Wednesday, May 01, 2013

What The Morning Call Omitted From the Ruckus Story

The Morning Call reports, in a well-written story, that Ruckus Brewing is buying Neuweiler Brewery. Because the property is located located in Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), Ruckus will be able to use state and City taxes for improvements. But there's one important detail missing. Allow me to fill in the blank.

Ruckus is represented by none other than Mike Fleck, who is campaign consultant to Mayor Edwin Pawlowski, Council Prez Julio Guridy and Council member Cynthia Mota. You see, in addition to running political campaigns, Fleck works out business deals with the very politicians he helps elect.

He gets them on the front end and the back end.

This kind of business arrangement has trouble written all over it.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Completely untrue! If it was O'Hare would share why he knows this to be true. But he does not. Anyone else wonder why?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Completely true. Fleck and I talked about it. It's no secret.

Anonymous said...

Has he broken any laws?? You cannot continue to destroy reputations with these reckless and irresponsible assertions.

Anonymous said...

Site your sources....you can't!

Bill said...

Dirty dirty dirty.

Anonymous said...

so he likes it in the front and the back - that should get the gay vote for his clients

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to go to State Ethics Commission and fihd out if their are violation of State Law if Mayr is involved by checking his phone calls. Donovan in his campaign for Mayor should request all mayors phone calls,including his cell to find out if he has violated ethics laws.

Anonymous said...

The Rich Fegley being pissed at the Mayor makes more sense now.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, Thank You for the complete Story How can Lehigh Valley Leading Newspaper not include what you have reported.

monkey momma said...

I wonder what the price tag is on rehabilitating this property. Seems to me the site is no longer viable as a brewery unless it is completely rebuilt. I am always in favor of more beer - but this is another example of cronyism being used to snap up taxpayer dollars for personal profit.

It's not illegal, as far as we know, but it sure stinks.

Anonymous said...

Just to think tens of millions of dollars of state revenue that would have gone to Harrisburg to pay for things like state police, education, etc.

...is now going to pay to rehab a building that should have been torn down 30 years ago for a micro-brewery. Not a manufacturing facility that requires skilled employees or a headquarters with high paying jobs.

But a brewery.

And just to think we are considering mini-NIZ for all the third class cities.

I'm sure it's going to work out great.


Bernie O'Hare said...

"Site your sources....you can't!"

How about Fleck himself. He confirmed it months ago.

Anonymous said...

I tried to read the Mcall article but was at my limit of 5 free articles.

Another article I was not able to read was about newspaper subscription declines, go figure...

Bernie O'Hare said...

" You cannot continue to destroy reputations with these reckless and irresponsible assertions."

You mean telling the truth s reckless ad irresponsible?

Bernie O'Hare said...

This is not illegal.

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's so sad to see a once proud newspaper reduced to verbatim reciting of press releases with no in depth research and reporting. I don't even walk to the store on Saturdays to buy the paper anymore.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's a good story, but I think the Fleck connection should be noted.

Tony Palumbo said...

Fleckster can be seen from time to time at the Sands Poker room felting donkeys.

Anonymous said...

Het 10:13, they have been doing that for the last seven years for Stoffa. You don't see Bernie upset about that.

MC Sucks said...

Anonymous 9:16, clear your cookies from your browser and your MC view count will go back to zero.

Chris said...

Just like Groen is a big investor in DTE.

Anonymous said...

This is called a paper llc with sielent holders and has been going on for years around here¿ They by it ceap than city funds pay big bucks to buy it back or steal it all the while personal gain is enormous for personal pockets with public funds¿
The political parasitism grows with every day since the makeing of the Brown Hole Law passing was slide between the packet at the last minute on a friday in harrisburgs buget meeting¿