Manalapan: Vote for Ryan D. Green for Twp. Committee


Ryan D. Green believes that Manalapan is a great place to live—but he also believes that there is more we can do to make our community even better.  That effort begins with strong leadership on the Township Committee.  We need a leader who will focus on the issues that matter and really get the job done for Manalapan: Ryan D. Green.

Property Taxes
Every time we open our tax bills, property taxes in Manalapan seem to be going up.  The municipal tax rate for 2009 has increased, as a result of the partisan budget passed by Mayor Klauber (News Transcript, 7/1/09).  To reduce the tax burden on the residents of Manalapan, Ryan D. Green will lead the charge to cut wasteful spending and make our municipal government more efficient.  It’s what he did as a member of the Manalapan-Englishtown Board of Education:

  • Re-structured our schools to save $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars.
  • From 2008 to 2009, school taxes were reduced by over $600,000.

Ryan D. Green will cut wasteful spending, expand our shared services, and find new sources of revenue for the township:

-Ryan D. Green will not have the taxpayers of Manalapan pay for his health insurance, saving thousands of taxpayer dollars.  Mayor Klauber currently receives FREE health insurance at your expense.

-As a member of the Board of Education, Ryan D. Green has been at the table since the beginning and has achieved real shared services agreements with Manalapan Township.  For instance, Manalapan Township saves thousands of dollars annually by using school district buses for the summer recreation program.  In exchange, parking lots are re-paved at district schools, at a significantly lower cost.

-Ryan D. Green will aggressively pursue new sources of revenue for the township, including possible advertising on our sports fields.  If done in a tasteful manner and properly regulated by the Township Committee, advertising could be a strong revenue source to offset taxes.

Bipartisanship on the Township Committee
The Manalapan Township Committee has become a political circus, and it’s costing taxpayers money.  Frivolous lawsuits and personal vendettas are taking the focus off the issues that matter.  Ryan D. Green has a proven record of bipartisanship on the Board of Education, where personal differences are put aside to do what’s right for residents.  Ryan will do the same as a member of the Manalapan Township Committee.

Open Space
Ryan D. Green is a strong proponent for maintaining open space in Manalapan Township.  The scenic beauty of our community must be maintained.  In addition, further development will strain our schools, our roads, and our municipal services, which will inevitably lead to higher taxes. Unfortunately, Ryan’s opponent recently endorsed a plan to develop open space into a 110 unit apartment complex.

Manalapan Township has not preserved as much open space as my opponent would have you believe.  Townships such as Freehold and Millstone have preserved far more acres than Manalapan.  In addition, Democratic members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders have recently looked to undermine open space initiatives (Asbury Park Press, 3/6/09).  We can do better.  As a member of the Manalapan Township Committee, Ryan D. Green will work to increase preservation of open space.

Commuter Parking

With so many of our residents commuting to New York City, finding additional sites for commuter parking needs to be a priority for the Township Committee.  Last year, in an unfortunate political ploy, my opponent and members of his party claimed that more commuter parking would be available at Monmouth Heights Swim Club.  This turned out not to be true and no additional commuter parking is currently available (News Transcript, 11/12/08).

Even more frustrating, the Township Committee has ignored the efforts of the Transportation Committee—plans are currently being explored to provide commuter parking at the Englishtown Auction.  This could yield a significant number of parking spaces, greatly benefiting our commuters.  Ryan D. Green will work with the Transportation Committee to make this idea a reality.

Recycling and the Environment

Manalapan Township needs to improve its record when it comes to recycling.  As a member of the Township Committee, Ryan D. Green will make recycling and environmental issues a priority once again.

Ryan is already moving forward in this area.  He has been at the table since the beginning regarding an energy audit of all the buildings in the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.  This audit will identify areas of energy waste, so that energy can be used more efficiently.  This saves money for the taxpayers and helps to preserve our environment.

The Right Experience to Make a Difference


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ALERT: Christie to go before the Asbury Park Press editorial board Wed. at 3:30 p.m.

Wanna share questions? Read it all here

Lack of details, and silent responses on and from Cristie are very loud!

Christie has been pulling a Corzine for the entire campaign.

Talk about frustrating – kinda. Christie’s lack of details makes it easy to know who the real contender to Corzine should be in November.

He has plans (or does he? Does he even have a clue? Maybe, but I don’t know – that’s the problem) but doesn’t need to explain tham (doesnt that sound familiar?) ?

Does he have a high level of confidence perhaps, that us grassroots voters are going to press that little red button in the polling b ooth because most of the County Chairmen say He’s the man?

Well I for do not intent on voting for a liberal Republican – EVER.  I say liberal because I have no reason to think otherwise. I can only compare him to the other main candidate who believes the devil is in the details and says it like it is – and NO PANDERING.

As a Voter, I must be honest: Cristie’s lack of details are quite telling.  What’s great is that us voters can just do a little research on issues most important to us so we have the ability to make the right decision on Primary and election day..

People ask me what I think about Cristie. The truth is, i don’t hear from the guy or see him answer real questions (just like the Dems). What I do hear is that he’s ducking forums and/or debates. THE SILENCE IS LOUD

What’s Cristies proposals and outlines on taxes, the economy, the Soprano state and the unions, schools, COAH, and the whole laundry list..

I am a voter, and Hello, Mr. Christie: I have no idea. All I hear is  just general rhetoric about “putting an end to it” or something like that.

Contrast that to Lonegan,  and Mayor Lonegan outlines his proposals for real change one by one.

How will Cristie fix the economy and keep businesses from leaving NJ? Does he have a plan?  He  He’s always ducking the details

Hey wait a minute:  Son of a gun…  he’s pulling a Corzine. He has a plan, but “it’s top secret”?

If you’re a conservative first, and a Republican second, Lonegan is your man.

Speaking of silence – here’s a telling article from Star Ledger’s April 30th articlePosted by Paul Mulshine

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Rudy’s not talking either

from the Star-Ledger, Posted by Paul Mulshine April 30, 2009

Shortly after 1 p.m., my phone rang. It was Rudy Giuliani. He was endorsing Chris Christie in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Rudy said, among other things, that Chris Christie is “an economic conservative.”

He is? You sure coulda fooled me. The handpicked candidate of the liberal Republican establishment has spent the past few months ducking questions on economic issues.

For good reason, I suspect. It was the state GOP establishment that gave us such ultra-liberal programs as free preschool for 3- and-4-year-olds under a state constitution that requires schooling only for those between 5 and 18.

“… Christie’s busy blasting opponent Lonegan for the most economically conservative stand in recent memory – a move to a 2.9 percent flat tax as opposed to the expected rate that will exceed 10 percent next year.”

They also gave us that $8.7 billion school-construction program that was squandered on new schools in the cities that cost as much as $175 million per school.

Christie’s opponent, Steve Lonegan, sued his own party to stop that borrowing. I didn’t hear a peep out of Christie at the time – or ever for that matter.

And as I noted in a prior post, Christie’s busy blasting opponent Lonegan for the most economically conservative stand in recent memory – a move to a 2.9 percent flat tax as opposed to the expected rate that will exceed 10 percent next year.

I tried to ask Rudy just what is economically conservative about that.

Rudy didn’t answer. He just hung up.

ALSO: Check this Philadelphia Inquirer piece in which Lonegan proposes standing up to the state Supreme Court and distributing school-funding on a fair basis. Again, Christie’s silence speaks volumes.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Lonegan said yesterday that he would cut court-ordered funding to New Jersey’s poorest school districts and equalize state subsidies to all districts.

“It is a noble goal to strive to provide a quality education for every student . . .,” he said, “but I submit that the current [school funding] formula is a complete failure, a miserable failure not only in that it’s failed to provide a quality education, but in the impact it has had on taxpayers.”

Christie’s Lead Is Vanishing At A Rate Of *AWESOME*

“Chris Christie’s bumbling gubernatorial campaign for the GOP nomination has gone from a 22 point lead (March 9th) down to a 9 point lead”

American Spectator
“Our Lead Is Vanishing At A Rate Of *AWESOME*”
By J. Peter Freire on 4.22.09 @ 4:53PM

On February 2nd, Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, was looking at numbers from Quinnipiac like this:

Christie: 44%
Lonegan: 17%

At that point, Chris Christie was asserting he had no ethics problems at all, and that if something smelled unethical, he wouldn’t do it. That, I said, was some Orwellian verve.

So little surprise comes that when we’re looking at the new numbers, Christie’s campaign can still claim: “We’re winning.”

Christie: 46%
Lonegan: 37%

Chris Christie’s bumbling gubernatorial campaign for the GOP nomination has gone from a 22 point lead (March 9th) down to a 9 point lead (April 21st).

The pollster writes:

“Christopher Christie’s lead over Steve Lonegan in the Republican primary shrinks as we shift from registered voters to likely voters. These Republican loyalists are less impressed by a political newcomer than a party veteran,” Richards said.

To which Christie’s campaign responds:

Chris Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien said that polls released this morning confirm that Christie remains the frontrunner not just in the gubernatorial primary, but for the general election.

“Two new polls continue to show encouraging news for Chris Christie. The bottom line is that I’d rather be Chris than any other candidate right now,” he said. “Chris has a substantial lead in both the primary and general election polls, a significant fundraising advantage in the primary and grassroots support in all corners of the state, as evidenced by him winning every single county convention.”

Okay. Christie does deserve congratulations for winning every single county convention. Except that happened in February, back when he was said to be the only viable candidate. Things have changed. The poll showing his lead cut in half is today. While I’m sure Bill Stepien is sincere in thinking that he’d “rather be Chris than any other candidate right now,” it does make me worry about Bill Stepien’s stock portfolio/NCAA brackets/horserace betting record. You’re supposed to look at change over time.

If we could revisit those poll numbers, the term “buzz saw” comes to mind.


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Chief justice accepts ‘eligibility’ petition

Roberts agrees to read Obama docs, consider WND’s 330,000 signers

By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A California attorney lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama’s qualifications to be president confronted the chief justice yesterday with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the sitting president fulfills the Constitution’s “natural-born citizen” clause.

According to Orly Taitz, the attorney who confronted Chief Justice John Roberts at a lecture at the University of Idaho, the judge promised before the gathered crowd that he would, indeed, read and review the briefs and petition.

“I addressed him in front of 800 people in the audience,” Taitz told WND, “including university officials, the president of the Idaho State Bar and the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Idaho, and in front of all them, [Roberts] promised to read my papers.”

Roberts was lecturing on Abraham Lincoln to approximately 1,200 attendees of the annual Bellwood Memorial Lecture Series at the Moscow, Idaho, university. Roberts has been chief justice of the Supreme Court since his nomination by President George W. Bush and subsequent confirmation in 2005.

Earlier in the week, Taitz confronted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who told her the issue of Obama’s eligibility, which has been raised before the Supreme Court at least four times but has yet to be given a single hearing, still lacked the votes of the required four justices in conference before it would be officially heard.

Taitz said, “I told Scalia that I was an attorney that filed Lightfoot v. Bowen that Chief Justice Roberts distributed for conference on Jan. 23 and now I represent nine state reps and 120 military officers, many of them high ranked, and I want to know if they will hear Quo Warranto and if they would hear it on original jurisdiction, if I bring Hawaii as an additional defendant to unseal the records and ascertain Obama’s legitimacy for presidency.”

The legal phrase Quo Warranto essentially means an explanation is being demanded for what authority Obama is using to act as president. An online constitutional resource says Quo Warranto “affords the only judicial remedy for violations of the Constitution by public officials and agents.”

 

Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 325,000 others and sign up now!

“Tell me what to do, what can I do?” Taitz reports asking Scalia. “Those soldiers [her plaintiffs] can be court-martialed for asking a legitimate question, who is the president, is he legitimate?”

She says Scalia responded, “Bring the case, I’ll hear it, I don’t know about others.”

In Idaho, Taitz obtained the promise of one of the others, the chief justice, that he would read through the eligibility challenge, including the petition brought by WND readers.

 

 

As WND reported, Taitz is submitting a motion to the Supreme Court for re-hearing of Lightfoot v. Bowen, a case she is working on through her foundation Defend Our Freedoms, alleging some of her documentation may have been withheld from the justices by a court clerk.

Orly Taitz
Orly Taitz

She asserts docketing information about her case “was erased from the docket of the Supreme Court on January 21st, one day after the inauguration and two days before [the case was to be heard].”

At the lecture in Idaho, Taitz grabbed the attention of Justice Roberts by boldly addressing her allegation that a clerk had buried the case.

Taitz told WND that the forum rules required that those questioning Roberts announce their relationship to the University of Idaho and refrain from talking about cases currently before or likely to appear before the court.

“I said, ‘Justice Roberts, my name is Orly Taitz. I’m an attorney from California, and I got up at 3 o’clock in the middle of the night, flew and drove thousands of miles just to ask you a question. So please give me some leeway,'” Taitz told WND. “My question is, do you know there is illegal activity going on in the Supreme Court of the United States?”

According to Taitz, the room was stunned silent as she continued, “I have presented my case to you, and you personally agreed to hear this case in conference. But your clerk refused to forward a supplemental brief to you. He has hidden this brief from you. He refused to put it on the docket. Additionally, my case was erased from the docket one day after the Inauguration, two days before my case was to be heard.

“Outraged citizens and members of the media and state representatives are calling the Supreme Court, demanding to have the case reentered on the docket,” Taitz told Roberts.

Then she held up the WND petition and continued, “Moreover, here are the names of U.S. citizens who signed this petition and who sent individual letters to individual justices, including you, Justice Roberts, all of them demanding the same thing – that you hear my case in regards to Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility for presidency.”

According to Taitz, Roberts approached the microphone and said, “I see you have papers. I promise you I will read all your papers, I will review them. Please give them to my Secret Service and I will review all of them.”

Shortly thereafter, Taitz told WND, a Secret Service agent identified by his badge as Gilbert Shaw accepted two suitcases of documents and pledged to deliver them to Roberts.

Taitz reports the documents included four major sections:

  • A motion for reconsideration of Lightfoot v. Bowen with all its supplemental briefs.
  • The Quo Warranto Easterling et al v. Obama et al case.
  • The WND petition, consisting of 3,300 pages of names – over 325,000 in all – of people demanding the Supreme Court hear the Obama eligibility case.
  • A copy of a 164-page dossier sent to Attorney General Eric Holder detailing suspected criminal activity surrounding Obama and his supporters, also available on the Defend Our Freedoms website.

WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, some suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Although Obama officials have told WND all such allegations are “garbage,” here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama’s eligibility:

  • New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has filed a case on behalf of Charles Kerchner and others alleging Congress didn’t properly ascertain that Obama is qualified to hold the office of president.
  • Pennsylvania Democrat Philip Berg has three cases pending, including Berg vs. Obama in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a separate Berg vs. Obama which is under seal at the U.S. District Court level and Hollister vs. Soetoro a/k/a Obama, (now dismissed) brought on behalf of a retired military member who could be facing recall to active duty by Obama.
  • Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.
  • Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut’s secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.
  • Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state’s 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case was dismissed by Judge Michael P. Kenny.
  • Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama’s vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.
  • Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama’s eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama’s citizenship. His case was denied.
  • In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.
  • Also in Ohio, there was the Greenberg v. Brunner case which ended when the judge threatened to assess all case costs against the plaintiff.
  • In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama’s citizenship. The case was denied.
  • In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama’s birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia’s secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.
  • California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.

Those disgraceful DEMS: Stimulus to ban religious worship!!

From our friends at WND.com

President Obama’s proposed economic stimulus plan makes a deliberate – and unconstitutional – attempt to censor religious speech and worship on school campuses across the nation, according to a lawyer who argued related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 20 years ago and won them all.

“This isn’t like a convenient oversight. This is intentional. This legislation pokes its finger in the eyes of people who hold religious beliefs,” Jay Sekulow, chief of the American Center for Law and Justice, told WND today.

His was the organization that decades ago argued on behalf of speech freedom on school campuses, winning repeatedly at the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, the 2001 Good News Club v. Milford Central School District decision was added, clarifying that restricting religious speech within the context of public shared-use facilities is unconstitutional.

The problem in the proposed stimulus bill comes from a provision that states: “PROHIBITED USES OF FUNDS. – No funds awarded under this section may be used for – (C) modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities – (i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission.”

 VIEW JIM DEMINT’S SPEAKING ON THE SENATE FLOOR HERE 

 

The wording that specifically targets religious speech already has been approved by the majority Democrats in the U.S. House – all GOP members opposed it. In the Senate, Jim DeMint, R-S.C., proposed an amendment to eliminate it, but again majority Democrats decided to keep the provision targeting religious instruction and activities.

Critics argued schools would accept any money offered, then impose a ban on religious events.

DeMint warned organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries, Hillel and other religious groups would face new bans on access to public facilities that would not apply to other organizations.

“This is a direct attack on students of faith, and I’m outraged Democrats are using an economic stimulus bill to promote discrimination,” DeMint said. “Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for siding with the ACLU over millions of students of faith.”

DeMint’s comments have been posted online and also are embedded here:

“These students simply want equal access to public facilities, which is their constitutional right. This hostility toward religion must end. Those who voted to for this discrimination are standing in the schoolhouse door to deny people of faith from entering any campus building renovated by this bill,” said DeMint.

The senator said the stimulus bill now becomes an “ACLU stimulus” that has the goal of triggering lawsuits “designed to intimidate religious organizations across the nation.”

“This language is so vague, it’s not clear if students can even pray in a dorm room renovated with this funding since that is a form of ‘religious worship.’ If this provision remains in the bill, it will have a chilling effect on students of faith in America,” he said.

DeMint cited Obama’s statement at the National Prayer Breakfast this week that faith “can promote a greater good for all of us.”

“This provision is an assault against both. It’s un-American and it’s unconstitutional. Intolerant and it’s intolerable,” DeMint said.

The ban on religious organizations is linked to the $3.5 billion intended for “renovation of public or private college and university facilities.”

The ACLJ, which focuses on constitutional law, said the provision “has nothing to do with economic stimulus and everything to do with religious discrimination.”

“The thing is I litigated these cases on these exact issues 20 years ago,” Sekulow told WND. “Not only did we win, two of the decisions were unanimous and the other was 8-1.

“We’re seeing a rollback to the 1970s regarding church-state relations,” he said. “That’s what is troubling. It is a complete rollback that now institutionalizes discrimination through targeting religion.”

Sekulow said he already is drafting a complaint that will challenge the constitutionality of the provision, to be used if it isn’t removed.

He said under current court precedents, it will be a open-and-shut victory.

However, he also warned that the problem is the damage that can be done within the probable four years it would take to get the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court and what that court would look like at that point.

Under Obama, he said, “there will be an ideology shift.” New appointments to the bench by Obama, he said, would be “much more left of where Justices (Ruth Bader) Ginsburg and (Stephen) Breyer are.”

 On an online forums page, readers were incensed.

  • “Here comes the assault against Christian churches … Looks like he’s trying to see how much damage he can do in the briefest period of time.”
  • “Obama is the most dangerous man of our times, period. He will seek to overturn everything our nation was built upon, personal freedom, capitalism, even the rock of faith. And he will seek to do it from within, openly, overtly and boldly. Will Christians now respond to this dangerous man in a strong, unified way? Or will Obama succeed in destroying the fabric of the greatest nation in human history?”.
  • “He’s just following the Saul Alinsky rule (in his book, Rules for Radicals) to ‘clothe everything you do in morality’ because this is what most effectively fools the ‘middle class’ into agreeing with what you want to do.”

Disgrace:FRHS Board rep steps down because of opposition to do what’s right

 

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HEY BOARD MEMBERS – IF YOURE AFRAID TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT, IT’S YOU THAT SHOULD STEP DOWN, NOT GOOD PEOPLE LIKE KATIE WHO WAS ALL ALONE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR US TAXPAYERS.

By Joshua Riley • EDUCATION WRITER • January 14, 2009                     

MANALAPAN — Marlboro’s representative on the Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education has resigned after serving for less than a year, saying the politics of some members and a too-powerful team of administrators were getting in the way of good decision-making.

Katie Goon, who was elected to a three-year term in April, read a prepared statement Monday night at the board meeting at Manalapan High School. Her resignation was immediate.

“In the past six months, I have been extremely perturbed by the issues and events that have transpired,” Goon said, referring to the controversy that began in July over five district employees’ receiving district money for obtaining bogus doctoral degrees.

Goon said she holds “sincere hope” that her successor will rise above the politics of the district.

Board President Patricia Horvath did not return calls requesting comment. (Gee I wonder why)

“I’m disappointed,” board member Joan Leimbach said in a telephone interview. “I thought she made a great contribution to the board. It will be a loss.”

Goon’s former seat holds the most voting power of any on the board. The Marlboro representative’s vote counts as 1.6 votes out of nine in the district’s system. In the seat’s vacancy, the board can cast only 7.4 total votes because it uses a weighted voting system.

After previous resignations, the board has announced a vacancy and accepted applications for the seat before appointing a temporary representative. The unexpired two-year term will be filled after the April election.

In August, Goon had asked for the resignation or removal of Superintendent H. James Wasser should he retain the title of “Dr.” or refuse to repay the district tuition and salary paid for his doctorate from a so-called diploma mill, Breyer State University.Wasser was ordered by state officials to relinquish his title. He cooperated. He stopped receiving higher pay when he dropped his title in September, yet he did not repay tuition payments or salary increases that the district had already paid. Wasser remains superintendent.

 

During a telephone interview Tuesday, Goon said other board members have feared for themselves and their family members in making decisions for the district. She declined to elaborate.
During a telephone interview, Goon said her voice was not enough to overcome the will of the administration.

As further disservice to district taxpayers, Goon said, two board members for whom a family member works in the district are excluded from representing their municipality on issues of employee contracts.

“There is a lot of power in the administration, and I don’t think the board members stand up to it,” she said.

At Monday’s meeting, Marlboro residents continued to criticize Wasser over the degree and chide the board for inaction.

Goon read her statement at the end of a 2‚1/2-hour meeting. She signed the statement, and the board accepted her resignation.