Ramsey December 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 3 Municipal judge concludes 35 years of service Judge Vincent Marino will officially conclude his 35 years of service to the Ramsey Municipal Court on Dec. 31 when his current three-year term expires. Marino, a resident of Franklin Lakes, also serves as that borough’s municipal court judge. The judge was raised in Paterson, where he attended Central High School. He subsequently graduated from Seton Hall University, and earned his law degree from Seton Hall Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1958. However, two days later, he was called to Fort Dix. He served two years in the United States Army and played the trumpet in the U.S. Army Band. Ramsey Mayor Christopher Botta confirmed that Judge Marino would not be reappointed when the borough reorganizes on Jan. 4. “We’re going in a new direction with the new judge,” Mayor Botta said. The mayor praised Marino, saying, “He has served in an exceptional manner over the past 30 years.” Botta added, “I served under him as a municipal prosecutor. I thank Judge Marino for his commitment to the community.” The judge is also well regarded by the Ramsey Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Speaking in his capacity as the PBA’s president, Officer Marc Shingelo said, “Judge Marino is one of the most honorable men I’ve ever met in my life. I’m very sad to see him go, and the PBA will miss him dearly.” A Ramsey Municipal Court employee said Marino is an excellent boss who takes Marino is currently of counsel at Barbarula Law Offices in Butler. He and his wife Charlotte are the parents of three children and the grandparents of nine, including two sets of twins. Sources denied that illness was the reason Marino would not be returning to the bench in Ramsey. ‘Judge Marino is one of the most honorable men I’ve ever met in my life. I’m very sad to see him go, and the PBA will miss him dearly.’ -- Ramsey PBA President Marc Shingelo time to explain unfamiliar legal terms, and is known as a fair and understanding judge. Ramsey Fire Department recently held its annual family holiday party at a health club in Monsey, NY. Children and adults participated in rock climbing, running relay races and played a high-spirited game of dodge ball. The members truly appreciated this opportunity. Holiday hoopla Bring this ad into the Mahwah Home Depot and receive a FREE gift