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Mayor’s Misuse Of Town Generator

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North Haledon, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The people of North Haledon, New Jersey say that they went without power for weeks following Superstorm Sandy while their mayor, Randy George, used a town owned generator to power his ice cream shop.

Last week the Passaic County prosecutor’s office decided that the mayor would not be brought up on charges for using the taxpayer’s generator to fuel his business and now residents of the community are outraged.

Many people feel like the mayor got preferential treatment, and resident John Bleeker spoke out. “The prosecutor’s office has now, in our case, chose not to do anything. Which we all feel is wrong,” he said.

When the mayor was approached about this incident he said that those people who are expressing anger over his use of the generator are part of a small group of residents in town who are angry at him for closing down the North Haledon fire company.

There were instances in other towns throughout the Garden State where public officials admitted to taking generators for personal use after Superstorm Sandy and as a result were asked for their resignation. This happened both to the Westwood Superintendent and the Sussex County Under-Sheriff.

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