Monday, December 27, 2010
Good morning! It's been awhile, but this is a time for an update. First, the negative. Here in New Jersey, we recently decided to have a lt. governor so the senate president would not wear two hats should the governor be away. OK. Made sense. We have a lieutenant governor with a salary, staff, pension, etc. BUT both Kim and Chris are away so Steve Sweeney is acting governor! Why did we bother? Personally, I feel if the governor decides to leave the state, the lieutenant governor must stay in New Jersey. Is it fair? Who knows, but RHIP!! Now the positive. Neighbors. During the last 24 hours my neighbors have been a goodsend. The front of my house has been shoveled and salted, my car brought back, and a good portion of the street cleared for parking. Special thanks to Michael Ley, Jason Neill, and Brian Nugent. Yesterday afternoon, Michael Ley and his lovely wife asked all the residents if anything was needed - you know the drill, milk, bread, toilet paper. They then took the lists and went shopping. Ever since moving to Trenton 25 years ago, I noticed a true sense of being a neighbor; this is, I believe, a Trentonian strong point. We are a lucky to live in such a culture. Stay warm. Remember, "After winter follows green May." PHS
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
For many years, I considered George Washington to be more lucky than intelligent, but he made a very intelligent decision that I admire. When it was time to build a capital city, he formed the District of Columbia. It stands alone. No state is responsible. Perhaps it is time to form the District of New Jersey (or whatever). Simply remove the area occupied by state government to a separate district. Since the government will no longer be in Trenton, Trenton need no longer worry about the amount of property tax money we do not receive. I've never held the state government responsible for Trenton's financial woes; every weekday I drive downtown and see the people walking around most of whom are state employees), I realize the city would be dead without them. If you don't agree, drive through downtown Trenton on a Saturday morning. Further, take a good look at West Street from Calhoun to Willow. It is a lovely section; lots of flowers in the spring, well kept buildings. And I am still trying to find out the percentage of property in Trenton owned by the city, i.e., Cadwaladar Park, the schools, city hall, the neighborhood parks, etc. Have a nice day.
Monday, November 29, 2010
While I have no problem with being reminded not to put trash out, the folks who got the calls were the ones who knew not to put trash and leaves out. The calls wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving, while well meant, were unnecessary and probably an abuse of the system. Hope you all had a nice holiday. Later.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
OK, I promised more thoughts about the tunnel. Just a thought. If the tunnel is so necessary to get people from NJ to NYC so they can work, why not talk the NYC employers and suggest they relocate to NJ, to Trenton? Then would be no need for a tunnel. Why isn't the Mayor in NYC to suggest this? Just wondering. Have a pleasant evening.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
A few words about the Tunnel under the Hudson recently cancelled by the governor which caused much moaning and groaning. My feeling is, "Good for you, Chris." His main concern was the cost which we in NJ would have to pay, probably through higher taxes or transportation costs. Much screaming about that. As for me, I wonder if we even need it. The Baby Boomer generation did not reproduce the way their parents did - lower birth rate means fewer people. And thanks to the joys of technology, more people work from home. Within the next ten/fifteen years or so fewer workers will spend more time working at home. That means fewer commuters. So we probably don't need another tunnel, certainly not another tunnel costing a, "zillion" dollars. Shortly, some ideas for the future of commuting to NY City. My regards to all who served this country with honor. Lamberton Lily
Monday, November 8, 2010
Good evening, fellow Trentonians. I will be brief - this time! There is a new word for us to use. It is "Blowviate." It is a regular verb. It means to talk too bloody much. Sadly, politicians and clergy are most often guilty of blowviating. Would anyone like to make book on the next embarrassment to occur in Trenton? Stay warm and dry. LL aka PHS