Lou Magazzu wraps up the year by tying up all of his loose ends. A friend’s email offers the following insights.
With the addition of Jose Velez to the CCIA board and the hiring of Don Rainear to replace Steve Wymbs, the band of thieves is assembled. (This includes Al Kelly, who pretends to not be involved, but is).
Don Rainear (brother of the incompetent county surrogate) was let go from the Delaware River and Bay Authority and given a job at the Bridgeton DMV to satisy him. Now that the R’s are in charge of appointing that position, Lou had to find another cushy spot for Don. And so… the Strathmere resident will receive a very greedy $130,000 as he works diligently to give the authority over to Norcross and Sweeney (his very, very good friends).
When I think back over the improvements and quality performance of the CCIA, it’s really sad to see this day. None of the current board members or Rainear will care about the future. There will be no eye toward saving landfill space, or creative recycling endeavors. The deals will be struck to line their pockets and the pockets of their friends. The best run authority in the state has seen its glory days, and is now headed for oblivion.
The tentacles of Lou are even spreading to Downe Twp. Mayor Renee Blizzard (a Magazzu protege) and her fellow D’s have hired the same Norcross lawyer, who declared Wymb’s contract null and void, to fight the newly elected township committeeman and prevent him from being seated. It seems he turned in the Mayor for having an illegal mining operation when he was zoning officer. Then he was fired. Imagine that!
I was investigating the whole shady land deals in Downe when I was politely told by a lawyer – now judge – that there was nothing worth looking into. Of course this lawyer is butt-buddies with Lou, but I naively accepted his advice two years ago. It seems that Lou’s brand of politics has invaded Downe, and the mere act of speaking the truth is enough to bring the powers of darkness and the wrath of Lou on one’s head.
I think it may be time for me to dig up the research I did, and write an expose.
And finally, to wrap up the New year, here is just an odd piece of information.
In the Daily Journal last week there was an article about flooding in a manufactured home park in Vineland. Road Supervisor, Don Ohlbrich is quoted as saying it’s been going on for years, or so he thinks. We can’t expect him to KNOW anything in his job, after all he has absolutely zero experience. His sole credentials for that position were that he has been a stalwart supporter of Lou. And so it goes.
UMH Properties, Inc. is noted as the owner in the article. The President of UMH is none other than the same Eugene Landy that is listed as a donor to Lou’s failed NACO attempt. On the UMH website, it states that they have over 500 acres yet to be developed, but doesn’t say where. The mobile home park was built on land that was known to be just shy of a swamp, yet the developer was able to cut through county red tape to develop there. I’ll leave it to you to connect the dots.
And with this, I wish you a Happy New Year. There is a County Freeholder election in November. My friend Joe Pepitone is running for re-election. Unless Joe can show some balls and stand up to Lou in at least on vote, I am afraid that he cannot get my vote. We need diversity, and difference of opinion, and an active debate. Unfortunately Joe is not up to that task. I wish he were, because he is one hell of a nice guy, and I truly like him.
Also up is Nelson Thompson, shill for the unions. I like Nelson, but trust him only as far as I can throw him. Again, he will do Lou’s bidding without question, and without debate. He represents the unions, not the county taxpayers, and that is dangerous. Hopefully the Republicans will run qualified candidates this year.
Have a safe and happy new year. That includes you, Lou.