This week Boyle Construction, received both an award from the Chamber of Commerce, and is the subject of a subpoena to the Allentown Parking Authority. I believe that it may actually be the second time the company has appeared on a FBI inquiry, the first at city hall. Seems as if the Feds are interested in the new Parking Authority Deck at 6th and Walnut, and it's connection to contributions to Pawlowski's campaign fund. Boyle beat out other Pawlowski contributors also being probed, including J.B. Reilly, Jack Rosen and Pennrose. None of the mentioned have been charged with any crime. One must wonder exactly what attribute the Chamber awarded. I had just mentioned in a recent post that both the Parking Authority and the Park Department have been tainted by Pawlowski shenanigans. Iannelli invited Candida Affa to a recent taping of Business Matters. She has served faithfully as a rubber stamp on the Parking Authority, and now has been promoted to City Council.
Although it was my hope to end the week with a historical post, this town provides no rest for a political blogger, as the Morning Call called me announcing my condensed flirtation with running for the state house.
On that subject, since I dropped out, I have discussed the election with several of the movers and shakers in the local Republican Party. In my short candidacy, I described myself as an outsider, and that's almost too insider for me. The values and methods of political parties don't do much for me, I'll be re-registered as an independent before this ink dries.
My staff informs me that I haven't insulted the Morning Call or Bill White in two days. Yesterday, Bill White reguritated the Homeless Put Out In The Snow Story. He repeated a mistake in the paper's first story on the incident, that the shelter is half a mile away from Zion Church. As I mentioned before, the distance is at least double that, and mostly uphill to boot. Hopefully, Bill will make that walk as research for the next rendition.