Letters to the Editor

May 27, 2022

Dear Editor - I am writing to commend our town government for the smart, forward-looking development planned for the corner of Ferris and Prospect. Like many of you, I have been interested in seeing how this unfolded over the past couple of years to make sure it fits with my view of what we ...

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Dear Editor, I'd like to ask my fellow Madison residents to vote for Rachel Ehrlich in the upcoming primary election on June 7, 2022. As someone who follows council meetings pretty closely, I've seen Rachel dedicate so much hard work and commitment in her council member role these past 3 ...

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In Re: Union County Deer Hunt: 229 Deer Harvested in 2021-22 Cull Dear Editors, I was disgusted by your use of the euphemistic term "harvested" in the article about the deer hunt, as if deer were some inanimate crop. Journalistic integrity requires you to be more honest about what is really ...

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A recent article once again indicated a person from outside of our community coming to our town to discuss issues with our schools. Why is someone from outside our community once again trying to tell us how to run our schools. I wish the group of parents pushing for curriculum restrictions in ...

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Sparta Mountain Continues, Flawed NJ Forest Management Plan moves to a Committee, without Moratorium. Proforestation somehow escaped NJDEP's approach, while Governor speaks of Climate? Greenwashing happening in these documents and in the actions that the DEP promotes. A sort of "competitive ...

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Imagine you are enjoying a quiet spring or summer afternoon perhaps reading a book, FaceTime with a friend or working from home and then it happens — the Gas Leaf Blowers descend, obliterating the silence and filling the air with fumes and debris. Two-Stroke Gas Leaf Blowers (GLB) are getting ...

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Dear friends and neighbors of school aged children: I am writing this to you as a private citizen.  I am a member of the Randolph Board of Education. I do not speak for the full board and am not speaking for any of its committees. The views and opinions expressed here are mine alone. For more ...

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I’m voting for Staci Berger, Column A Democrat for Transparency & Fairness for Ward 3 Council, because she is for the people. She genuinely cares about Piscataway and the needs of the community. She isn’t afraid to use her voice to stand for what’s right and is willing to do whatever it takes ...

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      WHY DID I VOTE FOR STACI BERGER FOR COUNCILPERSON OF WARD 3? Simply said, because of who she is, her moral character, and what she has and will continue to do for Piscataway. There are four attributes that immediately come to mind when asked about Staci Berger. Honesty and ...

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Dear Editor: Mere words from political leaders ring hollow at this point. We are beyond the point in our country where our thoughts and prayers are enough. Our natural sympathies and outrage must be met with equal action. We must respond with meaningful reform. In a nation divided over ...

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Once again our country faces another incident where children and educators have been senselessly murdered by another madman. Schools, which should be a place of comfort and safety, have now become a place of fear, where children as young as five or six are taught “active shooter drills.” And an ...

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When Deborah told me she was running for Township Committee, I first thanked her, and then I offered to write a letter to the editor. I have lived in Maplewood for nearly 30 years and I have never been more genuinely excited about a candidate for local office. I hope you will join me in voting for ...

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When Deborah told me she was running for Township Committee, I first thanked her, and then I offered to write a letter to the editor. I have lived in Maplewood for nearly 30 years and I have never been more genuinely excited about a candidate for local office. I hope you will join me in voting for ...

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I read the former councilpersons’ letter and fully support the positions they take particularly with regard  to preserving the character and charm of Summit that are advanced in our Master Plan and Plan  reexaminations. Millie Cooper and Al Dill were correct in every aspect of their letter and ...

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TO THE EDITOR: Through the tough events that we are witnessing on a national and global front, it is very important to remember the foundations of our political system; local elections. That being said, this election season is becoming more and more crucial than ever to turn out and vote for the ...

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Dear Editor: I was never concerned with the pace of pharmaceutical innovation until I was diagnosed with End Stage Liver Failure at the age of 44. After an emergency room visit and an ultimate hospital stay, I found out that I would need a liver transplant to save my life. Upon my diagnosis, ...

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Morris Plains residents, By now all of you are aware of the tragic events that unfolded at a Texas elementary school. As a father and police officer, after the initial shock and grief, my thoughts immediately turned to the safety our children and school staff. I have been in contact with ...

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To the editor, Now that the municipality’s Sustainable Landscaping Ordinance summer restrictions are officially in place, here are a few simple ways to help ease the transition if you employ a landscaper: Let your landscaper know that it is okay not to use a leaf blower to clear grass ...

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This week the Town Council voted to approve a redevelopment agreement that would allow for a 60-unit apartment project at Prospect Street and Ferris Place, known as the Sophia, to move forward. The developer must still go to the Planning Board to obtain site plan approval at a future public ...

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At the May 10 meeting of the Westfield Town Council residents concerned about the Sophia redevelopment project at the junction of Ferris Place and Prospect Street voiced a number of concerns about its massive scale and its impact on this neighborhood. This 67 unit/acre 4-story apartment building is ...

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Conveying community concerns through positive and active relationships with our elected officials is a continuing goal for Summit city administration. We sincerely appreciate the long-term relationships that we build with members of Common Council, including Millie Cooper and Al Dill. We thank them ...

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- "Dear Neighbors, I have enjoyed living in Piscataway for the past nine years and appreciate our vibrant, diverse community.  But at the same time, I am deeply concerned about trusting our future to a Mayor and Council whose primary focus seems to be on encouraging developers to build huge ...

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As a casual observer, the recent goings on in town has me shaking my head in amazement. I now believe ‘transparency in local government’ is a myth and the idea that elected officials work for the general good is one that evokes laughter … and despair. The zingers keep on coming. Does any of this ...

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As a casual observer, the recent goings on in town has me shaking my head in amazement. I now believe ‘transparency in local government’ is a myth and the idea that elected officials work for the general good is one that evokes laughter … and despair. The zingers keep on coming. Does any of this ...

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If you’ve attended a sporting event or perhaps a graduation ceremony at Kehler Stadium, you may have noticed that from a distance the artificial turf field looks nearly identical to the natural grass in the surrounding area. While the artificial turf and natural grass may appear to be the same ...

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We thought it could never happen. We thought a nightmare scenario could never become a reality. We thought that of all the lines crossed in recent years, this would be one line that might be protected from incursion. Yet, here we are, on the precipice of the Supreme Court overturning of ...

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We thought it could never happen. We thought a nightmare scenario could never become a reality. We thought that of all the lines crossed in recent years, this would be one line that might be protected from incursion. Yet, here we are, on the precipice of the Supreme Court overturning of ...

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The Sophia is a beautifully designed building that is supported by the Master Plan, zoning and forward-thinking residents who want to see downtown Westfield revitalized and alive with new people. The Sophia is also supported by current residents who would like to sell their homes someday and move ...

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To the editor, My husband, Mike Byrne, was the longest serving board member for three decades leading a team of respected capable volunteers to build the fine schools we have today and a well-rounded education for children.     I write this letter as a passionate resident and grandmother with ...

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We write this letter as two former members of Summit’s Common Council who are more than a little concerned about the proposed project for 'Broad Street West'.  It is imperative that everyone in our city understand that the agreement our Council is preparing to sign (very soon) will include THREE ...

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