The Bridgeton News came out with endorsements today, with the bogus claim that they are impartial and non-partisan. The News devotes pages to Jack Hummel, a man who claimed to print everything, but refused to print letters critical of Lou Magazzu. Lou could do not wrong, and only when he, I like how they put it, imploded did they finally distance themselves.
Couple that with the scandalous implosion of one-time county Democratic chairman and freeholder director Lou Magazzu and Republicans have plenty of reason for optimism.
We believe this is the year for a power shift that would tilt the board to 4-3 Republican majority.
The News endorses Democratic incumbent Bill Whelan, Democrat Carol Musso and Republican Bill Gonzalez for three full terms on the board, and Democrat Jim Dunkins for an open one-year term.
They endorse Musso for one of the reasons she should be shunned, in my opinion.
She (Musso) … is an active participant in … Gateway Community Action Partnership, Cumberland Development Corp. and many other endeavors.
Gateway Community Action Partnership, the organization formerly known as Tri-County, has had its share of legal scandals, and was an open-ended recipient for no-bid contracts and tax money. The organization has shown absolutely no accountability on a project we questioned several years ago. $225,000 was dropped into that money-pit, and never seen again. Lou Magazzu and his Freeholders promised that the Freeholder Board would revisit the contract every six months – this has NEVER happened. And now the News is supporting a candidate that is way too close to this organization for comfort.