Bloomfield Mayor Raymond McCarthy is named the defendant in a civil action foreclosure complaint for his home on Whittle Avenue in documents from Essex County’s Superior Court clerk’s office that Baristanet received.
The documents, filed March 25, say that McCarthy owes $612,035.41 originating from a $486,400 mortgage taken out in February 2006. The number increased because of interest, late charges and other charges that may vary.
Property information for McCarthy’s home on Whittle Avenue in 2009 listed his home value at $385,500.
When asked about the documents, McCarthy said, “I’m not going to comment on it. Enough’s enough.”
McCarthy will be running for reelection tomorrow in the November general elections against Republican John Lazar.
The information about the foreclosure papers were given to us, the day before the election, by a source who wished to remain anonymous. The issue also came up at a Sept. 27 conference meeting, according to Bloomfield Life.