Garafola Place in Kearny officially being renamed to indicate proper spelling … Garofalo Place

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Well, who knew?

Apparently, someone did.

You know that one-block stretch between Forest and Elm streets in Kearny, where the old Arlington Train Station used to be? Forever, including on street signs, it’s been called Garafola Place. Turns out, that’s a misspelling and the Town of Kearny will officially change it to its proper spelling — Garofalo.

Best of luck remembering the new spelling.

The official change is to be made when the council adopts an ordinance on second reading Nov. 9 to amend the town code.

Fortunately, letterheads and official address changes won’t be needed since there are no homes on the block, just parking meters and vehicles and the occasional Doggie PAWRade. But, map and GPS makers should be on alert for the change.

This is not the first time street names have been misspelled in Kearny. For years, there were signs that read Beach Street in the northern end of town. And, ask Karen Zautyk, all streets signs that say Dukes Street should instead say Duke Street.

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