Pigs at the Trough

Articles about government waste and unnecessary or questionable spending.

Cause of Action Releases Pt. III of Investigation into Bramson's Favorite Developer - Forest City

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The good folks over at Cause of Action have released part III of their investigation of the multi billion Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) developer Forest City Enterprises. You can read the latest installment by clicking HERE .

Watchdog Group -Cause of Action- Issues Statement on Bramson's Echo Bay Concession

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Our friends over at the political watchdog group Cause of Action has issued a statement on the recent news regarding Mayor's concession on the Echo Bay Project. The statement reads as follows:

Can New Rochelle Mayor and Forest City Ratner debate truth and facts?

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Can New Rochelle Mayor and Forest City Ratner debate truth and facts?

Can a leopard change its spots?

What’s in your wallet?

New Rochelle School District pays out again to developer.

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New Rochelle School District pays out again to developer.

Everyone remembers the tax abatements for the Home Depot that were given to a developer back in the 90’s. Much to my surprise, I was at the New Rochelle School Board Meeting the other night and what was on the agenda, a resolution for approval of another certiorari reduction/payback in taxes.

What’s in your mail box? Forest City hits the promotional trail!

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As I opened my mailbox last evening I thought I was the recipient of yet another election campaign mailer. I was wrong. It was a mass mailing from Forest City Residential Group about their proposed Echo Bay Development. The address was from their offices at 1 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn. Let the self-serving promotions begin. Pretty soon we will see the full page ads in the Journal news.