Letters to the Editor

August 27, 2022

Last night was the first board meeting we haven’t been able to attend in years. Our children are both involved in sports. One had special olympics golf and one had soccer.  In the past, we could simply zoom into the board meeting and still remain involved community members.   As of last night ...

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Have we reached some kind of point? Inflection, turning, tipping??? Hopefully nearing an endpoint. I think there is a way to unite and get there.  Emotions have certainly reached the boiling point. It is frightening and must end for the good of Sparta. The point has been made.  Coherent action ...

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Have we reached some kind of point? Inflection, turning, tipping??? Hopefully nearing an endpoint. I think there is a way to unite and get there.  Emotions have certainly reached the boiling point. It is frightening and must end for the good of Sparta. The point has been made.  Coherent action ...

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Last Wednesday night, I described for the Wayne Township Council the way the Council worked when I served as an elected member of the Wayne Board of Education (admittedly a long time ago).  At that time, there was a talented Democratic leader (I am a registered Republican), who had engineered the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ - Dear Fanwoodians, Did you know that starting Saturday, August 27th through Monday, September 5th, there is no sales tax on many purchases in New Jersey including school supplies and computers? Don’t miss this opportunity to save money. Also, NJ Transit is offering a free monthly ...

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Today, while reading about the Russian shelling of a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, I immediately went to a map to see how far radioactive rain would have to travel before poisoning me or my West Coast family. My heart racing, I realized how much I was learning after reading of a threat. And that ...

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Note from the Author: I would have liked to wait a few days before publishing this piece to digest more of Tuesday evening’s recorded meeting, but I am leaving on a 2-week trip tonight. I plan to revisit the meeting more broadly in due course.  As with my previous LTE every attributed statement ...

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I live in Scotch Plains, several hundred feet from the Weldon Quarry property on New Providence Road, where trucks of all types and sizes come and go as they please since Weldon doesn’t bother to have clearly marked and dedicated entry and exit points into the property.  Instead, there is a ...

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To the Editor: During his 1966 run for governor, Ronald Reagan stated what came to be known in political circles as Reagan's "11th Commandment" that "Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican." Bill Spadea seems to have not gotten that message. Public reports are suggesting that Mr.

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Last night was the first board meeting we haven’t been able to attend in years. Our children are both involved in sports. One had special Olympics golf and one had soccer.  In the past, we could simply zoom into the board meeting and still remain involved community members.   As of last night ...

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Note from the author: there are many hyperlinks in this piece. They link to the audio recordings of each individual referenced, saying the things that I’ve said that they said, on publicly available official recordings. There are also links to documents obtained under the New Jersey Open Public ...

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While the two of us are members of the Hamilton Township Board of Education, we are only writing for ourselves here and not the board as a whole. The recent news reports regarding vile and hateful comments made by school board candidate Nick Ferrara compel us to comment.  First, Dr. Ferrara ...

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During our used clothing drives for the South Plainfield Elks Organization,  we also do a homeless veterans food drive. Margaret Williams heads this drive the used clothing drive is manned by Michele and Dale Morin, myself,  and Margaret Williams. This weekend brought about an amazing amount of ...

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My family and I moved here to the Parsippany area over 7 years ago for better schools and safety in our community.  I read the TAP every day and more and more I get concerned for the safety of my family. Why are there so many car thefts occurring in our neighboring towns?  Why are there more ...

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To the Editor, Two unrelated items on the Town Board’s August 9 agenda make one wonder how thoroughly the board vets issues before voting on them. Issue #1: The parking requirement for restaurants and bars in the proposed local law establishing a new special permit for boutique hotels, e.g., ...

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To the Editor, As someone who has great respect for the volunteers who serve on our Planning Board, I don’t like to criticize the board in public. But after the Board’s July 11 and 25 meetings, I feel the public needs to know how the Board is handling the Underhill Farm application. (You can ...

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It’s been a little over a year since Berkeley Heights resident Ritu Chandra was the victim of a crime at Columbia Park, a park that so many of us enjoy everyday. She is a mom, a community volunteer and our neighbor.  She was just walking her dog with a friend when another resident charged at her, ...

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Note from the author: there are many hyperlinks in this piece. They link to the audio recordings of each individual referenced, saying the things that I’ve said that they said, on publicly available official recordings. There are also links to documents obtained under the New Jersey Open Public ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — In a vibrant community like Madison, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Madison welcomes letters to the editor on everything from elections, municipal government, even your passion for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — In a vibrant community like Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Morristown welcomes letters to the editor on everything from elections, municipal ...

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Dear Editor, As covered by your publication, Lincoln Middle School's Leadership Camp took place this past week. The program is a week-long program for incoming 6th graders. The program happens to be one of the favorite activities I get to come out to as a school board trustee. Not only because ...

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August 22, 2022 Recently, the Passaic County PBA Conference, an organization comprised of a union delegate from each local union within its jurisdiction, announced a Vote of No Confidence in the Honorable Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Specifically, in a public open letter, the ...

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To the Editor: Summer's end means many things including a final chance to get away or to prepare for the first day of school. The end of the Summer in Chatham Township also means something else.  For me, having served the community as a Township Committee Member for six years, including time as ...

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Instead of focusing on words the inclusive vs. opt-out, which are made to divide and single out the individual children and/or families who may oppose … Here is a simple alternative, Change communications to state… “This is an all-inclusive program offered to all voluntary participants “ Gov.

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What are we doing here?  For the past two years. There have been countless letters by the same group of people concerning the adminstration of the schools. From a distance it appears that it all stems from the realignment and disruption that it caused. Again from a distance both my children are in ...

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It is a sad commentary on our town when government officials vote to appoint board positions based on party affiliation rather than qualifications. The Mayor said the 6-2 vote rejecting Linda Nardon Ph.D. was obvious: “we are a Republican town.” Since a party label is not a qualification, is that ...

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Sparta township residents have an opportunity to bring to the attention of NJ Office of Planning Advocacy the issues facing frustrated Spartans opposed to the Blue Diamond proposal. The Office of Planning Advocacy will be voting on a set of their guidance ideas on September 7.  Other ...

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What are we doing here?  For the past two years, there have been countless letters by the same group of people concerning the administration of the schools. From a distance, it appears that it all stems from the realignment and disruption that it caused. Again, from a distance, both my children are ...

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My family and I moved here to the Parsippany area over 7 years ago for better schools and safety in our community.  I read the TAP every day and more and more I get concerned for the safety of my family. Why are there so many car thefts occurring in our neighboring towns?  Why are there more ...

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Dear Editor: It’s that time of year when we wish our college-bound students a productive and safe academic year coupled with some good fun. And for those young people pursuing trades and other activities, be smart and safe out there. This week, the Borough Council approved plans for road and ...

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