Harford in Joisey eyes

Our view: Newcomers shouldn't fall for such drivel

April 15, 2008

Yo, it appears some people in New Jersey, the nation's leader in auto thefts and toxic waste dumps, have a problem with Harford County.

Harford County officials report that an e-mail circulated by unions representing workers at New Jersey's Fort Monmouth warns of an "active" Ku Klux Klan presence in Aberdeen and suggests local organic milk has a "high concentration" of a chemical found in rocket fuel. The e-mail is directed at workers soon to be transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground under the federal base realignment and closure process.

Neither of the allegations is true, of course. While some in New Jersey may be unhappy with the pending BRAC transfers, such slanderous disinformation does its authors no great honor.

For the record, Harford County's groceries, real estate prices and health care costs are all cheaper than those in northern New Jersey, which, as anyone can tell you, is best known as headquarters of the Sopranos crime family.

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