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Lavallette Tweaks Municipal Prosecutor’s Contract

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Lavallette water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Lavallette water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette officials have slightly modified the contract of Municipal Prosecutor Kim Pascarella to include one of his associates. The move came after a discussion as to how prosecutorial assignments are handled in the borough.

Councilwoman Joanne Filippone asked for the matter to be the focus of a separate discussion after she brought up concerns that appointing Pascarella’s associate, Joseph Coronato, Jr., could effectively supersede the appointment of Lavallette’s alternate municipal prosecutor, Bonnie Peterson, who normally fills in for Pascarella when he cannot prosecute a case in town.

“It sounds to me that, in your absence, this letter technically asks us to appoint Mr. Coronato as your substitute,” said Filippone, to Pascarella, who was present at the Aug. 17 council meeting. “I want it clear that we’ve offered an alternate contract to another attorney.”

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Pascarella said Coronato would only handle cases when both he as well as Peterson were unavailable. The appointment would guarantee that court would not have to be canceled in the rare event that both prosecutors were unable to attend.

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  • disqus_N3292TPQCr

    Can’t trust Lavallette politicians, especially Joanne Filippone.

    • Joanne Petitti Filippone

      Once again, you are nothing but a coward .. big mouth hiding behind a fictitious identity.

  • Kris Kopsaftis

    Pasceralla is awful….he’s done a great job of helping with demise of Seaside Heights. proscecuting kids for minor offenses while operating sec 8 welfare apartments with no oversight. I lived next door to one of his buildings for years and it was a nightmare.

    • Peter Pascarella

      Not true…