February 14, 2013
I just want to give a big THANK YOU and shout out to Zinburger of Paramus, NJ. They recently had their Grand Opening and raised $6,914.68 for the Paramus Education Foundation. Today they presented Paramus Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth Rota with the check and then treated us to lunch. On behalf of the Paramus Education Foundation, I want to Thank You Zinburger and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship. Also, I have dined at Zinburger a few times since it’s opening and have to say they have a really great menu and concept. For my vegan/vegetarian friends, they have a really fresh and great tasting Veggie Burger you can have vegan style. Thanks again. Jill F. Rosenfeld, Esq. (In photo: Lisa Vartanian – Ed Foundation Board Member, Paul Maramaldi – Ed Foundation Board Member, Andy Race – Zinburger, Sean Adams – Assistant Superintendent of Schools Paramus, Lauren Tudor, Zinburger General Manager, Chef Sean Wenz, Zinburger, Jill Rosenfeld – Ed Foundation Board Member, Kenneth Rota – Superintendent of Schools Paramus, Fred Rohdieck – Paramus Regional Chamber of Commerce President and inda Panagia – Paramus Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Chairperson). Zinburger website: http://www.zinburgernj.com/
January 17, 2013
Congratulations to the Lyndhurst High School mock trial team on its win last night against St. Mary’s. Great job by both teams. According to coach, Kenneth A. Porro, Esq. “it has been fun assisting Ms. DiMaggio with coaching these young people.” Best of luck in the next round!
January 15, 2013
Kenneth A. Porro, Esq., Partner in our Litigation Department was interviewed as an Expert in Governmental Tree Regulations & related enforcement powers for the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus by NJ.com. You can access the link here: http://tinyurl.com/b2b557a.
January 9, 2013
Who says land use law is boring??? The NY Times reports on Jan 8 that Kate Hepburn’s former home in Fenwick Conn. is the subject of heated land use litigation. Seems the current owner had the temerity to erect 2, twelve inch square granite posts at his driveway entrance w/ the address number engraved. These ‘egregious’ posts were incredibly 5 whole feet tall. The local historic commission felt that 5 feet was too high and instructed the owner to lower the height 12 inches. He bermed up soil and planted around them to bring height from grade to 48 inches. Not enough said the historic commission; “too visible” from nearby areas. Incredibly, the town litigated the issue to the tune of more than 40 grand in taxpayer money.
At some point along the lengthy litigation process, the homeowner eliminated the height issue, but not by lowering the posts. He saw cut the granite right thru the engraved address leaving the lower half of the numbers. So much for aesthetics. Amazing.
By: James E. Jaworski, Esq., Administrative Partner and Chairman of Real Estate Department