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.
October 16, 2008 (Harrison, NJ). Mayor Raymond McDonough and the Harrison Town Council will hold a special meeting tomorrow Friday, October 17, 2008 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall. The exact nature of the meeting is unknown because as of the close of business today, Thursday October 16th, the Town Clerk had not published the Agenda on the Town's website. The Town's website also failed to mention the Special Meeting in its Town Calendar or Meeting Date section.
November 4, 2008 (Kearny, NJ). A heavy turnout is expected today in the Presidential Election. For months, our Discussion Board has been alive with discussions, sometimes heated discussions, on the merits of voting for Barack Obama or John McCain for President. No matter who wins, this Presidential Election will be historic. What makes America great is the freedom to have an opinion and the ability to express it freely. As one enters the voting booth today let us not forget how important our right to vote is and how many individuals died or suffered greatly to secure the right to cast their vote.
October 18, 2008 (Harrison, NJ). Mayor Raymond McDonough continues business as usual in Harrison. Yesterday's Special Council Meeting included the required Public Hearing on the Town Budget. The only problem was that most of the Town's residents were unaware of the Special Top Secret Council Meeting. With the exception of 2nd Ward Councilmembers Steve and Maria McCormick, Mayor McDonough has no opposition on the council and continues to skirt the requirements of the State's Sunshine Law.
December 25, 2008. (Kearny, NJ) KOTW wishes everyone a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas. I especially want to give thanks for those who have supported KOTW throughout the years. Some have supported KOTW by taking time to express their opinion on our Discussion Board. Others have purchased some of the KOTW merchandise or made purchases by clicking on our advertisers. Every purchase insures the future success of KearnyOnTheWeb. I hope that everyone enjoys this Holiday Season. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones this year, the holiday season is especially tough. Remember to reach out to a neighbor or friend to share some of the holiday spirit. We give thanks for all that we have.