his/her constitutents. Nothing is what they do. Millan was moving forward with a facade program, a streetscape program. Tom Powell came in as a paid Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) coordinator and did nothing. The town no longer has the NPP designation because Millan was removed by the Mayor and Tom Powell did nothing. Exactly what Mayor McDonough wanted from him. The truth is that Millan did more for Harrison than any councilman did to date. The current streetscape program was a Millan initiative which was delayed and poorly executed just in time for the elections.

You can criticize Millan and mock him. He sometimes has a problem getting his point across because English is not his first language, but Millan has more intelligence, integrity, vision, and stamina than McDonough and all his councilmembers put together.

The Millan Team, November 7th. Stop this madness.

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milan's team is the madness he would be the worst thing that harrison could possibly want and think he is the answer to all the town's problems, i would sooner vote for a dog before i would let this lying crook be mayor of anything.

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The truth is that the Mayor sent Tom Powell to stop former Councilman Millan's efforts to improve Harrison Avenue.  The Mayor does not want anyone to overshadow him.  He prefers his councilmembers to remain silent and do nothing.  Try to state what any councilmember has done for his/her constitutents.  Nothing is what they do.  Millan was moving forward with a facade program, a streetscape program.  Tom Powell came in as a paid Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) coordinator and did nothing.  The town no longer has the NPP designation because Millan was removed by the Mayor and Tom Powell did nothing.  Exactly what Mayor McDonough wanted from him.  The truth is that Millan did more for Harrison than any councilman did to date.  The current streetscape program was a Millan initiative which was delayed and poorly executed just in time for the elections.

You can criticize Millan and mock him.  He sometimes has a problem getting his point across because English is not his first language, but Millan has more intelligence, integrity, vision, and stamina than McDonough and all his councilmembers put together.

The Millan Team, November 7th. Stop this madness.

This council is a bad joke. I've never seen the council assert their authority. I doubt any of them understand their authority. The council's responsibility is to set or determine policy. Has anyone ever seen this council determine policy on any subject and direct the mayor to follow it ?? Of course not and you never will. This town government has morphed into something out of a comic book or a third-world country. It's more like an Emperor sitting on a throne surrounded by his minions. And yet the Zombies sit there and cheer for their glorious leaders.

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The truth is that the Mayor sent Tom Powell to stop former Councilman Millan's efforts to improve Harrison Avenue.  The Mayor does not want anyone to overshadow him.  He prefers his councilmembers to remain silent and do nothing.  Try to state what any councilmember has done for his/her constitutents.  Nothing is what they do.  Millan was moving forward with a facade program, a streetscape program.  Tom Powell came in as a paid Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) coordinator and did nothing.  The town no longer has the NPP designation because Millan was removed by the Mayor and Tom Powell did nothing.  Exactly what Mayor McDonough wanted from him.  The truth is that Millan did more for Harrison than any councilman did to date.  The current streetscape program was a Millan initiative which was delayed and poorly executed just in time for the elections.

You can criticize Millan and mock him.  He sometimes has a problem getting his point across because English is not his first language, but Millan has more intelligence, integrity, vision, and stamina than McDonough and all his councilmembers put together.

The Millan Team, November 7th. Stop this madness.

Anyone who knows Milian will realize he lacks integrity and vision. He may have stamina and I do not know him well enough to coment on his intelligence. He doesn't have a problem getting his point across any more than you or I do. His point is simply "it's all about him", not what's good for the town or it's people. He has a county job only because he is hispanic and a friend of Menendez. He lacks the job qualifications and education necessary to represent anyone other than himself and his very limited interests. He is an egotistical wantabe with the same SMALL MAN SYNDROME that Powell has.

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Anyone who knows Milian will realize he lacks integrity and vision. He may have stamina and I do not know him well enough to coment on his intelligence. He doesn't have a problem getting his point across any more than you or I do. His point is simply "it's all about him", not what's good for the town or it's people. He has a county job only because he is hispanic and a friend of Menendez. He lacks the job qualifications and education necessary to represent anyone other than himself and his very limited interests.

Millan:

-Bachelor of Science in Accounting

-Private First Class in the Engineering Corps

-work in Equatorial Guinea, Africa as an accountant for Juan JoverS.A. International Transportation

-Master Painter

-After taking office as councilman in 1996, I decide to study at Rutgers University in Local Government Law. Educating myself on the functioning of our government body; I took courses in:

 Local Government Law

 Government Financing

 Town Municipality

 Public Bidding

 Grant Issuing

 Government Ethics

 Legal Issues Affecting Municipalities

Match that next to McDumb ass now. Stop believing the lies about Millan or you just in it to deep

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The truth is that the Mayor sent Tom Powell to stop former Councilman Millan's efforts to improve Harrison Avenue.  The Mayor does not want anyone to overshadow him.  He prefers his councilmembers to remain silent and do nothing.  Try to state what any councilmember has done for his/her constitutents.  Nothing is what they do.  Millan was moving forward with a facade program, a streetscape program.  Tom Powell came in as a paid Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) coordinator and did nothing.  The town no longer has the NPP designation because Millan was removed by the Mayor and Tom Powell did nothing.  Exactly what Mayor McDonough wanted from him.  The truth is that Millan did more for Harrison than any councilman did to date.  The current streetscape program was a Millan initiative which was delayed and poorly executed just in time for the elections.

You can criticize Millan and mock him.  He sometimes has a problem getting his point across because English is not his first language, but Millan has more intelligence, integrity, vision, and stamina than McDonough and all his councilmembers put together.

The Millan Team, November 7th. Stop this madness.

Just what we need someone who doesn't speak english well enough to get his point across! You are a genius' and you support this man why???

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Just what we need someone who doesn't speak english well enough to get his point across! You are a genius' and you support this man why???

Because English is my second language. Because McDonough is corrupt (on the take from the developers) or dumb. Why else would he support giving via a bond 40 million dollars to billionaire owners of the Metrostars/Red Bulls without any naming rights, ticket revenue, concession stand revenue. Millan is getting his point across: this town is going in the wrong direction, opportunities are being missed. McDonough attacked Millan because Millan would not be bought off. Millan has the experience, integrity, stamina and moral character to make the Town of Harrison a better place to live. McDonough couldn't even figure out his best friend Tansky was stealing $30,000 per month in quarters. Or worse he figured it out or told him to steal the quarters so he could buy his shore house. Millan may have an accent but he's the man for the job.

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McDonough couldn't even figure out his best friend Tansky was stealing $30,000 per month in quarters. Or worse he figured it out or told him to steal the quarters so he could buy his shore house. Millan may have an accent but he's the man for the job.
THATS BECAUSE PETER HIGGINS WIFE IS THE TREASURE OF THE TOWN AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

AND MARGE POWELL, TOM'S WIFE IS THE TAX COLLECTOR. THEY CONTROLL ALL THE MONEY!

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milan's team is the madness he would be the worst thing that harrison could possibly want  and think he is the answer to all the town's problems, i would sooner vote for a dog before i would let this lying crook be mayor of anything.

You are the DOG, the dog that complains about everything and does nothing.

and get paid by our tax dollar money for doing it. YOU ARE THE THIEF.

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Kearny and Harrison are two DIFFERENT towns,we in Harrison are not in an UEZ and thus able to attract better retailers; to an area that already has agood number of retailers. Is the Kearny land contaminated? How long has it been underused?

You are trying to compare apples and oranges! Mr. Millan couldn't even get the Small Business Development Zone of Harrison Ave. and Rodgers Blvd. off the ground,even with the help and support of many businesses: the people attending his meeting realized what a buffoon he was and stopped wasting their time attending his egotistical meetings! He has now aligned himself with some of his detracters from the last election!?! Politics certainly makes for strange bedfellows!

DIDN'T KEARNNY GET INTO THE "UEZ" ZONE WHEN THERE WAS A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR AND THEY HAD A REPUBLICAN MAYOR? WHY CAN'T HARRISON, WHO IS A POOR, ABBOTT DISTRICT, WITH A DEMOCRATIC MAYOR, NOW WITH THE HELP OF A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR, ATTAIN "UEZ" STATUS? what is keeping it from happenning now?

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Millan:

-Bachelor of Science in Accounting

-Private First Class in the Engineering Corps

-work in Equatorial Guinea, Africa as an accountant for Juan JoverS.A. International Transportation

-Master Painter

-After taking office as councilman in 1996, I decide to study at Rutgers University in Local Government Law.  Educating myself on the functioning of our government body; I took courses in:

 Local Government Law

 Government Financing

 Town Municipality

 Public Bidding

 Grant Issuing

 Government Ethics

 Legal Issues Affecting Municipalities

Match that next to McDumb ass now.  Stop believing the lies about Millan or you just in it to deep

In what college or university did Mr Millan receive his BS in Accounting and  the date of graduation?

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Because English is my second language.  Because McDonough is corrupt (on the take from the developers) or dumb.  Why else would he support giving via a bond 40 million dollars to billionaire owners of the Metrostars/Red Bulls without any naming rights, ticket revenue, concession stand revenue.  Millan is getting his point across: this town is going in the wrong direction, opportunities are being missed.  McDonough attacked Millan because Millan would not be bought off. Millan has the experience, integrity, stamina and moral character to make the Town of Harrison a better place to live.  McDonough couldn't even figure out his best friend Tansky was stealing $30,000 per month in quarters.  Or worse he figured it out or told him to steal the quarters so he could buy his shore house.  Millan may have an accent but he's the man for the job.

I'd like to know WHY the mayor and council DID NOT request NAMING RIGHTS, TICKET REVENUE, or CONCESSION STASND REVENUE? With Powell's and Castano's moneywise astuteness, it can't be that they 'Overlooked' it; it must be that they were Desperate to attract the REDBULLS at 'any' price.

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THATS BECAUSE PETER HIGGINS WIFE IS THE TREASURE OF THE TOWN AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

She is his SISTER, not wife.

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It would be fair to also inform the public that all newly elected officials are required to attend these courses that are offered at Rutgers , so Mr. Millan did not do something extra special as all Council people as well as the Mayor have attended these courses. So you see he is a simple person after all and not the savior reborn.

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It would be fair to also inform the public that all newly elected officials are required to attend these courses that are offered at Rutgers , so Mr. Millan did not do something extra special as all Council people as well as the Mayor have attended these courses.  So you see he is a simple person after all and not the savior reborn.

i'm sure milan purchased hid degree via e-mail from some third world city in spain!

is it valid? yes, as is a two dollar bill. :lol::lol::lol:

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Millan:

-Bachelor of Science in Accounting

-Private First Class in the Engineering Corps

-work in Equatorial Guinea, Africa as an accountant for Juan JoverS.A. International Transportation

-Master Painter

-After taking office as councilman in 1996, I decide to study at Rutgers University in Local Government Law.  Educating myself on the functioning of our government body; I took courses in:

 Local Government Law

 Government Financing

 Town Municipality

 Public Bidding

 Grant Issuing

 Government Ethics

 Legal Issues Affecting Municipalities

Match that next to McDumb ass now.  Stop believing the lies about Millan or you just in it to deep

What accreditaded college did he graduate from and what year? I do not think you are accurate!

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It would be fair to also inform the public that all newly elected officials are required to attend these courses that are offered at Rutgers , so Mr. Millan did not do something extra special as all Council people as well as the Mayor have attended these courses.  So you see he is a simple person after all and not the savior reborn.

YEAH BUT MILLAN PAYED ATTENTION! HE USED TO GET GRANTS FOR THIS TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO ELSE GOT AS MUCH AS HIM

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The courses Mr. Millan had taken has been taken by all new incomming elected public officials , it is a requirement that all have to and have complied with, this is not an elective choice it is mandatory, so get your head out of you a$$ and reliese that your father in law is no special person going above the call of duty , evendently he must have missed some classes because it shows in his eneptness of being a good councilman , because as you know he was beat by a reletivily unknow by a large vote, so before you put your foot in your mouth again , please do research and verify your statements , get back on the small bus........

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The truth is that the Mayor sent Tom Powell to stop former Councilman Millan's efforts to improve Harrison Avenue.  The Mayor does not want anyone to overshadow him.  He prefers his councilmembers to remain silent and do nothing.  Try to state what any councilmember has done for his/her constitutents.  Nothing is what they do.  Millan was moving forward with a facade program, a streetscape program.  Tom Powell came in as a paid Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) coordinator and did nothing.  The town no longer has the NPP designation because Millan was removed by the Mayor and Tom Powell did nothing.  Exactly what Mayor McDonough wanted from him.  The truth is that Millan did more for Harrison than any councilman did to date.  The current streetscape program was a Millan initiative which was delayed and poorly executed just in time for the elections.

You can criticize Millan and mock him.  He sometimes has a problem getting his point across because English is not his first language, but Millan has more intelligence, integrity, vision, and stamina than McDonough and all his councilmembers put together.

The Millan Team, November 7th. Stop this madness.

Try to state what any councilmember has done for his/her constitutents. Nothing is what they do

I think O John did something for the constituants---he voted on gas lights for Harrison in  1887. :blink:

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What accreditaded college did he graduate from and what year? I do not think you are accurate!

It's interesting that the poster of Milan's B.S. degree in Accounting cannot say simply what year and what College. It sure is B.S. if you ask me, people shouldn't post stuff that they can't backup. It's typical of a Milan supporter.

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