All five of Fair Lawn's council members stayed abreast of the borough's emergency operations and played active roles in town during Superstorm Sandy.
Borough manager Tom Metzler has been in the public eye long enough to know that no matter how Fair Lawn handled its brush with Superstorm Sandy, some residents would inevitably find fault. “If you ask the public, I think one-third are going to tell you we did a great job, one-third are going to tell you we did a terrible job and one-third aren’t going to care one way or the other,” he said, reciting one of his choice axioms about government. “That’s just the way it is.” Metzler said he was very pleased with the way borough personnel, both paid and volunteer, performed during the storm and in its immediate aftermath. “I think they offered the best service that we’re capable of producing and giving,” he said, citing his satisfaction with the…
Thirteen-year-old weather buff Daniel Mazover filmed a brief narrative film on Superstorm Sandy and its effects on Fair Lawn.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Daniel Mazover missed out on Irene last August and took only pictures during Snowtober a couple months later, so when he got word of Superstorm Sandy's North Jersey course a few weeks ago he wasn't about to let a little rain and some hurricane force winds keep him from filming his first weather documentary. The 13-year-old weather buff shot pre-storm interviews Sunday, filmed throughout the storm Monday afternoon -- even as he lost power in his own home -- and then circled back through Fair Lawn to capture the aftermath on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to filming scenes on the ground and in the car with the help of friends Jacob Chernavsky and Josh Zimmerman, Mazover even attached a Midland XTC Action Camera to the handlebars of his …