Letters to the Editor

November 18, 2021

To the Editor: What is Mark Lois afraid of? It was a close election, but is he so fearful of losing his slim 25-vote margin that he would refuse Kathy Abbott a recount? I am sure if the vote went the other way, he and his friendly lawyers on the Chatham Township Committee would be suing everyone ...

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To the Editor: We are writing as the presidents of the League of Women Voters affiliates in Monmouth County to acknowledge and congratulate County Clerk Christine Hanlon, Superintendent of Elections Mary DeSarno, and Board of Elections Administrator Robin Major for their hard work and dedication ...

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Editor's note: An earlier version of this letter was factually incorrect. County Legislator Vedat Gashi did not invoke President Trump's name in his statement about the racial slur. As a lifelong registered Democrat, I was taken back by the response of our two prominent Yorktown Democrats to the ...

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Dear Community, We are writing as the presidents of the League of Women Voters affiliates in Monmouth County to acknowledge and congratulate our County Clerk, Christine Hanlon, Superintendent of Elections, Mary DeSarno, and Board of Elections Administrator, Robin Major, for their hard work and ...

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Dear Community, We are writing as the presidents of the League of Women Voters affiliates in Monmouth County to acknowledge and congratulate our County Clerk, Christine Hanlon, Superintendent of Elections, Mary DeSarno, and Board of Elections Administrator, Robin Major, for their hard work and ...

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Dear Community, We are writing as the presidents of the League of Women Voters affiliates in Monmouth County to acknowledge and congratulate our County Clerk, Christine Hanlon, Superintendent of Elections, Mary DeSarno, and Board of Elections Administrator, Robin Major, for their hard work and ...

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Dear Editor: We would like to thank the voters of the 24th Legislative District for the trust they have placed in us through our election to the State Legislature.  It was a hard-fought campaign and we thank all of those who participated in the electoral process. While we are disappointed ...

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In response to the most recent comments made by the Nutley Commissioners, Prism offers the following, noting again that the Commissioners misrepresent the facts and stretch half-truths into whole lies to cover up their mismanagement and bad deeds.  Here is the real truth! FACT: On July 13, ...

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When the Kingston Trio recorded Pete Seeger’s iconic ballad in 1961, the country was torn apart by the Viet Nam war. Today we seem to have another war to fight…the war against social discord and apathy. Now that the local elections are over and the winners have been announced, the question that ...

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Ignoring racism won’t make it go away To the editor, The racist words used by a Republican activist directed at Yorktown Town Councilman Vishnu Patel are only the tip of the iceberg. I raised two Black children in Yorktown, and have experienced both acceptance and love, and discrimination and ...

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Dear Editor: We would like to thank the voters of the 24th Legislative District for the trust they have placed in us through our election to the State Legislature.  It was a hard-fought campaign and we thank all of those who participated in the electoral process. While we are disappointed ...

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TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY PUBLIC NOTICE 48-Hour Notice of Special Meetings for Closed Session 8:30 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021  8:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021  8:30 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2021    NOTICE that the Millburn Township Committee will hold ...

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Last week, Prism Capital released a statement regarding the current status of the ON3 project. Below, please find the Township of Nutley’s response to these claims. Fiction: Nutley Commissioners have refused to meet with Prism for the past two years.  FACT: The Commissioners have met with ...

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Dear Neighbors,  This is Andy Minegar, Greg Vartan, and Beth Little with a quick note. The election is over, and we are honored to be your choices along with Lisa Allen to serve on our Common Council.  We owe our heartfelt gratitude to so many people. To our families who make our volunteer ...

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Dear Residents -   I am so thankful for my South Plainfield family that came out to vote regardless of long lines and extremely long waits. It was a spirit that I’ve never seen before and I’m truly thankful for you all.    You cast your ballots with overwhelming support of me for State ...

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To the Editor: After the most recent results of our election, I am starting to wonder how long before we see bumper stickers that say "Don't blame me, I voted for Jack" on cars throughout New Jersey. And I also wonder if those bumper stickers will be on employees of our lucrative biopharma ...

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We are deeply disappointed at the type of language that was used toward Councilman Vishnu Patel. It definitely does not reflect our personal beliefs, the beliefs of our strong community or the beliefs of the Yorktown Republican Party. We want to commend both Mr. Patel and his wife for their ...

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I appreciated your article “Yorktown councilman subject of racial slur on Election Night,” bringing to light the fact that an 8-minute video celebration posted on the Yorktown Republican page contained 5 seconds of one person, subsequently identified as Tom Pomposello, making inappropriate slurs so ...

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Dear Editor: As a veteran, I am proud of how Scotch Plains embraces Veterans Day. This year, there were numerous ways in which our community joined to salute the many men and women who have given so much to defend our freedom. Yesterday, it was a privilege to participate in so many ...

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The racial slurs voiced in the video by a foulmouthed, politically connected bigot are shameful and unforgivable. This individual is a repeat offender who has been allowed to shout, to act disrespectfully and to intimidate others at previous Town Board meetings. This type of behavior has been ...

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    November 12. 2021 Sparta Education Association’s Open Letter to the Community: It’s no secret that the Sparta Education Association (SEA) and Sparta Board of Education have not seen eye to eye on a number of issues throughout the last several months.  And while there are many ...

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I’m writing today because of what I learned at a County Health Recovery Task Force meeting and now I have a whole new take on booster shots. I was thinking of them as a plus. In other words, I’m vaccinated so I’m good. If I get the booster I’ll be “more good”. Now I see it as when I got the ...

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The Brooklyn Nets made a difficult decision for the team, the sport, and the fans. Until Kyrie Irving complies with New York’s Covid-19 vaccination rules, Irving won’t be playing. Why can’t Supervisor Slater make a tough decision? In fact, Slater stated that beginning on Monday, Aug. 9, the ...

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The NJ School Boards Association says that if our board of education fails to submit a district plan by spring of 2022, they are in deep trouble. What’s worse, our students will continue to fall behind in learning while advancing in grade level. So we have a choice. Complain, blame, and shame.

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With each passing day, the Afghanistan crisis lingers. The media frenzy has predictably died down. The White House’s strategy to change the subject quickly worked. Regrettably, within a matter of weeks, the greatest military debacle in our lifetime was slowly ignored and eventually ...

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With each passing day, the Afghanistan crisis lingers.  The media frenzy has predictably died down. The White House’s strategy to change the subject quickly worked.  Regrettably, within a matter of weeks, the greatest military debacle in our lifetime was slowly ignored and eventually ...

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With each passing day, the Afghanistan crisis lingers.  The media frenzy has predictably died down. The White House’s strategy to change the subject quickly worked.  Regrettably, within a matter of weeks, the greatest military debacle in our lifetime was slowly ignored and eventually ...

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With each passing day, the Afghanistan crisis lingers.  The media frenzy has predictably died down. The White House’s strategy to change the subject quickly worked.  Regrettably, within a matter of weeks, the greatest military debacle in our lifetime was slowly ignored and eventually ...

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With each passing day, the Afghanistan crisis lingers.  The media frenzy has predictably died down. The White House’s strategy to change the subject quickly worked.  Regrettably, within a matter of weeks, the greatest military debacle in our lifetime was slowly ignored and eventually ...

Read more »

After the most recent results of our election, I am starting to wonder how long before we see bumper stickers that say "Don't blame me, I voted for Jack" on cars throughout New Jersey. And I also wonder if those bumper stickers will be on employees of our lucrative biopharma industry as they are ...

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