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Mayor Pete Massa, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti, North Arlington
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:34pm
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 the back burner by my Republican colleagues for nearly four years, there is a greater dependence on the municipal tax levy as the prime source of revenue. In the past North Arlington was able to mask its impending revenue challenges via host fees which no longer exist.   My opponent in this race for mayor refuses to do the heavy lifting he is required to do as a councilman and work with Democrats in a bipartisan manner to secure and adopt a budget. Since January he has danced and avoided his responsibilities by claiming this is a Democratic responsibility.   This is not so.   This in fact is the responsibility of all parties.   After serving as an elected official for nearly a decade, he has seemingly forgotten...
Mayor Pete Massa, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti, North Arlington
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:08pm
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 skill set is required to be successful.   Coming from the private sector, my time as mayor was trying to address the ongoing issue of lost host fee revenue and how to recapture those dollars through redevelopment and cutting municipal expenses.   To keep North Arlington financially sound, one needed to examine the borough's operations and it became very apparent to me that selling the water utility was not only smart, but the right thing to do.   The sale reaped millions to North Arlington's bottom line that resulted in improved delivery of services and expert technical advice in providing residents with a better drinking product. With history on my side and hindsight being 20-20, the attempts made by local...
Dan Castro, Borough of North Arlington
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:48am
Dear Editor:   Public service and giving back to North Arlington are the primary reasons why I chose to seek a seat on our mayor and council.   As a young adult, I will bring a fresh perspective to governing that I believe the council needs.   While I'm a Democrat, I consider myself non-partisan and willing to work with all to find the right solutions to rising property taxes, redevelopment and maintaining a community character that keeps North Arlington small, safe and suburban.   This race for mayor and two council seats will determine the direction of North Arlington for the rest of the decade, if not longer.   As a business student, I'm concerned about the lack of progress regarding redevelopment and the difficult road ahead. The only way we can lift this community is through comprehensive redevelopment that does not increase North Arlington's population via housing and additional services, but through responsible revenue alternatives that shifts the burden from residential to...
Mayor Pete Massa, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, North Arlington
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:33am
Dear Editor:   I would like to publicly thank Mayor Massa, Councilman Mark Yampaglia and Dan Castro for all their help!   These gentlemen have renewed my faith in government. I went to them with a lot of concerns about the place I live in. They came to our complex and listened to what some of the tenants concerns were, and before you know it they helped us right away.   I feel people should know how compassionate and caring these men are, and they are most definitely true to their word! So again a big thank you to Mayor Massa of North Arlington, Councilman Mark Yampaglia and Mr. Dan Castro!   Denise SmithPresident Canterbury Tenants AssociationNorth ArlingtonSmith and McGowan  
Mayor Pete Massa, Councilman Joseph Bianchi, Borough of North Arlington
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:13am
Bianchi Raised Taxes Four Times; Opposed the Library Renovation; Wants to Close the Nutrition Center; And Wants to Give Himself a Pay Raise with Free Health Benefits!:     Re-Elect Mayor Pete Massa with Mark Yampaglia and Dan Castro for Borough Council.   Massa, Yampaglia and Castro know redevelopment means lowered taxes for North Arlington homeowners!   On Tuesday, November 4th, give Mayor Massa his team. Vote Massa, Yampaglia and Castro!          
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Pete Massa is the only candidate with a real plan to get taxes under control!

10/31/2014 - 12:40am
Mayor Pete Massa, North Arlington

The MASSA Redevelopment Plan:   Designate North Arlington as a Suburban Enterprise Zone (SEZ) to attract development and redevelopers through incentives and pilot programs - generating ratables to keep taxes stable. North Arlington will partner with neighboring communities and...

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10/29/2014 - 3:47pm
Pete Massa, Dan Castro, Mark Yampaglia, North Arlington

Mayor Pete Massa on his GOP opponent Joe Bianchi: “My opponent has raised your property taxes four times in seven years and now he’s trying to shutdown local government! As Mayor I don’t vote on the budget, so give me my team of Yampaglia and Castro to get NA back on the right...


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, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti, North Arlington
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:34pm
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!  ...
Mayor Pete Massa, Mark Yampaglia, Dan Castro, Joe Bianchi, Dan Pronti, North Arlington
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:08pm
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...