Trenton Librarian New Boss

Submitted by birdie on Sat, 10/21/2006 - 14:45

Former Acting Public Library Director Irene Percelli, a resident of Mays Landing, has been suspended by new director Scott Hughes, because she lives outside of the city, contrary to residency requirements. Percelli had said she feared board members erroneously thought she leaked information to the press about the hubbub over controversial "street-lit[erature]" urban books being bought by the library.

She said Hughes suspended her "because I'm not a resident of Trenton. He said he was instructed to do it by the board, that he only works for the board, and does what they tell him." Story from The Trentonian.