September 18, 2018
[First, please remind yourself about my post,
about his run for Township Council,
8 years ago.]
[Then close that window and come back here!]
West Orange is a great place to live and raise a family. But financially, the property values have not kept pace with most neighboring towns, due primarily to extraordinarily high property taxes. Joe Krakoviak, Town Council member for eight years, including a year as Council President, knows the issues and has a plan to move the town in a better direction!
FAST FACTS ON WEST ORANGE SPENDING
The mayor has raised the municipal property taxes by the maximum allowed, 2%, in each of the last four years. He also says he can’t cut taxes. But 67 New Jersey municipalities reduced taxes in 2017, including two in Essex County. With a “common sense budget” that sets priorities and cuts wasteful spending,
Joe K. can cut taxes, too.
Some recent examples of wasteful spending
that Joe has voted against:
October 6, 2017
Did you read my first entry about them?
2015, Silver Award;
2016, Gold Award;
2017, Best. In. Class.
At the NY International Olive Oil Competition—the world’s largest!
August 24, 2017
Hopefully you saw this, back in February.
Well they (we) have been very busy, since then.
April 19, 2017
I received this invitation from Luck Polpat and Julian Valencia,
the managing partner and executive chef, respectively,
of the very successful—now almost 3-year-old—restaurant in Montclair:
They’re opening a second location!
In Jersey City.
With a full bar!
September 14, 2016
I met Daniel Stein at an opening reception at an art gallery. He was (in my way—just kidding!) at the buffet table. I confided to this stranger, “Wow, I was hoping for crackers & cheese, but these fabulous-looking canapes are awesome!” He thanked me. “Excuse me?!” I retorted. “Oh, I’m the caterer; my partner is in the kitchen!” So I went right to Sylvia Becker, to gush further…
Well, they’re both also as handsome as they are sweet-hearted—and those qualities are commensurate to the well-matched excellent front-of-house/back-of-house skills that this dynamic duo provide…
March 20, 2016
It’s been almost eight years since this one, from October 1st, 2008.