Letters to the Editor

October 9, 2019

Dear Editor: On March 27, 2019, I went public with my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Kevin Gugliotta, a man who subsequently became a Catholic priest and was assigned to several parishes with his longest assignment at Saint Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plain. Since then I have shared ...

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Dear Editor As a former Mayor of Chatham Township, I am writing to support the candidacy of Stacey Ewald and Celeste Fondaco for the Chatham Township Committee. Both are outstanding individuals in their own right and collectively will bring needed cooperative, thoughtful and balanced discipline ...

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Dear Editor: On March 27, 2019, I went public with my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Kevin Gugliotta, a man who subsequently became a Catholic priest and was assigned to several parishes with his longest assignment at Saint Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plain. Since then I have shared ...

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This is a momentous year for Chatham Borough.  With three open positions and no incumbents running, residents are faced with important decisions to make in November’s election. For those unfamiliar with our local government structure, the Borough is governed by a Mayor and six Council members.

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New Jerseyans who wish to play a role in environmental protection, supported by EmpowerNJ and New Jersey Sierra Club are encouraged to seek further information at the website of EmpowerNJ, an alliance of more than 80 environmental and community groups. Empower recommends that we call Governor ...

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Rob Dill served with me on the Glen Rock Shade Tree Advisory Committee for several years.  He could always be counted on to help out whenever needed – whether giving away free trees on a Saturday, doing an ash tree survey, or finding the right location to plant hundreds of trees throughout the ...

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There is a big difference between promising an outcome and promising a plan. Mayoral candidate and Council President Kristine Morieko, along with Council candidates, Teresa Gilbreath and Rob Dill, understand this and have spent much of 2019 knocking on most of the doors in Glen Rock to forge a ...

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Several weeks ago, the Tim Pino campaign noted that the state Attorney General and Postmaster General (federal government) were investigating vote by mail ballots that are listed as not being received by the Somerset County Board of Elections, yet members of the public have vouched they did receive ...

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This letter is in support of the candidacy of Mack Rice, Jr., for the Plainfield Board of Education.  I have known Mack two years, and I’ve been greatly impressed with his ability to CUT THROUGH THE NOISE AND THE FOG on the issues facing our school district.  My wife and I moved to Plainfield ...

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Hi Friend, I know we all have causes that we work to support, and I truly hope that if you reached out to me for support of the cause nearest to your heart that I was in a position to help, and did.  I have been working with a group of my neighbors in Freehold who have been working since 2010 to ...

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Hi Friend, I know we all have causes that we work to support, and I truly hope that if you reached out to me for support of the cause nearest to your heart that I was in a position to help, and did.  I have been working with a group of my neighbors in Freehold who have been working since 2010 to ...

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Voting is our right and our duty. To have a say in how our borough works, be sure to vote in the upcoming elections. I will be voting for the team of Morieko for Mayor and Teresa Gilbreath and Rob Dill for Borough Council of Glen Rock. They bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and commitment to ...

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Dear Editor, Last week, Governor Murphy said New Jersey may not be the state for families and businesses whose only consideration is tax rates. In a report by KYM Newsradio, Governor Murphy was quoted: “If you’re a one issue voter and tax rate is your issue. If that’s your only basis upon ...

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Letter to the Editor.  I want to apologize to someone who was a big help in the book sale. Stephanie Wolak, I apologize to you for not mentioning you in the thank you letter for your help in the setting up and working during the sale. I also like to thank you for donating the shelving for us to ...

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I challenge Congressional Democrats to hold an,” official floor vote”, before proceeding with the latest Trump witch hunt. Democrats are willing to bring our entire Government Apparatus to to a halt so they can satisfy their brand of Machiavellian Politics. The American people will be asked to ...

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Doug Stevinson and Gina Fernandez are the natural choices for Bedminster Township Committee. Conservative values and traditions of low taxes and less government have made Bedminster an idyllic and affordable refuge in an environment of high real estate taxes.  Doug has a long record of active ...

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I’m not one to write letters like this, much less share them publicly, but my friend Kristine Morieko is running for Mayor and I have insight I feel is important to share.  Often when candidates run for office, the public only gets to see a certain perspective.  I have been fortunate enough to ...

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One of the privileges of living in the United States is the opportunity for a free public education. However, the quality of this education is reliant on the policies and expenditures of the individual districts. The administrators, faculty, staff and students are dependent upon the vision and ...

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Dear Editor, We are writing to share our thoughts with our Ward 2 neighbors, in case they have not yet had a chance to meet Candidate Mark Parmelee who is running for Town Council. It is easy enough to learn about Mark’s policy positions on his website or Facebook page, so we would like to share ...

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TO THE EDITOR:   I HAVE NOTICED THE RECENT SLEW OF THE SOMERSET COUNTY GOP NEGATIVE TELEVISION CAMPAIGN ADS. UNFORTUNATELY, MUDSLINGING HAS BOILED DOWN TO THE COUNTY LEVEL IN NJ AGAINST DEMOCRATS MELONIE MARANO FOR FREEHOLDER AND DARRIN RUSSO FOR SHERIFF AND IT WON'T WORK. SPREADING ...

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The Plainfield’s Chapter of UNICO will host the Columbus Day ceremony at the South Plainfield Borough Hall, located at  2480 Plainfield Ave. on Monday, October 14, 2019 beginning at 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM.   All are welcome to attend. If anyone would like to attend the Columbus Day Parade in New ...

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Dear Editor,   This year I am supporting Melanie Mott and Pete Smith for Borough Council.  Melanie and Pete are running on Mayor Anesh’s team and will work for all of us who call South Plainfield home.   Mayor Anesh and his team have kept South Plainfield affordable by keeping municipal ...

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Dear Editor, The Friends of the Library had their annual book sale. I would like to thank the residents and the library for your donations of books. We had an overwhelming amount of donations that we could not get to all the boxes so it might make for another book sale down the road. I would ...

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Connected to our Community, For many years, Michele Matsikoudis and Rob Munoz have served our community in leadership positions through local politics, the school system and varied community activities. Michele and Rob are important parts of the past and present fabric of our wonderful town.

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First, I would like to thank each of the candidates running. Running for public office is grueling and each of you deserves our gratitude for answering the call to public service. I hope in this year's election you will all answer the questions residents have been asking for some time.  ...

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Transparency is a word that gets thrown around a lot during political campaigns. It was a surprise to me that the Republican candidates for Garwood Council (Stevens, Nicastro, and Bellomo) screamed about the lack of transparency of the current mayor and council. In their latest mailer, they put out ...

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November’s town council election is particularly important for the future direction of Westfield.  Over the next few years, we will be making many community-driven and transformative decisions regarding downtown, parking, pedestrian safety, traffic, fields, parks and more. To make the most of ...

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Dear Editor: On March 27, 2019, I went public with my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Kevin Gugliotta, a man who subsequently became a Catholic priest and was assigned to several parishes with his longest assignment at Saint Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plain. Since then I have shared ...

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Dear Editor, I just watched our Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill talk on 60 minutes, backing up her stance on Impeachment of our President. Does she realize she represents all of her constituents?  Many of us who admire President Trump a great deal. She seems not to be the moderate she ...

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Dear Editor, I just watched our Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill talk on 60 minutes, backing up her stance on Impeachment of our President. Does she realize she represents all of her constituents?  Many of us who admire President Trump a great deal. She seems not to be the moderate she ...

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