Letters to the Editor

October 18, 2021

Four years ago you would never have read in local newspapers what you're reading lately. Crime is up! Arrests are down! Shawn Mullen, candidate for Council Ward 3 and a former FBI agent, referenced in his Letter to the Editor in The Westfield Leader the FBI’s 2020 Uniform Crime Report. What ...

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To the Editor: A vote for Sai Bhargavi Akiri is a vote for equity and transparency at all levels.  Sai has a voice, an opinion and has served as one of the biggest advocates for our children and our teachers.    Sai is not afraid to speak her mind, no matter how unpopular her ideas might ...

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Meeting Lisa Allen and her family 5 years ago has made living in Summit so much more wonderful. As an active member of the community, Lisa has always been the person you hoped to run into while walking through town. Her thoughtfulness and concern toward the community is something we should all ...

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Residents rightfully take great pride in the exceptional essential services delivered by City Hall. Our police and fire departments are tremendous examples. But what happens when our elected local representatives go a step further and decide to try out the role of real estate developer? Well, ...

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Dear Editor: Among the many exciting components of the Township’s downtown revitalization plan will be displays of public art. I look forward to seeing the great works of local artists, furthering the “sense of place” that underscores how the redeveloped area will be uniquely Scotch ...

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I will be supporting Republican Bill Bongiorno for Lewisboro supervisor this election. I have known Bill since 2017, when he volunteered to be a leader for our Vista-Lewisboro Pack 101 Cub Scouts. With his innovation, organizational, and people skills, together we reorganized the pack and were able ...

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Dear Holmdel Community, As a former Mayor of Holmdel Township, and nine-year committeeman, I am often asked my opinion on Holmdel matters. I have had many community members ask my opinion with respect to the 3 Holmdel Public Questions on the ballot for the November 2, election. Here is how I am ...

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I previously endorsed Mayor Michael Soriano for reelection earlier this summer after my retirement. In xx days, Parsippany voters will have the opportunity to reelect Michael Soriano to a second term, and I’d again like to express my support and admiration for his continued leadership in the ...

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To the Editor: People ask “What do these signs mean?” They mean that neighbors of Mark Lois of 15 Gates Ave oppose his application for a variance to subdivide his current lot into 2 lots.  The lots will not meet the minimum sizes according to Chatham Township zoning. If approved, 2 houses will ...

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We moved to New Providence in 1994, soon after we got married.  We chose to settle here for many of the same reasons as our neighbors—we wanted to live in a close-knit community with a small-town feel, convenient transportation to New York City and a highly-rated school system.  Our two daughters ...

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Neighbors and friends. Though I have moved three times since being married, all three moves have been within Randolph – because I love this town.  It is a great place to live, and it’s been a wonderful environment to raise a family.  Let’s keep it that way! Board of Education elections are ...

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To the Editor:  Councilman Matt Adams is an outstanding public servant. I have observed his dedication to Scotch Plains as he seeks what is best for all the residents of our town. He is a person of the highest integrity, and you can depend on his word. His straightforward, direct style is ...

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Sergio Esposito will make a great addition to the Yorktown Town Board.  He is articulate, has small business experience, and is well-versed on the issues that affect the wellbeing of Yorktown and its residents of all ages.  He is active with our youth, as a father of young children, president of ...

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My name is Jason Malyuk. My wife Carla and I moved to Cedar Grove 20 years ago. There were many reasons why we chose Cedar Grove, and one of the most important was the school system. We have three children, our eldest son, who went through the entire Cedar Grove school system and graduated from ...

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Sergio Esposito is the right candidate for the job and is worthy of your vote! Sergio Esposito came to my house the other day and knocked on my door to introduce himself and I was impressed from the very beginning of the conversation. He asked me if I had any concerns with the town. I immediately ...

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Andrea Rendo is my choice for Lewisboro Town Board. I have known Andrea for almost 15 years. She, and her husband, Todd, have raised their two children in Lewisboro. She is an outstanding lawyer, wife, and mother who cares so deeply for our community. She has demonstrated this by constantly being ...

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To the Editor: Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once observed that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”  Having to justify decisions in front of the public forces government officials to act responsibly. Thus, the law requires meetings to be held in public, where policy ideas are presented ...

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I have known Mr. Bill Bongiorno for about three years. He has been always very responsive to the needs of our community, and it shows in his dedication to the Cub Scouts of America where he is a Cubmaster. I shared with him one time that I would like to go on the Scouts campout but that I didn’t ...

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The Democrats’ hypocrisy stinks to high heaven! They send letters questioning Republican Chris Carney’s fitness for office because he used the word “b***h” in a private conversation between friends he’s known since childhood but studiously ignore the antics of Democrat Scott Paul, a ...

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To the Editor: The two candidates for Chatham Township Committee bring to mind an analogous choice - if I was headed to surgery, given a choice between a surgeon with years of training and experience, who probably lost a patient or two along the way because that is what happens when you’re ...

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To the Editor: Kathy Abbott is the wrong choice to serve on the Chatham Township Committee. Many of us are already painfully aware that Mrs. Abbott was appointed after Tracy Ness' sudden resignation. Mrs. Ness did not even serve one full term before bailing on the Township. In her short tenure ...

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As you contemplate who you would like to represent you on Glen Rock’s Borough Council, please consider supporting Jill Orlich.  As a sitting council member, I have worked with Jill on the borough’s Stigma-Free committee.  Jill brings an eagerness to join in our efforts to support our residents who ...

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The Democrats’ hypocrisy stinks to high heaven! They send letters questioning Republican Chris Carney’s fitness for office because he used the word “b***h” in a private conversation between friends he’s known since childhood but studiously ignore the antics of Democrat Scott Paul, a ...

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I first had the pleasure of speaking with Andy Minegar from my doorway. He had reached our door on a hot summer day while he was “door-knocking” and it was good timing: both my wife and I were able to have a fruitful discussion with him about Summit’s future and the ideas that really matter to ...

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Do we want our elected officials selling guns? One of the candidates running for Town Board, Sergio Esposito, sells guns and runs a gun business right here in Yorktown. The name of the company is American Arms. This is alarming to me given the amount of school shootings and gun violence across our ...

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I’m writing in response to the letter sent by Yorktown American Legion Post 1009 (“American Legion does not endorse candidates”). As a long-time Legion Member, I reached out to Sergio and asked him about this ad. Sergio explained to me that the picture was unintentionally placed in the ad and that ...

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When we moved to Lewisboro 26 years ago, the Town Board consisted of residents, Democrats and Republicans, who loved our town and who wanted to work together to discuss local issues and how to best deal with them for the good of all Lewisboro residents. Over the years, however, the board has become ...

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As a fiscal conservative with a strong desire for social justice, choosing candidates does not prove to be easy.  I respect many of the candidates, and call several of them friends.  I do not often speak out publicly in town, let alone politically.  I am choosing to write this letter in support for ...

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To the Editor: Like many residents, I’ve been following the issues with regard to Post Office Plaza closely, especially recently as some concerned residents have been making the rounds and during this election season.   At a recent Council meeting, the Republican candidate for office, Freddie ...

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To the Editor, The time in now for Jack Ciattarelli for Governor! The State of New Jersey desperately needs a leader to restore fiscal and responsible government in Trenton. Jack’s resume of a successful main street businessman and public service from local to state government plus his ...

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