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Poor Administration

Published on 29 Jan 2011 at 12:38 pm. No Comments.
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Courier News At a time when all levels of government should be using every legitimate existing method of maintaining services without raising taxes,North Plainfield, in my opinion, exhibits poor administration. The lack of effective and efficient enforcement of our “Rental Certificate of Occupancy ” ordinance 11-6.22 is an example of this poor administration.

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NJ town pays $17K to defend $5 fee

Published on 22 Dec 2010 at 6:40 pm. No Comments.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 The Record THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRIDGEWATER — A New Jersey town spent more than $17,000 defending a $5 fee it charged a resident for a compact disc of a council meeting. Tom Coulter filed a complaint with the New Jersey Government Record Council in October 2008, saying he should pay the [...]

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North Plainfield Republicans challenging Democratic dominance on a crowded ballot

Published on 18 Oct 2010 at 12:15 pm. 1 Comment.
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By MARK SPIVEY MyCentralJersey.com NORTH PLAINFIELD — In Somerset County’s most densely populated municipality, Democrats may be feeling the squeeze. A slate of four Democratic incumbents is facing a showdown with four Republican challengers for a quartet of four-year borough council seats, and enforcement of local codes prohibiting overcrowding in residential dwellings has emerged as [...]

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3 Year Anniversary

Published on 6 Apr 2010 at 7:17 am. No Comments.
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By Frank N. D’Amore Sr. On April 7, 2010 North Plainfield will be celebrating 3 years of gross ineptness in our ability to get the, 4 million dollar plus, construction / rehabilitation project of boro hall completed. According to the contract with the Dauti Construction Co. Inc. of West Orange, Dauti agreed to have the [...]

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North Plainfield Municipal Cost Cutting (where’s the beef?)

Published on 13 Mar 2010 at 9:43 am. No Comments.
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By Frank D’Amore As the result of the Borough of North Plainfield cutting costs, some part time employees have been terminated.I am sure after much deliberation it was decided these cuts are necessary. One has to ask, are our elected officials sincere about cost cutting, or is this just window dressing?. I tend to believe [...]

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Strengthen OPRA: Battle for N.J. open public records goes on

Published on 21 Feb 2010 at 3:57 pm. No Comments.
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By Star-Ledger Editorial Board Quietly, the Open Public Records Act is under attack. The crucial state law that allows ordinary citizens to pierce the culture of secrecy and help root out corruption is at risk of being compromised by state legislators, mayors and council members — and possibly even the new governor.

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North Plainfield Municipal Employees Salaries

Published on 8 Oct 2009 at 11:36 am. 1 Comment.
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The Courier News recently ran an article on reasons the taxes in New Jersey are so high. Among other reasons government salaries were designated as a contributing factor. Click on the link below and view the 2008 salaries of the North Plainfield Municipal employees. NOTE: in order to get an accurate account of the salaries [...]

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N. Plainfield officials can’t justify rise in spending

Published on 5 Oct 2009 at 12:15 pm. No Comments.
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JAMES S. McGARRY, JR. Courier News Opinions North Plainfield taxpayers have known intuitively that the taxes they pay at the local level have spiraled out of control over the last decade. Now, the multi-part report in the Courier News (www.MyCentralJersey.com) has confirmed their worst fears.The meltdown of the global economy has hit residents of North [...]

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7.5 acre Dunellen tract, proposed for housing, now permanently open space

Published on 16 Jul 2009 at 8:50 am. 1 Comment.
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By GENE RACZ • STAFF WRITER Courier News DUNELLEN — A 7.5-acre property where more than a dozen homes were slated to be built will now remain a mixture of woods and farmland along the Green Brook.The parcel, owned by Edelman and Penn Realty LLC, was recently acquired by the Borough of Dunellen through the [...]

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N.J. Senate approves senior housing bill

Published on 9 Jul 2009 at 10:42 am. 1 Comment.
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by Lisa Fleisher/The Star-Ledger The state Senate today passed a bill that allows developers to challenge age restrictions on pending developments. The bill (S-2577), which passed 21-13, allows developers to ask municipalities to reconsider projects that had been approved as senior housing. If the towns don’t open up the buyer pool, developers can take their [...]

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