Letters to the Editor

March 8, 2020

Superintendent Diana Mitchell scored a big win with parents and other Plainfield residents when she added an SAT prep course to the high school curriculum. The lack of such a course came to Dr. Mitchell’s attention just a few short weeks ago through board of education member Carmencita Pile. Ms.

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It seems someone got to criticize me on a full page in an area Newspaper. I forget his name,but Greg Gorman, of the Sierra Club,  wrote a brilliant piece to dispel the errors. Not to long ago, one of the largest youth-led demonstrations in history, called the Global Climate Strike in September ...

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To the Editor: Residents should be aware that the Piscataway Community Energy Aggregation (PCEA) Ordinance approved overwhelmingly by referendum last November means you can and should have the option to get immediately 100% of your electricity from clean, renewable sources (mainly wind and ...

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A proposal for increasing family involvement and input into the law enforcement activities in Berkeley Heights Schools is an issue I have been raising for some time.  I am going to avoid citing the substantial and growing amount of evidence that suggests these programs do more harm than good. I am ...

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To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health met on March 2. The new Coronavirus Disease of 2019, Covid-19, is now firmly in the United States and many people are concerned. For some people, it is alarming to see what happened in China and Europe and is now starting to happen here. So, we ...

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We think the residents of Sparta deserve some answers regarding our current mayor’s situation.  Mayor Jerard Murphy was stopped on February 13, 2016 and charged with DWI.  Despite having a BAC of .13%, well above the .08% limit, the DWI charges were dropped.  The police stop was captured on police ...

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Dear Editor: I am deeply upset and disturbed by the removal of numerous trees recently on the lot at the corner of Glenside Road and Route 22 in Scotch Plains. Many residents in the neighborhood, which is also my neighborhood, have approached me and asked why these trees were removed, as they ...

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To the Editor: A recent Letter to the Editor, “Piscataway’s Clean Energy Aggregation Plan: What We Need to Know” made some errors that we’d like to clear-up. We at CleanChoice Energy view climate change as an existential threat to our planet and a long-term risk to the residents of Piscataway.

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Twenty years ago in the SPJBC Phil Aiello clubhouse, the executive board while shepherding the club for the coming season, made a decision to give back to the surrounding community.  It was at that time, COACHES Care was founded.   We came up with the acronym for the word Coach, (Coaches Offering  ...

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This Spring, thousands of Westfield children will suit up to play baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and a variety of other outdoor sports.  Sadly, they will continue to have inadequate Town fields on which to play. More than two years into its tenure, Mayor Brindle’s administration has not added a ...

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Imagine living every day, struggling internally, with no one to turn to, even though you are known as a hero. For a fellow Belleville resident, PTSD has changed his life forever. This individual is a veteran, who suffers from severe PTSD after serving our nation for some time. As he is a hero ...

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To the Editor: In the last three years, three Hunterdon Central Regional High School students and two former students have died by suicide: sophomore Alison Vandal in December 2017; senior Eden Carrera Calderon in October 2019; freshman Joseph Drelich, Jr in January 2020; graduate Jared ...

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