Letters to the Editor

October 24, 2020

To the Editor: I am an American. Are you? I have to admit that I do not understand the citizens of this country. We have a very important issue at stake in the November election. It’s not political, it’s not right wing, left wing or independent, it’s an American issue. I am an American, born ...

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I am going to make this short and sweet.  I am sure many of you are over all the letters by this point.  Put simply, Joy and Ramya are my choices for BOE because they represent the positivity that our town needs. Joy and Ramya have all the credentials, accolades and volunteerism experience for ...

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To the Editor: How many districts have a representative who truly wants to make a difference in THEIR community? How many people can say they truly believe their representative is honest and displays it every day? We are blessed in NJ11 to have such a representative in Mikie Sherrill.

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Here is a question for Berkeley Heights parents: how would you describe a school where only 53% of students meet or exceed grade level expectations in math? Good?  Average?  Mediocre?  Or a school where 53% is the highest level achieved for three consecutive years?  I would describe it as ...

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Dear Editor: Since the summer I have knocked on the doors of thousands of residents in Scotch Plains to get a sense of what in town they’re happy about and what can be improved. Because you can never stop improving things, I never run out of things to discuss. You may be surprised to hear ...

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Dear Editor: The Westfield Regional Board of Health (BOH) reports another increase in local COVID-19 infections with five new cases in Fanwood, bringing our total to 143. The CDC has changed its close contact criteria to be more stringent and the BOH anticipates similar changes for New Jerseyans ...

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There are already 15 or so endorsements of Sai that speak to her qualifications, level of community involvement, advocacy on behalf of children and families, and her volunteerism. There are a multitude of direction statements and policy statements in the body of her announcements, candidate ...

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To the Editor: How many districts have a representative who truly wants to make a difference in THEIR community? How many people can say they truly believe their representative is honest and displays it every day? We are blessed in NJ11 to have such a representative in Mikie Sherrill.

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To the Editor: How many districts have a representative who truly wants to make a difference in THEIR community? How many people can say they truly believe their representative is honest and displays it every day? We are blessed in NJ11 to have such a representative in Mikie Sherrill.

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I would like to express my gratitude for our mayor, Jim Baldassare, and commit my support for him in the upcoming election. At the beginning of the lockdown in March, on a whim, I decided to start a COVID support effort to assist the most vulnerable residents in our community.  I knew just a ...

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Tom Malinowski does NOT represent the people of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.  He represents the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Congress using the NJ CD-7 seat.  This should not be news as the DNC openly recruited DC/Beltway lobbyists and staffers like Andy Kim and Tom Malinowski ...

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To the Editor: It has come to my attention that we have a Board of Education candidate that has been participating in an explicit and disgusting group on Facebook where he has openly commented on posts that are shocking and filled with hate. His questionable behavior makes me consider whether or ...

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To the Editor: Gov. Phil Murphy is at it again with a second ad from "New Direction New Jersey" where he repeatedly claims that his administration has made New Jersey "fairer."  Every time Gov. Murphy makes that claim I think of the 1987 movie "The Princess Bride." Specifically, the scene ...

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To the editor: Kudos to the former Bridgewater-Raritan BOE members who stated in an editorial the importance of selecting members to serve on the school board who are qualified, talented and capable of serving the needs of the children and not based on party affiliation. As a former school ...

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I met Sai 3 years ago while she was creating public awareness on the Municipal Building issue.  As a father of two children, Sai’s BOE candidate statements resonated with my priorities. As a busy parent who cannot attend all the BOE meetings her approach to evaluating new programming really ...

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To the Editor: Tom Malinowski does NOT represent the people of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.  He represents the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Congress using the NJ CD-7 seat. This should not be news as the DNC openly recruited DC/Beltway lobbyists and staffers like Andy ...

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To the Editor: Tom Malinowski does NOT represent the people of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.  He represents the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Congress using the NJ CD-7 seat. This should not be news as the DNC openly recruited DC/Beltway lobbyists and staffers like Andy ...

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To the Editor: Tom Malinowski does NOT represent the people of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.  He represents the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Congress using the NJ CD-7 seat. This should not be news as the DNC openly recruited DC/Beltway lobbyists and staffers like Andy ...

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I refuse to stay silent while Congressman Gottheimer continues to engage in anti-Italian rhetoric, depicting all Italians to be criminals and mobsters. This picture was actually taken in the Fall of 2019 when I was running for re-election to the Waldwick Council, and Frank Pallotta offered to ...

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Middletown registered voters can expect to see a question on their mail-in ballot for the November 3rd General Election. The question asks to consider increasing the township’s open space tax from two cents to three cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation. If passed, Middletown residents ...

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It is my pleasure to provide a letter of recommendation regarding Lisa McKnight.  I have known Lisa through a six-year long affiliation with and later membership in the Community Service Association of New Providence (“CSA”).  Four years of this period,  Lisa served as the President of the CSA.

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Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Matthew Kayne and June Witty in the local Township Committee election.     At this unprecedented time in history with  a national pandemic which took a considerable toll on the town budget and resources, I am glad we had the expertise of these two ...

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Tom Malinowski does NOT represent the people of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.  He represents the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Congress using the NJ CD-7 seat.  This should not be news as the DNC openly recruited DC/Beltway lobbyists and staffers like Andy Kim and Tom Malinowski ...

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Lessons we have learned from our neighbors Ellen Zimmerman and I have learned a lot by introducing ourselves to our fellow residents in our quest to serve Scotch Plains as a member of the Town Council and Mayor.  First, Scotch Plains really loves to decorate for Halloween! Second, many ...

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To the Editor: I moved into Hillsborough in 1998 with my wife and 3 children. As a US Navy veteran, I see the care and compassion shown by our current local officials to those who have served, including dedicating the Municipal Complex main road as Veterans Way, a number of activities that I ...

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This statement is written as a private citizen of Randolph township.  It reflects my own opinions and does not reflect the view of my employer or past/present affiliations with other organizations.   “Monotony.”  This is what COVID — beyond the health crisis, economic and safety issues that we ...

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I remember meeting Mikie Sherrill in 2017, after she had announced her run for public office. It took just an hour for all of us in attendance to not only see, but to feel her commitment to working on behalf of all of the residents of New Jersey’s 11th congressional district. That observation has ...

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My husband and I put up a “Thank You, Yorktown Police” sign on our property by our mailbox. It was taken down by someone. They left the bottom of the sign, so it was taken away by someone to destroy it. It was given to us by a nice neighbor who had two, which was very kind. We found another to ...

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To the Editor: Many of those who come across this letter will recognize me from my previous l etters regarding the proposed delay in Bridgewater-Raritan school start times that earned much warranted scrutiny last Winter. Though I write today not particularly about school start times, I do write ...

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To the Editor, I support Frank Bruno for Somerset County Surrogate, and I encourage you to do so, too. Three years ago, I found myself in the unenviable position of serving as executor of my father’s estate. I had worked for over a decade and a half in Municipal Government and had assured my Dad ...

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