Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2022

I have read the recent article on the application for the warehouse project in Sparta. Then summary of events on this application were excellently written. I severed on the Sparta planning board for 20 years from 09/1/1992 to 2011. During this time -period the planning board had David Simmons and ...

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In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court has eroded decades of hard-fought progress. Six unelected people have now stripped: Women of their longstanding right to autonomy over their own bodies. (Dobbs v. JWHO) Arrested individuals of their guaranteed Miranda rights. (Vega ...

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In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court has eroded decades of hard-fought progress. Six unelected people have now stripped: Women of their longstanding right to autonomy over their own bodies. (Dobbs v. JWHO) Arrested individuals of their guaranteed Miranda rights. (Vega ...

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Transparency in the County? I was recently informed by County Commissioner candidate Don W Becker that the County Commissioner’s meeting is not offered virtually or online. In this current environment, post covid, when everyone is trying to rebuild their work and home life the Hunterdon County ...

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To the Editor: I just finished reading Chief Paul Payne’s letter to the editor. All things considered, I thought it was pretty good. He makes a valid point in reference to “communication,” for example. However, I also noticed some signs of bias. I’ll explain. Chief Payne writes: "...armed ...

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“Throughout the past week, the Supreme Court’s far-right majority has made it abundantly clear: governments can control women’s bodies, but not the guns that endanger our communities or the polluters who imperil the future of our planet. Today’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection ...

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“Throughout the past week, the Supreme Court’s far-right majority has made it abundantly clear: governments can control women’s bodies, but not the guns that endanger our communities or the polluters who imperil the future of our planet. Today’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection ...

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Dear Editor, Happy July 4th weekend! Our friends in Scotch Plains are offering fireworks again Saturday evening at the Shady Rest Golf Club. They promise to be spectacular. Note that our Borough offices are closed Monday, July 4th. I want to thank our Recreation Commission and Recreation ...

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To the Editor, As the chief of police with Bridgewater Township, there has been a lot of discussion concerning security in our school district. The safety of the students and school staff has always been discussed between the township and the district. We have met every year on ways to provide ...

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Dear Editor: Summer is here and everyone will be excited to go outside once again, as the pandemic has kept many of us inside for greater than two years. When going out, it is important for us to remember to stay healthy and safe as we venture back outside during warmer weather. A few tips ...

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Election season is approaching, and Supervisor Matt Slater fired an opening salvo in his campaign for State Assembly in an opinion piece for last week’s Yorktown News. Mr. Slater is a competent administrator and good with words. If he’s going to Albany, his views on policy issues, including state ...

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As a father of a young Yorktown boy, I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of an integrated and accessible playground at Granite Knolls Park — a project long in the making. Town Supervisor Matt Slater properly thanked the many people who had a hand in bringing this beautiful project to fruition, ...

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Summit town council has a busy summer in store rethinking Broad Street West. It is a daunting task to be responsible for potentially changing the face of Summit in the name of progress. The resounding message from the public seems to be that a building constructed on the site of the fire house ...

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During the hearings concerning the closing of Maple Street to traffic and the proposed Broad Street West (BSW) project many speakers acknowledged what we all know: The #1 problem in Downtown Summit is lack of adequate parking  What is the City of Summit doing about this #1 problem? The City has ...

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“Abolition is about presence, not absence. It’s about building life-affirming institutions.” – Ruth Wilson Gilmore Over the past two years, there has been much talk of defunding the police in Montclair and reallocating police funds towards resources that promote actual public safety. Over that ...

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Dear Editor: As the school year ends, students and parents naturally begin to think about what the upcoming weeks may hold and look to make the most of the summer break.  For Paterson educators and school employees, however, it’s a time when their commitment to the profession and the students ...

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Dear Editor,   On April 1st our community suffered the loss of a beautiful person, Kathryn Dean. I was fortunate enough to go to high school with Kat and get to know her personally over the years. She was a 2002 graduate of South Plainfield High School and an amazing wife and mother of three.

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Dear Editor, On April 1st our community suffered the loss of a beautiful person, Kathryn Dean. I was fortunate enough to go to high school with Kat and get to know her personally over the years. She was a 2002 graduate of South Plainfield High School and an amazing wife and mother of three. She ...

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Dear Editor,   On April 1st our community suffered the loss of a beautiful person, Kathryn Dean. I was fortunate enough to go to high school with Kat and get to know her personally over the years. She was a 2002 graduate of South Plainfield High School and an amazing wife and mother of three.

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Dear neighbors,  Since my election to the Common Council, I have written an update every six months about what we’ve been working on. This update will be entirely focused on the Broad Street West Redevelopment project.  Common Council and the Mayor have decided not to go ahead with the most ...

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Now that Summit Council and Mayor have made the decision to step back and reevaluate their position and proposal regarding Broad Street West, it would be helpful if they would address the following question: Will Mayor and Council commit to bringing forth a new proposal that is in compliance ...

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Dear Neighbors and Friends: Way back in 2007, Sparta Township Council had a communications committee of which I served as chair.  One of the tasks we were given was to hold a town-wide contest for a slogan.  The whole community was invited to submit their creative slogans and one that I remember ...

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Dear Neighbors and Friends: Way back in 2007, Sparta Township Council had a communications committee of which I served as chair.  One of the tasks we were given was to hold a town-wide contest for a slogan.  The whole community was invited to submit their creative slogans and one that I remember ...

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This past Wednesday, I submitted my letter ‘Township Council NOT Closing the Door on Future MEGA Warehouses’ to TAP Into and it was published later that evening. Thursday morning, Mr. Andrew Reina, president of the Planning Board, responded on the Facebook page of SpartaResponsibleDevelopment.Org ...

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Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In their ...

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Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In their ...

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Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In their ...

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Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In their ...

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Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In their ...

Read more »

This past Wednesday, I submitted my letter ‘Township Council NOT Closing the Door on Future MEGA Warehouses’ to TAP Into and it was published later that evening. Thursday morning, Mr. Andrew Reina, president of the Planning Board, responded on the Facebook page of SpartaResponsibleDevelopment.Org ...

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