CLIFFVIEW PILOT is local and loyal, fair and honest. We have no secret affilations or hidden agendas. Straight. No slant.
I grew up in North Jersey. It’s always been my center of the universe — a hip, happening place where people aren’t easily fooled.
That’s one reason why I will never tell you I heard something from someone who heard it from someone else. Instead, you get what can and can’t be verified.
Having a bit of an edge doesn’t hurt.
I also get it to you as quickly as possible. If you hear about something and you’re wondering what happened, chances are you’ll find it on CLIFFVIEW PILOT (And if you don’t, please get hold of me right away).
That’s why CLIFFVIEW PILOT has no-nonsense, from-the-scenes dispatches instead of days-old spokespeople reports. That’s how much our sources and contacts trust us to always do the right thing.
We’re not in the business of exposes or “gotchas.” By singling out a target, you are in reality going after that person’s family, friends, co-workers and others who know him/her better than you ever will.
Make no mistake, though: If evidence of favoritism or unfair treatment comes to light, we’re all over it. We NEVER turn a blind eye to anything.
CLIFFVIEW PILOT follows some other principles that may at first seem unusual, given how a great deal of the media around here behaves.
There’s absolutely NO badgering of the bereaved. The only funerals we cover involve police officers, firefighters or other public servants so widely known in the community that their passing demands such a tribute. Still, there are rules: (1) We keep a respectful distance; and (2) The family must OK it first. Otherwise, we don’t go.
We also do all we can to find out about predators in your midst, so that your children can remain safe, and promote causes that help those in need.
I made my bones as a newsman covering cops and courts: I exposed wrongdoing, put bad guys in prison and won local and national awards for investigative reporting. I also ran a “Law & Order” team that, among its accomplishments, forced an Attorney General from office. My work helped make multi-use buildings safer, tightened regulations for the use of public housing money and exposed lax security on the George Washington Bridge.
In doing this, I learned that I was better off, as were you, by giving the proper authorities what I had and letting them take it from there. They do their job; I do mine.
In turn, I have built — and continue to build — a contact/source base that I would put up against anyone’s in the tri-state area, much less New Jersey.
They range from the street to the very top of their respective agencies. They know the real story, and they trust me with it. They’re honest, reliable and dedicated. And they’re everywhere (at least it seems that way, doesn’t it?).
But that’s not what puts CLIFFVIEW PILOT over the top.
I respect all that you do. And I will never stop working to earn — and hold — your trust.
So when you see or hear something, email or call me. Same thing if a tip or rumor needs checking out.
If you’ve got the scoop on something that happened minutes ago, get hold of me right away. If you know of a crime that’s been committed, or a wrong that needs righting, don’t hesitate.
Be part of the network in any shape or form you want: publicly or privately.
If you’re interested in writing, shooting photos or participating in any way in The PILOT, I’m here for you.
Just be sure to leave opinions behind and see the world with fresh eyes.
If you’re new to the Pilot or have been along for the ride, c’mon in. Poke around. Kick the tires. Make CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM part of your every day life.
I promise we’ll make it worth your while.
My inbox is always open.
Or text/call: 201.943.2794
Trustworthy, honest and reliable. That’s me.
Local and loyal. That’s CLIFFVIEW PILOT.
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