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John Paff
Attended Rutgers University, '79
Lives in Somerset, New Jersey
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In case there is any doubt, the Government Records Council (GRC) held on July 28, 2015 in Paff v. Harrison Township Fire District that a) there is no statute of limitations on filing a GRC Denial of Access Complaint and b) that the GRC is without authority ...
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Judge to consider OPRA fines against South Bound Brook Borough Clerk.
Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C. On August 6, 2015, Somerset County Assignment Judge Yolanda Ciccone will consider whether South Bound Brook Borough (Somerset County) Clerk Donald E. Kazar should be fined $2,500 for knowingly, willfully and improperly denying seve...
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Alpine school district sends special needs student to live-in school in Virginia.
On July 13, 2015, I blogged about the Alpine (Bergen County) school district's confidential settlement in which it agreed to pay 73.77% of the $108,449 annual cost of sending a special needs student to an out-of-district school.  In response to a subsequent...
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Letter to Millville City Commission
July 23, 2015 Hon. Michael Santiago, Mayor and members of the Millville City Commission via e-mail Dear Mayor Santiago and Commissioners: I understand that the captioned ordinance, which was scheduled for final reading and passage on July 21st, was postpone...
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Former Continuing Education Director files "whistleblower" lawsuit against Cumberland County College.
On February 12, 2015, Cumberland County College's former Director of Continuing Education filed a suit claiming that she was fired because she made legitimate complaints against her supervisors. In her lawsuit , Nancy Pollard said that she had made several ...
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Local Finance Board adjudicates some ethics cases.
Although the Local Finance Board (LFB) processes citizen complaints alleging violations of the Local Government Ethics Law, it does not place its decisions on-line.  And, the LFB doesn't even notify the public when a decision is reached that disposes of an ...
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LFB sends out violation notices to thousands of local government officers and dismisses complaints against about fifteen hundred others without investigating them.
According to a transcript of the June 10, 2015 Local Finance Board (LFB) meeting, Board member Ted Light praised the LFB's staff for clearing 173 uninvestigated ethics complaints, filed by me and John Schmidt (who serves with me on the New Jersey Foundation...
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Former Millville Detective claims that Prosecutor Webb-McRae punished him for seeking to wiretap her former clients.
Jennifer Webb-McRae Cumberland County Prosecutor When Millville Police Detective Jeremy Miller filed his Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA or "Whistleblower) lawsuit against the City of Millville (Cumberland County) in January 2014, it received wi...
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Suit alleges Millville police officer pulled gun on dirt bike riding 13 year-old.
In a lawsuit filed on January 12, 2015, a thirteen year old boy, identified only by the initials C.F., claimed that Millville Police Officer Michael Thompson pointed "a gun directly at him" for about 30 seconds after Thompson stopped the boy for riding a mo...
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LFB Rosters o be kept on-line
Each time I obtain a roster of ethics cases from the Local Finance Board, I'm going to update this entry to include those rosters.  This way, the public, by comparing the two most recent rosters can see which cases have been resolved between the dates of th...
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Belleville gives library worker promotion, back and pay and $5,500 in attorney fees to settle her discrimination claim.
On June 29, 2015, the Township of Belleville (Essex County) and the Township's Library Board agreed to settle a library worker's discrimination lawsuit by promoting her and giving her a year's back pay and $5,500 in attorney fees. In her suit, Angela Gionio...
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Alpine district agrees to pay $80K for special ed student's placement.
I confidential agreement recently disclosed in response to an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request, the Alpine Board of Education, agreed to pay $80,000 toward an unidentified student's 2014-15 school year placement at an undisclosed private school.  This...
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Self Employed - Real Estate
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  • Self Employed - Real Estate, present
  • City Line Insurance, Inc.
    Owner/Insurance Broker, 1979 - 1988
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Bridgeton, New Jersey - Pompano Beach, Florida - New Brunswick, New Jersey - North Jersey, New Jersey
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Presently serving as Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project as well as the NJLP's Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project. 

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  • Rutgers University, '79
  • Bridgeton High School, '75
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