By W. Homer Axford
Great video about “Shop Broadway”
At first we thought it was a Saturday Night Live Skit. Mayor Davis comes on the screen, uncontrollably nodding his head and telling us to “Shop Broadway.” No, but it was serious. Seems like Davis and DeMarco used whatever is left of this year’s UEZ funds (besides the million they spent on a vacant lot) to tell people to “Shop Broadway.” That would be fine, if people enjoyed receiving stolen property for Christmas — not many good gifts at the pawn shops. I guess one could settle for a gift certificate for a pedicure, or a “body rub.” We have a feeling some local residents and City Hall employees might enjoy that. If touching isn’t your thing, then maybe a good ole yule time tattoo is what you need. Oh yeah, you don’t like touching. Ok, how about you go get 100 items for $100. Can’t beat that. Or you could rent out a vacant store front and help out — God knows the City is doing nothing about this. Any project scaled for Broadway was done long before Davis, besides the “luxury tower” set for 46th Street. So, our question to Mayor Davis is, what have you done to make people want to “Shop Broadway?”
This version of the commercial is much better #SoapBoxBlog……….
Yeah, so if you haven’t noticed, it’s sort of impossible to get out of Bayonne. We are still trying to figure out why Mayor Davis would fast track the Turnpike project while the Bayonne Bridge Construction was going on. This story headline says it all. With both projects delayed, looks like it will be impossible to leave Bayonne until about 2019. Maybe that was the plan? Davis is going to raise your taxes, and now you can’t leave if they get too high.
Mysterious “newspaper” surfaces again except this time it bashes Davis
Forgive us, it took us a while to get our hands on one. The Peninsula City Tribune was distributed right before Election Day on November 3rd. The paper is filled with the usual trash, except this time “The Shadow Knows” things about Davis and company. We were never really a big fan of the Tribune, but despite its shortfalls, it had some good information that reenforced stories we brought you months ago. The funny thing about it though, is that Davis’ entire campaign was based on this anonymous “publication.” Now the paper’s editorial staff has had a change of heart, and Davis is furious about it. (He also hates Bayonne Local.) This is the crux of the problem with Davis and company: the rules and laws don’t apply to them, just everyone else. The paper was fine when it benefited Davis, DeMarco, and the Council. This type of hypocritical thinking can be found throughout City Hall as well as with Davis supporters — well, what’s left of them. There are thousands of examples of this hypocrisy, and if you’re interested in having your head explode, click here. Seems like Davis and company are getting a hefty dose of their own medicine and they don’t like the taste at all. One thing we didn’t notice about the paper is that, despite going after Nadorowski and Gullace for their stolen benefits, there weren’t many swipes at Councilman LaPelusa… things that make you go hmmmm….
Windmill still is not moving. By our tally, to this date, the City is out about $500,000 due to the incompetence of Director Tim Boyle, Mayor Davis, and Joe DeMarco.
We heard that DeMarco and Davis met with over a dozen representatives from law firms and engineering firms at this year’s League of Municipalities. This is bad news for Bayonne residents. This means the gravy train is full steam ahead heading into the new year. Davis and company are showing no signs of slowing down with the nepotism and cronyism — ya know, the stuff Davis “ran on,” whatever that means. Expect more sweetheart deals for developers, law firms, and engineering firms and higher tax bills for you.
The 2.7 million dollar lie is alive and well. Looks like the City is on the hook for the money after all. Why the lie then? Oh yeah, Davis and DeMarco need an excuse to raise your taxes. They can’t tell you the truth about their patronage mill (AKA City Hall), they need a scapegoat. We pray all those of you who are on the brink of leaving town can hold on a little longer …the next municipal election will be here before you know it.