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The Lorax Diaries Continue….


You just can’t make this stuff up, folks.  My Lorax diaries continue.  The state will now be hearing the case of Robert “The Onceler” Gilman because the Mayor and Council have succeeded in delaying the simple hearing of the ethics board complaint by John Smith (that’s his real name – I swear) against Gilman who voted as a Councilman to approve spending on the PAL complex at the same time he was the President of that organization. Gilman, in his capacity as both Councilman and President of the PAL also ordered trees cut before a Green Acres public hearing, and broke the flood hazard law by building a garage in the riparian buffer of Mezler’s Creek. The Borough is now in violation thanks to Mr. Gilman’s handiwork and the ethics Board, according to my sources was allegedly ruthlessly pressured to leave Mr. Gilman alone.  

My Lorax Moment Update #2

Another update on my Lorax story.  Bergenfield is getting more interesting by the minute. Now I understand the Chinese curse – “May you live in interesting times.”

At this moment, residents who have been writing letters in the newspaper opposing the destruction of Whittaker Park by the PAL under the direction of Councilman Gillman, have been subject to “visits” from the police department and also threatening phone calls.  Fortunately, us Bergenfield types don’t scare easy.

My Lorax Moment Update

A political update to my Lorax story. It appears Councilman Robert “The Onceler” Gillman who summarily chopped down my childhood, lost his primary in Bergenfield.  How sad. Not.  

Unfortunately the Record is spinning it that it was all Clancy’s doing.  Gillman wants a recount.  


His running mate happened to win – which means that voters in Bergenfield are savvy enough to know that Councilman Lodato is a class act, while his running mate was only representing his organization – the PAL rather than the rank and file mere Bergenfield citizen.

There is a council meeting tonite. I plan on being there with my folks – just like I have been for the past few months – with dozens of other angry residents – long before Clancy even made a peep about this or used it for his own ends.

The biggest disappointment was the Mayor, who  let this whole thing unfold because Gillman is his Golden Boy who could do no wrong – even when he cut down trees on Green Acres land BEFORE the public hearing.  The Mayor could have saved Gillman from himself and those trees, and the creek and the flooded residents, but he chose to support Gillman’s actions and to disregard the concerns of flooded residents – which makes him no better than Clancy.