Letter: Democratic 'Machine' Bad for West Deptford

In this letter to the editor, the writer says two committee members aren't acting in West Deptford's best interest.

To the Editor:

Having attended the Sept. 20 West Deptford Township Meeting brought to light further the workings of the Democratic machine and party bosses by committee members Denice DiCarlo and Donna Szymborski.

Ms. Szymborski has been around for several years and either refused to look at all of the waste, mismanagement and potential corruption which has plagued West Deptford during her tenure, because she was told to by the Democratic machine or she is not capable of doing her job as an elected official. Ms. Szymborski went so far as to inform the public that they should not be discussing politics at the township meeting. Ms. Szymborski, like it or not, you are a politician and politics governing our community is what the township meetings are all about.

Ms. DiCarlo responded to Samuel Cianfarini’s statement about her selfish involvement in the Sunoco case by calling him a liar. Not expecting any class from Ms. DiCarlo, this only highlighted that she had no answer for the facts, which the minutes from the meeting in question reflected. But, then again, the Democratic machine, which supports Ms. DiCarlo, has never had an answer for any of the debt, mismanagement and now corruption they are being accused of currently. 

Also, when Ms. DiCarlo challenged the , she exposed herself further, as trying to protect Gerry White, David Shields, Anna Docimo, Steve Sweeney and crew.

Ms. DiCarlo and Ms. Szymborski, your involvement with the Democratic machine and the people you associate with is wrong and has been wrong for West Deptford. Trying to prevent residents from talking about politics to the politicians which represent this community at our township meetings is seriously misunderstanding what this country is all about.

Challenging a fraud and abuse hotline demonstrates that you are trying to further protect the Democratic machine which has created real problems and now potential fraud and corruption in West Deptford.

We look forward to the continued efforts of Mayor Raymond Chintall and Committeeman Cianfarini to bring what is right to West Deptford and to get rid of the Democratic machine and party bosses, which continue to be wrong for West Deptford.

Maryann Leone
West Deptford

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Bill Bondar September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM
You go Girl!
Chuckles September 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM
As Comitteewoman Szmborski stated politics should not be at township meetings. Once you are elected you represent ALL the people. Mayor Chintall and Comitteeman Cianfarini have continualy let these meetings be a political circus.For example on the fire truck issue Comitteeman Cianfarini made a issue out of this when it should not have been. If it benefits West Deptford residents it is a good thing. These 2 comitteemen have made a mockery out of our meetings and our town. We as residents need different points of view at our meetings to make sure we are doing the right thing for the residents. What we DON'T need is a Republican vs Democract battle.
Occupant September 25, 2012 at 01:01 PM
After observing how Mayor Docimo handled the previous township meetings and comparing them to how the new administration runs them, I am left with the impression that I had fled Soviet Russia and came to America. Quite an analogy but true. Not all Democrats are crooks, but at this time ridding the township of all of the "old guard" is paramount if you want the best for West Deptford.
Another voice September 25, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Chuckles, if you really believe that where were you over the last three years? Why weren't you supporting Cianfarini when he attended township meetings with a "different points of view at our meetings to make sure we are doing the right thing for the residents"? Your proffering of non-partisanship here just does not ring true.
redneckwillie3 September 25, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Chuckles September 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Because he was doing the same thing he is doing now. He has an axe to grind and when he got up he offered no solutions to anything.
Lauren Burgoon September 25, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Fraud Lemiuex, I already emailed you about posting attacks on private citizens, especially as you're posting the same comment across multiple articles. Kindly stick to the issue at hand in the article and abide by Patch's Terms of Use (http://westdeptford.patch.com/terms) or your account will be suspended.
Another voice September 25, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Well, you and I disagree, then. I believe that asking for microphones, proper bookkeeping practices, and more open meetings, were pretty good, and very practical requests, and even those were met with disdain. You all keep moaning about Sam and Ray wanting to ruin this town. To what end? THEY LIVE HERE TOO! They are regular citizens who WANT BETTER/FAIRER GOVERNMENT! And so do I. Here's how I feel. For years, I, a democrat, voted election after election for those in my party. But then, a few year ago, I finally woke up to my civic duty to pay attention and find out what was going on. What I learned about favoritism, nepotism, etc. infuriated me. I can no longer accept that type of government, or any person who associates themselves with those past elected officials. Those who believe that DiCarlo is a different kind of democrat, one who has disassociated herself from the former controllers of our local government, are simply fooling themselves. One cannot BE the democratic candidate without Sweeney and friends support. What amazes me are those who rallied around Daws last year and, despite that betrayal, have switched to DeCarlo, all in the name of belonging to a specific party. Blah.
concerned democrat September 25, 2012 at 03:23 PM
LAUREN as long as you let this name calling continue on here the worse it gets. some of these people are attacking other people for no reason.it could result in slander and defemation.you have to delete or discontinue with the west deptford patch forum until; after the election
concerned republican September 25, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Lauren, as long as we let these types of frauds run our township we will all be worse off. I propose that background checks be requried for all board memebers as well so we can see what kind of individuals are being appointed to these boards. cry some more Sam
Truthnow September 25, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Why are most people afraid to use their real names on these letters??? hmmm..interesting!!!
Truthnow September 25, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Fraud....I take offense to your calling me a Republican hack!! It seems you had a lot more to say, that was not published. I agree,,,your account to Patch should be closed. You can respond to a letter, but, to personally attack a private citizen is unacceptable.
Wayne Klotz September 25, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Ms.burgoon, I agree with you . But where we're you when red neckwillie3 made comments about me. Now let me comment about the letter from ms.leone! I do not know wether to cry or laugh I guess bob mat loss told to write this letter because his idea is to lie on that fake wdtruth.and yes, ms.leone, this is my real name. See you at the meeting on October!! And you to, bomb!!!!!
Chuckles September 25, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Another voice please name me one constuctive thing our new leadership has brought to the table to improve our town. Ms. Dicarlo went out and got donations for the field of Dreams project and provided leadership in completing this project. She also took a stand on the Sunoco settlement which resulted in a million dollar savings for the town. Our new majority is simply playing politics and attacking the Democrats.Also reread their 20 point plan and tell me what they have accomplished on their plan. They also said people before politics and have not done that.
Truthnow September 25, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Mr. Klotz, that is your comment to my letter... you don't know whether to cry or laugh? Instead of attacking me, and, stating someone told me to write the letter, why don't you address the issues stated in the letter? Or, better yet,..write a rebuttal to my letter. Looking forward to the October Meeting!!!
Madeline Fucci September 25, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Anyone with a conscience or moral compass would Not support people or policies that condone fraud, waste,mismanagement and abuse of taxpayers dollars. Committewoman Szymborski continually said at the last work session that it was the job of the committee to govern. Governing can only occur when their is honesty and transparency between the governing body and the residents otherwise it becomes a sham. Miss Szymborski was part of the previous administration and is in charge of the Water Department where the fraud was uncovered. Did she assist Mark Cimino in anyway to uncover this theft of services by township employees? And as far as Miss DiCarlo is concerned when will we meet her terms to verify whether or not she is a CPA not just an accountant who passed the test. She has the audacity to deny she used the CPA designation on her campaign literature for the School Board. She is just another politician trying to hold on to power for her own ego. Neither of these two women have our best interest at heart because they continue to be obstructionists . We are making progress after 22 years of Democrat absolute control. Lets continue to forge ahead not go backwards into the abyss.
Another voice September 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Chuckles, An audit. An end to the refinery litigation (and spare me the "savings" tack by DiCarlo - let's look at the millions saved through the settlement itself by comparison, shall we?). A look into the upkeep of neighborhood parks other than Field of Dreams. Microphones. Angelini - gone.
Wayne Klotz September 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
you are joking right? ms.dicarlo did the numbers of th e Sunoco with or without a CPA license! can ray and Sam say the same thing? no they cannot because they had no clue on what to do! GOOD JOB,MS. DICARLO!!!
Truthnow September 25, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Madeline Fucci.....AMEN!!!
don keeler September 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Republican or Democrat...It doesn't matter as long as they are working for the good of West Deptford. What I have seen since moving here two years ago is nothing close to working together for the good of the citizens.
J F Rando September 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Mr. Klotz are you awake or hibernating? Mr Cianfarini made a power point (at Twp Meeting) presentation that spelled out the entire picture associated with the Sunoco fiasco that was a carryover from prior administrations. He developed the figures and prsented a picture of the pro's and con's. Ms DiCarlo did not get into the picture until some months later and I may add at the last minute. If you must express your self please back it up with fact. Mr Klutz you sound like the court jester.
John Hostettler September 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Lauren, why are you deleting posts that are legitimate concerns of the residents? very good article......... http://www.wdrealtruth.org/chintall-and-cianfarini-reinvent-the-wheel-again/


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