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Buying Back Our Safety
September 23, 2014
Too often, we as Americans find ourselves reflecting on senseless violence as each year 31,000 Americans perish as a consequence of a ...
Why Am I Running for Congress?
July 29, 2014
Over the past year, I’ve spoken with hundreds of Democrats, Republicans and Independents across Northern New Jersey. We discusse...
Budget Battle Continues in Trenton
June 25, 2014
Currently a major fiscal battle is taking place between Republicans and Democrats in the state government regarding New Jersey’s...
Protecting the Right to Vote...or Not to Vote in America
June 23, 2014
Should we as a nation mandate voting by our citizens in every election under penalty of law? My election day polling site was a...
Deborah Shapiro 2014 Budget Remarks
April 29, 2014
Yet again we are faced with a budget increase that, while may not have been totally avoidable, should have been lower than is presente...
The Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has been a proponent of a strong and unyielding interna...
Jasey, McKeon Thank Constituents of 27th Legislative District
November 26, 2013
On November 25, the Alternative Press received a Letter of Thanks from Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, to the 27...
Upcoming Talks About New DPW Site
October 15, 2013
Dear Editor, The staff recommendations for a new DPW facility has all the appearances of being prepared by people that don't p...
Question Never Answered
September 7, 2013
My question: What are the reasons that the Livingston Town Manager, Michele Meade, refused to meet even once with someone she hi...
Township Salary Comparison - Manager is Unresponsive
August 28, 2013
Dear Editor, At a recent conference meeting of the Mayor and Council, Michele Meade was requested to prepare an analysis ...
As discussed previously in my officer survival mindset articles there is a certain importance and significance to the statement of &ls...
Our Own Bonnie and Clyde
June 27, 2013
To the Editor, When will the taxpayers in this town finally open up their eyes and get involved? We have angst at the police depar...
OPED on OPRA/OPMA
June 25, 2013
In New Jersey, we’re fortunate to have two fantastic tools to help maintain open government at all levels – the Open Publi...
Livingston- The New Tammany Hall
June 24, 2013
The practice what was once called "honest graft" in politics is alive and well in Livingston. Livingston is now t...
The Malfunctioning Town Manager
June 21, 2013
The Council Meeting last Monday night was a sight to behold. The rudeness remains and seems to be a reminder of those past lurking in ...
"Trying to Find My Congressman"
May 3, 2013
A few weeks ago, I wrote to express frustration with Congress’s failure to enact common sense gun control measures to prevent th...
What Does Rodney Think About Guns?
April 11, 2013
To the Editor: If we require a vehicle operator to be licensed and owners to carry insurance coverage, is it unreasonable to ask t...
SOPAC Wants Your Opinion
April 10, 2013
Dear Community Members: The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is seeking your guidance and opinions about how our organi...
Where is Rodney on Gay Marriage?
March 29, 2013
A short time ago, I wrote to express my frustration with Washington’s failure to provide responsible leadership during difficult...
I am writing in support of Livingston’s proposed school referendum and encourage voters to come to the polls on March 12 prepare...
Response to Rep Frelinghuysen
February 24, 2013
I would like to thank Congressman Frelinghuysen's staff member who took the time to reply to my letter (Where is Rodney? January 4...
Leonard Lance's Conscience is Questionable
February 18, 2013
To the Editor: Leonard Lance has said he always ”votes his conscience.” Really? Because according to some of the votes...
Tell Leonard Lance No More 'Lance Dance'
February 11, 2013
To the Editor: On Monday, Feb. 4, a delegation of five concerned citizens representing the NJ Residents for Action met w...
Support the 2013 West Essex Y’s Strong Kids Campaign
February 5, 2013
As chairperson of the 2013 West Essex Y’s Strong Kids Campaign, I am honored to sing the praises of our Y and ask for community ...
U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
January 24, 2013
I am writing in response to the recent letter-to-the-editor by Mark Dunec (Where is Rodney?, January 4) in which the writer “bla...