Written by KOTW
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 03:00
October 15, 2008 (Harrison, NJ). In an
article published last year in the Star Ledger entitled
"Little town a big target in hunt
for corruption" reporters Jeff Whelan, Rick Hepp, and John P. Martin wrote
that investigators were eyeing the McDonough administration for corruption.
Mayor Raymond McDonough denied in an Observer article that there was any
investigation. Almost a year later it appears that Mayor McDonough was
correct. There has been no news since the Star Ledger article was
published on October 22, 2007.
Mayor McDonough's Administration has made
no changes and business as usual continues. The Star Ledger reporters
stated in their article that "federal and state investigators have recently
trained their sights" on Harrison. If there is a federal or state
investigation, there has been no indictments.
Many supporters of Mayor McDonough were upset with
the Star Ledger article. Since it has been almost a year since the
article and there have been no indictments, the Star Ledger reporters owe the
McDonough administration an apology. Since the article was published,
there have been no follow up articles. Indeed the Star Ledger has not
reported on Harrison since the article. No reporter from the Star Ledger
attends town council or redevelopment meetings. It appears that the
article that appeared last year was a cheap shot at the McDonough
administration just before the November General Election. The Star
Ledger has for years ignored Harrison. One wonders what source the Star
Ledger used for its article. Apparently not a good one. The
article appears to have been politically motivated.
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