During my investigations into happenings in Jackson’s dispute with Jackson Jewish residents over eiruvs, I came across a worrisome set of documents which very strongly suggests that Jackson’s mayor Mark Reina was stringing along his Jewish constituents, while planning harsh treatment regarding their religious rights after the recent elections.
Newly discovered emails show that while Jackson’s Township Council President Rob Nixon was telling Jewish residents that he and other top-level Jackson politicians were truly interested in working out a deal agreeable to both sides regarding accommodating eiruvs and shuls, secretly, behind closed doors, Jackson’s mayor Reina was singing a very different tune.
There are multiple emails which demonstrate near certain duplicity of Reina and most likely of Rob Nixon. I will be reporting on several of them in the coming days. But in one particularly shocking and disturbing email Reina promised harsh reaction to legitimate everyday basic Jewish needs, writing that it was time that Jackson took the “gloves off’ in regards to its local Jews and their requests for reasonable religious accommodation.
What those emails appear to show, is that Jackson’s negotiations with the Jewish community were conducted in bad faith, without any actual interest in reconciling their differences.
What honest mayor and council president would blatantly lie to their own constituents who are making reasonable requests to accommodate their religious beliefs? The matter at hand is a serious one that requires serious people conducting legitimate negotiations – not duplicitous, lying politicians. This is not a game.
As supervisor of Ocean County bridges, you would think that Jackson’s mayor Reina would want to build bridges, not tear them down.
As noted earlier, there will be further reporting on Reina’s emails in the days to come.