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Mayor Pete Massa, Borough of North Arlington
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:38pm
This long election season has come to a close and the people of North Arlington have spoken. I am humbled by the opportunity to have served my hometown as a school trustee, school board president, councilman and mayor. I also had the added distinction of serving as a police officer here in the community for the lion’s share of my law enforcement career. For this I am blessed and thankful. North Arlington is the town I love and the community that has offered me so much and I want to thank all of the voters who participated in yesterday’s election. I also want to congratulate and thank Mayor-elect Joseph Bianchi along with his running-mates on their victory. I have served with Joe for many years and I believe he will do the best he can to make North Arlington a better place for all residents. The campaign is over and now is the time to rally around Joe so that governance comes first. I want to thank my wife and family, running-mates Mark and Dan along with the Democratic Party for...
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:54pm
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Letters: Democrats offered budget with expenditure cuts, consolidation and shared services.

10/31/2014 - 7:34pm
Mayor Pete Massa, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti, North Arlington

Dear Editor:   In governance as in life, sometimes you have to make a tough decision.   The current budget impasse here in North Arlington is being fueled by politics and the upcoming election, not what's best for North Arlington homeowners!   Because redevelopment was left on...

Letter: "Leadership or litigation. That seems to be the choice in this year's hotly contested election."

10/31/2014 - 7:08pm
Mayor Pete Massa, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti, North Arlington

Dear Editor:   Leadership or litigation. That seems to be the choice in this year's hotly contested election for the office of mayor here in the Borough of North Arlington.   Having served as Mayor between 2003 and 2007, I have an understanding of the type of individual and...


Mayor Pete Massa, North Arlington
Between 2010 and 2013 Joe Bianchi had three years to create a redevelopment plan for North Arlington.   Republicans were in control and they paid tens of thousands for a 52-page plan that for the most part is unworkable, ineffective and dormant.  Forwarded to the Planning Board, Bianchi and the Republicans claimed this plan would yield "clean industrial ratables, jobs for local residents and income for the borough."  Four years later anjd still gathering dust, the Bianchi plan has failed.  Under Republicans there is no redevelopment progress.  None.  The promise of wholesale establishments, data centers, research laboratories, flex space, self storage facilities, commercial recreation and a film studio are nothing but "pie-in-the-sky" rhetoric that lacks serious interest or inquiry!  More importantly, candidate Bianchi and his woefully inexperienced running-mates Pronti and Cruz have no redevelopment credentials or skill set.  Mayor Pete Massa, who stopped the politically inspired EnCap project that was embraced by candidate Bianchi wants to negotiate directly with private developers and build a real plan that is reasonable and workable.  To implement a new direction and plan, voters need to give Mayor Massa his team so that GOP mismanagement of the redevelopment process will cease once and for all!  Joe Bianchi served nearly three decades as a planning board member and what plan has he developed?  Giving away "air rights" to a local business?  Supporting EnCap?  Having served three years in the majority, Bianchi supported a plan that does not work while simultaneously raising property taxes three times!  North Arlington needs an effective leader like Mayor Massa without the constraints of GOP bickering and attacks.  As a school board member Massa led from the head of the line and delivered on the transformation of the Wilson elementary school into the Middle School we have today!  Bianchi opposed that successful project and referendum.  As mayor, Pete Massa worked...
Mayor Pete Massa, Borough of North Arlington
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:38pm
This long election season has come to a close and the people of North Arlington have spoken. I am humbled by the opportunity to have served my hometown as a school trustee, school board president, councilman and mayor. I also had the added...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:54pm
Unofficial results start appearing after 9:00 p.m. on Election Night.    At the beginning of the evening, results come in slowly.  Please disregard any results displayed prior to Election Night.  These are for test purposes only.   If the results...