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Attended Rutgers University, '79
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Ocean Prosecutor ordered to pay $21,799.56 in attorneys fees and costs in police dash cam OPRA case.
In a March 24, 2015 written opinion, on-line here , Ocean County Superior Court Assignment Judge Vincent J. Grasso ordered the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office to pay an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requestor's attorney $21,799.56 in fees and costs. Attor...
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Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.
"Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals. Unless somebody puts them on-line and calls attention to them, they are likely not to be located by people who may want to search for them. ...
"Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals. Unless somebody puts them on-line and calls attention to them, they are likely not to be located by people w...
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Former Somerset Fire District chairman quietly settles defamation suit.
On June 26, 2014, Michael Gilliam, the former chairman of Franklin Township (Somerset County) Fire District No. 3 Board of Commissioners secretly settled his defamation lawsuit against several fire officials. The agreement, under which Gilliam received $240...
On June 26, 2014, Michael Gilliam, the former chairman of Franklin Township (Somerset County) Fire District No. 3 Board of Commissioners secretly settled his defamation lawsuit against several fire officials. The agreement, u...
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Misuse of "motion to table" can result in Meetings Act noncompliance.
Richard A. Mola Mayor of Elmwood Park Following is my letter to Elmwood Park (Bergen County) Mayor Richard A. Mole and the Borough Council: March 22, 2015 Hon. Richard A. Mola, Mayor and members of the Elmwood Park Borough Council 182 Market St Elmwood Park...
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Question for Deptford residents: Did the school board vote to hire a member's sister's live-in fiance?
Paragraphs 20 to 30 of Walter Berglund's lawsuit against the Deptford Board of Education (Federal case no. 1:14-cv-01972, on line here ) allege that in July 2012, the school board gave a full time position to a person who "resides with and is engaged to be ...
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Theft charges against Margate Firefighter are imminent
On November 22, 2014, I blogged about my Open Public Records Act (OPRA) lawsuit against the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office that sought access to records related to a Margate firefighter's alleged misappropriation of approximately $50,000 from the local...
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New OPRA suit: Stafford challenged for not describing denied documents.
A common problem that records requestors face is being denied access to documents that the records custodian refuses to identify or describe. A lawsuit that I filed today against Stafford Township (Ocean County) seeks to enforce the rule that requestors hav...
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Nutley secretly pays $40,000 to settle police officer's suit against Township and Mayor.
Alphonse Petracco Mayor of Nutley On October 14, 2014, the Township of Nutley (Essex County) agreed to pay $40,000 to a retired Township police officer who said that Township officials, particularly Mayor Alphonse Petracco, harassed and retaliated against h...
Alphonse Petracco Mayor of Nutley On October 14, 2014, the Township of Nutley (Essex County) agreed to pay $40,000 to a retired Township police officer who said that Township officials, particularly Mayor Alphonse Petracco, h...
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A police misconduct case actually goes to trial.
Monday, March 23, 2015 starts the second week in the trial of Glen Forero's excessive force lawsuit against Atlantic City Police Officers Mark A. Pincus, Jr. and Jerard Ingenito.  The vast majority of such cases settle prior to trial, depriving the public f...
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OPRA lawsuit against Lakewood Township
Robert Lawson, Lakewood Chief of Police Attorney Donald Doherty recently filed a lawsuit on my behalf seeking records that would shed some light on the apparent "drug use" that caused a Lakewood police officer's resignation.  I blogged about the the officer...
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Lawnside Officer whose conduct resulted in $740,000 settlement received a $150,000 settlement herself.
A February 11, 2015 Courier Post article reported that the Borough of Lawnside (Camden County) and/or its insurer paid $740,000 to a tavern owner who filed suit because former Borough Police Officer Carmen Colon allegedly embarked on a long-term campaign to...
A February 11, 2015 Courier Post article reported that the Borough of Lawnside (Camden County) and/or its insurer paid $740,000 to a tavern owner who filed suit because former Borough Police Officer Carmen Colon allegedly emb...
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Longtime Warren County Land Use Attorney charged with ethics infractions.
An Annandale attorney who has served as counsel for the Independence Township (Warren County) Land Use Board since at least 2006 has been charged with ethics violations arising out of his alleged neglect of and misrepresentations to a Tewksbury man who had ...
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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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Postal Service Goes Negative on These Newfangled Electronic Mails
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The U.S. Postal Service is royally screwed. Mail volume is down, benefits and pensions are out of control, and the USPS is Out of Money. Aft