It was the last meeting before the November 5 election, and the fireworks flew.
Republicans charged that the Democratic candidate for mayor, John Ducey, went too far in a recently mailed flyer that was sent to homes throughout the township that charged, among other things, that several political jobs were awarded under the current Republican mayor Stephen Acropolis' term.
Ducey fired back that his flyer followed several fliers from the Republicans that he said were riddled with false accusations, notably that he had taken health benefits when the Republicans claim he said he would not if reelected. Ducey has repeatedly said that he said, before his election, that he would not take a salary for his Council position but would take health benefits if offered, and restated that tonight at the meeting, to which someone in the audience yelled: "you're a liar."
The Republican candidate for mayor, Joseph Sangiovanni, took issue with charges in the flyer from Ducey, specifically a specific mention of Sangiovanni's daughter, Bianca. Ms. Sangiovanni has served as a public defender for the township.