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Got my invite for the mayor’s “town hall” event:

invite 1

invite 2


Both sides state that the invite was paid for by the Doherty for Mayor campaign.  Clearly a political event.

Now I would never suspect the mayor would ever use town resources to help his political campaign but I do like to verify things so I fired off an email to Loretta Hill, Business Administrator for the Board of Ed.

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Great.  Since it is a political event the mayor is paying for the use of the school out of his own pocket.  I presume it will be listed as an in kind contribution in his next filing with the borough.  Right after he finally makes the last filing which was due October 6th.

In any case we can put that issue to rest. School resources are not being used for a campaign event………..or are they?

Forwarded to me this morning:




  1. Anonymous wrote:

    The email from “Belmar Elementary School” is a direct attempt to mislead the public. To be correct, it should say Campaign Event for Matt Doherty. Doherty’s invite is another attempt to mislead the public. He makes it sound like this is a town event when it’s purely political. It would be interesting to know who puts together the emails for the school. The Belmar elementary school just provided advertising to a campaign event. There certainly is a value to that. Misuse of tax dollars.

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
  2. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    The Belmar Elementary School is run by a very “INTERESTING” group of people.

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    That man will try anything to stay in office, after all this election is a make or break for him,if he loses he’s done as far as higher office goes. I wonder how the Board of Ed feels about the use of our school for politics? Can other people use it for politics? Was Ms. Hill misled? Should the Board of Ed revoke permission?

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Permalink
  4. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Welcome to the Matt-Brendan show ….. Are the T-shirts made in the U.S.A. by Union labor?

    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  5. sideliner wrote:

    “Questions” (now) … We don’t need no stinkin’ questions. So Mister Mayor wants to look like Mister Reasonable Nice Guy now? Politics Not People. Gimme a break.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:14 am | Permalink
  6. batman wrote:

    I suppose the BOE thinks it is fine that an arcade will be built across the street from the school on Main Street. Reading, writing, pacman? How about some comic books?

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink
  7. DR. ZAIUS wrote:

    Man will destroy himself/herself and the Apes will rule.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

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