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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:24pm
Seeks to place lights on a field that will disrupt the lives of hundreds of homeowners, Pronti wants lights for empty parking lots! Saturday’s opening ceremony for the North Arlington Recreation Girls’ Softball season took on a political twist. Mayor Peter Massa, a Democrat, complained that he was snubbed by League President Mike Tetto when Tetto picked Republican Councilman Joseph Bianchi to throw out the honorary first pitch at Allan Park. Bianchi is hoping to unseat Massa in the municipal election in November. Massa griped that Tetto’s selection process amounted to a “political endorsement” of his opponent. It should be the mayor who gets the honor of addressing the crowd at the home opener, Massa said, “particular when, as mayor, I sign off on resolutions authorizing all the improvements made to the field.” “And, I supported, along with the other Democrats on the council, giving Mr. Tetto [and other recreation groups] a $2,000 stipend to bolster their program,” Massa said. Asked...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Shame-on local Republicans. Politics has no place in our community events. With the break of spring finally here, North Arlington hosts a series a community events designed to bring the community together, not be drenched in the stale smell of local politics! Mayor Pete Massa was proud to march in both the Little League and Girl’s Softball parades and opening day ceremonies. As a life-long resident who actually played at the River Road facility as well as his sons, taking part in these events has special meaning and purpose. The Little League parade was well attended with former Cy Young Award Winner and New York Met/Yankee legend Dwight “Doc” Gooden taking part in these special festivities. It was fun-filled and politics free! Mayor Pete also participated in the Girl’s Softball festivities as well, but was disappointed to see that politics took a turn for the worst. We won’t lend any publicity to those who are playing politics rather than making it about kids, but a political agenda...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 5:32pm
North Arlington Cares About Schools invites you to attend a public meeting on education on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 194 River Road in North Arlington. Topics will include: Common Core Curriculum PARCC & High Stakes Standardize Testing   Panelist include: Save Our Schools NJ United Opt Out   For additional information, Click Here for the meeting flyer. To find us on Facebook, Click Here. Space will be limited so we ask that you RSVP by no later than Tuesday, April 22nd at nacaresaboutschools@gmail.com. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!  
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:25pm
Councilman Mark Yampaglia & Dan Castro challenged by Pronti & Cruz for Borough Council Both parties file members for Municipal Committee NORTH ARLINGTON – Democratic Mayor Peter C Massa is seeking a third term and will be challenged by Republican Councilman Joseph Bianchi of 109 Rutherford Place come the fall general election. Massa, the only borough resident to serve as a school trustee, councilman and mayor is a life-long resident, husband, homeowner and father to two adult sons. A graduate of Queen of Peace HS, Massa received his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Rutgers University (MPA). A retired NAPD police officer earning the rank of sergeant, Massa also served as president of his local PBA and currently teaches Criminal Justice at the undergraduate level. Elected to the school board in 1990 and reelected in 1993, Massa engineered the only successful capital improvement program of the district’s school facilities which led to the transformation of the Wilson elementary...
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 10:03pm
NA Today has covered the news North Arlington really wants to know about for over ten years. That’s probably before Councilman Dan Pronti lived in North Arlington and long before he was in the right place at the right time in a low turnout election in which he narrowly won an unexpired council term courtesy of Governor Chris Christie’s long coattails! But what a difference six months makes. No longer a hero to the Republican movement, Governor Chris Christie has become a distraction that could take down the entire GOP ticket, including Dan Pronti and his unnamed running-mates come the fall contest! But in this new age of Social Media, anyone can publish online through Facebook and other platforms that have changed the way individuals receive news and information as well as communicate on a moment-to-moment basis! So Dan Pronti has become a self anointed publisher of content about North Arlington. While it’s refreshing to see a Republican regularly post, he seems to spend most of his...
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HUGHES & BIANCHI VOTE NO ON FIREMAN'S PARK FOR 9/11 MEMORIAL

03/28/2014 - 1:09pm

One was too expensive, one was too tight but a whole new firemen's park on Schuyler Avenue may be just right for the long-delayed Sept. 11 memorial in North Arlington.   The council voted to have borough engineer Tom Lemanowicz create plans for a new firemen's park built next to...

Freeholder Files: Q&A with Steve Tanelli

03/28/2014 - 12:41pm

Steve TanelliAffiliation: DemocratResident: North ArlingtonFirst elected to the board in November 2012Currently serving first term.Occupation: senior art director for Movado Group Inc in Paramus.Past positions: North Arlington councilman for 9 years, former director North...


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How would you grade the improvements being currently constructed at Rip Collins Field?

The North Arlington school district is failing and they really don’t seem to care! Insulated from political accountability and scrutiny with contests buried at the bottom of the general election ballot, it is almost impossible to run and win a seat on this floundering five-member body. Refusing to comment on the fact that just 68% of all NAHS seniors even bother to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) according to the South Bergenite, what happens to the remaining 32% of seniors who don’t even consider college as a life option? Even more pathetic is the fact that just twenty percent of those who take the test score 1,550 or more, the recognized benchmark of those students who will in all probability will graduate from a four-year college or university! Is it now safe to say that just twenty percent of North Arlington seniors will graduate from college in four years? Isn’t it time for some real answers from the North Arlington Board of Education? Maybe instead of spending millions on the renovation of football field in a flood plain, that those dollars go to SAT preparation and increasing the chances of North Arlington seniors having a speck of a chance in the most competitive of job markets in the history of the workplace? In a global economy students may not go to college, but they must be prepared. That means real skills to compete, earn a living and become part of the middle class. Just what is this school district doing other than concentrating on artificial turf on the banks of the Passaic River? And just what is the status of this project nobody seems to know, especially the voters and taxpayers flipping the proverbial bill? North Arlington currently has the lowest participation of high school seniors taking the SAT’s in all of South Bergen! We’re not comparing North Arlington to Ridgewood or Mahwah, but to Wallington, Lyndhurst and Rutherford and NA still lags behind! This is a school district led by a board president seemingly obsessed with becoming...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:24pm
Seeks to place lights on a field that will disrupt the lives of hundreds of homeowners, Pronti wants lights for empty parking lots! Saturday’s opening ceremony for the North Arlington Recreation Girls’ Softball season took on a political twist....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Shame-on local Republicans. Politics has no place in our community events. With the break of spring finally here, North Arlington hosts a series a community events designed to bring the community together, not be drenched in the stale smell of local...