Blog for Highland Park

Welcome to the Blog for Highland Park, a weblog chronicling events in Highland Park, NJ from an alternative perspective to the often one-sided slant of the official borough newsletter.

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Location: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States

I am a freelance writer and community activist who has worked on many progressive and Democratic political campaigns over the last 25 plus years and a lifelong resident of Highland Park, NJ. I have a BA in Journalism from Rutgers University, an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University, and an MEd in English Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education. An enthusiastic amateur astronomer, I have just completed Swinburne University Astronomy Online's Graduate Certificate of Science in astronomy and am pursuing a Masters of Science in astronomy at Swinburne. I am also an actress with experience in theatre and film and have written a full length play. I am currently working full time on a book "The Little Planet That Would Not Die: Pluto's Story."

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Addendum on Jaffe Spending

Mayor Frank insists that the HP Quarterly costs taxpayers not one cent. How is that possible when the taxpayers are paying to produce copy for the product? Plus, this work was not put out to bid. And, Jaffe has a no-bid contract, which grants him an exclusive business franchise, the HP Quarterly, on which he sells advertising keeping all proceeds and such to himself. The Mayor has stated the entire HP Quarterly production cost would be the responsibility of Jaffe, again at no cost to the taxpayers. Having Jaffe write content and be paid for it proves yet another lie from the Mayor's mouth.