Letters to the Editor

February 2, 2024

Dear Editor: February marks the annual observance of Black History Month in our country and in our community. Together, we delve into the rich tapestry of experiences, achievements and struggles of the Black community. It is a time to better understand the Black experience through history; from ...

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Dear Editor: Under the guise of inclusion, our schools organized a professional development book club using a book originally entitled The Scar of David, written by Susan Abulhawa, who later renamed it “Mornings in Jenin”. An alert teacher questioned the book choice and made their experience ...

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Dear Editor, Bigger storms, larger rainfalls – unfortunately, it’s our new normal under climate change. The Township continues to invest strongly in new stormwater sewer systems, but those can only go so far.  That is why many residents who have basements rely so much on their sump ...

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In a surprising move, Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, New Jersey, has recently appointed individuals with no police or education in emergency preparedness or public safety training, to key positions in the city's administration. The announcement of LaKeesha Eure as Deputy Mayor of Public Safety, ...

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It is interesting to note that many of the individuals responsible for the issues in the District suddenly acknowledge them. However, they appear to believe that the decades of unaccountability and secrecy that many families are concerned about are the responsibility of two new BOE Members who have ...

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Below is an abridged version of an email that I sent to Mr. Daryl Palmieri last week in support of Dipti Khanna for Berkeley Heights Board of Education President. Mr. Palmieri, As a resident of the Berkeley Heights community and a parent of 2 children in the district, I feel compelled to ...

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To the Editor; I believe that the recent flooding in Bridgewater underscores the need for broader action on climate change. While the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took a good step by adopting its new Inland Flood Protection Rule in July, instead of merely coping with ...

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If you are not paying attention to what is happening on the Berkeley Heights BOE, you should be. At its reorganization meeting on January 4th and again on January 18th the Board was unable to elect a president and was deadlocked 4-4. As a result, the decision will be made by someone outside the ...

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To the Editor: The last time I attended a Hunterdon Central board meeting, the atmosphere was toxic. The board meeting Jan. 24 was not toxic, but there was a bit of tension in the air, especially regarding past interactions among board members. When it came time for the public to speak on any ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing to you as a concerned resident of Westfield, New Jersey, and a dedicated volunteer for the NJ Be SMART campaign, a public education initiative aimed at preventing child gun deaths and injuries by promoting responsible gun storage. In the wake of the recent gun ...

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It has come to our understanding that the Armory on Hamilton St. in Franklin is a possible site for processing some of the migrants bussed from the southern United States to New Jersey. We’ve been led to believe individuals will only be there for documenting and to transfer to transportation to ...

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The Rutgers University Windows of Understanding launched our 7th season at the opening reception on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick.  The date changed due to the weather. The event was presented by New Brunswick Community Arts Council; Rutgers ...

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Editor's note: At its January 22 meeting, Princeton Council heard from several dozen residents, almost all of them agreeing with the letter below objecting to the decision to dismantle the Civil Rights Commission, the Human Services Commission, and the Affordable Housing Board and consolidating ...

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To the Editor: Dear Southern Boulevard School Third Grade Families, Teachers, Staff and Bridges Volunteers, On Friday, January 19, Southern Boulevard School third-graders raised their fists in triumph. Bad weather and a threatened school closure almost upset their plans to pack 160 brown bag ...

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Director Stotts spoke at the Millburn Township Committee meeting with a staggering goal — to solicit a $7.5 million gift from the township to fund extensive repairs, and construct a 4-story glass atrium, an extravagant project not seen by Broadway theaters. In 2008, Millburn Township purchased ...

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Word is that Tom Collins, the pro-developer Planning Board attorney, will be asked to prolong his 42-year gig at the Planning Board and continue his role as Pied Piper of Sparta—leading the Board in dulcet tones to wherever he sees fit. To call this possibility ‘disturbing’ is more than an ...

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Dear Editor, Business skills you can learn from a cookie-selling Girl Scout. The annual Girl Scout cookie sale began on January 11th.  Here are some business skills you can learn from a cookie-selling Girl Scout. You will begin to see cookie booths all over the area as more than 60 local ...

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The Planning Board cannot renew their attorney on Wednesday.  Tom Collins has been in that job for 42+ years.  That’s enough. While he may have institutional knowledge that is unsurpassed, he also, at least recently, has put together a record of behaving unprofessionally. When the council ...

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MADISON, NJ — In a vibrant community like Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains residents, business owners, and stakeholders all want to be heard. Instead of having your ideas getting lost in the fractured world of social media, share your thoughts with the TAPinto Morristown audience.

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MADISON, NJ — In a vibrant community like Madison, residents, business owners, and stakeholders all want to be heard. Instead of having your ideas getting lost in the fractured world of social media, share your thoughts with the TAPinto Madison audience. TAPinto Madison is the place to share ...

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Dear Editor, Our area experienced a powerful storm Tuesday night into Wednesday that produced strong winds and flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday. Our Emergency Operations Center was activated at 4:45 pm. The borough experienced some minor flooding as the storm intensified around 11 pm. Our ...

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times – health care is too expensive for Americans and it’s only getting worse. Since I’ve been sworn in as a Township Committeeman for Springfield, it’s become even more apparent to me that New Jerseyans are struggling. My friends, family, and ...

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Dear Editor, I live on Stanton Avenue. We, like many homes in the area, experience significantly high water tables and frequent home flooding. Overwhelmed sump pumps run every 39 seconds, French drains overrun, and sewer backups have rendered our basement nearly useless. Appeals to the township ...

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Dear Editor: Sixty seconds. That’s the amount of time it would take you each night, before you go to bed, to make sure your house and property are secure. Use those 60 seconds to ensure your vehicles are locked, your ground-floor windows and doors are secure, your exterior lights are on and ...

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Dear Editor,  I came upon the following story, “Commission would look to pinpoint why New Yorkers leaving,” on wnyt.com This is a bipartisan commission that would produce nothing above what we already know. It is a ploy typical of willful blindness to reality; they want to spend more money to ...

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I am dismayed by the proposed consolidation of three key municipal Boards and Commissions (BCCs) that have contributed to improving the lives of our most underserved residents: the Human Services Commission, the Affordable Housing Board and the Civil Rights Commission. Ordinance 2024-01 was ...

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Dear Editor, While Henry Wolfe’s personal history is worthy of our sympathy, his letter (“Holocaust Survivor calls for Dan Welsh to apologize to Lewisboro’s Jewish Residents” Dec. 14, Page 8) libeling me as antisemitic necessitates a strong response. He and the other critics who are ...

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The South Plainfield Suburban Woman's Club is hosting their annual 4th and 5th grade spelling bee.  The spelling bee is open to all 4th and 5th graders residing in South Plainfield, New Jersey regardless of the school they attend.  The contest is open to the first 30 registrants.  The Spelling Bee ...

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If you are a resident of Westfield, it is absolutely vital you review the Facebook Live Westfield NJ replay of the Town Council Meeting from Jan. 2, 2024. Our town has, in the past, been based on democracy. The current mayor has curtailed and even eliminated not only our residents' chance at ...

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