Letters to the Editor

September 28, 2020

In Support of Santomauro and Chiaia for North Caldwell Council

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To the Editor, We plan to vote Amee Shah for Chatham Township Committee on Tuesday November 3, 2020.  We have been residents of Chatham Township since 2017 and are proud to call this wonderful town home. We moved here - from Hoboken, NJ - for many of the same reasons that families with ...

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To all of my friends and family in Glen Rock: There is an old curse that states, "may you live in interesting times." Well, this has certainly been the case for a while as we face many serious challenges. We are in the middle of a pandemic where many lives have been lost. There are many people ...

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To the Editor: Dear Fellow Residents, I am not a person who typically voices my political beliefs publicly, however, when I learned that Phil Ankel was running for Chatham Township Committee, I felt I needed to speak up for him. I support his platform of civic and civil engagement and proudly ...

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Dear Editor, I want to go on record as endorsing Len Resto and Frank Truilo for the office of Chatham Borough Council.  I have known Len Resto personally for the past few years. He cares deeply for the people and town of Chatham and based on his prior experience as a Council member, has a ...

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One town. Two seats. Three campaigns. Only one team! Vote for Joe Romano and Mike Jenkins!!  

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Editor: I have been a Bernards Township resident for almost 30 years and have seen our community grow while trying to retain its small-town charm. During my time in the township, I have seen my property taxes continue to skyrocket even while large businesses (Verizon, Barnes & Noble, Sloan ...

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Dear Editor: Watchung’s Borough  Council is coming up and I am voting for Ron Jubin.  Ron has lived in Watchung for over 25 years and raised his 3 children here, coaching sports such as Little League and Basketball as they grew up. He has served as a volunteer in our town for 9 years on the ...

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Hi All, I have decided at the very last minute to campaign for the Franklin Board of Education as a write-in candidate. I realize this is late hour news and my chances of being elected are slim. But, if you're unfamiliar with any of the candidates on the ballot, or you're fed up with the ...

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To the Editor: I am writing in response to the press release that you published, apparently verbatim, from the County GOP entitled:   Dead Men Cast No Votes: Somerset County Republicans Debut Aggressive New Tech Program to Flag Phantom Ballots This is outright fear mongering by the ...

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Committeemen Mick Marion and George Lazo, as  the election for Township Committee draws near, the Warren Township PBA (Policemen's Benevolent Association) Local #235 would like to express our endorsement for your re-election. The Warren Township PBA Local #235, which includes all 30 members of the ...

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Recently, the Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution designating a portion of North and North Union Avenues as a “Redevelopment Area in Need of Condemnation.”   While I recognize that the Township has a responsibility to provide affordable housing, our elected officials also have a ...

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Over a year ago, I wrote a Letter to the Editor on the current issues destabilizing the Board of Education and the BH Public School System as a whole. After diving into the issues and reaching the core of the matter, I concluded that “New leaders are needed…that can bring new perspectives and ...

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Dear Readers: As long-time residents of North Caldwell, with many years of community service both as members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, coaches and active civic participants, we are committed to fostering positive dialogue and transparent communication in the campaign for North Caldwell ...

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To The Editor: As elected officials for the Borough of Flemington, we – Council Vice-President Kim Tilly, Council President Caitlin Giles-McCormick and Mayor Betsy Driver – have worked extensively on the Union Hotel Redevelopment Committee in pursuit of the goal of maximizing the potential of ...

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To the Editor: On September 18, 2020, our country suffered an overwhelming loss with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the most extraordinary justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court. In order to honor this amazing person who was an outspoken advocate for gender equality ...

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An open letter to Hillsborough voters: As the chair of the Hillsborough Education Association’s Board of Education screening committee, I am writing to express my disappointment with the recent joint statement from three incumbent members of the Board of Education who employed inflammatory ...

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I am writing to express my support for Jeff Varnerin.  His resume is there for everyone to take a look at, there is no question as to his qualifications. While I may not agree with Jeff on most things (depending on what he means by his self description -“fiscally conservative” republican”) there ...

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a Pandemic. A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide and affecting a large number of people”. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which is spread mainly from ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing to offer my strong support of Sophia Chadda and Jon Sandler for Bernards Township Committee.  Sophia is someone who can bring her intelligence, incredible work ethic, and knowledge of local business needs to leadership in our local government.  Like Sophia, Jon is smart ...

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“On Thursday, the New Jersey legislature passed a ban on plastic and paper bags, polystyrene containers, and plastic straws. The climate change and pollution deniers will be condemning the move as destroying businesses, it’s the wrong time, paper is good, and more. The reality remains, we must ...

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Over the last ten years, I’ve served with roughly 20 school board members, who have chosen to set aside their free time to work for the benefit of our children and to ensure that we had a high performing school district that did our community proud.  Eileen Briamonte and Pete Reddy have been among ...

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To the Editor: Sometimes common understanding is really just a common misconception. It is commonly understood that Chameleon lizards change colors in order to blend in with their surroundings. But it turns out, that is false. While it is true that these lizards are able to change their colors, ...

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Dear Editor, I recently read “Summit Common Council ‘Ask the Candidates’ Series—Part One” and have to say that I was disappointed with the tenor of Ms. Eileen Kelly’s responses to some of the questions.  Ms. Kelly not only posited her positions, as one would expect her to do, but she also ...

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I commute to my job in NYC every day utilizing NJ Transit at the Elizabeth Train Station.  In the past few weeks the area around the station has become very disturbing to me. I usually utilize the elevator in the morning.  This week alone, when the elevator doors open there has been homeless ...

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  An open letter to Hillsborough voters: For the first time ever, the Hillsborough Education Association (HEA) has endorsed candidates for seats on the Hillsborough Board of Education. We three incumbent candidates, in an effort to combat the slander that is being spewed by the HEA, are ...

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Dear Editor, I see that Robert Cianciulli has a piece is Tapinto. He makes two points. 1. Doug Reinstein, as BOE President called up other board members and asked them vote to return $80K to the taxpayers and 2. that Cianciulli voted to keep the money. Bob believes that it is ok for a board ...

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 Gov Murphy is the central figure in a new campaign commercial for "New Direction New Jersey" where his tagline is "building forward."  The problem for Gov Murphy is that his idea of "building forward" isn't built on facts. Specifically, Gov Murphy likes to proclaim his tax policies as making "New ...

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To the Editor: To our community, I write to you as a friend, Chatham Township neighbor and former Mayor of Chatham Township. This is a very important election and I am asking your support for Amee Shah and Philip Ankel. This has been a rough year for the Township with a lot of difficult ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing to ask residents to vote for my next-door neighbor, Lenny Resto.  Lenny moved next door to my late mother’s home and is a wonderful neighbor and friend. He is very responsive and gives his all to make Chatham a better community.  I wish there were more like him.

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