To the Editor:
Well it has been three months since Snooki and JWoww have started filming their fall TV show in a home in Manchester, and as far as I can tell the sky hasn’t fallen, the character of the township hasn’t changed. People have been going about their normal chores and business without being bothered; no fights, no arrests, no misconduct, no destruction of morality in Manchester.
Actually what I have received is good news from the neighbors that except for a little increase in traffic very early on, everything has been quiet, and like promised they have been good neighbors. The whole issue will be done and over shortly, and I have every reason to believe that nothing will change.
For all the doubters, I must once again state unequivocally that the rental of the home for the filming of the TV production occurred and was negotiated before I had any knowledge of it occurring. Shortly after the story broke your online publication was filled by dire predictions by perhaps a hundred or more contributors, most of whom hide behind made-up names writing things, much of which are not only untrue, but at times disgusting and outrageous.
I cite just a few examples: One who commented under the name We Own the Night wrote the furor* Fressola takes great pride in gassing geese like the Nazi’s did to Jews. What a BS artist. *I guess he meant Fuhrer. Another using his phony name wrote “I have heard that he (meaning me) is working on yet another back door deal in a residential area. He is out of control, arrogant and shows no respect for the residents.” William America (don’t you love this name) wrote “This is a fly by night, do as I please, unaccountable mayor in a township controlled by seniors. The only thing that will get this crook out of office is…” The rest of his comments are totally unintelligible until he concludes with “garbage in garbage out”. Whiting Boy wrote “Snookie should run for mayor of Manchester (anybody but Fressola) could she really do worse.” Ballyjduf wrote “Anything for a buck, that’s Mayor Mikey’s saying”.
When, in print I offered to discuss this issue and any others in person with each of these individuals, not one of them had the courage to take me up on my offer.
Perhaps some of these people, who I refer to as cowards, will think twice before making stupid, unfounded statements and predictions.
Mayor Michael Fressola