Apr 27, 2012

Molovinsky Breaks Stories

April of 2011 was a big month for this blog. On April 14, I broke the story that former school superintendent Zahorchak had hired Joyce Marin,
 to accommodate Ed Pawlowski. The hiring was snuck into a long list of minor personnel changes, and unnoticed by the school directors. Two days later, I broke the story that the City was buying up the arena block, and using a straw buyer to boot. As I worked the Marin story, it would come to include an email exchange between myself and Zahorchak, acknowledging the hire, and a public statement by school director Zimmerman. Zimmerman's note confirmed the subterfuge used by Zahorchak. On April 19, Morning Call caught up on my stories about Joyce Marin and also the Arena. Education reporter Steve Esack wrote about the Marin hire, crediting this blog. His editor, Mike Miorelli, changed "molovinsky on allentown" to "local blogger". Needless to say, I didn't take that well. I wrote a post criticizing Miorelli for failing to give proper attribution. Yesterday, the School Administration announced that Marin's position was eliminated. An article in today's Morning Call mentions the controversy and Zimmerman, but not this blog. Although it's my normal practice to link to Morning Call stories I refer to, and credit the reporter, I'll skip that courtesy today.
 UPDATE: Several days ago I noticed that my November post, entitled Mayo Can't Add, which took the new superintendent to task for not undoing some of Zahorchak's manipulations, was getting multiple views. Yesterday, Mayo announced the elimination of some new positions created by Zahorchak. Regardless of what factors influenced Mr. Mayo, I congratulate him for tightening up the ship.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

the mc is a heavily biased useless rag.
they expect to be paid to read their published tripe.
not by this citizen.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Joyce Marin sure is taking up a lot of your time. You should try focusing on real news for a change. It must be her red hair, good looks, intelligence and the fact that she is a hard working honest women that drives you mad!

michael molovinsky said...

@10:33, considering I wrote these posts over a year ago, and zahorchak and marin are now gone, and the arena project is under legal scrutiny, my focus appears pretty good. no reply will be hosted.

Anonymous said...

Hasta La Vista!

Hola Madrid.

michael molovinsky said...

i deleted a comment defending marin's hire. she had no relevant experience for that position. pawlowski's intervention on her behalf was known at city hall. if the position was that beneficial, mayo would be keeping it.
i prefer not to comment myself, so consequently, comments submitted which are patently false, and thus demand a reply by me, may well be deleted.

Anonymous said...

As the article stated, the position was grant funded and the grant ended. Marin is capable and qualified. Deleting comments that defend her hire shows your bias.

Anonymous said...

Please rest assured JM will show up somewhere somehow to collect a check for something she's not qualified for. Afterall that's her job.

Anonymous said...

Gee, 24% unemployment in Madrid and environs. Not sure even Joyce can solve that. Perhaps she can volunteer to teach history in the soon-to-be history-less Allentown schools.