Letters to the Editor

October 22, 2020

To the Editor: In today’s political climate, we hear that every election matters, but maybe none so much as this year’s races on Nov. 3. The challenges we have faced as a community in 2020, including how our schools are adapting to serve our youngest residents, have been a clarion call for ...

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New Jersey voters will be asked to cast their vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in our state for people age 21 and older. This is a significant issue that most assuredly will impact public safety and quality-of-life issues for the residents of our New ...

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More than ever, we need leaders who are honest, seasoned, tenacious, and effective. In the Fourth Congressional District, that leader is Chris Smith. Here in New Jersey, there are numerous signs of Chris Smith’s legendary legislative effectiveness. On the economy, he has supported all the ...

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Dear Editor: I am excited to vote for Len Resto, with his years of dedicated service to the Borough, and Frank Truilo, who would bring architectural and design skills as well as an understanding of development just when we need those skills. In this election, we need both life and ...

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To the Editor: As a resident of Chatham Township and the Chair of the Chatham Township Republican Committee, I am disgusted to learn that such hate sits right here in our town with our neighbors and friends.  Further, I am troubled to hear that one of the leaders of Chatham Mom's for Change ...

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So there was a barrage of letters to the editor supporting Susan Poage and Brett Sayre. Do these people ever watch the Town Council meetings? On a personal level Susan has given back to the community as a teacher. But, in my opinion, she has done nothing for Berkeley heights except sit up there and ...

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More than ever, we need leaders who are honest, seasoned, tenacious, and effective. In the Fourth Congressional District, that leader is Chris Smith. Here in New Jersey, there are numerous signs of Chris Smith’s legendary legislative effectiveness. On the economy, he has supported all the ...

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To the Editor: More than ever, we need leaders who are honest, seasoned, tenacious and effective. In the Fourth Congressional District, that leader is Chris Smith. Here in New Jersey, there are numerous signs of Chris Smith’s legendary legislative effectiveness. On the economy, he has ...

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October 2020     Dear Editor,   Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo will receive our vote during the upcoming November 2020 Election. My family has served with both Gentleman during their years committed to Youth Sports.  Additionally, I volunteered and served alongside ...

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  Sai Bhargavi Akiri is hands down the best candidate for Berkeley Heights Board of Education. She possesses many of the qualities, as well as life, educational and work experiences that I want to see in a board member. She learned early on to use the resources at hand to one's advantage. Her ...

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More than ever, we need leaders who are honest, seasoned, tenacious, and effective. In the Fourth Congressional District, that leader is Chris Smith. Here in New Jersey, there are numerous signs of Chris Smith’s legendary legislative effectiveness. On the economy, he has supported all the ...

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When spouses, intimate partners or dates use physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control the behavior of their partners, they are committing domestic violence.   Very few people identify themselves as abusers or victims. Victims may be silent, embarrassed ...

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Many of you have already voted. You completed the Mail in Ballot and placed it in the mail box to be sent by USPS.  Or you placed your Mail in Ballot in the secure box located at Snyder Park (or any other secure box in Union County). You may track your ballot at ...

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Dear Editor, Amid this year’s anxiety and uncertainty, I want to take a moment to recognize a milestone during the pandemic. Rowan College at Burlington County’s spring registration opened on October 15 with twice as many on-campus options, as well as an increased number of live online ...

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Here are three reasons why I am voting for Tom Malinowski for Congress: 1. He supported Small Business via the Paycheck Protection Program, which helped more than 90,000 businesses across New Jersey. 2. He defended the Affordable Care Act, which helped to lower the cost of health care for ...

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Thanks, Coach! These are the first two words that come to mind when I think about Bret Sayre. He's been my daughter's softball coach over the course of the last three years, and he's shown consistent leadership season after season. Bret has illustrated a high level of patience and creativity in ...

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To the Editor: Dear Chatham Residents, We write to support the Shah/Ankel ticket for Chatham Township Committee and hope you will join us in doing so. We are neighbors of Phil and his family. In fact, we moved in on the same day. Both of our families have three children, and we have gotten ...

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This letter is in response to a letter written by Sergio Esposito, president of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, regarding chronic vacancies and the town’s proposed law to require the owners of vacant buildings to “report” to the town. We all agree on the same end: the need to find new tenants ...

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Dear Editor, I have been a Randolph Resident for over 40 years. I grew up here, went to Randolph Township Schools, and hold one of my degrees from County College of Morris. I purchased my first home here in Randolph and am an avid volunteer in the Community. I serve as the Vice Chair of the ...

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It is with great pride and respect that I am supporting the “YES” Team…Chris Carey, Joanne Veech and Lance Tkacs for re-election. I have been a resident in Randolph since 1975 and these three have proven year after year their sincere devotion and love for our town. Each one of them have lived ...

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Dear Editor: Black Lives Matter So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization This November voters are facing what many experts call the most important election of their lifetime, and I agree. On the ballot we have candidates and constitutional questions which can ultimately make a ...

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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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   Gov 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 when Vizzini (played by ...

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  Dear Editor: In an overwhelming decision in 2015, Bayonne voters chose to move from an appointed to an elected school board, ending 35 years of trustees being appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the mayor.The people had spoken: politics had no place in the educational arena!  As ...

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To the Editor: New Jersey school board elections have historically been non-partisan. This protects schools from political influence, and prevents local politicians from using children and their education as pawns in the struggle for power and influence. This year, a partisan thumb is being ...

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To the Editor, Len Resto is a hard worker whose depth of experience as a municipal volunteer, including serving on the Borough Council for 8 years, is reflected in his contributions to Chatham Borough, including working to improve communications with residents, helping those who are struggling ...

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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 that I ...

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I want to respond to an editorial published recently on TAPinto regarding the sale of marijuana in Berkeley Heights. It was a well written article and I appreciate the time and effort that went into the article and John's perspective.  It is reasonable for our reaction to something like this ...

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I am a resident of Gladstone who wishes I could vote for Mayor James Baldassare Jr. of Basking Ridge. I am on the mailing list for Basking Ridge news and so I receive the letters that the mayor sends out. Over the last eight months I have watched him lead his town with clear direction, ...

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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 that I was up to ...

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