Stealing Generators From The People - My9 New Jersey

Stealing Generators From The People

Posted: Updated:
West New York, New Jersey (My9NJ) - After Hurricane Sandy a number of local officials had gotten in trouble for using government owned and taxpayer funded generators for their personal use. These incidents proved that it wasn’t just your common criminal that’s stealing generators and power from the people, but public employees as well.

In West New York, New Jersey town official’s, like Business Administrator Joseph DeMarco, were able to take town-owned generators home with them, while the rest of the town remained without power.

Now, over a year later, the people of West New York are still angry about this and want to know what, if anything is going to be done to the people who took home generators when the town clearly needed them.

When approached with that very question, DeMarco played coy. “I’m not going to comment on that because there was an investigation done by the mayor and it’s a personnel matter, and we’ll leave it at that,” he said.

DeMarco didn’t seem to get any punishment for the incident. He wasn’t fired, he’s still attending commissioners meeting and working and the people of West New York are still mad.

Unfortunately, incidents where officials “borrow” or “confiscate” items from vendors is a wide spread problem in New Jersey and an abuse of the public trust.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Sound From NYC Pier Concerts Angering NJ Residents

    Sound From NYC Pier Concerts Angering NJ Residents

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:40:11 GMT
    Some residents of West New York, New Jersey are happy with their beautiful views of Manhattan, but aren’t too happy about the noise that is coming over from the city. Residents who live at the Hudson Club apartment complex at Port Imperial say that the music that reportedly comes from a new concert hall at Pier 97 across the Hudson River in New York City is affecting their quality of life.
    Some residents of West New York, New Jersey are happy with their beautiful views of Manhattan, but aren’t too happy about the noise that is coming over from the city. Residents who live at the Hudson Club apartment complex at Port Imperial say that the music that reportedly comes from a new concert hall at Pier 97 across the Hudson River in New York City is affecting their quality of life.
  • Roxbury Is Stronger Than The Smell

    Roxbury Is Stronger Than The Smell

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:39:45 GMT
    A group of residents from Roxbury, New Jersey, who have been dealing with the Fenimore Landfill and toxic fumes coming off the landfill went down to Trenton yesterday in front of the New Jersey DEP office where they rioted in front of a new billboard the residents had just purchased.The billboard reads “The new ‘common sense’ solution to environmental protection”.
    A group of residents from Roxbury, New Jersey, who have been dealing with the Fenimore Landfill and toxic fumes coming off the landfill went down to Trenton yesterday in front of the New Jersey DEP office where they rioted in front of a new billboard the residents had just purchased.The billboard reads “The new ‘common sense’ solution to environmental protection”.
  • Battle Over Belmar Boardwalk

    Battle Over Belmar Boardwalk

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:36:45 GMT

    The Belmar boardwalk, which was completely destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, is now newly rebuilt and beautiful. 

    The Belmar boardwalk, which was completely destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, is now newly rebuilt and beautiful. 

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices