molovinsky on allentown has learned that the top brass of the police department will cash in their chips this year. Chief Roger Maclean, Assistant Chief Joe Hanna, and assorted captains had deferred retirement under the previous lucrative contract, on the condition that those perks remained with them until retiring; They will all retire this year, under benefit of the previous contract. Because of the mass exodus in 2006, and now the pending retirement of the holdovers, we will virtually have a new police department and leadership. As the Palace of Sport and Private Wealth progresses, and the intercity violence increases, look for new idea's from our Mayor For Life. Check with The Morning Call in ten days to two week, for what will be just a longer version of my exclusive.
UPDATE: I wish to emphasize that I infer no resentment about their pending retirements. On the contrary, we are indebted that they graced the city with another eight plus years of service.