Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why Da Rush To Build Manalapan's COAH-induced "Love Canal II"?

Imagine opening up a newspaper to da real estate section for apartments to rent, and you read this:

"Apartments For Rent - 1-2-3 bedrooms. Close to no transportation. Not anywhere near grocery stores. Prime location atop a "brownfield." Not responsible for future health issues or kids born with three ears. Only low-income or poor people need only apply. Apply at "Da Landfill At Manalapan."

Our guess is, if you are looking for an apartment to rent, this ad may not induce you to fill out a change-of-address form. Now, you may be thinking this can't be possible, but this is Manalapan, where when it comes to politics - anything's possible.

Da project for this apartment building is courtesy of da Manalapan Democrats, who want to, for da sake of COAH and to avoid merely da potential for builder's remedy lawsuits, want to build an 80-unit building on land once occupied by a petroleum company. Even before they can do anything, da land will need to be cleaned up, which is why some Englishtown residents have called this scheme "Love Canal II." However, that may not even be da worst problem.

When it comes to da Village in Manalapan, da Democratic-led Township Committee and Planning Board demanded so many studies it has stalled the project for 5 years. It even seemed at times they wanted to have studies done about having studies done to have studies done. However, for this bit of brilliance, they didn't even do a traffic study on da one-lane road that heads into da traffic catastrophe that is Englishtown.

Oh, and if you think that's all......

ISSUE 1: Da nearest mode of public transportation is located over 1/4 mile away, meaning those low-income residents without chauffers, stretch limos, luxury SUV's or a bicycle will have to walk on a road with no sidewalks to da nearest bus stop - in da next town over!

ISSUE 2: Route 522 is a nightmare on a good day, so what happens when you have people walking on da road at all hours of da day and night?

ISSUE 3: Route 522 is a 1 lane road each way which goes into Englishtown, usually causing traffic chaos. So, if any of da new low-income residents have cars, then add that traffic into da already crowded road. If they're walking, then watch out for people walking very close to da road.

ISSUE 4: 2 words - BROWN - FIELD! We'll bet you'd love to uproot your family to what some have even called a "landfill." While it isn't a "landfill," it certainly has some form of contaminated soil, enough that they expect to spend a lot of money to clean it up. We bet that will make those parents feel better at da playground.

ISSUE 5: For those new low-income residents, da nearest staple items you'll be able to walk in d street to get to is an ice cream store, take out Chinese food, a sandwich shop and a liquor store. By da way, all of those places are in Englishtown - so Manalapan residents don't even get da ratables!

ISSUE 6: Speaking of Manalapan residents, since da low-income apartment building was cut from 100 to 80 units, it means Manalapan residents will have to pay $1.6 million, as opposed to $1 million from da trust fund for this to be built! So, you pay more, get less.

ISSUE 7: There will be a bus that will stop at da new "Apartments At Love Canal II - that's a school bus to take da kids to already crowded Manalapan schools.

ISSUE 8: Da state has a brand new governor who not only hates COAH, but promised to gut it like a fish - which begs da question again --- Why Rush?????

So, to recap --- no sidewalks - no public transportation in Manalapan for them - da nearest food is in da next town - down a crowded road - a new governor who hates COAH - no Manalapan ratables - more kids for da schools - and let's not forget da land is contaminated and needs to be cleaned up!

For a litle fun, since da Manalapan Township Committee has decided to go along with this venture, we let da TruthTellers come up with da new name for their COAH-induced scheme. Here's da Top-10 names of da new low-income apartment building:

10 - "Kevorkian Estates"

9 - "Klauber's Contaminated Corner"

8 - "Da Apartments To Nowhere"

7 - "Love Canal II"

6 - "Englishtown's Suburbs"

5 - "Superfund Center"

4 - "Mr. Holland's No-pus"

3 - "Toxic Towne at Hazardous Acres"

2 - "Da Mistake in Manalapan"

1 - "Roth's Run-Down Shanty-Towne"

DaTruth is, if da Manalapan Township Committee gave this some thought, they may want to wait just two months to see what Governor Christie wants to do with COAH obligations, which you know he'll probably discuss in his state of da state address. Considering da Village was debated and studied for 5 years, is just 2 months too much to ask to see if Governor Christie will help Manalapan's obligations?

However, since da Gang of Three want it, no matter what Manalapan residents want, they'll get it anyway.

Finally, daTruthSquad and all da TruthTellers urge you to donate to da relief funds helping da victims of da Haiti earthquake. They need our help, much more than we need that latte in da midday. DaTruthSquad urges everyone to give up something, and use that money for da victims of this terrible tragedy. They need our help at their most difficult hour.

And that's datruth.


Anonymous said...

What is even more astounding is that no one from either Manalapan or Englishtown spoke out during the prolonged rebuilding of the Route 522 bridge. That along with the rejection of the bypass 15 years ago just goes to show how shortsighted all those involved have been.

Anonymous said...

That's a very good point about the Route 522 bypass. Maybe if Manalapan is smart, and I don't know if this is legal or not, maybe the county can pay for the bypass and put it in to alleviate the traffic. I also don't know what that would do to homeowners there. I'm new to this forum, but I really like the discussions.

Anonymous said...

Your top 10 new names for Klauber's blunder is absolutely hilarious!!!!!!!

My favorite is "Toxic Towne at Hazardous Acres", but Roth's Shanty is a close second.

Anonymous said...

Don Holland's Mr. Holland's No-pus was great.

Anonymous said...

Great question, why rush? Why build something that Christie could do away with? I have to wonder if some politicians here are making any money from this deal they so quickly approved?

Anonymous said...

Here's what I'd like to see. Someone should go up at the next TC meeting and demand all five TC members sign a form that says they never received any money from any builder or company involved in this Love Canal venture. My guess is someobody up there may be hesitaant to sign that.

Anonymous said...

it's an old story: everybody's a crook except for the Messiah of Manalapan, Stuart Moskovitz.

Anonymous said...

It was only a matter of time before one of the unemployed HATE bloggers from KB's world decided to chime in.

Facts remain, why is this low income apartment building being rushed through the township committee? Do they have an answer for that?

Anonymous said...

"It was only a matter of time before one of the unemployed HATE bloggers from KB's world decided to chime in."

What you think you are the only person who is allowed to post here?
You spew hate all the time. That's ok, but it's not ok for the "bloggers from the hate site"?

Look at the last 8 comments. Nothing and I mean nothing positive. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

"it's an old story: everybody's a crook except for the Messiah of Manalapan, Stuart Moskovitz."

See? Gerry Ward isn't as dumb as everyone thinks. He's finally latched on to the truth.

KBee said...

I read all of the comments. It seems outside of the one attacking Moskovitz, all of the others are relative to the blog topic, and some ask very serious questions.

To the person who said "Look at the last 8 comments. Nothing and I mean nothing positive. You people should be ashamed of yourselves" - are you reading the sdame blog as the rest of us? Maybe you're getting this blog confused with the HATE website, or maybe you're just confused?

Anonymous said...

I read this blog because of the topics. I also appreciate that people have the freedom here to speak their mind and not have to worry their posts will be deleted, or they have to give vital information to people they don't know or trust like on another website. I've been a follower of this blog for some time now, and I think if it weren't for the Squad we'd probably not know 1/10 of everything that happens in this town. Keep up the good work.

StoneEC said...

"Look at the last 8 comments. Nothing and I mean nothing positive. You people should be ashamed of yourselves."

My guess is, whoever wrote that cares nothing about Manalapan, freedom of speech, our US Constitution, human rights, or anybody else but themselves.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

George said...


Anonymous said...

Good for susan cohen:i just watched the 1/13 meeting on tv,i usually go but it wasnt posted on the mtnj web site.why?anyway,nice job giving it right back to barney rubble.......i dont know her, but i really do hope she runs again.

the 4 oldmigos better load up there spodakbot with some new juice,cause shes a fighter!!!!!!BAM!!!

Anonymous said...

Gerry may have a point. Maybe Stu is the messiah of Manalapan. After all, he tried to save Manalapan and Gerry and his fellow deviates did everything they could to kill him. They failed. Here it is ten years later and Stu is still the topic of every blogsite and is the obsession of the haters like Gerry and his good buddy McEnery. Stu keeps on truckin' ten years after he left office and his enemies get defeated every year one by one. Maybe Gerry isn't as dumb as he looks.

Anonymous said...

After reading that the state of NJ is now over a billion dollars deeper than we were before Christie took office, it shows that if Corzine was reelected he would have used this to tax us out of the state even more than we are now.

I hope the towns know they won't get a dime from the state now. I also hope we in towns like Colts Neck those in Manalapan know our local budgets will also have to be cut and cut sharply. Good luck to us all.

Anonymous said...

We all know people like McEnery and Roth aren't the Messiah. They couldn't be. They're way too heavy to walk on water.