Letters to the Editor

January 5, 2024

Dear Editor: There is something special about this time of the year. The new year is a rebirth, a time to recharge, set goals and focus on what is most important for ourselves, our families and our community. I am proud to be submitting my fourth annual “Mayor’s Message,” which our town ...

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Dear Editor: First off, I want to thank Ken Simmons for his quick response to my request, since I have not had any response from the mayor or my local councilperson. I have requested several times that speed bumps be installed on Drake Lane and Woodlake Drive. The metal gate on Woodlake that ...

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Dear neighbor, It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the town that I grew up in as mayor for the past two years!  2022 & 2023 have been busy, but exciting times for Morris Township. It has been a pleasure working on your behalf to ensure the Township remains ...

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Dear Fellow Residents of Springfield, As we stand on the threshold of a new year, I extend my warmest wishes to each of you for a Happy New Year. As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, it's a time of reflection, hope, and setting new goals. I am writing to you not just as the Republican ...

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Dear Editor, As we enter a new year, I propose a resolution – let our focus for 2024 be on mental health. Let’s make a collective commitment to prioritize not only our own mental well-being, but also that of our family, friends, and co-workers so we can create a community that actively changes ...

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Dear Editor,  Happy New Year, everyone! Looking back on 2023, I saw a year of real growth and success for our town. We saw groundbreaking for our new library and major progress on the exciting new mixed-used project SOHO at Fanwood Station on South Avenue. The annual Santa Parade delivered a ...

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Dear Editor, On the morning of Dec. 19, 1953, I was called to the bema at the front of a small synagogue in Brooklyn.  Rabbi Meir Feldman escorted me and pointed to the Torah that I was about to chant and pray from. The synagogue was packed with friends and family members. In those days, men ...

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For anyone that is outraged by the planned passage of the PILOT projects in Parsippany there is a department in Trenton you can submit a letter to. I know some people have already done this, but the more letters they receive the more likely they are to take a HARD LOOK at what is ...

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Dear Editor, A huge thank you is due to the Somers Library, which, on Dec. 9, held a free holiday craft event open to all ages. The crafts reflected the joy and excitement of the season, no matter how you celebrate. With ear-to-ear smiles, everyone from toddlers to grandmas went home with ...

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Mayor and Council Continue to Ignore Citizens on PILOT Deals   We see here that "We the People" matter little in our reasoning and rejection of "more pilot-deals" by this administration, in league with attorney John Inglesino. The whole matter smells of corruption, and cronyism. The conflicts of ...

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Dear Editor, Gov. Hochul could deliver a magical holiday gift to New Yorkers in the coming days by supporting a piece of legislation that was overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature. A.1673 was delivered to the Governor’s desk for final approval on Dec. 12. It would require health ...

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On December 20, 2023, the Sparta Planning Board approved the application for a Veterinary Urgent Care facility that needed several variances for that approval.  The proposed building is too large for the property.  According to regular practice, the Zoning Board would have had to approve the ...

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To Our Scotch Plains and Fanwood Families (and beyond): We know that our students, teachers, and families are not just connected to our local community – you are part of a worldwide network of family, friends, and loved ones. In times of conflict, no matter how far away, we know that every ...

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Dear Editor: By now, many of you have seen the communications from Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District and Scotch Plains Township that a number of drawn and etched swastikas were found at Terrill Middle School yesterday (Wednesday). Last night, I spoke with SPF Schools Superintendent Dr.

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To the Editor Last evening at the Town Council meeting Mayor Barberio and Council President Loretta Gragnani were taught a lesson by the over 200 Parsippany residents who attended the meeting. By turning out in such numbers, Parsippany residents made clear to Barberio and Gragnani, in no ...

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This is to inform all residents of Parsippany there will be a town meeting and vote Dec. 28, 2023 at 7PM, at the PAL building Smith Rd. on the PILOT programs. I was at the December 19th meeting at town hall, which was cancelled by the fire marshall due to overcrowding.  I read this morning Town ...

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Dear Editor, We share our sadness with the friends and loved ones of Steve Ucko’s passing.  He was such a staunch supporter of the Friends of the Somers Library and the work we do to support the library’s programs. We will miss his warm and embracing smile in the library and at our Sunday ...

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