Hectoring Works

Perhaps you recall these incidents from the freeholder meeting of July 28, 2011:
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This hit a nerve with Willard C. Shih, Esq of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA who, two months later, on behalf of Netta Architects, LLC and Nicholas J. Netta, AIA, NCARB (“Netta”) dispatched a letter to the offices of the Union County Watchdog Association (UCWA) addressed to Ms. Tina Renna and Mr. Bruce Paterson (though the latter was never affiliated with the UCWA) that, considering what we now know about how Netta got his start with the county and how Netta projects (Family Courthouse; Warinanco Ice RinkGalloping Hill Clubhouse) work out, reads like an object lesson in hypocritical bullying.

Excerpts from that September 28, 2011 letter:

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Netta/Devanney Links

According to county check registry data Netta Architects (established in 2007) has received over $7 million for professional architectural services from March, 2010 through May, 2018. Among their projects:

  • Union County College MacKay Library
  • Galloping Hill Clubhouse – 2013
  • West Hall Building Expansion at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus in Scotch Plains – 2015
  • Union County Family Courthouse – 2017
  • Warinanco Park Skating Rink- 2017
  • Union County Courthouse Complex New Tower Stairwell Modernization Project – ????

What qualified Netta Architects for these diverse projects? Could it have been past experience?
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Or could it have been campaign contributions and former County Manager George Devanney?

According to an anonymous source:
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Cornerstone Unprecedented Incident

At tonight’s freeholder there were 10 people in red HPAE shirts from Cornerstone Hospital to whom these opening remarks of comment time were addressed:
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This is what one of the nurses had to say about that July 28, 2018 incident:

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R.I.P. Bill Schluter

Soft Corruption by William E. Schluter has become a bible for me here as it reflects closely my experience with legalized graft in New Jersey politics.

Bill Schluter died yesterday. Here are his teachings from past blogs.

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UCCF 7/12/18: JDC Lawsuit Settlement Legal Fees


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So how much did the lawyers get?
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According to check registries from 2004 through May, 2018:

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UCCF 7/12/18: Consultants Group I&I & 1 no vote

2018-649: Authorizing the County Manager to award a contract to Group I&I Consultancy, Union, New Jersey, from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, for Comprehensive Professional Services in an amount not to exceed $75,000.

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UCCF 7/12/18: Active Shooter Training

Why pass sensible gun laws when you can dole out grant money to favored contractors for services of indeterminate value?

2018-627: Authorizing the County Manager to enter into a contract with 579 Solutions, Cranford, NJ, to provide comprehensive active shooter training to teachers, administrators and staff from Union County, through the 2016 and 2017 Homeland Security and Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Programs, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.