NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson appears to have lifted a photo from the Internet without permission to illustrate a recent noambramson.org article on road resurfacing in New Rochelle.
The image Bramson used in a recent article entitled Fixing Our Roads is actually depicting someone else's roads, namely the town of Ridgewood, New Jersey.
The photo, which depicts a crew from Tilcon operating an Asphalt Paver, appeared in an a 2009 NorthJersey.com article on Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA).
Warm-mix asphalt technologies allow the producers of asphalt pavement material to lower the temperatures at which the material is mixed and placed on the road. Reductions of 50° to 100° Fahrenheit have been documented. Such drastic reductions have the obvious benefits of cutting fuel consumption and decreasing the production of greenhouse gases. In addition, engineering benefits include better compaction on the road, the ability to haul paving mix for longer distances, and extending the paving season by being able to pave at lower temperatures.
This is not the first time Bramson has been caught fudging information online.