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The Lights were out tonight at Harrison's Town Hall as Mayor Raymond McDonough canceled tonight's regularly scheduled December 1, 2009 Mayor & Council meeting.

On the Agenda were several items including the proposed adoption of a revised salary ordinance reflecting pay increases for town workers. It was expected that a large group of residents were going to be in attendance.

The official word was that the Mayor was going town to Trenton to seek reinstatement of distressed city aid which was cut by Governor Jon Corzine's administration to Harrison and other cities. Some questioned whether the cancellation of the meeting was simply a stalling tactic to avoid a large crowd in anticipation of scheduling a Special Meeting later this month.

Whatever the reason for the cancellation of the Mayor & Council meeting, it is abundantly clear that the Town of Harrison's financial crisis is getting worse and unlikely to get better in the near future. Tough decisions must be made by the McDonough administration. Town workers must be included in these decisions and cost cutting measures implemented.

Harrison was also prominently mentioned in a State Commission of Investigation report released today outlining large payouts to retiring public employees. The report is available online. Harrison's write up starts on page 37. The report is entitled, The Beat Goes On.

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The Lights were out tonight at Harrison's Town Hall as Mayor Raymond McDonough canceled tonight's regularly scheduled December 1, 2009 Mayor & Council meeting.

On the Agenda were several items including the proposed adoption of a revised salary ordinance reflecting pay increases for town workers. It was expected that a large group of residents were going to be in attendance.

The official word was that the Mayor was going town to Trenton to seek reinstatement of distressed city aid which was cut by Governor Jon Corzine's administration to Harrison and other cities. Some questioned whether the cancellation of the meeting was simply a stalling tactic to avoid a large crowd in anticipation of scheduling a Special Meeting later this month.

Whatever the reason for the cancellation of the Mayor & Council meeting, it is abundantly clear that the Town of Harrison's financial crisis is getting worse and unlikely to get better in the near future. Tough decisions must be made by the McDonough administration. Town workers must be included in these decisions and cost cutting measures implemented.

Harrison was also prominently mentioned in a State Commission of Investigation report released today outlining large payouts to retiring public employees. The report is available online. Harrison's write up starts on page 37. The report is entitled, The Beat Goes On.

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Don't get too excited over the SCI report. Where the hell have they been forall these years?

They are nothing but another State of New Jersey investigative arm which has either not done it's job or has not been allowed to do it's job. Either way it stinks with the same smell of New Jersey corruption.

We can only hope that Gov. Elect Christie can purge these so called investigative agencies and clean up New Jersey.

So, don't declare the SCI or any State of New Jersey investigative agency the defenders of the right.

With out their help corruption could not have run wild throughout our State and Local Governments.

Eagle

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The Lights were out tonight at Harrison's Town Hall as Mayor Raymond McDonough canceled tonight's regularly scheduled December 1, 2009 Mayor & Council meeting.

On the Agenda were several items including the proposed adoption of a revised salary ordinance reflecting pay increases for town workers. It was expected that a large group of residents were going to be in attendance.

The official word was that the Mayor was going town to Trenton to seek reinstatement of distressed city aid which was cut by Governor Jon Corzine's administration to Harrison and other cities. Some questioned whether the cancellation of the meeting was simply a stalling tactic to avoid a large crowd in anticipation of scheduling a Special Meeting later this month.

Whatever the reason for the cancellation of the Mayor & Council meeting, it is abundantly clear that the Town of Harrison's financial crisis is getting worse and unlikely to get better in the near future. Tough decisions must be made by the McDonough administration. Town workers must be included in these decisions and cost cutting measures implemented.

Harrison was also prominently mentioned in a State Commission of Investigation report released today outlining large payouts to retiring public employees. The report is available online. Harrison's write up starts on page 37. The report is entitled, The Beat Goes On.

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Correction: Harrison starts on pg. 29. This report is a clear example of why Harrison needs a professional Business Administrator. These contracts would never have been approved by someone who was watching out for the taxpayers and not rewarding relatives and friends with sweetheart deals.

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Mr. Pinhole where were you around 5 am this morning ? I'll tell you where snug as a bug in KEARNY while the HPD & HFD were protecting the residents of HARRISON. You are willing to sacrifice to safety of residents in a town you don't even live in, how Heroic. Take your pathetic life somewhere else.

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