This comes from a little hyper-local in Perth Amboy: The Amboy Guardian. Yes, the writing could stand a little polishing (I know what it's like to regret not having an editor). The paper itself admits it's "quirky." But guess what? Unlike the op-ed pages of the Star-Ledger, this little outlet is willing to give both sides of the story; here's part of their interview with Caffrey:
Following this is an interview with another school board member, in which he drops a fairly big bombshell:
I am really blessed to have the Board attorney looking out for me. Since I have close relatives that are still employed in the district. I will not be a part of the voting process in determining the outcome of Dr. Caffrey’s employment. I fear if we let Dr. Caffrey go we will lose the new High School. The state will look upon the Board as wasting taxpayers dollars because we do not know how to manage our own money. Then the state will not give us a new High School. [emphasis mine]That's an interesting new wrinkle, to say the least.
Again: I have no idea who is a fault here. But this little paper/website is willing to do what Tom Moran is not: give both sides of the story. They haven't pre-judged the matter before the facts are all in.
For all their faults, I find myself admiring the journalistic ethics of small outlets like this more than the big boys.