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Eminent Domain, Property Seizure, North Arlington New Jersey, Joe Bianchi, Richard Hughes, Brian Fitzhenry, Dan Pronti, Kerry Cruz
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:48am
Will the Republican dominated Mayor and Council authorize the use of eminent domain seizure of private property along Porete Avenue for the purposes of redevelopment? The attached video provided by Democratic Councilman Albert Granell shows that several private companies along Porete Avenue are concerned about a new threat of property seizure via the application of eminent domain: https://youtu.be/bUUqvC4b_Y8 Rumors were so strong that one concerned party addressed the governing body last night. Neither Mayor Joe Bianchi, Council President Richard Hughes, Councilman Brian Fitzhenry, Councilman Daniel Pronti or Councilmember Kerry Cruz would take a position on the controversial procedure that the voters of North Arlington overwhelmingly rejected through a non-binding referendum over a decade ago in its fierce opposition to the failed and flawed EnCap project that was supported at the time by borough consultant Robert Ceberio in his capacity as the executive director of the now defunct...
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:34pm
Chairman Louis Stellato cordially invites you to an evening honoring Honorable Albert Granell, Honorable Thomas Zammatore, Esq. & Kelly O’Malley-Velez for North Arlington Borough Council.   Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7PM to 10PM at the Euro Lounge. RSVP: (201) 937-4277   The North Arlington Democratic Party is backing Councilmen Al Granell and Tom Zammatore and newcomer Kelly  O’Malley Velez for three borough council seats that will be contested this year.  Granell, Zammatore and O’Malley-Velez filed their petitions today to run in the June 2 Democratic Primary. Granell and Zammatore are running for re-election to their, three year terms, O’Malley Velez is seeking election to the unexpired term held by former Councilman Joseph Bianchi, who is now the mayor.       Granell said he is seeking another term to continue his efforts to bring professional financial stability to the borough; “and to help oversee a redevelopment plan for the borough that makes sense  for our community and...
Mayor Joe Bianchi, North Arlington Taxes
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 3:23pm
Click Here to see the 2014 October edition of the print version of NA TODAY when we CORRECTLY predicted Joe Bianchi would raise property taxes if elected. As we predicted then, it took Mayor Joe Bianchi less than five months to raise property taxes with the support of Republican council members Hughes, Pronti, Cruz and Fitzhenry! Richard Hughes has raised property taxes six times. Dan Pronti has raised property taxes twice! Councilwoman Kerry Cruz has raised property taxes once while Councilman Brian Fitzhenry seven times (once as a councilman and six times as a school trustee)! The next time the Republicans blame others, here’s what we accurately predicted before the last election. Keep on reading NA TODAY for the truth about your property taxes!    
Phil Spanola, North Arlington
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:56pm
Phil Spanola, a retired Jersey City police officer and former member of the North Arlington Board of Education and borough councilman passed away yesterday.   Spanola, who in retirement was an active member of the New Jersey AMVETS as well as a former Zoning Board of Adjustment member was employed by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Bergen County Sheriff in 1993.   An active member of Queen of Peace Church as well as UNICO National, Spanola was elected to the council in 2004 along with Peter Massa and Steve Tanelli that saw Democrats assume control of local government for the first time since 1981.   The former councilman in 2012 endorsed former Newark Mayor Cory Booker for the United States Senate and one of the more unique photos with him personally escorting Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator John F Kennedy of Massachusetts through the streets of Jersey City in the summer of 1960. Former governor Bob...
North Arlington Tax Hike, Bianchi, Hughes, Fitzherny, Cruz, Pronti
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:41pm
Click Here to examine and review the proposed budget and past spending practices of the Borough of North Arlington.  
North Arlington, Al Granell, Tom Zammatore, Kelly O'Malley-Velez, 2015
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:32am
NORTH ARLINGTON - The North Arlington Democratic Party is backing Councilmen Al Granell and Tom Zammatore along with newcomer Kelly O’Malley-Velez for three borough council seats that will be contested this year.   The Borough Council is currently made-up of four Republicans and two Democrats. A sweep by the incumbents and O’Malley-Velez would split the governing body with the 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats for the second time in three years.   Granell, Zammatore and O’Malley-Velez filed their petitions today to run in the June 2nd Democratic Primary.   Granell and Zammatore are running for re-election to their, three year terms, O’Malley Velez is seeking election to the unexpired term held by former Councilman Joseph Bianchi, who is now mayor.       Councilman Al Granell said he is seeking another term to continue his efforts to bring professional financial stability to the borough; “and to help oversee a redevelopment plan for the borough that makes sense for our community and...
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North Arlington Democrats back Incumbents Granell, Zammatore & Kelly O’Malley-Velez for Unexpired Council Seat!

03/31/2015 - 10:32am
North Arlington, Al Granell, Tom Zammatore, Kelly O'Malley-Velez, 2015

NORTH ARLINGTON - The North Arlington Democratic Party is backing Councilmen Al Granell and Tom Zammatore along with newcomer Kelly O’Malley-Velez for three borough council seats that will be contested this year.   The Borough Council is currently made-up of four Republicans and...

Granell: "I seek a transparent and governmentally viable approach free of politics, partisanship and political spoils".

03/27/2015 - 4:43pm
Ceberio, Robert Ceberio, Len Kaiser, Encap, North Arlington, Redevelopment, NJMC, Tax Increase, Joe Bianchi

Dear Editor:   Does reaching to a failed political past equate to redevelopment prosperity in the future?   That's the question before North Arlington as the council majority took the politically motivated step of hiring Robert Ceberio to handle both redevelopment as well as...


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Mayor Bianchi & GOP majority Hughes, Pronti, Cruz & Fitzhenry want an 8% increase in the 2015 Municipal Tax Levy. Do you agree?

Greenwald & Sarlo potential choices for LG TRENTON – While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) makes his way through the Midwest and particularly Iowa to take the temperature of Republicans nationally, an early crop of successors has emerged to succeed Christie in what most regard as a blue state run amok! While Democrats have entrenched and embedded majorities in both the General Assembly and Senate, Democrats have struggled to hold the governor’s chair after a series of scandals, high taxes and a bad economy has sunk several incumbents. Republicans under Tom Kean controlled the governor’s chair from 1982-1990 when Democrat James Florio became just the second gubernatorial incumbent to be defeated for reelection (William T Cahill was the first in 1969). Florio was defeated for reelection in 1993 and Christy Todd Whitman was elected and reelected with less than 50% of the electorate. In 2001 James McGreevy easily defeated former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler only to resign under a cloud of sexual scandal. State Senator Richard Codey served as acting governor was succeeded by US Senator Jon Corzine in 2005. But in 2009 Corzine was proven to be politically weak and message less as then former US Attorney Chris Christie upset Corzine by less than 100,000 votes. Building strong bonds with Democrats across the state, Christie’s reelection was a coronation in 2013 as he trounced former Middlesex County Senator Barbara Buono. Former Ambassador Phil Murphy seems to be making inroads in various counties including Bergen and Passaic as Senate President Steve Sweeney looks to add to his South Jersey base of support in wake of stiff competition from Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop who seems to have absolute support in his home county of Hudson while vigorously seeking the support of neighboring Bergen, Passaic, Union and Essex counties. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D) of Sayreville continues to make the rounds as well as an alternative to the more moderate Sweeney and...
Eminent Domain, Property Seizure, North Arlington New Jersey, Joe Bianchi, Richard Hughes, Brian Fitzhenry, Dan Pronti, Kerry Cruz
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:48am
Will the Republican dominated Mayor and Council authorize the use of eminent domain seizure of private property along Porete Avenue for the purposes of redevelopment? The attached video provided by Democratic Councilman Albert Granell shows that...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 5:34pm
Chairman Louis Stellato cordially invites you to an evening honoring Honorable Albert Granell, Honorable Thomas Zammatore, Esq. & Kelly O’Malley-Velez for North Arlington Borough Council.   Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7PM to 10PM at the Euro...