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Recently, Salvatore DiBlasi, councilman and co-owner of Cobra Construction Inc., paved the avenue and cleaned up the site, which sits adjacent to his company's property.
NORTH ARLINGTON (Nov. 5, 2009) - In a close election, Republican challengers Chris Johnson and Jon Kearney defeated Democratic incumbents Albert Granell and Salvatore DiBlasi
for their first three-year terms on the North Arlington Borough Council
NAToday.net News - Headlines
Al Granell & Sal DiBlasi for North Arlington Borough Council!
The Democratic Party would be best served in nominating Al Granell and Sal DiBlasi
for borough council.
...Mr. DiBlasi, the founder of the North Arlington Property Right's Coalition is the president of Cobra Construction, a firm currently under the threat of eminent domain.
A Hendel Avenue homeowner, Mr. DiBlasi
is passionate about eminent domain and impact it has on property owners.While some will say Mr. DiBlasi
own agenda, it's clear to anyone who speaks with the candidate that his
heart is in the right place.For the central issue is simple - should local government play God as to who gets to keep their home or business?Mr. DiBlasi
is to be commended for his
courage and his
character by taking on a development giant with deep pockets like Encap. Mr. DiBlasi's
courageous candidacy is to be saluted and we whole heartedly endorse his
candidacy for council.
Councilman Mark Yampaglia was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Councilwoman Carey Rosenblatt and elected last year to serve the remainder of her
That can only happen if Al Granell and Sal DiBlasi
win this election.
The Observer: Weekly Newspaper
Joining Massa on the ballot for the June 6 Democratic Primary Election are two members of the North Arlington Property Rights Coalition: Salvatore DiBlasi and Al Granell.
...DiBlasi, co-owner of Cobra Construction of Porete Avenue, has been active against potential eminent domain, since his property would be taken over for the Cherokee project.He formed the Property Rights Coalition this year, garnering support from various members of the community.
A resident for 21 years, DiBlasi
is a U.S. Navy veteran.
The Observer: Weekly Newspaper
Pitman refused the request made by Sal DiBlasi, a member of the Property Rights Coalition.
..."If Mayor Pitman thinks this is such a great project for North Arlington, he should let the people vote on it," said DiBlasi, a borough resident and owner of Cobra Construction.
NORTH ARLINGTON - The Democratic ...
NORTH ARLINGTON - The Democratic Party of North Arlington has formally endorsed the re-election of incumbent councilmen Al Granell and Sal DiBlasi.
Granell, who serves as Council President is chairman of the borough's finance committee and DiBlasi serves as liaison to the borough's Zoning Board, Free Public Library and the senior citizen community.
"Sal and I have a vision for the borough and a record of proven accomplishment, we look forward to engaging the voters and continuing our support of the Massa Administration," noted Granell, who's wife Sharon is a trustee to the North Arlington Board of Education.
DiBlasi is the founder of the North Arlington Properly Right's Coalition, a group of civic minded small business owners committed to stopping the Arlington Valley proposal.
"In the end, we kept that project out of North Arlington which would urbanized our small borough into an extension of Jersey City and Hudson County.
People came to North Arlington for a slice of a suburban lifestyle and that's what I'm committed to protecting."
A veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict, DiBlasi also serves as the chairman of the Building & Grounds committee as well as liaison to the Department of Public Works.
Under Councilman DiBlasi's leadership, the North Arlington Public Library
is getting it's first renovation since the construction of the facility in the mid-1970's.
"Creative financial thinking and a team effort has resulted in a $235,000 investment in the library with no impact on property taxes.
This kind of approach towards local government is what generates successful management of our services and I'm happy to say that the Massa Administration is keeping North Arlington on the right track," noted DiBlasi
, a father, husband and North Arlington homeowner.