Category Archives: Columns

Column: Drowning out the noise

Every sports fan base, like every community, has a certain stereotype attached to it. Conventional wisdom says Raiders fans are rowdy, Mets fans are filled with a certain amount of self-loathing and those who root for the Yankees and Patriots, more often than not, are smug and self-satisfied in their teams’ success on the field. […]

Column: Library work underway; pantry comes through

Given the dangerous weather condition our region experienced last weekend, I would like to, once again, bring your attention to the “My Community Alert” system. Residents, who signed up for local alerts, were notified on Sunday morning of the black ice and freezing rain. The alert system allows Harrison police officers, and other town officials, […]

Column: Playoff fever

In the aftermath of the college football championship game, one thing is readily apparent; it could not have worked out any better for proponents of the playoff system. This year, for the first time ever, the College Football National Championship was decided by a four-team playoff scenario. The decision to do away with the old […]

The State of the City

By Mayor Joe Sack In one respect, 2015 is beginning just like 2014. For the second year in a row, this traditional State of the City address by the mayor has been upstaged—and rightly so—by the swearing-in of councilmembers Richard Mecca and Richard Slack. But in another way, the start of this year is actually […]

Column: A new age

Now that Generation-Xer’s are approaching middle age, the marketing industry is frantically trying to predict what the Millenials will be attracted to in terms of houses, cars, appliances, and yes, even cabinets and countertops. I asked my 3-G (third generation) Smart Phone who are the Millenials but it just sat there and stared back at […]

Cheers for Verizon

One of the first issues I dealt with, after being elected to my first term, was to revive negotiations with Verizon, regarding their FiOS service. Where and when the service was offered was at the sole discretion of Verizon and, for quite some time, we were informed that Verizon was not expanding its footprint and, […]