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Editorial: Flood’s nepotism hire reeks of Hudson of old

Hudson County was again seen as a laughing stock last week when County Register Willie Flood was inducted into Fox 5’s Arnold Diaz’s “Hall of Shame” for hiring her son to be a data-processing clerk in her office. Worse, she had also hired her son to be her aide in her position as a Jersey City councilwoman. But her son recently resigned from the aide position. He still holds the data-processing position, at an annual salary of more than $38,000.

When Diaz approached Mrs. Flood several weeks ago, she refused to answer his questions as to how she, as an elected official, could hire her son to a position in her office. She covered her face with her fur coat, and drove away as Diaz asked tough questions on behalf of all taxpayers of Hudson County.

Perhaps the most disturbing element of Mrs. Flood hiring her son is that he’s not the most upstanding citizen of the county. Several months ago, he was charged, in Jersey City, with selling marijuana from his mother’s car. He subsequently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Only in Hudson County.

You know, we hear that phrase used too often.

“Only in Hudson County” has always been a response when blatant nepotism is a factor. Yet no one shows any outrage — and the situation usually gets swept under the rug and forgotten about. Not this time.

Taxes in parts of West Hudson are extremely high. And a portion of your taxes go to the county. And, as such, they fund the position held by Mrs. Flood’s son. We seriously doubt Mrs. Flood’s son is the most qualified candidate for this data-processing position. And we seriously question Mrs. Flood’s ethics for allowing such absurd nepotism to happen with your tax dollars.

For far too many years, the Hudson County Democratic Party has allowed political hiring. And as such, there are a plethora of positions held by people who aren’t necessarily the most qualified — instead, they’re held by people who are, without question, the most connected.

We believe Mrs. Flood owes the people of Hudson County an apology for this gross misuse of taxpayer funds. We believe her son should resign his position as a data processor. And we call on all those in authoritative positions in Hudson to end the ages-old practice of hiring family members. Look at the publicity this case has garnered. Look at the black eye Hudson County was smacked with over an ill-conceived hiring. This nonsense must end on the county level now. And we’ll be watching to ensure it doesn’t happen again — in any Hudson County agency. And if it does — and we hear there may already be some other nepotism hirings in the works in the county — we’ll be there to report it, so that as taxpayers struggle to make ends meet, they’ll be fully aware their hard-earned dollars are being spent to pad the pockets of politically connected and related, and not the most qualified candidates to hold jobs.

(how nice to know my hometown Harrison is ABOVE this! ;) )

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Editorial: Flood’s nepotism hire reeks of Hudson of old

Hudson County was again seen as a laughing stock last week when County Register Willie Flood was inducted into Fox 5’s Arnold Diaz’s “Hall of Shame” for hiring her son to be a data-processing clerk in her office. Worse, she had also hired her son to be her aide in her position as a Jersey City councilwoman. But her son recently resigned from the aide position. He still holds the data-processing position, at an annual salary of more than $38,000.

When Diaz approached Mrs. Flood several weeks ago, she refused to answer his questions as to how she, as an elected official, could hire her son to a position in her office. She covered her face with her fur coat, and drove away as Diaz asked tough questions on behalf of all taxpayers of Hudson County.

Perhaps the most disturbing element of Mrs. Flood hiring her son is that he’s not the most upstanding citizen of the county. Several months ago, he was charged, in Jersey City, with selling marijuana from his mother’s car. He subsequently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Only in Hudson County.

You know, we hear that phrase used too often.

“Only in Hudson County” has always been a response when blatant nepotism is a factor. Yet no one shows any outrage — and the situation usually gets swept under the rug and forgotten about. Not this time.

Taxes in parts of West Hudson are extremely high. And a portion of your taxes go to the county. And, as such, they fund the position held by Mrs. Flood’s son. We seriously doubt Mrs. Flood’s son is the most qualified candidate for this data-processing position. And we seriously question Mrs. Flood’s ethics for allowing such absurd nepotism to happen with your tax dollars.

For far too many years, the Hudson County Democratic Party has allowed political hiring. And as such, there are a plethora of positions held by people who aren’t necessarily the most qualified — instead, they’re held by people who are, without question, the most connected.

We believe Mrs. Flood owes the people of Hudson County an apology for this gross misuse of taxpayer funds. We believe her son should resign his position as a data processor. And we call on all those in authoritative positions in Hudson to end the ages-old practice of hiring family members. Look at the publicity this case has garnered. Look at the black eye Hudson County was smacked with over an ill-conceived hiring. This nonsense must end on the county level now. And we’ll be watching to ensure it doesn’t happen again — in any Hudson County agency. And if it does — and we hear there may already be some other nepotism hirings in the works in the county — we’ll be there to report it, so that as taxpayers struggle to make ends meet, they’ll be fully aware their hard-earned dollars are being spent to pad the pockets of politically connected and related, and not the most qualified candidates to hold jobs.

(how nice to know my hometown Harrison is ABOVE this! :angry: )

YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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http://www.theobserver.com/articles/2008/0...69895987227.txt

Editorial: Flood’s nepotism hire reeks of Hudson of old

Hudson County was again seen as a laughing stock last week when County Register Willie Flood was inducted into Fox 5’s Arnold Diaz’s “Hall of Shame” for hiring her son to be a data-processing clerk in her office. Worse, she had also hired her son to be her aide in her position as a Jersey City councilwoman. But her son recently resigned from the aide position. He still holds the data-processing position, at an annual salary of more than $38,000.

When Diaz approached Mrs. Flood several weeks ago, she refused to answer his questions as to how she, as an elected official, could hire her son to a position in her office. She covered her face with her fur coat, and drove away as Diaz asked tough questions on behalf of all taxpayers of Hudson County.

Perhaps the most disturbing element of Mrs. Flood hiring her son is that he’s not the most upstanding citizen of the county. Several months ago, he was charged, in Jersey City, with selling marijuana from his mother’s car. He subsequently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Only in Hudson County.

You know, we hear that phrase used too often.

“Only in Hudson County” has always been a response when blatant nepotism is a factor. Yet no one shows any outrage — and the situation usually gets swept under the rug and forgotten about. Not this time.

Taxes in parts of West Hudson are extremely high. And a portion of your taxes go to the county. And, as such, they fund the position held by Mrs. Flood’s son. We seriously doubt Mrs. Flood’s son is the most qualified candidate for this data-processing position. And we seriously question Mrs. Flood’s ethics for allowing such absurd nepotism to happen with your tax dollars.

For far too many years, the Hudson County Democratic Party has allowed political hiring. And as such, there are a plethora of positions held by people who aren’t necessarily the most qualified — instead, they’re held by people who are, without question, the most connected.

We believe Mrs. Flood owes the people of Hudson County an apology for this gross misuse of taxpayer funds. We believe her son should resign his position as a data processor. And we call on all those in authoritative positions in Hudson to end the ages-old practice of hiring family members. Look at the publicity this case has garnered. Look at the black eye Hudson County was smacked with over an ill-conceived hiring. This nonsense must end on the county level now. And we’ll be watching to ensure it doesn’t happen again — in any Hudson County agency. And if it does — and we hear there may already be some other nepotism hirings in the works in the county — we’ll be there to report it, so that as taxpayers struggle to make ends meet, they’ll be fully aware their hard-earned dollars are being spent to pad the pockets of politically connected and related, and not the most qualified candidates to hold jobs.

(how nice to know my hometown Harrison is ABOVE this! :angry: )

Her son should move to Harrison, then he could get a job at PVSA .

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Her son should move to Harrison, then he could get a job at PVSA .

Have her son send his Resume to MDolaghan at the HS Custodian's Office. Mike can handle issues with Nepotism, his position in the School System came with Nepotism as a requirement. I don't think the position was even posted. The custodians that have worked the school sytem for years were flattered by his Hop-Scotch appointment. Actually, does he show up every day or is it a guess shot once or twice a week. Who negotiated Dolaghan into the system, was it part of his splendid abilities shown on the Council or does he have a Godfather on the Board of Education? When is Christie coming?

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Have her son send his Resume to MDolaghan at the HS Custodian's Office. Mike can handle issues with Nepotism, his position in the School System came with Nepotism as a requirement. I don't think the position was even posted. The custodians that have worked the school sytem for years were flattered by his Hop-Scotch appointment. Actually, does he show up every day or is it a guess shot once or twice a week. Who negotiated Dolaghan into the system, was it part of his splendid abilities shown on the Council or does he have a Godfather on the Board of Education? When is Christie coming?

Who wrote this attack on our system? We as a community, have rewarded those families that have been loyal through the generations of Nepotism. All you need to do is look at the Town of Harrison payroll, and recognize the " List of Haves " and realize you must be from the " List of Have Nots ". Don't hold your breath for Christie, he isn't coming in your Lifetime. Send your resume C/O HR. Dept., Board of Education, Maintenance Dept., ATT./ MDolaghan. Love you, Michael

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Who wrote this attack on our system? We as a community, have rewarded those families that have been loyal through the generations of Nepotism. All you need to do is look at the Town of Harrison payroll, and recognize the " List of Haves " and realize you must be from the " List of Have Nots ". Don't hold your breath for Christie, he isn't coming in your Lifetime. Send your resume C/O HR. Dept., Board of Education, Maintenance Dept., ATT./ MDolaghan. Love you, Michael

Maybe Mr. Diaz Should come to Harrison..???

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Shame--Shame--Shame------

Shame On You :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Channel 2 Do we have a phone number for Diaz, he could take the Path to Harrison, we could have a committee there to meet him, maybe Mayor Ray would be part of the Greeting Panel for the Come Clean Committee here in Paradise.

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