Letters to the Editor

October 20, 2020

To the Editor: I am writing to express my extreme anger and disgust that 3 of my political signs (2 custom signs and one Trump-Pence sign) have been stolen from 3 main streets in Chatham. I have made police reports. One sign lasted 36 hours before being taken on the corner of Southern and ...

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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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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 am supporting Jason Gareis and his campaign for a seat on the Township Committee. I had the opportunity to review his positions on two occasions. One being the candidates forum held on September 24. The other a forum hosted by Cranford’s two public safety unions. For one, Jason Gareis is a ...

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With their patience and tireless devotion to "making Randolph the very best it can be," Mayor Chris Carey and Council Representatives Joanne Veech and Lance Tkacs should be rewarded with your votes!! One outstanding example of their contribution to Randolph is the opening the Veterans Community ...

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New Jersey Monthly’s September 2019 article “Madison Tops our 2019 List of Best Places to Live” mentions the words ‘history’ and ‘historic’ a total of five times, along with descriptions like these: “extremely civic-minded”  “an ideal place to raise a family”  “The town traces its history ...

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Your neighbors and friend’s endorse Jeanne Kingsley & Jeff Varnerin.  People who have worked with them, known them for years – speaking to Jeanne & Jeff’s strong work ethic and character.  Not Berkeley Heights elected officials.  Everyday people who have nothing to gain yet put their names ...

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During the October 8 candidates' night discussion sponsored by the local League of Women Voters, there was a question that asked if the statewide question on recreational marijuana were to pass, would you favor allowing the sale of marijuana in local stores.  The question of recreational pot has ...

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When evaluating candidates for Borough Council, I believe one should consider factors such as: the skill sets that the candidate possesses, level of experience, connection to the community, character and the vision that the individual would bring to the position.  In addition I also feel that it ...

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When deciding to endorse or vote for a candidate for any office, I make an assessment of their demonstrated values, the positions that they have actively taken over time, and their accomplishments.  I tend to go on what is a known quantity based on a candidate’s engagement, knowledge, substance, ...

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Dear Holmdel Community, I am writing on behalf of Eileen Briamonte who is re-running for the Holmdel Board of Education. As a former Board of Education member, I can attest to Eileen’s hard work and dedication to her current role on the board.  She is diligent, caring and intelligent.  Eileen’s ...

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It was the late Senator from Minnesota, Paul Wellstone who said “We are the leaders we’ve been waiting for.” On the local level, true leaders – true champions of others –aren’t the ones who run towards the limelight. They are ordinary people like you and me, who feel compelled by the times we live ...

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On September 30th Governor Murphy signed into law the long awaited, Legislation S908, sponsored by the 24th District Office, clarifying association assessment payment requirements in planned real estate developments also known as PREDFDA (Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act).  On ...

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To the Editor: As the attorney and Vice Chair of the Morris County Republican Committee “MCRC”, I’m writing about the ongoing highly aggressive messaging against local, county, state, and national GOP candidates that has become a troubling pattern over the past four years. We hear it daily ...

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On October 10th, our little Heart Warrior and 6th child, Laney Grace Stoeckel, passed away from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).  She was born May 12, 2020 and spent her entire, short life at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) under the care of some of the most dedicated ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to urge Warren Township voters to support Ilana Goldstein-Barsky and John Patrick  Fahy for Warren Township Committee in this year’s election. Both of these well-qualified candidates would bring new ideas to the Committee and would represent a fresh outlook on the ...

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As a fiscally conservative Republican who supported the local Democrat ticket for the past two years, I am always looking for the willingness to tackle tough problems, for the out-of-the-box approaches to challenges our town faces and also real fiscal responsibility. Three years ago, Berkeley ...

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I am writing to you as a concerned citizen and a town of Carmel Republican Committee member in support of Democrat and Independence Party candidate, Pete Harckham. Simply put, Senator Harckham puts our community before politics and is someone who always has our best interests in mind. I have never ...

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Dear Editor, As students of South Plainfield High School, it gives us great honor to show our support for Mrs. Chere Glover and Mrs. Kristine Keefe. These outstanding women are great advocates for supporting diversity in our community. Having an effective, and diverse Board of Education is ...

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To the Editor: I have known Bob Weber for many years now, even before he joined the Borough Council. Bob is a dedicated public servant who has served the people of Chatham well over the last three years. I am urging all Chatham voters, regardless of party affiliation, to join me in supporting ...

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On September 30th Governor Murphy signed into law the long awaited, Legislation S908, sponsored by the 24th District Office, clarifying association assessment payment requirements in planned real estate developments also known as PREDFDA (Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act).  On ...

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On September 30th Governor Murphy signed into law the long awaited, Legislation S908, sponsored by the 24th District Office, clarifying association assessment payment requirements in planned real estate developments also known as PREDFDA (Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act).  On ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Dear Editor,  The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our lives overnight. In March, South Brunswick Schools closed and began using remote learning. Online schooling began using an asynchronous model, meaning that teachers and students were not required to ...

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With Election Day fast approaching -- and over one million votes already cast so far this election cycle -- the Sussex County Democratic Committee would like to take this opportunity to urge our fellow Sussex County residents to support the ballot question regarding the legalization of marijuana in ...

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To the Editor, I want to thank all of the members of our wonderful community who stood up for me over the summer, and helped me regain my seat on the Piscataway School Board.  (To be clear, I am writing as a private citizen and not speaking on behalf of the Board, nor am I authorized to speak on ...

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As I watch town meetings and review candidate info from respective websites, it is clear to me that only two candidates in Bernards Township truly understand current issues, concentrate on the essential functions of local government, and have the perspective and experience to deal with them ...

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Dear Editor, I follow politics closely and I usually enjoy election season.  Like most people, the one thing I am always sick of by this time of year is the negative political ads.  I am used to seeing these types of ads for state and federal elections but I have never seen personal attack ads ...

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Dear Editor, I went to the Bernards Township website and and appreciated the makeover and regular updates one can receive over this pandemic. A colorful infographic on the Finance page caught my eye.  The title was “Your Tax Dollars.”  When I clicked on it I was taken to a full screen version ...

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On behalf of the Westfield Service League (WSL), we wish to publicly thank the Westfield Foundation for funding our roof grant request in spring, 2020. We were honored and thrilled that the Foundation selected our project, especially during these fiscally challenging times when there is such a ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing this letter because I have not seen in any local paper the fact that the township of Parsippany-Troy Hills was going to raise the water/sewer rates 39%! It seems there was some covert town hall meeting that no one seems to have known about whereas they must've been ...

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