Jon Jones Leaves Scene of Accident, Runs into Big Pile of Legal Doodoo
Local hero, soon to be convicted felon, Jon “Bones” Jones cracked more than just a telephone pole this time. In recognition of his continued automotive mishaps, we’ve posted the print edition from June 2012 that discusses Jones’s run-in with a Binghamton utility pole.
Everyone has a band they are embarrassed to love. Last month, I told you about my long-standing love for Def Leppard. Def Leppard is not that band. I’ve got no problem driving down the City streets with Pyromania at full blast, singing along in my best Joe Elliot. The band I don’t want you to find out about is AFI.
I’m not talking about occasionally throwing on “Answer That And Stay Fashionable,” I’m talking entire days with … Continue reading
I’ve never considered myself anything but a fiction writer. I had complete drafts of my first three novels before I was 23, and three more by the time I turned 27. Five of those are now online for your reading pleasure. But you’ll have to work hard to find more than The Salvation Shark, Dollars Per Hour, and Here in this Sorrow. I’ve done mostly shorter work since, numerous short stories, more than 100 poems, four produced … Continue reading
The elevator doors open onto the second floor of Binghamton City Hall and reveal what was once intended to be the building’s grand public entrance, but today looks more like the set from a 1970s Charlton Heston post-apocalypse movie. The designers and builders of the government complex that includes City Hall were nothing if not incompetent, and problems began almost from the moment it opened. The complex’s most famous disaster was the 1981 explosion of a transformer … Continue reading
By the time you read this, Rich David will be the impending mayor of Binghamton. He and Teri Rennia both ran campaigns that stunk of corruption and ill-gotten favors. It’s not speculation to say we’d be better off if David lost. But we’d be in the same rotten boat slowly taking water. The next four years for Binghamton will be awful, but no less awful than if Teri Rennia were to be taking over the Party Mayor’s … Continue reading
Only Candidate All Year Able to Pass 4th-Grade English?
If a person’s ability to do a good job as mayor is inversely related to the number of misspellings and grammatical errors in their campaign literature, then we have to give our endorsement to Rich David. This year’s campaign for Binghamton mayor has been an English teacher’s worst nightmare, leading one to assume that every candidate was born in a foreign country. Thus precluded from running for … Continue reading
The election for mayor of Binghamton is finally over! We still have a month of flyers, media ads, photo ops, and shaking hands between Rich David and Teri Rennia, but even Rennia’s team must recognize by now the David landslide that will sweep her away. Breaking down statements to see how both sides view the issues, David and Rennia are both stamped from the same plastic-politician mold. It really doesn’t matter much which takes over the leather … Continue reading