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Fairfield Township Council Announces Promotion of Fairfield Police


FAIRFIELD, NJ — Five Fairfield policemen will be promoted and will take their oaths of office at the next mayor and council meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced on Monday that Sgt. Charles Zampino and Sgt. Daniel Dias will both be promoted to Lieutenant. Fairfield Detectives Michael Nyhuis and John McGrory and Police Officer Frank Tracey will be promoted to Sergeant.

The governing body also accepted a letter of resignation of Police Officer Diego Ocampo, who will be leaving Fairfield to work in the Wayne Police Department.

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Gasparini announced that a new landscape architect and a new library director were elected by the library board.

Antonia LaForgia, the new president of the Fairfield Library Board, reported via email that the library’s new director is Brianne Colombo. She currently is the assistant director and head of children's services at the Pequannock Township Public Library. Colombo received her master of library and information science degree from Rutgers University. Her first day at the Fairfield Library will be March 6.

LaForgia recognized Jaime O’Donnell, who is currently the library’s youth services librarian, for her additional service as interim director.

“She is doing and excellent job during the transition,” said LaForgia.

John Arthur, the previous director, accepted a position closer to his family’s home in central New Jersey.

“We wish John Arthur well in his new endeavor,” said LaForgia.

Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc. of Far Hills, New Jersey has been chosen as the library’s new landscape architect. The project will include a review and redesign of the library’s outdoor property.

Council President Michael McGlynn announced that James Lowe, a 55-year member of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department, was recognized by the department for his service and dedication. McGlynn said that Lowe continues to be involved in the fire department in any way he can.

“Men like James Lowe make Fairfield what it is,” said McGlynn. 

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