I know -- they are busy, busy, busy people -- and their time is more valuable (or at least more expensive!) than the rest of ours is -- but this news noting a recent Kenilworth zoning variance approval is sort of like fingernails on a chalkboard -- as perhaps another 16,000 employees are waved out of the bottom of the very-same parking garage, in their "hoopties" for the last time, later this year. I gather the thinking is that the sound of the helicopters thundering in will sound like. . . um, "victory". . . . From NJ.com:
. . . .The Kenilworth Planning Board approved an application by Merck & Co. to install. . . . a helistop, a site for incoming and outgoing helicopters without a maintenance or storage area, on the garage on the Gallowhills Road campus. The garage sits behind a group of buildings on the campus, which had been the corporate headquarters for Schering Plough before the pharmaceutical companies merged in November 2009. . . .
According to the testimony the helistop would be used only by top level executives and would serve to link the Kenilworth site to Merck locations in Rahway, Whitehouse Station, and Pennsylvania. . . .