Fireworks Expected Early

As the scarecrow reminds you, tonight’s the public hearing on the Township of Montclair’s proposed ordinance declaring the Marlboro Inn historic. Developer Steve Plofker, meanwhile, has applied for a permit to demolish the inn. Fireworks are expected. The Barista will be there. 8 pm. Montclair Town Hall.

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  1. Posted here for your information is a statement issued by Joe Hartnett, Township Manager of Montclair, with reference to the ordinance to designate the Marlboro Inn as an historic landmark:
    “Due to a procedural deficiency [sic], the Council is going to have to withdraw the Marlboro Inn ordinance tonight.
    As a result, the public hearing scheduled for tonight will be cancelled and the public will not have an opportunity to speak.
    The plan is to submit a new ordinance to Council tomorrow for first reading and have a second reading and new public hearing on or before July 16th.”

  2. (Since we’re having this discussion in public…) of COURSE the SPELLING is correct.
    I just wanted to put some *editorial* EMphasis on the expression “procedural deficiency.”
    !

  3. Hey, thanks for posting the URL to show that I was right, after all!
    “Sic (=thus, so)… is used to indicate that a preceding word or phrase in a quoted passage is reproduced as it appeared in the original passage.”
    (:-D)

  4. Oh Ray, Ray, Ray,
    Sorry to criticize a ‘staffer’ but, I wonder if you have not been exposed to too much Michael Moore of late?
    You only quote *part* of the usage note.
    As with Moore, Less is NOT more! Far more illuminating to consider the entire passage, to wit:
    “sic Sic (=thus, so), invariably bracketed and usually set in italics, is used to indicate that a preceding word or phrase in a quoted passage is reproduced as it appeared in the original passage. Sic at its best is intended to aid readers who might be confused about whether the quoter or the quoted writer is responsible for the spelling or grammatical anomaly.
    You should therefore position [sic] straight after the error to which it refers: if a mispelling, after the word concerned; otherwise after the phrase.”
    This, I think, being the operative phrase: “who might be confused about whether the quoter or the quoted writer is responsible for the spelling or grammatical anomaly.”
    😉

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