Letters to the Editor

July 16, 2020

President Trump and the police are front-line defenders against socialist takeover We are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history, and our country must unite in strong support of our police officers.  The few bad cops making news do not represent the ninety-five percent of good police ...

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While the Coronavirus has ripped across New Jersey, State Senator, Tom Kean Jr. hasn’t stopped short of supporting his state’s local businesses. When the first signs of the spread of the virus occurred, Senator Kean, with Senator Anthony M. Bucco, immediately signed in bipartisan legislation ...

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To the Editor: Given the magnitude of decisions that need making, and the recent election results that have shown absolute repudiation at the ballot box of lame-duck Mayor Kelly, no decisions should be made on any further actions as far as massive expenditures of tax dollars. Not on group ...

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The covid-19 pandemic has been particularly tough on families. Schools are closed, playground’s roped off, no summer sports, cancelled travel plans. You can’t even go with your family for dinner inside one of our restaurants. Never mind the crushing recession which has hit working families in our ...

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If Glen Rock schools will have in-person instruction, classes should be held outside as much as possible to protect students and staff from COVID-19.   The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified utilizing outdoor spaces when possible as a High Priority Strategy to re-open schools ...

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Union County recently demolished an abandoned house located at 112 Park Drive in Cranford. The house sat on property acquired by Union County through the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The vacant land can now be restored to a natural state and added to ...

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Dear Editor:   I am writing this letter to reintroduce myself to the Paterson community.  I am the longest serving member on the Paterson Board of Education and I am standing for re-election again. I committed myself to improving the city’s educational system years ago, when as a physician in ...

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Dear Seniors, A big congratulations to the South Plainfield High School Class of 2020.  The graduating class of 2020 and their families have faced many obstacles during important signature milestones.    Many of you were introduced to the world in the same year our country   was turned upside ...

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Dear Editor: Although we had one new positive test case today in Scotch Plains for the first time in several days, we continue to do well in our battle with the coronavirus. So lets keep following the CDC health rules to ensure that as we reopen Scotch Plains, we do not get a spike in new ...

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Dear TAPinto Editor, Essex County officials are closing out public participation from its monthly meeting of the Open Space and Recreation Trust Fund.  The meeting, scheduled for tomorrow July 16th at 3PM, appears on the County website without a Zoom link and published agenda.  Pre-Covid these ...

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A Message from the CEO of Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey, Violeta Peters:  At Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey, we are entrusted with caring for some of the most challenging health cases on the east coast. Our medical teams treat each patient with the highest possible ...

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Letter to The Editor: The State - County Leadership meeting took place on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 1:00 pm.The following State Officials were in attendance:     Kevin Dehmer, Interim Commissioner Kellie LeDet, Chief of Staff/Asst. Commissioner, Division of Executive ...

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To the Editor: Chatham Borough has reported two new Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks, both in young adults. Neighboring vicinities are also seeing a rise in cases among young adults. Especially worrisome, health officers are reporting that increasingly, people with positive diagnoses are ...

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To the Editor: Property tax increases in Belmar from last year of 21.7 percent, and this year proposed at 5.5 percent, will have a detrimental financial impact on middle class families and seniors for years to come.  This is financial malpractice being committed by elected officials and their ...

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One of the applications presented to Westfield’s Board of Adjustment during the time I served the Town was from a family on Dudley Avenue seeking approval to install a six-foot fence contrary to the town’s land use ordinance. There is a bus stop on the corner of that property.  Anyone ...

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On November 3rd, support the team dedicated to Integrity, Transparency & Innovation Earlier this summer, four community-minded individuals announced they are running for four open seats on the Sparta Board of Education.  Mike McGovern, Dr. Robert Zywicki, and Dr. Richard Snellings are ...

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It may come as a surprise to Westfield residents that our entire award-winning downtown has been designated as an area in need of rehabilitation. Our town parking lots have also been determined “…dilapidated, obsolete, faulty arranged, detrimental to public safety, health.”   Strong words ...

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To the editor, I hope with all the restudying of our nation's history in light of the Black Lives Matters movement we are becoming much more enlightened and honest in how we teach our children.  Not only was the enormous wealth of this country accumulated in its first centuries through the ...

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The problems plaguing the Plainfield Public School District run deep and wide, like summer weeds. They reach back decades, rooted in poor oversight of the budget and in a curriculum that fails to match students’ needs. More recently, a fifth school was added to those that are failing (in ...

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Well folks. I have been outspoken and even somewhat combative at times. I have spoken my piece about many things whether it's opinion or fact. But this one takes the cake. I cannot understand for the life of me why anybody would want to cover the police blue line. This blue line has nothing, ...

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When I ran for the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders it was because as the Mayor of Sparta, my one and only dealing with the county was not a good one. I saw what seemed like an organization in disarray and headed down the typical borrow and spend government road. This was my perception ...

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Senator Kean Shows No Signs of Stopping To Give Back To His Community While the Coronavirus has ripped across New Jersey, State Senator, Tom Kean Jr. hasn’t stopped short of supporting his state’s local businesses. When the first signs of the spread of the virus occurred, Senator Kean, with ...

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Dear Editor:  This letter will be brief but poignant. First and foremost, I want to once again take this opportunity to congratulate each of you, the graduating Class of 2020. This was undoubtedly one of the most challenging school years we have ever faced.  Needless to say, we had to ...

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My Country. Ladies, gentlemen, friends, and family: I came upon this July 4th, this Independence Day with a heavy heart. I looked around my country that I thought I loved and cherished and I saw brokenness, hurting, disunity, and unloving all around. I saw people who would rather distinguish ...

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Dear Editor A thank you to Christine Faustini for keeping us updated on the progress of the remodeling of our township pool. I live close to the pool and can see the workers laboring diligently to finish, seems almost every day of the week. Even though we are anxious to enjoy the pool, I can ...

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Editor's Note: This letter was submitted to TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown yesterday morning and was mistakenly not published then. The author copied us on the remarks he sent for the Public Commentary section of the Township Committee meeting. Good Morning Mr. Mayor and Township Committee ...

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Dear Editor: Recently, several township residents have reached out to me expressing concern because the Scotch Plains Town Council will hold a discussion about the Christopher Columbus monument located near Town Hall at our next meeting on July 21st. I am writing to explain why it is important ...

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Geltrude and Company had been doing the tax and audit work for NVERS for approximately the last ten years. Last year, we fired Geltrude and replaced them with a new firm that's now doing the same work, for significantly less money. Also, as a general practice, we believe it to be prudent to switch ...

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Dear Editor: I am currently participating in the BOC meeting and was not called upon during the open comments on agenda items. The closed executive session immediately followed and went for an unexcusable length of time during a public meeting. There seemed to be some technical difficulties ...

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Dear Editor, I wanted to take the time and personally thank the Front Line Appreciation Group of South Plainfield for coming together during difficult and uncertain times.  Our community members witnessed something that most of us would not expect to see during our lifetime. As Covid-19 began ...

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