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Dan Pronti, Daniel Pronti, North Arlington
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:28pm
Freshman Councilman Dan Pronti has all the answers for his friends at GSJ, but not for the homeowners who elected him to serve North Arlington!   Want to know exactly what was said? See the self-agrandizing article, which was grossly insulting for all borough residents, for yourself and YOU be the judge. Click here!    
Mark Yampaglia, North Arlington
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:54am
Dear Editor:   At the June 12 meeting of the North Arlington Mayor & Council, I made the following comments into the record regarding the status of the 2014 Municipal Budget:   "Mr. Mayor, I wanted to go on the record tonight regarding my feelings on this budget.   North Arlington is a tax sensitive community.   We are a community of blue collar families and seniors on fixed incomes who demand fiscal austerity, frugality and responsibility.   North Arlington has been ravaged by a failed housing scheme known as EnCap, aftershocks of a poor economy and high unemployment, and several super storms in the form of Sandy and a series of snowstorms and blizzards that saw North Arlington have more accumulation than most of the towns in Alaska!   The feeling of taxpayers and homeowners is obvious, enough is enough!   As a representative of these residents desperate for smaller government and tax relief, the 2014 budget in its current condition is unacceptable.   This is not the time to...
Dan Pronti, North Arlington
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:36pm
"Daniel Pronti, 70, of Bayonne, who was charged with promoting gambling and conspiracy, is a carpenter for the Jersey City Department of Public Works, according to the Jersey City employee list from February. Pronti is the father of North Arlington Councilman Daniel Pronti, a retired Montclair police sergeant."   Hudson County officials are looking into whether the recent arrest of the owner a Jersey City auto body shop in a gambling ring probe should have an impact on whether his company can continue to be a county contractor, officials said today.   “The law department is investigation whether that is ground to potentially disqualify the vendor,” Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea said of Diamond Auto Body located on Grant Avenue.   Last month Diamond Auto Body owner, Luigi Mele, 72, of Jersey City, was one of 29 people charged by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office following a probe into an alleged illegal gambling ring that netted about $3 million during a 12-month period by...
Joe Bianchi, North Arlington, OPRA Request
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 3:32pm
On July 3rd an OPRA request was made by a representative of the Bergen County Democratic Committee regarding all correspondence and emails between GOP mayoral candidate Joe Bianchi who also serves as a councilman and the Borough Administrator, Tax Assessor and Tax Collector regarding CADA LLC and 285 Ridge Road, Block 51, Lot 13.01 from Bianchi's council email and personal email addresses.   The request was made by Derek Sands of the Democratic Committee of Bergen County (click here).      According to the same sources Bianchi is apparently an owner or part of an ownership group of 285 Ridge Road and CADA.      NA Today will have more on this story as it develops.     Like this story?     Comment at Editor@NAToday.net     
Dan Pronti, North Arlington, Joe Bianchi
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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:22pm
Joe Bianchi wants to be mayor so bad he can taste it. Joe’s new strategy is to vote “no” on the budget and claim victory because he believes governance is in the lap of the Democrats. Create the illusion of opposition only to embrace higher taxes and spending after the election! After raising property taxes three times in three years when he controlled the purse strings (2010-12), Bianchi narrowly escaped defeat in 2013 and is now determined to change his brand by becoming a “born again” fiscal conservative! But Bianchi in reality wants nothing to do with the process of building a responsible budget. He would rather leave the heavy lifting to the Democrats, since he has no intention of offering anything of substance to solve the issue at hand. For that is at the core of the Joe Bianchi candidacy. No solutions and no ideas. He would rather hide behind press releases and botched parliamentary inquiries as he embarrasses himself at council meetings asking Mayor Massa to second a budget...
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Bianchi Gone Wild!

07/03/2014 - 1:25pm
Joe Bianchi, North Arlington

Asks Mayor Massa why he didn’t “second” a failed motion to introduce the 2014 Municipal Budget! Republican Councilman Joe Bianchi (far left) displays little to no knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order as he asks Mayor Peter Massa to second a failed motion! The Mayor presides over...

Bianchi’s budget blunder!

07/01/2014 - 6:10pm
Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti

After raising taxes three times, Bianchi offers no solutions, no ideas – but wants to be mayor? Councilman Joe Bianchi last night demonstrated why he lacks the leadership skills to become North Arlington’s next mayor. Putting politics before responsible public policy, Bianchi...


Weekly Poll

The current municipal budget raises property taxes as currently proposed. Would you raise property taxes or reduce expenditures?

Raise taxes
5% (2 votes)
Reduce expenditures
93% (39 votes)
Undecided
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 42
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...
Dan Pronti, Daniel Pronti, North Arlington
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:28pm
Freshman Councilman Dan Pronti has all the answers for his friends at GSJ, but not for the homeowners who elected him to serve North Arlington!   Want to know exactly what was said? See the self-agrandizing article, which was grossly insulting for...
Mark Yampaglia, North Arlington
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:54am
Dear Editor:   At the June 12 meeting of the North Arlington Mayor & Council, I made the following comments into the record regarding the status of the 2014 Municipal Budget:   "Mr. Mayor, I wanted to go on the record tonight regarding my...