Daily Archives: July 8, 2008

>Anheuser-Busch Sues Belgian Suitor

>NPR.org is reporting that Anheuser-Busch has sued InBev, calling the Belgian brewer’s plan to buy the iconic U.S. brewer “illegal.” Matt Sepic, of member station KWMU in St. Louis, says the suit seeks to bar InBev from soliciting support from Anheuser-Busch shareholders.

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Anheuser-Busch Sues Belgian Suitor

NPR.org is reporting that Anheuser-Busch has sued InBev, calling the Belgian brewer’s plan to buy the iconic U.S. brewer “illegal.” Matt Sepic, of member station KWMU in St. Louis, says the suit seeks to bar InBev from soliciting support from Anheuser-Busch shareholders.

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Plan: Punish illegal immigrants’ landlords

Apparently Middletown Mayor Scharfenberger came up with another one of his draconian, noecon, racially motivated and inflammatory comments about illegal immigrants at Monday nights workshop meeting. The mayor never seems to disappoint us when it comes to putting his foot in his mouth.

It seems that the mayor wants to the Township Committee to consider an ordinance that would penalize landlords for renting to people who are in the country illegally.

The mayor thinks this is a good idea even though the Burlington County community of Riverside rescinded its local immigration enforcement law after a federal judge struck down a similar law in Hazleton, Pa.

While looking over the comments left by readers, I was in total agreement with an anonymous responder localboomer who wrote the following: 

It’s interesting that the mayor isn’t targeting Middletown businesses that serve the public & individual residents who hire illegal aliens for everything from car washes & restaurants to lawn service & cleaning. Half the businesses in town would probably close, and can you imagine the uproar if homeowners were fined or arrested every time an illegal alien mowed their lawn? I’d pay to watch THAT town meeting!

No, Scarfenberger & supporters are willing to overlook all those cheap, immigrant-provided goods & services as long as the people providing them sleep in someone else’s town.

Talk about the best of both worlds! And just think about all the votes that will earn him while not angering those local business owners!

Middletown’s recent overcrowding situation didn’t even involve illegals & Scarfenberger is aware that a similar ordinance was struck down by the feds. Just enforce an over-crowding ordinance that treats everyone equally, Mr. Mayor.

Talk about grandstanding!!


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Plan: Punish illegal immigrants’ landlords

Apparently Middletown Mayor Scharfenberger came up with another one of his draconian, noecon, racially motivated and inflammatory comments about illegal immigrants at Monday nights workshop meeting. The mayor never seems to disappoint us when it comes to putting his foot in his mouth.

It seems that the mayor wants to the Township Committee to consider an ordinance that would penalize landlords for renting to people who are in the country illegally.

The mayor thinks this is a good idea even though the Burlington County community of Riverside rescinded its local immigration enforcement law after a federal judge struck down a similar law in Hazleton, Pa.

While looking over the comments left by readers, I was in total agreement with an anonymous responder localboomer who wrote the following: 

It’s interesting that the mayor isn’t targeting Middletown businesses that serve the public & individual residents who hire illegal aliens for everything from car washes & restaurants to lawn service & cleaning. Half the businesses in town would probably close, and can you imagine the uproar if homeowners were fined or arrested every time an illegal alien mowed their lawn? I’d pay to watch THAT town meeting!

No, Scarfenberger & supporters are willing to overlook all those cheap, immigrant-provided goods & services as long as the people providing them sleep in someone else’s town.

Talk about the best of both worlds! And just think about all the votes that will earn him while not angering those local business owners!

Middletown’s recent overcrowding situation didn’t even involve illegals & Scarfenberger is aware that a similar ordinance was struck down by the feds. Just enforce an over-crowding ordinance that treats everyone equally, Mr. Mayor.

Talk about grandstanding!!


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Affordable housing deal nixed


An appeals court on Monday voided an affordable housing swap that would have resulted in Galloway Township sending Bridgeton $2.135 million for about 60 home rehabilitation projects.
The regional contribution agreement, or RCA, had been approved by the state’s Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) in October 2006 after both towns had agreed to an amended version of the swap, which was initially agreed upon at the same dollar amount in spring 2005.
The Fair Share Housing Center, a nonprofit organization opposed the deal on the grounds it did not meet state requirements.

Will this ruling have any inpact on Middletown in the near future, we will just have to wait and see, but more than likely not.
Middletown is the States #1 abuser of RCA’s and theTownship Committee has already been put on notice that they will not be able to further use RCA’s as a away to meet their COAH obligations.

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Affordable housing deal nixed


An appeals court on Monday voided an affordable housing swap that would have resulted in Galloway Township sending Bridgeton $2.135 million for about 60 home rehabilitation projects.
The regional contribution agreement, or RCA, had been approved by the state’s Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) in October 2006 after both towns had agreed to an amended version of the swap, which was initially agreed upon at the same dollar amount in spring 2005.
The Fair Share Housing Center, a nonprofit organization opposed the deal on the grounds it did not meet state requirements.

Will this ruling have any inpact on Middletown in the near future, we will just have to wait and see, but more than likely not.
Middletown is the States #1 abuser of RCA’s and theTownship Committee has already been put on notice that they will not be able to further use RCA’s as a away to meet their COAH obligations.

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