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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, October 8, 1998 Page 19

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PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F1246297.

BANK UNITED OF TEXAS, FSB, PLAINTIFF vs. CARLOS ZUNIGA, ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED JANUARY 8, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 4TH DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D., 1998 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $85,584.61. MUNICIPALITY: City of Elizabeth. COUNTY AND STATE: Union County, New Jersey.

STREET AND STREET NUMBER: 528530 Adams Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202.

TAX LOT AND BLOCK NUMBERS: Lot No. 14, Block No. 12.

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 50.00 feet x 150.00 feet x 50.00 feet x 150.00 feet.

NEAREST CROSS STREET: Approximately 200.00 feet from Julia Street. There is due approximately the sum of $88,435.65 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF HACK, PIRO, O’DAY, MERKLINGER, WALLACE & MCKENNA, Attorney 30 Columbia Turnpike P. O. Box 941 Florham Park, New Jersey 079320941 CH753601 (WL) 4 T 10/ 8, 10/ 15, 10/ 22 & 10/ 29/ 98 Fee: $171.36

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F433298.

BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. MANUEL PIMENTEL AND MRS. MANUEL PIMENTEL, HIS WIFE; ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED AUGUST 26, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 4TH DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D., 1998 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $119,639.88. The property to be sold is located in the CITY of ELIZABETH, New Jersey 07201, County of UNION and State of New Jersey.

Commonly known as: 136 MAGNOLIA AVENUE, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07201.

Tax Lot No. 329 a/ k/ a 329. W01 in Block No. 1.

Dimension of Lot: Approximately 25.00 feet wide by 100.00 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: Second Street. Situate at a point on the southwesterly sideline of Magnolia Avenue distance approximately 325.00 feet southeasterly from its intersection with the southeasterly sideline of Second Street.

There is due approximately the sum of $122,827.35 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FEIN, SUCH, KAHN & SHEPARD, Attorney Suite 201 7 Century Drive Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 CH754062 (WL) 4 T 10/ 8, 10/ 15, 10/ 22 & 10/ 29/ 98 Fee: $187.68

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F1221996.

FIRST NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. ROBERT EDOUARD AND EVELYNE EDOUARD, HIS WIFE; ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MARCH 11, 1997 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 4TH DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D., 1998 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $74,267.73. The property to be sold is located in the CITY of ELIZABETH in the County of UNION, and the State of New Jersey.

Commonly known as: 11411143 ANNA STREET, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07211.

Tax Lot No. 163. F in Block No. 12. Dimensions of the Lot are (Approximately) 65.50 feet wide by 22.08 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: Situated on the NORTHERLY side of ANNA STREET, 156.08 feet from the WESTERLY side of JEFFERSON AVENUE.

There is due approximately the sum of $77,149.30 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF SHAPIRO & KREISMAN, Attorney Suite J 406 Lippincott Drive Marlton, New Jersey 08053 CH753087 (WL) 4 T 10/ 8, 10/ 15, 10/ 22 & 10/ 29/ 98 Fee: $177.48

Mr. Greco Calls Jitney Bus Separate Issue From Decision On Whether to Build A Deck

experience, allow me to bring a common sense businesslike approach to town government,” he stated.

Mr. Greco has lived in town for 57 years and vividly recalls the pristine conditions of our parks and ball fields. He stated that, “As Mayor, I will bring the parks and fields back to their original conditions. This will be accomplished through the creation of a Parks and Fields Maintenance Department.”

Mr. Greco cited the importance of making the town’s building permit process more user friendly.

In this regard he stated, “As Mayor, I will formally institute a Road Maintenance Repair Program that will include a ‘pothole hotline’ and a longterm strategic replace ment plan. My platform issues are

on record and I challenge my opponents to do likewise.” Finally, Mr. Greco stated, “All residents agree that there are large issues facing Westfield. It is crucial that voters choose the correct candidate in the November election. Political parties do not solve Westfield’s problems.”

“Westfield needs an honest, strong leader to make the difficult decisions that will ultimately create effective town policy. I wish to formally go on record that I have no political ties that will sway my decision making process. I believe I am the correct candidate to accomplish these goals,” he stated.

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coming ‘Towne Centre’ signs, the cost of which was donated by close to a dozen area businesses.”

The actual erection of the signs were contributed by the Township Public Works Department.

“We are already in the process of striking next year’s budget and will be allocating similar funds to the continuing downtown efforts,” Councilman Marks pointed out.

“Early on in the improvement efforts, the township got the ball in motion with the easily identifiable green and white signs signaling the many municipal parking lots which afford free parking and easy accessibility to the many retail and professional establishments in our downtown,” said Councilman Robert Johnston, who is seeking reelection to the council.

“We are now implementing a $200,000 state grant that we secured to consolidate and improve parking behind the stores on East Second Street,” he explained.

Many other improvements to the township have been in place for a while that have become a part of life in downtown Scotch Plains, according to Republican Council candidate Paulette Coronato.

“Specially marked parking spaces that line Park and Westfield Avenues and East Second Street are just such

Republican Candidates Note Improvements in Downtown

improvements that have been implemented as the downtown vitalization process continues,” said Coronato.

The third candidate on the Republican Council ticket and a longtime Scotch Plains resident, Gail Iammatteo, said she remembers earlier initiatives by the Republican controlled council which secured many ‘hard to earn’ state grants.

“The lighting, brick paver dividers, landscaping and black top in the municipal parking lot behind the Park Avenue stores were among the first improvements to the downtown,” she said.

According to Ms. Iammatteo, these improvements were achieved through the cooperative efforts of the Republican Council members and downtown business leaders.

Most recently the new gazebo on the corner of Park Avenue and East Front Street proclaims the municipal’s building’s Village Green, the scene of many township sponsored summer performances, including numerous community events.

“Again, we can thank the business community for the materials as they join volunteers from the Union County VoTech school and township employees who built the gazebo at no cost to the taxpayers,” said Mayor Joan Papen.

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Enhancing Communications A Concern for Mrs. Vernick

According to Mrs. Vernick, the town must constantly strive to improve the way it provides information to its citizens. She cited the example of a townwide directory of services that would be distributed twice a year to all residents.

“I applaud the initiative of Greg McDermott, the Republican Councilman for the First Ward, for his leadership in introducing this invaluable directory, as a measure to improve our town’s ability to communicate with citizens in a more efficient and effective manner.

“As Mayor, I will insure this initiative becomes a reality,” announced Councilwoman Vernick.

Mrs. Vernick has been an invited guest to dozens of neighborhood meetings all over Westfield in the last four years as a member of the council.

She said her ability to listen to concerns, disseminate information and filter it to appropriate department heads, has brought her success in helping to resolve many neighborhood issues.

She saw success when she worked with the Orenda Circle and

Harrow Road neighborhoods. Mrs. Vernick was congratulated by a Virginia Street resident for her efforts to resolve the problem that neighborhood recently experienced.

Mrs. Vernick said she has been invited to many of these townwide neighborhood meetings because she remains focused on problems and communicates with the residents until their concerns are resolved.

“It is the responsibility of our government officials to apprise our residents in a timely fashion of all issues which directly concern them. Westfield citizens will always know where they stand and how to proceed, when I am their Mayor,” announced Councilwoman Vernick.

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Fanwood Republicans Call For Repeal of Permits to Fix Dangerous Borough Sidewalks

FANWOOD Will Coronato and David Trumpp, Republican candidates for Fanwood Borough Council, called for a repeal of building permit fees for sidewalk repair. This is in response to what they claimed has been a failure of Democratic Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly to fulfill a New Year’s Day promise to begin repaving Fanwood’s sidewalks.

“It’s unfortunate that Mayor Connelly did not deliver on a simple promise to begin repairing damaged sidewalks this year,” said Mr. Coronato. “What’s worse is that the Democratic controlled council doesn’t even try to make it easy for members of the public to repair sidewalks.

“The borough requires homeowners to pay for a permit to repair sidewalks in front of their homes that serve the entire community,” he added.

Mr. Trumpp commented that Republicans believe sidewalks damaged by the borough’s trees should be fixed by the Borough.

“This should be a borough expense, not a burden borne by individual homeowners who are currently responsible for the cost of sidewalk repairs and who also face a fine if they cut down a borough tree which poses a hazard to local residents,” Mr. Trumpp stated.

Mr. Coronato and Mr. Trumpp said the Democrats appear to have a strange set of values.

“Mayor Connelly pushed hard for Belgian block curbing around Borough Hall when the council considered the borough’s budget in January and February. She also pushed hard for a gazebo in which to perform weddings. But she has been strangely silent on protecting residents who can’t safely walk on Fanwood’s sidewalks,” said Mr. Trumpp.

“We want to make Fanwood a safe community,” said Mr. Coronato. “If elected, public safety — including repair of sidewalks — will be our highest priority. We’re running for you.”

LETS CLEANUP DOWNTOWN... Second Ward Councilman James J. Gruba stands behind a downtown Westfield overflowing garbage receptacle. Councilwoman Gruba stated, “Because of all the good work of the Westfield Downtown Corporation and its many supporters, adequate garbage collection is the least we can do to help this successful effort which was initiated by the Town Council five years ago. We will take immediate steps to improve this condition.” Mr. Gruba, a Republican, is seeking reelection. SIDEWALKS STILL AN ISSUE... Will Coronato, left, and Dave Trumpp,

Republican candidates for Fanwood Borough Council, survey what they say is one of the many dangerous sidewalks in Fanwood.

Campaign Forum ’98

Mr. Stoner Says Emphasis Needed on Customer Service In Local Town Government

WESTFIELD A long career in sales and marketing has convinced Town Council Democratic Second Ward candidate Joe Stoner that a focus on customer service as practiced in business and industry needs greater emphasis in town government.

“Town Council and other parts of our municipal government should treat citizens the same way good business people serve their customers,” said Mr. Stoner at a recent gathering.

“Each and every one of them wants to have their concerns met, their needs addressed. They want to know that I am working with them to solve whatever problem they may have. Whether my customer needs help adapting the instruments my company makes to a particular function they need, or whether my customer, the citizen, seeks help from the council in getting a stop sign put up at a dangerous intersection, the important thing is that I listen carefully and earnestly to everything my customer says and do whatever I can to satisfy their questions even if I can’t give them the final result that they want.

“I think we need to have all the employees of our town put a greater emphasis on this idea, too,” Mr. Stoner said.

“As I have walked my ward, one of the concerns I hear most frequently is that public servants often don’t seem to care about the public they serve. I’ve heard stories of people kept waiting for days by a building inspector who never comes and never calls to say he can’t come. I’ve heard about people treated rudely by town employees when asking a simple question. This is not the kind of

service our town should give its customers, the citizens of Westfield,” the candidate explained.

“This is not to say,” Mr. Stoner went on, “that our town employees are not good, hardworking people. They are. I think it is simply that we have not made customer service an important part of their jobs. We ask them to do a lot, but we have to make courteous, considerate service as high a job priority as anything they do.”

“And we need to train our people to be responsive to their customers. Every question should be answered, every phone call returned, and every appointment kept or rescheduled. The important thing is that the customer

— the citizen — feels welltreated. “That’s what makes for productive public service and a cooperative citizenry. That’s what makes us feel good about our town,” the candidate stated.

Mr. Stoner invites Second Ward residents to contact him with their concerns at (908) 2328334.

Central Ave. Development Top Priority for Ms. Lund IN NEED OF ENHANCEMENTS... Noreen Lund, Republican candidate for the

Third Ward seat on the Westfield Town Council, stands next to Krauszers and the pocket park on Central Avenue. The candidate said she would like to see some enhancements to this area and the Central Avenue corridor.

WESTFIELD Noreen Lund, Republican candidate for the Third Ward Town Council seat for the Westfield Town Council, this week emphasized her commitment to the development of Central Avenue after attending a recent Town Council meeting.

The candidate referred to Central Avenue as the “Gateway to Westfield” because so many commuters travel on that road everyday. However, Ms. Lund also observed that, “Central Avenue is the main street of the Third Ward. We have to have a council member who will challenge to see this area improved. I can’t help but wonder how many first impressions of our neighborhoods are formed by people who only view us through the prism of Central Avenue.”

Agreeing with Republican First Ward Councilman Gregory S. McDermott, Ms. Lund said she is basically supportive of the Town Council’s efforts to develop both a Housing Commission and a Neighborhood Preservation Program. However, the candidate was quick to point out that the Neighborhood Preservation Program is focused exclusively on the Central Avenue area that is in greatest need.

“Here we have a critical area for redevelopment in the Third Ward and once again the Town Council appears to be diluting our efforts to improve our community,” Ms. Lund said.

Ms. Lund pointed to her support of the Central Avenue pocket park between Krauszers and The Sock Company, improving the exterior look of the Krauszers as well as her support for the improvements of Sycamore Field as specific examples of her commitment to the Central Avenue corridor.

“The Third Ward has supported so many programs in the other sections of town including the SID (special improvement district) and the redevelopment of critical parks and open spaces in other wards.

“Now it is time to focus on a critical housing, shopping, and transportation artery, which once it is improved will be an asset for the entire town. We cannot afford to continue

neglecting this area,” Ms. Lund stated.

“A coalition must be created between Third Ward business owners, homeowners, landlords, and communitybased organizations to develop a comprehensive redevelopment plan as well as enough political momentum to see that plan carried out. Otherwise, our projects will continue to be overlooked,” the candidate regrettably observed.

Third Ward residents are invited to call Ms. Lund at (908) 6546077.

Deadlines For Releases Are 4 p. m. Fridays

Mr. Bagger’s Bill to Exempt Education Savings Accounts From Income Tax Passes, 770

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Richard H. Bagger of Westfield that would exempt all education savings accounts from New Jersey state income taxes passed the State Assembly by a vote of 77 to 0 on September 28.

“In New Jersey, we created a program last year called NJ BEST (The New Jersey Better Education Savings Trust) in which funds can earn interest for qualified education expenses without being subject to the state income tax,” said Assemblyman Bagger, Chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

“In other words, families and students can invest money taxfree to help pay for college education.

“This year, we want to take that good idea and extend it to other college savings plans that are similar to NJ BEST, but are not currently taxexempt in New Jersey,” he added. “There are federal education IRAs, and individual qualified state tuition program accounts which allow families and students to put money away for future college costs with no federal income tax liability. It is an unfair burden on New Jersey families to impose state income taxes on these savings

accounts.” “Hopefully, this will also encourage more families to start saving for college when their children are young,” he said. “By providing this added tax incentive, we can encourage more people to make room in their family budgets for future college savings. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that any New Jersey high school student who is qualified can afford to go to college.”

Under Assembly Bill No. 2367, earnings in a qualified state tuition program or education individual retirement account would be exempt from New Jersey gross income tax provided the proceeds are used to pay the costs of higher education.

While NJ BEST proceeds are exempt from state taxation, Assemblyman Bagger’s bill would extend the exemption to qualified tuition plans in other states and federal education IRAs.

The bill is now assigned to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Joe Stoner

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