Letters to the Editor

October 26, 2021

I wanted to share some thoughts on the upcoming School Board elections, since I cannot make the meeting tonight. My family and I moved to Cedar Grove a few years ago, and so far, to call it anything but a wonderful place to live would be untruthful. Being relatively new in town has its advantages ...

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Dear Editor,   This year, we have a chance to re-elect two members of the council who, in my opinion, will keep South Plainfield moving forward.  They are Councilman Rob Bengivenga and Councilman Joe Wolak.  Without the help of people like Roband Joe, we wouldn’t be able to do many of the ...

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To the Editor: As a long-time Chatham resident, I’d like to urge people to vote this Tuesday, November 2, to re-elect Jocelyn Mathiasen and Carolyn Dempsey (council president) to borough council.  Through their careful, creative leadership, they have earned my trust.  Right now, after several ...

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Dear Editor: I’m writing to offer my endorsement for Kaitlin Wittleder’s election to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. I’ve had the chance to get to know Kaitlin over the last several years, and she is a person of sincere commitment to our students, with a willingness to work ...

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To the Editor, My wife and I, along with our three children, have been residents of Basking Ridge for the past 11 years.  We moved here from Westfield, because we disliked the crowdedness and congestion throughout the town. We had looked at numerous towns and fell in love with Basking Ridge. We ...

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Being safe on Halloween is no trick. As we plan for a ghoulish Sunday in Belleville, I’m hoping that everyone follows some basic tips to make sure Halloween is an enjoyable night with little fright. The weekend celebration begins Friday, as we announce the winners of our annual home decorating ...

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Dr. Thomas Foregger is the only BOE candidate that has the qualifications and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that your children get the absolute best education that $54,000,000 a year can buy.  One of the most important parts of being on the Board of Education is running a massive ...

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My name is Dan Kline, I previously had the honor of serving on the Roxbury Town Council, and next Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, I'll be voting for Jen Cooper, Brian Considine, and Corine Borrero for the 3 at-large Council positions. If I was a Landing resident, I would also vote for Keith Griffin, who ...

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Dear Editor: I think voting in elections, local included, is the most important thing we can do as citizens of this country. Local elections often have the lowest voter turnout, despite being the ones that most affect our everyday lives. For me the two most important things for picking the right ...

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I support Sai Bhargavi Akiri for Berkeley Heights Board of Ed and this is why: I am just a Mom. I do not normally write letters to TAP or get involved in all the social media antics surrounding the politics of this town. However, I feel compelled to write today. This last year has been a mess.

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Dear Editor: I firmly believe that Kaitlin Wittleder is the best candidate in the current race for the Board of Education.  She is special.  I could base this assessment entirely on the changes she wishes to bring to the District.  These include an updated curriculum, more transparency and ...

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Dear Town of Westfield, What an incredibly challenging time our world has been living through and continue to do so with such limitations on our abilities to safely gather together, be it for work or for play. We should unanimously recognize the current Brindle Administration for keeping the ...

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To the editor:  Our community is blessed with a choice— five candidates for three seats—in the November 2nd  Board of Education election. All five candidates are to be commended for their willingness to take on the unpaid, often unappreciated job of service to our schoolchildren and community .

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To the Editor, We are delighted to write this letter of support for Stacey Gunderman as our write-in candidate for the New Providence Board of Education.  Since we have two grandchildren at Salt Brook School, our greatest concern is the health and welfare of all New Providence students during ...

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I joined the Garrett for Westfield team as campaign manager because as a trusted and valued friend, I wanted to support Denise in her efforts to make a difference in Westfield. As I have watched Denise evolve as a candidate, I am now even more steadfast in my belief that she is the better candidate ...

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To the Editor: To my moderate Democratic, Independent, and moderate Republican neighbors of The Chathams, There is an enormous election for the seat of Governor of NJ. When you view so many things about where NJ is today and the stark difference between candidate Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Brian Hargrove and Dr. Lara Freidenfelds for Board of Education for the Chatham School District. I am thrilled that Brian and Lara have stepped up to the challenge to offer their professional skill sets and experiences to make our School District even ...

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Dear Editor, As a native of Chatham, I look for candidates who are passionate about local concerns.  As a Council Member, Freddie Bicknese would spotlight OUR town and exert his energy to bring a voice of diplomatic reason followed up with action.  Freddie envisions the development of Post ...

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To the Editor, Several years ago, the people of Scotch Plains honored me with the privilege to serve them as a member of the Township Council. My tenure on the Township Council continues to be one of the greatest honors of my lifetime. Since leaving office, I have had the privilege to ...

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Dear Editor: On behalf of me, my wife, and our daughters, we will be placing A SINGLE VOTE on each of our four ballots in Column A for South Plainfield Democratic Council Candidate Steven Bohn. Note the ballot says VOTE FOR TWO (candidates) when it should really state "vote for UP TO two ...

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We are supporting Ramya Kasthuri in her election for the Berkeley Heights BOE. As a mother to two young children in our schools, we believe it is essential that we elect a BOE representative that not only has the vision, but the temperament and experience to lead our school system into the next ...

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As a parent of four children at two schools in New Providence, I feel confident that Stacey Gunderman has the right combination of advocacy skills and empathy to provide a voice for our children and further strengthen our already excellent school district as a member of the Board of Education ...

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Dear Editor, My name is Nadja Rutkowski, and this Election Day, my vote will go to Councilman Jim Doyle, Councilwoman Emily Jabbour, and first-time candidate Joe Quintero for City Council. I am a proud Hoboken resident of 14 years. With the leadership of Mayor Bhalla, Councilman Doyle and ...

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This year’s municipal election is the most important in the last several years. On the ballot is the direction that Westfield will travel for many years ahead. Will it be a community open, responsive, and at liberty to pursue the course we the residents set for ourselves or one that will be ...

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Why should we vote for Allen Swanson? To me, the answer is clear. I have lived in New Providence for 30 years. I love our town and the wonderful people here. But sadly, I have never felt represented by our borough government. There hasn’t been a Democrat in office in 57 years. I feel that my party ...

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I want to convey a few simple facts so that we are on the same page.  No one was against FDK, in fact Sai and Tom both proposed a solution to getting FDK in this year WITHOUT the massive reconfiguration.  The anger towards the current BOE is not based on unfounded allegations.  The anger is ...

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Even from the bubble of the Research Triangle, NC, I heard there was some anger and chastisement from the senior reaches of the Summit Democratic party because of an honest editorial saying that "party matters." After watching the Summit debates, it seems that 2021 is a contest for the ...

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 Dear Residents of Hawthorne: I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Anna Marie Sasso for a few years. Anna is a life-long resident of Hawthorne, who has raised her family in town, and is a successful business owner in town as well. She understands what a wonderful community we have, what ...

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With Election Day around the corner, it is important to know the candidates and make a decision based on facts. We all know that elections can be tricky, but I know who I am voting for! I have known Anna Sasso for many years. She has managed to impress me even through some of her toughest times.

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I’m trying to make sense of the concerns around “one-party rule” in reference to the upcoming municipal election.     Keep in mind that our Mayor is a Democrat, so regardless of who wins the Town Council election this year, Berkeley Heights will not be controlled by the Republican party. The ...

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