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Warren Township, New Jersey
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Thursday, August 29, 1974
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ECHOES-SENTINEL, THURSDAY, AUG. 29,1974 E-S NEW SHELTER for the Stirling stop of the Erie- Lackawanna is finished. It replaces the old railroad station, which was built in the 1871s and razed in August, 1972. The new building, urged to be built by a Passaic Valley Chamber of Commerce campaign, was originally planned to be a see-through modern structure. But railroad officials decided to build a cin- derblock building because the modern design used in other stops was an easy target for vandals. (Hoyt) Brady Uses Veto Power Stops Rent Law Change NORTH PLAINFIELD - Using the veto power for the first time in his four-month tenure as Mayor, Edward J. Brady rejected the recently adopted rent leveling amendment. The amendment, which reduces the scope of the rent leveling ordinance, was adopted by the Borough Council in a narrow 3-2 vote at the Aug. 19 meeting. "My major objection is that it solves the problems of the small landlord at the expense of their tenants," stated Mayor Brady in a letter announcing his decision to veto the amendment sent to Borough Clerk Lucy M. Borman last week. The amendment was adopted by a bi-partisan majority including GO.P. council members John F. Richardson and William R. Holmes, and Democratic councilman Roy E. Curtis. Council President Steven Novak, this year's Democratic standard-bearer for Mayor in the November election, and Independent Councilman Jere J. Sullivan voted to reject the amendment. The measure amends the rent leveling ordinance by eliminating from rent control all buildings with three units and loss. Although the amendment also states that no landlord may raise rents more than once every 12 months, the portion that took away rent controls from the smaller buildings provoked the most opposition. "It has been contended by several landlords that the existing ordinance is preventing them from gaining a fair return on their investment," continued Mayor Brady's letter. "In all the testimony taken during committee hearings and Council meetings these allegations were not backed up by any body of substantive evidence." "On the other hand," added the mayor, "the evidence supplied by the Borough Rent Stabilization Board which was documented and quite tangible, clearly indicated that smaller rental structures did require the protection of our ordinance, as it now exists. "In spite of the lack of substantive evidence, it seems reasonable to concede that smaller rental units may operate at an economic disadvantage under our present ordinance," continued the mayor, who added that it was not reasonable "to solve the problems of these landlords by excluding them completely from the terms o? a rent stabilization law." "They are second class tenants because they live in a three family dwelling or less," asserted Mayor Brady. Mayor Brady said that if there were no other remedy for landlords available, this amendment might be acceptable. 'There are, however, remedies that are available that have not been explored," continued Mayor Brady's veto letter. "Without intending to limit the remedies," added Mayor Brady, "1 would suggest that the council consider surcharges for cost increases in fuel oil, utilities, as well as taxes." Mayor Brady, the former council president, also suggested that the council adopt legislation which would allow landlords to charge a rent surcharge for the variations in the prime rate of interest. "This would reflect the need for a greater potential return during periods of high interest and costly mortgages," said Mayor Brady. "These remedies are not panaceas," continued the Mayor, "but they are more equitable than total decontrol which only serves the interest of the landlord. I ask the members of the Council to reconsider their amendment and try to substitute an amendment that retains a measure of protection for the tenant, yet satisfies the landlords'needs." Mayor Brady conceded that his veto "can probably be overridden," but he asked each councilman "to think in terms of relief for the small landlord within the framework of rent stabilization." In conceding the possibility of having his veto overridden, Mayor Brady was referring to the fact that Republican Councilman John W. McConnell may vote with the majority. Councilman McConnell, who was out of town when the Council voted 3-2 in favor of the rent measures, is thought to favor it, according to Councilman Novak. McConnell's approval of the rent amendment would doom Mayor Brady's veto, because the majority would have four votes, the number needed to override it. "As a councilman noted during the meeting," continued Mayor Brady in his letter, "discrimination is almost inevitable." "1 believe the vetoed ordinance does indeed discriminate against the tenants in the smaller rental dwellings." "Furthermore, it does so without a rational basis," added Mayor Brady. "Rational thought tells me that other, possibly better, alternatives are available, and I think it is the duty of the Council to try them first," concluded Mayor Brady. Hole—In—One WARREN - It was a lucky day for Al McCarthy of 13 Christy Dr., on Sunday, Aug. 18, as he shot a hole-in-one. Using a three iron, McCarthy belted the ball 192 yards to the fourth hole at the Warrenbrook Country Club. The sole hit on the par three fairway was McCarthy's first hole-in-one, according to his wife, Garland, who served as his partner when he hit the ace. WHY SHOULD YOU BUY A BARREL OF BEER FROM DELIAS 1 — They're less expensive and more convenient than case beer. 2 — We have a large selection In stock. 3 — We do not charge deposit. 4 — We have block ice to keep It cool. 5 — We're nice people to do business with. 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The mass of the resurrection was held Wednesday, Aug. 28 at St. Vincent DePaul Church. The burial followed at St. Gertrude's Cemetary, in Colonia. Funeral arrangements were made by the Valley Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Gillette. Albert Joe NORTH PLAINFIELD - Albert Joe of 189 Norwood Ave., died Thursday, Aug. 22 at Muhlenberg Hospital. le was 52 years old. Born in Augusta, Ga., he lived in Somerville before coming to North Plainfield, where he lived for 23 years. He was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and was employed as a chemical engineer for American Cyanamid. Mr. Joe is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Louise Brennan Joe; two sons, Thomas H. of Atlanta, Ga., and Michael K. of North Plainfield; a daughter, Miss Karen of Washington, D.C.; five brothers, William, Herbert, and Robert, all of Atlanta, George and Harry, both of Augusta; four sisters, Miss Pauline, Miss Elizabeth, and Mrs. Frances Horn, all of Augusta, and Mrs. Ruth May Chen of Dalton, Ga. The funeral was on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Memorial Funeral Home in Plainfield. Mrs. Caron NORTH PLAINFIELD - Mrs. Lillian E. Caron, of 45 Fairview Ave, died Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Muhlenburg Hospital. She was 69 years old. Mrs. Caron was born in Fall River, Mass, and moved here in 1941 from Metuchen. A former cashier for Steinbach's in Plainfield, she was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Plainfield, where she served as a member of the Rosary Society. She was also a member of Court Miller Chapter 1307 of the Catholic Caughters organization and a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of Villa Maria. Mrs. Caron leaves her husband, J. B. Robert Caron; two sons, Robert N. of Warren and Richard A. of Kendall Park; seven daughters, Mrs. Francis Petercsak of Metuchen, Mrs. John Spencer and Mrs. Jacques LeGrand, both of Plainfield, Mrs. Robert Meyes, Mrs. Leo Menard, and Mrs. Kenneth Suydam, all of Lebanon, and Mrs. Robert McCann of Eatontown. 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