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Old 09-22-2014, 09:19 AM
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Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

For those of you not familiar with Edgewater players, the man on the far right is the one who dumped PCB-laden crushed concrete in Veterans Park. The borough is suing him in Federal court. While not a formal endorsement, showing up at HQ to spread bonhomie is as good as it gets.

I note a couple of councilmen present, not including the candidates. Borough Attorney Judge Phil Boggia, who does not participate in politics, presumably had a conflicting engagement. Or was inside.

"Fighting to Reopen Our Field," my behind.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:18 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

I add my substantial rear in support of yours, Mike.

There are no words to describe my disgust with Edgewater's political status quo. I can only hope that there are enough concerned Edgewater residents who will express their disgust by not voting for Henwood and Vidal, but by choosing the Independent candidates, Valory and Sheldon.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:54 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

now maybe we can get a pic of councilman Vidal working in teh same office as x mayor Brainless Christiansen who was repping for their campaign money man from waterside and on the field teh whole time letting the dumping go on adn then maybe a pic of Henwood reading teh paper at his new phony no show job at teh county mua another tax payer slush fund rip off?

maybe someone can n lighted us why they got locked out of their office at Rusty Kale's???

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waht are they doing yelling adn smackin themselves in teh mirror?!?!?!?!
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:27 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Why is the guy on the far right who dumped the PCB-laden crushed concrete on Veterans Field look like he's attached to the front bumper of the SUV.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:54 PM
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now maybe we can get a pic of councilman Vidal working in teh same office as x mayor Brainless Christiansen who was repping for their campaign money man from waterside and on the field teh whole time letting the dumping go on adn then maybe a pic of Henwood reading teh paper at his new phony no show job at teh county mua another tax payer slush fund rip off?

maybe someone can n lighted us why they got locked out of their office at Rusty Kale's???

waht are they doing yelling adn smackin themselves in teh mirror?!?!?!?!
Stay tuned mailman, you never can tell what happens from one moment to another.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:45 PM
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These pictures are worth a thousand words.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:40 AM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

These pictures are why the Council called a special meeting and did a complete one-eighty tonight and took their benefactor's construction company off the job. Until tonight Henwood and Vidal were fighting tooth and nail to re-hire Waterside and pay them for past work after they violated their contract. What changed?

Folks are mad and folks are smart and they get what's going on.
That's what changed.

So...I have to hand it to the Independent Coalition (for never giving up) and the many parents and other concerned citizens that showed up at last week's council meeting and then again this week for putting the pressure on and asking very pertinent questions. Congratulations and thanks for proving what active participation in local government can do!


But let's not forget folks the Democrats that are running, Henwood and Vidal, are the incumbents that brought you and have presided over the debacle at Veteran's Park. They showed poor judgment and lack of oversight from day one on this job and now they think because they changed companies everyone will be fooled/thrilled with their decision.

But they already violated the public's trust.

Where have they been the last four years that the rest of us have been footing the bill and waiting for our only park of substance to reopen.

They claim that everyone will be "on top" of the newly hired company, but they neglect to own up to NOT paying attention to the lack of progress for the last four years not too mention NO ONE on the Council was aware of truck loads of contaminated dirt being trucked into the field. My God, where do these people live? But again, these are the same Council people who had to be told by residents of Myrtle Avenue last week that their block has become unbearable to live and traverse on due to out of control construction. Oh wait! that's right the two councilmen running to be re-elected (last time they ran unopposed) live one block away from Myrtle Ave. and right next door to Veteran's Park but yet they see nothing, they know nothing, they were aware of nothing.

How can we trust these two to follow through with a lawsuit that they had the RICO clause dismissed from, which was the strong suit of the case?

And how do we know we can trust this new company. After all, they went with the lowest bid again...and we all know the first time they did that...so far it has ended up costing the taxpayers double?

And the new company is being hired to clean up what the old company was supposed to clean yet made worse. We still have to pay for the amenities. We still have to replace the playgrounds, walking paths, tennis courts, basketball courts. HOW MUCH MORE WILL THAT COST?

The original bid for the entire job was seven million dollars, we are already up to fourteen million and that doesn't include grass/turf(bad idea) and getting the park up and running. (Still waiting for Mr. Franz, the Borough Administrator to post a line item budget on the job so far, letting us know where the original money has been spent)

Henwood and Vidal have presided over this debacle, they violated the public's trust and one week after fifty people showed at a council meeting and spoke out they went with this Hail Mary play. I don't think the public is that easily fooled.

It's apparent who their looking out for and its not you or me or our children.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:10 AM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Interesting fact that I was unaware of until last night: The contamination that is 50ppm and is the worst levels in the Park, never existed in the Park before Waterside Construction dumped it there.

So our worst contamination in the Park was brought in by Waterside Construction and Fred Daibes!!!

They not only dumped . . . they dumped stuff that was worst than what was EVER THERE.

OMG. And we have watered down our lawsuit and it will probably never be pursued if these guys get back in. Just look around town. The contaminator is supporting them. (See where their signs are and the pictures on the website) Why? Because they will make sure the lawsuit disappears after the election.

No one would believe that this is happening.

LET'S TAKE BACK OUR TOWN!!

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Old 10-01-2014, 05:49 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Henwood and Vidal have their campaign signs posted on all of Daibes properties.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:17 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

I'm fairly new to Edgewater, thus I'm still learning about our borough's esteemed council. Last week, these guys were collecting signatures for a petition to build the "bus super shelter" at Thompson Road. I declined to sign, but the person on line behind me mentioned to them that it would be great if we could get more buses rather than a "super shelter." Without a hint of irony, one them said, "If you think the buses are bad now, just wait until the new apartment building is finished (referring to The Alexander)."

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Old 10-06-2014, 10:46 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Well their favored developer is building the Alexander. That same developer that dumped his toxins in the park and then tried to hide it. The same developer that goes to Henwood and Vidal's headquarters to make sure his boys are okay.
The signatures are a scam, it was the county that proposed the new super bus shelters and NJ Transit was on board with the idea. The petition is just a rouse to obtain names and addresses and to make people believe they actually care.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:58 PM
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Amazing considering they just approved 16 pieces of property in the south end of town to be built between 20-40 stories a piece. 13 of those properties are owned by the same developer that dumped toxic waste on Veteran's park. So when they pretend they are suing this guy they really are giving him the town on a silver platter.

Both candidates are bought and paid for how cheap they go for no one knows? The petition is BS like everything else they do. All they are doing is collecting info on citizens so they can harass them on election day. If they want to build a super shelter what's stopping them from asking their developer friend to build it. They could vote on it at any council meeting but it appears they never get anything for us just for them and their "friend" who is probably bank-rolling their campaign.
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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Gee. I wonder who will be hired to build the bus super shelter??? Or maybe they just want to be sure that none of their developer's friend's property is taken for a bus super shelter - you know those properties that are now going to have 20 story plus buildings on them. Wouldn't they also be a good site for one or at least have a bus pull over lane to get the bus off River Road when it is loading and unloading.

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Re: Daibes endorses Henwood and Vidal

Yes, I've been studying up on the Edgewater political scene. It would all be so funny if it wasn't true. This the first time I've had first-hand exposure to the infamous world of New Jersey politics.
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Rhetorical question, but has anyone contacted either TERMS or its attorney?
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