The following are some of the answers from GOP Candidate Harold Herskowitz in response to the questions submitted by TLS readers. We have not yet received any response from Senator Bob Singer. 1. Q: Why do you oppose a retail district around blue claws stadium? A:I never said I opposed such a plan. There never was such a plan. It may have been someones pipe dream. There were no big retailers interested. The commercial real estate market has not hit rock bottom yet, and analysts say it will not recover for ten more years at least. If you would read the booklet called, A Case for a Minor League Stadium, you would see that the stadium itself is supposed to be profitable. Sometimes communities combine the stadium witha downtown area in order to bring business to their central district. Even in large cities withmajor league teams stadiums do not partner withretail establishments. I don’t know the exact dynamics, but it is well known that game attendees do not go shopping before or after a game. I do not propose we be left with a concrete elephant, or albatross, as you say. I simply would like to see it at least pay for itself, and not cost our town millions each year in maintenance costs. As I pointed out before, the owners of the Blue Claws own a team in Lehigh Valley and pay 1.3 million dollars a year to lease the stadium. 2. Q:Do you think having another frum person on the committee will cause more hatred towards the orthodox community.
A: Not in this case. If you mean pure antisemitism, Singer is seen as Jewish according to most non Jews. If you mean hatred towards the orthodox, you should just know, I have the support of leaders of the African American community, I have a large support base among the seniors as well. I hope I have proven to all people of Lakewood that I will be an impartial, honest, and fair voice for everyones’ concerns. The non Jews in Lakewood know who controls the committee already. I don’t think they care what religion the person is, as much as whether they are honest, and above reproach.
A: our town just spent 26 million on a public works dept. I doubt outsourcing at this point would make sense. Although sharing services with neighboring towns may be an option. We obviously need a serious reassessment of our DPW. Do not jump to conclusions, we need to make sure that laying off workers is a last resort after cutting all the millions in wasteful spending and perks for certain well connected people. The inspection dept. can be run more efficiently. I believe we need to put them to better use, as one person noted, there is plenty for them to do. Outsourcing is not always the answer. I believe we need to look into hiring our own engineers instead of paying the exorbitant fees we currently pay. In house lawyers could also save us a substantial amount of money. We pay ridiculous lawyer fees. If my opponent remains in power none of this would ever change. He owes too many favors to all these people.
4. Q: Cutting down trees?
A: In general? Or through building developments? We have a shade tree commission that is supposed to keep our trees healthy.
5. Q: What will you do with the old public works, and old baseball field?
A: I the old public works is saleable we should sell it. I believe the little league field is slated to become a much needed playground, with plenty of parking…. for the playground.
6.Q: what about the parking lot on 4th and Monmouth for a specific supermarket?
A: There are people working to make sure that only something that benefits the town gets built there. Nobody wants to see anyone be put out of business.
7. Q: How will you help the industrial park?
A: Our industrial park is centralized between New york and Philadelphia. We are a major hub for UPS. We need to work hard to bring new businesses, instead of using our industrial parks to house schools, which eat away at our tax revenue. We have some very talented people working on attracting new businesses to Lakewood. I believe when we have an administration that shows they care about attracting businesses, instead of simply doing favors for friends, we will be shocked by what can be accomplished.
8. To the guy that keeps insisting the Blue Claws was a good use of UEZ money. Get over it. It was thrown away money. It is costing us millions a year in taxpayer dollars to maintain. It brings in no revenue to the town whatsoever. I don’t blame Bob. I blame myself, for not running against him ten years ago. I could have prevented all this, and we could have a nice clean town with many businesses, and jobs created with those funds. Now we will just have to work that much harder, with no UEZ, to figure out a way to pay for the stadium maintenance without hurting the taxpayer. It is very easy to say Bob has done so many things for this town. It is harder to actually list them.
9. To the person that said I do not respect the institution. If you mean I do not pledge allegiance properly. You should just know, I learned all the words perfectly, and I have very good form. If you are referring to the way that business is normally done in our government, I do not believe that is what our country stands for. Graft, Greed, Nepotism, Revenge, and Incompetence, are all things we can do without, and do not deserve respect from anybody. Those that have tried to work within that system, eventually succumbed to become a part of it.
10. And to Efraim that asks, how do we know you are not making empty promises? What are your accomplishments? What is your experience?
I can only answer that I have not made any empty promises. I only present facts, and solutions, some are my own, most are other peoples. I do not purport that I have all the solutions. I simply can promise to listen to all options, swirl it around my brain a bit, hear what everyone thinks, and decide. I have written numerous articles with ideas, plans, hopes, and dreams. I can only ask you if you recall any previous candidate that presented anything more than a canned speech about lowering property taxes. As for my accomplishments. Besides my family, I can give you directions to 310 3RD street. Keep in mind, it was a crack house, and is now one of the largest and most amazing?) Independent toy stores in the USA(world?). All it takes is a little creativity, and teamwork. If we could do that to a crack house, imagine what we could do for our tax bill.
11.Q: What can you do to help autistic children in town. We have tried to get help to no avail.
A: Chris Christie has made autism a priority. I am shocked that our Senator, with his years involved in the healthcare field, has not been able to help us. We will find ways to fund programs for our children on the autistic spectrum. We must accomplish this without increasing our peoples’ property tax burden. It can be done. Each and every one of us has been touched by the hand of autism in some way. if we will not get help from our senator, we will need to find other avenues to accomplish our goals.
12: Q: Do you support the LCSW?
A: The LCSW is the eyes and ears of our police department. There is a knee jerk reaction every time there is a rash of crime to demand more police. We now realize that an increased police force is not a preventative to crime. Having a larger amount of more observant citizens reduces crime. The LCSW fills the gap between regular citizens and police. I hope they will expand their operations, and have more members from all segments of our community join their ranks.
There are 86 Comments to "GOP Candidate Herskowitz Answers Your Questions"
- yard signs for HH says: May 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm HH where can we get yard signs to proudly display on our lawn??!
- Eric says: May 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm You gotta love HH!!!
” I don’t blame Bob. I blame myself, for not running against him ten years ago.” PRICELESS!!!!
- shades for HH says: May 16, 2010 at 3:46 pm HH how exactly does this “shade tree commission” allow the mass building of developments where they cut down every last tree, and then plant a FEW TINY trees .. Bottom line: in EVERY development there’s almost NO SHADE whatsoever!! How is this commission to be held accountable??
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm The Shade Tree Commission has no authority – they are an advisory committee, much like the Downtown Commission. The Township committee is not bound by their advice.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm If given the chance I’ll. Put a sign on my front lawn
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm As a general rule, the “Boards” have independant authority while the “Commissions” function is an excluively advisory capacity.
- mimcha li'toi'lium says: May 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm If you would see what the shade commission spends on parties, etc you’ll have all your answers.
- Hello! says: May 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm Vote Heshel Hershkowitz June 8!
- new song for Hershel says: May 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm I did it my way.
- landslide says: May 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm Bob is in the minor league. Hershel’s in the Majors.
- harold herskowitz says: May 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm Dear mimcha Yes. I did not know that commissions were entitled to spend taxpayers’ money, but it seems those on the shade tree commission have been racking up some bills at our expense. It seems they didn’t learn that money doesn’t grow on trees.
- 29 years says: May 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm Now bob is running after all the moisdos. He is getting his claws into them by offering them the moon and stars! And now he screams about taxes! Where were you last year and the past 29 years? You didn’t care then. Gimme a break bob!
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm Is Mayor Langert going to endorse anybody?
- Hershel does not need a slogan says: May 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm He just wants to make people feel empowered.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm Will Hershel ask Bob to endorse his opponent in the general election?
- wuthering says: May 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm I hope Hershel will lead us to new heights.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm Hershel is not a puppet. Hershel is not a lapdog. Hershel is not a phony.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm The TLS has done a great job educating the voters on the candidates and issues.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm Do you think Hershel’s gonna get any phony tickets from the DPW after he wins?!
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm The TLS is a fair forum for both candidates to express their views.
Why is Bob ignoring the TLS? Doesn’t he have an ishur?
- Happy Holidays says: May 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm Hershel is the only candidate who can get along with the seniors, the yeshivaleit, the bal habattim, the honest developers, the African American community, the family values hard working Mexican community, the TLS, and the post office clerk who can keep a line backed up for 20 minutes even though short-term parking in front is only for 15 minutes.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm Will the TLS make an endorsement? Most newspapers do but few
- just wondering says: May 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm i was just wondering if the only reason why bob didn’t respond to the questions is because they were submitted tls what if the average joe would’ve emailed him the same questions would they have gotten a response or not?
- im ain kemach ain torah says: May 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm Will Hershel give out donuts in the yeshiva dining room if he wins?
- SENIOR says: May 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm i live in lakewood for all of BOB SINGERS 29 YEARS and all we have from him is high property taxes . LETS ALL VOTE FOR HAROLD HERSHKOWITZ WHO HAS HIGH HOPES FOR LAKEWOOD
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm THe TLS will never endorse any candidate. It’s an impartial forum for the poor huddled masses.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm Will Hershel have low hopes for Lakewood if he loses?
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm Seniors love that slogan because it’s a Sinatra song and Hershel uses the slogan as a chesed.
- wheres the DPW says: May 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm HH you talk about DPW and the “shade”y. Commission. Can someone explain why, even as of today (mid May) there are still piles of leaves and branches all over our town streets!!!??? I’m not sure if there are too many trees producing too many leaves and branches, or the DPW has their “shades” down??!
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm Why can’t the yellow trash bins be replaced with pistachio invitation green bins,
- anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 7:38 pm HH, do you yourself proof-read your comments, or do you leave that to someone else, or to “spell check”?
I have rarely found any mistake, either in grammar or spelling, or called a typo, if one knows the correct spelling, but may have problems on the keyboard.
You do a great job with the written word.
- Moshe K Prospect Park says: May 16, 2010 at 7:49 pm Enough is enough Bob should retire after 30 ineffective years and allowing the property taxes to skyrocket with a major increase of rateables. It is inexcusable that every new development in town gets assessed at $9,000 a house while Bob has done nothing. Go Hershel go you have the vote of my whole development and I haven’t heard one person have the Chutzpah to proclaim publicly that he’s voting for Bob.
- BMG says: May 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm Hershel, you better deliver. Or you will have a rude awakening in three years. You’ve heightened the people’s expectations alot.
- high hopes says: May 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm Hershel is a big bal chesed.
- I know I know says: May 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm Hershel will win the election even if he doesn’t debate, so why should he agree to a debate?
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm Langert and Herskowitz–mi borosh?
- sister sledge says: May 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm Is Hershel in favor of Georgian court expanding?
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm Will Hershel stay up all night on Shavuos? That’ll show he’s really machshiv torah.
- harold herskowitz says: May 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm If in three years I cannot accomplish anything, I hope I will not be brazen enough to run for another three year term. I will give someone else a chance to help his or her town. The more I think about it, I just cannot understand how we allowed one man to manipulate us for 29 years without ever having to answer for his mistakes.
- Sumdum Goi says: May 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm Go Harold Go!
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm Will Bob resign from the senate when Hershel wins?
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 9:05 pm If Bob wins, Hershel may open his own township in Pine Park.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm Will Hershel ever run for higher office?
- landslide says: May 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm I know 2 people who are voting for Bob. And one of them is Bob.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm You “hope”? How about a term limit guarantee, Harold?
- herewegoagain says: May 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm BS doesn’t respond to TLS because there is nothing he can say to change the past 30 years. He can promise for the future but cannot undue 30 years. He recently published some accomplishments in a weekly publication. Not one of those accomplishments were on a municipal level. Please my friends do not be fooled or intimidated to think that if we don’t go along with the institution it will be tragic.
Hershel is the first frum person in the last ten years to stand up for our rights and end corruption. I challenge anyone to publish here accomplishments( Other then pics in the publication or streets closed of for levaya or sefer torah) that our frum representatives got for us.
Now Hershel has already accomplished even without making it to office yet. He is responsible for our taxes not being raised. What an accomplishment! You just have to admire the man and what he did without yet being in office. Can you imagine how much more good he will do for the oilem. Think of what he uncovered? How many millions of dollars spent on special favors or projects that will cost the frum community forever. Why even the Senator said he is looking into the stadium contract. Rabbosai make sure you all vote HERSHEL! Don’t rely on your friends we all need to be heard. It is time that we determine how our influence is to be used and who should be using it.
Tell your friends wake them up make sure they know whats going on. We all have to be a part of the change.
- drops everything and runs to the phone says: May 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm Is it possible to change the township bylaws regarding the planning board? Does it require a unanimous vote?
- TLS in serious election mode says: May 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm If you alone read my comments it’s worth it.
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm Bob’s only chance of winning is if Hershel makes a MAJOR mistake over the next 2 weeks. And that’s not happening.
- is there a lawyer out there says: May 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm Can the contract with the blue claws be ripped up since they are no longer the Lakewood blue claws?
- Ex Lakewood says: May 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm To # 26
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm Is that a term limit pledge, HH?
- chaim says: May 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm how do you respond to bobs claim that he was i the minority till 2 years ago and therefore isn’t responsible for what went on till than
- ah bisel saichel says: May 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm HH I once overheard you giving a passionate plea to someone in BagelNosh regarding some township problems (before I knew who you were)and wondered to my self “Why can’t we have citizens like him, who truly care, as our elected officials instead of the robots that are currently in place” and low and behold here he is running for us, caring for us truly representing the people of Lakewood! Hershel go all the way! Good luck!
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm of corse hh doesnt want shopping by the stadiem it will create a new downtown wich ant to good for biss
- trimmers of trees says: May 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm When is vacation already
- Anonymous says: May 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm why wont u post my comment its wasnt anti hh just asking him to explain anser to num 1
- harold herskowitz says: May 16, 2010 at 11:29 pm Dear number 57. Again, I do not oppose a retail district outside the stadium. It needed to be built in conjunction with the stadium. It needed to have a mix of stores that would attract shoppers on their way to or from a game. Our Senator claimed we should have had a Costco right outside the stadium. That just proves how out of touch with reality he is. You don’t combine a store that sells paper towels by the dozen with a baseball stadium. Outlet stores or mass retailers not commonly found elsewhere would make the most sense. But again there was no such plan. The stadium was built ten years ago. Since then Asbury Park built a huge outlet mall. Jackson outlets expanded. The reason we don’t have an outlet mall is because there wasn’t any money in it for specific individuals. That is how our government worked until now.
As for my biz-I would be thrilled to open a location next to the stadium, but at this time we have a festering sore I like to call my downtown, and we must clean it up or mow it down, and then we can work on that new Blue Claws shopping mall.
- 5ki-la-shem.... says: May 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm harold 4 mayor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- LOZUP says: May 17, 2010 at 12:03 am I don’t but this minority or majority. We did what the Vaad asked us too and they had a majority and we saw no results. Actually we saw detrimental results. Even Senator singer is now blaming the VAAD. I will vote Hershel I hope everyone else does as well.
- TZIFLOIGEN! says: May 17, 2010 at 12:09 am HH:you misinterperted Rebbitzen Bigson’s lecture regarding respecting the institution…..I’m sure she’s bound to give another lecture soon….just wait!!!!
- forget High Hopes says: May 17, 2010 at 12:58 am Hershel is the only hope for township.
- prince of a guy says: May 17, 2010 at 1:04 am You can tell from Hershel’s slogan what a mentsch he is.
He could’ve used more practical slogans but he chose to make people feel needed and respected.
- just a rough draft says: May 17, 2010 at 1:25 am “The Va’ad has decided to honor our principal of hakoras hatov (appreciation and gratitude for acts of goodness) and endorse Bob Singer. Still, we cannot overstate the contributions of Hershel Herskowitz and his electrifying impact on our town. He has raised the banner of truth and justice and has many bold ideas which can help our town grow to new heights. He is non-compromising in his convictions and is fair to ALL the residents of our fair township. He will lower taxes, bring transparency to government, and stimulate business and economic growth. He is bright and original and a breath of fresh air to the political scene.He also may win. Still, we endorse Bob Singer but very tepidly.”
- Anonymous says: May 17, 2010 at 2:04 am Don’t you realize that the $$ to revitalize the downtown could easily come from creating a special retail & entertainmanet district around the stadium, charging for parking, enacting a distric sales tax, etc.? This has been done successfully in numerous other communities. The stadium is the draw, but the revenue comes from the surrounding district. It seems expedient to tax the stadium out of existance, but that’s a sure recipe for being stuck with an empty stadium and no revenue stream. Don’t kill the goose laying golden eggs just because you’re not fond of omelettes – learn to bake with them instead, lest we all starve!
- same situation says: May 17, 2010 at 3:23 am I personally was at a town meeting where Hershel got up and spotaniously rallied the crowd againt a certain developer affiliated with the uez, he had all the seniors screaming, HE’S OUR MAN, HERSHEL FOR MAYOR!!!!!
- SHOE HORN! says: May 17, 2010 at 7:08 am I think Rebbitzen Bigson was reffering to the Rashi….that moshe didn’t say that paraoh himself would come running out after him because that wouldn’t be respectfulto the king,and he gave honor to the monarchy. Paraoh did everything in his power to make their lives difficult. Surely,he wasn’t deserving respect. This concept becomes more difficult to understand when we take into account what his government stood for and who he was as an individual. State laws denied all rights-freedom of speech-the right of assembly. They were treated as chattel,owned by the mitzrim. When he contracted tzara’s,his wise men offered the cure….The torah expects us to respect the institution even in THAT scenario….Today we BH find ourselves in very different conditions…..and yes let’s remember respect for the institution!!!
- stop the train says: May 17, 2010 at 9:47 am if I’m a registered dem, as I think most of lakewood may be, can we still vote herschel in? Bob may end up on ticket by default . FYI Mr Singer has helped many over the years SchI and Chemed are among them . I hope Hershey wins it will send such a strong signal to the powers that be that the days of special favors are over. You are talking about people’s hard earned money that people literally sweat for. Govt has to realize that A. we aint stupid anymore and B. we are not your piggybank. C. WE pay your salaries so we can dictate what we want . D. We the people want honesty, integrity, fairness, and to spend our money fiscally responsible. I know this is not the Obama way , but WE HAVE HAD Enough. My biggest fear though is that majority of BMG community doesn’t read TLS ( they aren’t wired to the net) and may just vote whoever gets endorssed ie the hakaras Hatov candidate.
- to 54 says: May 17, 2010 at 9:49 am Hershel’s office is in Bagel Nosh and all he talks about is how he can help the Tzibur. I know for a fact that he is a good person lshem shomayim
- SHOE HORN! says: May 17, 2010 at 10:04 am To tls editor:why don’t you post my comment!!are you trying to verify with Rebbitzen Bigson if that’s what she meant???
- Anonymous says: May 17, 2010 at 10:25 am HH:you should just know, I have the support of leaders of the African American community,
Can you tell me who these leaders are?Where and how have they indicated their support?And of course why do they support you?
- SHOE HORN! says: May 17, 2010 at 10:27 am Rebbitzen Bigson gives life transforming insights!!!
- lakewood wants answers says: May 17, 2010 at 10:31 am please answer question #6 without personal things in mind !!!!!!!!!!
- Heil Hershel!! says: May 17, 2010 at 11:05 am Mike McNeil is behind Hershel. He asked Hershel to speak at the next STEPS meeting. Hershel can still stop the Twenty-Five Million Dollar Bob Singer Municipal Building from being built. It is not too late. Finally, I for one want to see Bob Singer become our next State Senator. The Township Committee job has held Bob back from going to Washington to represent our state all these years. Bob is pro Israel, and pro Jewish interests. With his new found fiscal responsibility, he can garner the votes of the Tea Party Movement. He will be able to still make a living, and we, the Lakewood Taxpayers will be able to keep more of our hard earned money as well. It is a win-win for everyone. Let us b’achdus take this leap together on June 8th, and get Hershel elected to the Township Committee. This Primary is the real election, so make sure that you are not left out. You can’t complain if you don’t vote. Your vote is your voice. Let your voice be heard loud, proud and clear.
- Ari says: May 17, 2010 at 11:17 am Hershel do you have an email address where we can privately email of our concerns?
- Chaim says: May 17, 2010 at 11:23 am Moshiach will be here before November, so all this talk is really cheap.
- SHOE HORN! says: May 17, 2010 at 11:28 am Tls editor:HH asked for a clarification regarding respecting the institution….look at what he writes on number 9…..why don’t you post my response…
- Manhattan Commuter says: May 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm See below for my question in the original post.
As more and more of lakewoods residents work in manhattan. What are the candidates ideas on cutting the cost (or at least stopping the increases) and improving express bus service to manhattan. We seem to be very underserved compared to neighbering towns like toms river.
Hershel-Would you be able to help or for something like this are we better off with somebody also holding statewide office?
- To TLS Editor says: May 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm I meant to write from “To TLS Editor”
- SHOE HORN! says: May 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm Tls editor:what is wrong with my 7:08 comment???at least send the comment to HH……
- Regular Joe says: May 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm I second comment #69 above. Hershel, would you be able to help us with this?
- harold herskowitz says: May 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm To manhattan commuter.
I understand the cost involved in commuting every day to the city. I do not believe that Singer, even as a senator could do anything to help you. Had he been dedicated to helping commuters, he would have done something years ago, when there were more commuters than today. If you are looking for help regarding your commute, I would suggest you support Kleinhandler, who is running against Chris Smith. Bringing Lakewood a high speed train is a major part of his platform. I personally can’t see it happening anytime soon.
As for Shoe Horn, I will try to find out from TLS what your concern is. I understand your frustrations, since many of my comments are censored as well. Some for good reason.
- To TLS Editor says: May 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm I am not suprised that Bob didn’t respond. Did you think otherwise?
- Manhattan Commuter says: May 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm Hershel,
Thank you for your quick response.
As a local buisnessman you may not be aware but actually, between NJT, Kollel Bus and van/car pooling there is probablly more commuting to the city then ever before. Especially among the newer Lakewood residents, PCS graduates and with the drop in local job oppurtunities.
I agree that rail service is a pipe dream and is in my view a waste on money. The issue is can the town push NJT to increase express service to Lakewood and if not support somebody that will provide it alla monroe & monsey.
For comparative purposes you may want to look at a route 137 timetable and compare busses going to Lakewood versus busses going to toms river. (Of course Lakewood is district 30 and Toms River is district 10).
- harold herskowitz says: May 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm To manhattan commuter.
I was under the impression that service to Lakewood has lessened, and took it to mean that there are less riders. I guess I was wrong. I have gone on the bus to Manhattan numerous times. I do not know how anyone can stand it on a daily basis. The stops along route 9 are endless. A private bus system with express buses would be a great idea. I would suggest you call Senator Singer. He has been very generous, and accessible lately. He will send you to the right people to help you. Perhaps he will even promise to get new express buses. He seems to be making a lot of promises to everyone. Take advantage while you can. After June 8th the promises will end, either way.
- Bob for... says: May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm US. Senate!!