For four years, John Knoblock, a 20-year village resident, put up with noise, dirt and seemingly unending construction while Commons Park was being built right outside his backyard.
“I was patient because I felt like when it was finished, I’d have something pleasant to look at,” said Knoblock, a retired New Jersey police commissioner whose home on Heron Parkway borders the north section of the park. “But it looks like I’m on a landfill, not a parkland.”
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