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Reader asks What ever Happened to the Company that Was Investigated for Faulty Turf Field Construction?

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Maple was FieldTurf- the subject of that giant investigative journalism story and hearings.. whatever came of that?

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2017/01/30/artificial-turf-not-faulty-maker-tells-senate-panel/97238208/

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Reader says Maple Turf Field is a Waste of Money

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Stop wasting my tax money on this shit. Do you realize in 12 years now we spent 2 1/2 million dollars on this field do you remember all the floods we have there do you know much paving we can do for a half million dollars. My street was just paved , the last time that was repaved was over 25 years ago. I would rather see my tax money going towards replacing curbs and sidewalks  then fake grass if anything you could use clean fill dirt and put down sod in with an a lot cheaper waste waste waste

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School boards across N.J. to coordinate legal action against FieldTurf

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By Christopher Baxter and Matthew Stanmyre | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on December 07, 2016 at 1:43 PM, updated December 07, 2016 at 2:08 PM

The state School Boards Association will coordinate legal action against the nation’s top maker of artificial sports fields, FieldTurf, in response to a report that the company for years sold high-end turf after knowing it was falling apart.

The executive director of the group, Lawrence Feinsod, said Wednesday the allegations should “anger anyone concerned about corporate responsibility” and that he supported calls for an investigation by the state attorney general.

“We are urging school boards to have their attorneys contact NJSBA’s general counsel, who will assist districts in identifying and coordinating legal action,” Feinsod said in a statement.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/12/nj_schools_to_coordinate_legal_action_against_fiel.html?utm_campaign=Observer_NJ_Politics&utm_content=New%20Campaign&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=New%20Jersey%20Politics#incart_river_index