Candidate Statements

June 24, 2022

Dear Friends, I think we can all agree that there is wide support within our community for redevelopment on Broad Street so it makes sense that it is one of the clearly stated goals in the 2016 Master Plan Re-Examination document. The Broad Street West Redevelopment also meshes very well with a ...

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Over the last several months, hundreds of Summit residents have attended Common Council meetings to listen to City of Summit experts, and speak in overwhelming opposition to the City’s intention of amending the Broad Street West Redevelopment plan. Issues raised by residents were: parcel sizes, ...

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Ron Rubino and Dawn Flynn are Republicans running for Chatham Township Committee in 2022. The Republican primary is on Tuesday, June 7th with voting in regular polling places. Ron Rubino and Dawn Flynn are long-term residents and fiscal conservatives. As recent retirees, they have the time to ...

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Hello Westfield and especially Ward 1 residents. My name is Amanda Como, and I’m writing today to share my concern regarding the Prospect & Ferris Sophia project. Like thousands of you, I too have been following along as the approval process has unfolded for this development.  Most ...

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Hello Ward 1 residents, My name is Amanda Como, and I am running to be your next Councilperson. Many of you may remember that I was on the ballot just 7 months ago in November 2021. While I came up short in the end, I am not letting that loss deter me. The Ward 1 seat is available now ...

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Like many of you, I have mixed feelings about the development in and around Cranford. We are all aware of the massive development in our neighboring towns and the impact it is already having on our quality of life. This is not about affordable housing. This is about profit. This is about ...

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This statement is being written in response to the letter “For Immediate Release” Frank Cooney sent out (on behalf of the Montville Township Committee) on May 6th on Facebook regarding the dilapidated Route 46 corridor in Pine Brook.  The Montville Township Committee now states that it will address ...

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People Before Politics is the political slate of South Amboy Column C candidates running together in the upcoming primary election on June 7, 2022. The team is made up of three well-known residents, all born and raised in the City of South Amboy. Brian McLaughlin, the current First Ward Councilman, ...

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Bob Weber and Freddie Bicknese have filed to run for two Council seats currently held by Democrats Karen Koronkiewicz and Irene Treloar.  Bob and Freddie are running to assure that any redevelopment projects are done responsibly and with transparency, to work to preserve the small-town community ...

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Thank you to all of my neighbors and friends who have encouraged me to run for Mayor of Berkeley Heights. I am humbled by the support and motivated by the work that must be done for our community. Today, I am officially declaring my candidacy for Mayor of Berkeley Heights, because now, more ...

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It’s been a trying and difficult few years. Like many of you, there were times that I struggled with so much unknown in the early days of Covid-19. I found strength and inspiration from many places, namely my family, my “mamas,” Town hall staff and Father Andy Prachar who supported me in times ...

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