Letters to the Editor

October 31, 2021

I am endorsing Tom Foregger and Sai Bhargavi Akiri for BOE. I have known Sai and Tom for many years. They are very different people, even complete opposites in some ways.  However, they have some common qualities that make me respect and support them: their intellectual honesty, their ...

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As a resident of New Providence for almost 17 years, my family has fallen in love with the town and our community.  My kids have attended Roberts, Salt Brook, NPMS and NPHS and we can’t say enough about the quality education they received.  My wife works in town and operates a small business from ...

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My family and I moved to New Providence in 2010 and we have been incredibly happy here.  We’ve made many new friends and even connected with some new old friends.  The community embraced us since the very first day we arrived.  It is the participation and commitment of the residents, volunteers, ...

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I write to support of Stacey Gunderman for Write-In candidate for the New Providence Board of Education. My family has gotten to know Stacey Gunderman personally as our children are in the same grades. We know her as someone who strengthens the community around her- she is proactive in building ...

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Summit Ward 2 Residents: As issue after issue has been debated on social media, Greg Vartan has replied to various questions and comments thoughtfully and respectfully. He has provided detail and facts in situations where incomplete or incorrect information has been put forth. Greg is unafraid ...

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Who is Kate Rappa? At the Township Committee meeting on October 26, 2021 a resident asked if the township committee was considering relocating the firehouse to build even more apartments. Mayor Prunty shut him down saying that his five minutes was up. Apparently at a televised meeting the town’s ...

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When you look at a political campaign, what do you think? As someone who has run for office three times, I can tell you that a campaign is essentially a nine-month job interview. Think about it. During that time candidates meet their future constituents, learn about the issues and build an ...

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To the Editor: Watching Kathy Abbott’s campaign is like watching a bad episode of the old game show, To Tell the Truth. I’m against subdivisions… I voted to subdivide three lots into five. The budgets are manipulated…I voted for those same budgets. 20% tax increases are a lot…It’s not really a ...

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Hearing Chris Carney tell it, color doesn’t exist and there is no racism, hate, or bigotry in schools here, or in our county as a whole. Well, maybe he missed:  an article that was printed earlier this year, with statements from students in Sparta about the hate they face  the slurs on ...

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Gun crime is up 36% in NJ over the past year. How could that possible be? After all, Governor Murphy and his band of techno ignorant gun hater Democrats passed a pile of new restrictions almost immediately after his inauguration. They’d like to blame it on Covid, the catch all excuse for the ...

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Hearing Chris Carney tell it, color doesn’t exist and there is no racism, hate, or bigotry in schools here, or in our county as a whole. Well, maybe he missed:  an article that was printed earlier this year, with statements from students in Sparta about the hate they face  the slurs on ...

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Dear Editor: I am voting for Rolando Lavarro for Council at Large on November 2nd and I urge you to join me. Why? Because he is honest, smart, and an independent voice in City Hall. He’s fighting for ALL of Jersey City, regardless of economic status or neighborhood. Before it was trendy to ...

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Cumiskey and DeSarno: Dedication and Devotion I have had a front row seat to Matt Cumiskey and Pete DeSarno’s time on Borough Council and with great certainty I can say that they are proven leaders that will help keep our town on the right track.  Their experience and vision while serving New ...

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As an educator/researcher for more than two decades now and a mother of two children in BH schools, I would like to voice my support for Sai Bhargavi Akiri for Berkeley Heights Board of Education (BOE). Sai is a thorough, dedicated and passionate individual who has immense potential to contribute ...

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Dear Editor, We all love New Jersey. Its food, beaches, communities, and culture. But New Jersey is broken. We are the highest taxed and most out-migrated state in the country. People are fleeing New Jersey for greener pastures down south. Sadly, we currently have a Governor that doesn’t care.

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Dear Editor, I have lived in Watchung for 21 years and consider it a great place to live. I believe the changes our school board has made demonstrated teamwork and vision. Over the past three years the change has been demonstrative. As Election Day nears I feel privileged to be an American and ...

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To the Editor: Let’s face it, something is amiss this year.  There are two seats up for grabs and perhaps there are not two of the three candidates on the Ballot who sound good to you.  Luckily, there is an additional option.  Bring back Bob Weber to the Council!  He has years of ...

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Dear Editor, Strolling through Chatham’s downtown on any given Saturday is a treat. In the mornings, you can pick up fresh produce, fresh bread and bakery treats at our charming Farmer’s Market. As you pass the Gazebo, you may be reminded of the festive evenings you had with the kids listening ...

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Dear Piscataway residents, As a former member of the Piscataway Board of Education, including serving four years as President of a Board that was nationally recognized for its work, I am proud to vote for Nancy Salgado-Cowan, Sarah Rashid, and Dr. Tom Connors, the “Putting Kids First” team in ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support for the re-election of Steve Reyngoudt and election of Adam Mucci for Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council. I am excited to vote for Team Heights because I truly believe they will work to serve all constituents. I met Steve about 5 years ago after ...

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I am proud to endorse Candidates Christine Ead and Curt Dahl for Watchung Borough Council. I serve as Committeewoman on the Warren Township Committee and I understand the important qualities that are needed in order to best serve the needs of residents. I know that Christine and Curt certainly have ...

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Dear Editor: I’m excited to formally announce my support for Shannon Cuttle, who is running for an extremely well-deserved second three-year term on the SOMSD Board of Education. When I was a kid growing up in Livingston I was often bullied and harassed. My life back then, especially during ...

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Vote Kaitlin Wittleder for SOMA Board of Education On Tuesday, November 2nd, our community has an opportunity in this election to elect an individual with integrity, intelligence, passion, caring, and a desire to represent every member of our community. I recently met Kaitlin Wittleder, ...

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Gun crime is up 36% in NJ over the past year. How could that possible be? After all, Governor Murphy and his band of techno ignorant gun hater Democrats passed a pile of new restrictions almost immediately after his inauguration. They’d like to blame it on Covid, the catch all excuse for the ...

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I am pleased to endorse Frank Neglia for Parsippany Township Council. I have known Frank for almost 15 years. I first met Frank in 2006 when he ran for, and was elected to, the Parsippany Board of Education. Frank has served as the President of the Board of Education for many years. The ...

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I am proud to endorse Candidates Christine Ead and Curt Dahl for Watchung Borough Council. I serve as Committeewoman on the Warren Township Committee and I understand the important qualities that are needed in order to best serve the needs of residents. I know that Christine and Curt certainly have ...

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I have never written a letter to the editor before, but I have never felt so strongly about a candidate for the Hawthorne Council at Large as I do about Craig Cayetano. I have lived in Hawthorne for over 25 years, and it is a great place to live. However, it feels like the same issues and ...

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To the Editor: This is in response to Letter to the Editor (LTE) to TapintoChatham from Mr. Mark Hamilton of Fri 10/29/21 at 909pm (“Finish The Job! Vote for Mark Lois”). It concerns the race for Chatham Township Committee (CTC) between Republican Mr. Mark Lois and Democrat Mrs. Kathy Abbott on ...

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To the Editor:      Lara Freidenfelds will be an excellent Chatham Board of Education member. Having known Lara and her family for years, I understand how strongly she values listening to the concerns of others and working hard to arrive at a mutually acceptable course of action for all ...

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To the Editor: I moved to Chatham Borough with my husband and infant daughter 14 years ago. Having lived for a decade in Providence, Rhode Island, we appreciated a walkable town with close proximity to the library, shops and public transportation. What we came to dearly miss, however, was the ...

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