NEWARK - Newark has been going through some rough times, including cutting 167 police officers. In the midst of the hard times, David Giordano was sworn in for a second term as fire director.
Giordano retired the next day to take a new job working for Mayor Cory Booker at City Hall. That one extra day earned Giordano almost $30,000 on his pension.
This brings Giordano's total income to $206,000 a year. Some Newark residents call this deal an insult, especially in times like these.
Some councilmen are upset as well, and blame Mayor Booker for making the deal.
Mayor Booker's spokesman said the mayor was not available for an interview and promised a written statement, but that statement was not available to Kane in Your Corner at press time.