Letters to the Editor

September 30, 2019

Dear Editor, On November 5th, we have a chance to elect two candidates for council who, in my opinion, will keep South Plainfield moving forward.  They are Melanie Mott and Pete Smith.  Without the help of people like Melanie Mott and Pete Smith, we wouldn’t be able to do many of the things that ...

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Dear Editor, Candidates for Bedminster Township Committee Doug Stevinson nd Gina Fernandez are focused on maintaining the excellent quality of life and sense of community that we enjoy as residents.  To that end, these multi-taskers are well-prepared to devote their time and considerable energy ...

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In the Face of Court mandated development, New Providence has fought to limit the impact to our town. The New Providence Borough Council has effectively created reasonable affordable housing in our community and has been in compliance with the prior rules set by the Council on Affordable Housing ...

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To the Residents of Piscataway, On Saturday September 28th from 6:00 AM through Sunday September 29th at 6:00 AM, the River Road Rescue Squad accomplished many feats not accomplished in many years or simply never accomplished before.  During these hours of operations our units covered our ...

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Dear Editor: I want to personally thank the more than 400 walkers who participated in the 4th Annual Chatham Township Out of the Darkness Walk at Cougar Field. Under blue skies and a sunny day, they helped shine a bright light on suicide prevention and raised more than $90,000 (to date) for the ...

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Dear Editor: I want to personally thank the more than 400 walkers who participated in the 4th Annual Chatham Township Out of the Darkness Walk at Cougar Field. Under blue skies and a sunny day, they helped shine a bright light on suicide prevention and raised more than $90,000 (to date) for the ...

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Dear Editor: I want to personally thank the more than 400 walkers who participated in the 4th Annual Chatham Township Out of the Darkness Walk at Cougar Field. Under blue skies and a sunny day, they helped shine a bright light on suicide prevention and raised more than $90,000 (to date) for ...

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Mr. Morton 's assertions about rescue dogs are a desperate attempt to deflect from the real issue.  That is that NJ pet stores have, for many years, sold over-priced, sub-quality and inhumanely bred puppies.  Until so-called "over zealous/extremists" successfully lobbied the NJ legislature to ...

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As an eighth grade student at Edison Intermediate School here in Westfield, I walk to school almost every day. In three years of walking down Rahway Avenue, I’ve seen many students biking to school and they always use the sidewalk. This is because there are no bike lanes and many feel the road is ...

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Dear Editor -  The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 have been hard at work with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.  Fall Mums Sale. This fundraiser was started 16 years ago by Gerry Butrico and this year $3,000 was raised which goes to the Knights Charity & ...

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In response to Jeff Morton, Shake A Paw Letter to the Editor, I would like to set the record straight with facts and documentation. Despite what Mr. Morton would have you believe, the United States Department of Agriculture is by no means a standard of excellence.  In May of 2010 the Office of ...

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To the editor, "Traffic stinks." That is one of the campaign slogans used by Sharon Winnick who is running for Raritan Township Committee. If you are living in Raritan Township or the surrounding area and commute you have to agree. Over the past two plus years I have made it a point to attend ...

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To the Editor, I would like to urge my fellow residents to support Mayor Frank DelCore for Hillsborough Township Committee on Nov 5th. As a long-time resident of Hillsborough, I've seen many local leaders come and go.   Regardless of party, they usually want what is best for Hillsborough and ...

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I’ve known Rob Dill for over 10 years – first because of our mutual addiction to running and later because he tutored my kids in biology.  Here’s what I’ve learned about Rob:  He’s a Glen Rocker who has a passion for this town and cares about his fellow residents.  He’s thoughtful and ...

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Editor's Note: This letter refers to an article that appeared in another publication, namely the "Barnegat Leader," which is affiliated with The Sandpaper. To the Editor: I have been following with great interest the issue surrounding Senate Bill 1569 and Barnegat Mayor Alfonso Cirulli. I ...

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The author of your recently published Letter to the Editor (Pass the Pet Store Ordinance) is misguided in his overzealous pursuit of a ban on pet stores.  Only Mr. Cohen and his fellow extremists could call an effort to ban the only regulated source to obtain puppies with health guarantees and ...

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In 2018, Angie Devanney and Team Purple ran for Mayor and Council to bring about Change We Can Agree On: bringing our community together to move Berkeley Heights in a better direction. Angie, Alvaro Medeiros and Stephen Yellin ran a clean campaign as promised, running on the facts and the issues.

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Here they go again!!  Negative campaign attacks, unsubstantiated allegations about our new administration and campaign mail which has no paid for line on it (a violation of NJ State ELEC laws).  In the matter of one day, the Republicans seem to have violated many of their own Rules of Engagement ...

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There is something about football season that captures the excitement of a community, especially an evening game played on Friday Night Under the Lights. On last Friday evening, I was blessed to join the large crowd at the football game between West Orange High School and Patterson Kennedy High ...

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Letter to the Editor The State of New Jersey Middlesex County School Boards Association and the Trenton Legislation/Finance conferences continues to bring discussions that will affect Board of Educations throughout New Jersey. New Jersey has recently been ranked #1 in Education in our public ...

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With the November Sparta Board of Education election quickly approaching, I am writing this letter to share with the community why I STRONGLY support Kim Bragg for re-election to the Sparta Board of Education.  Kim has served on the board of education for the last three years. With my two ...

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Proposal Would Take Away Food Assistance from 68,000 New Jerseyans Sept. 25, 2019 (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has called on the Trump Administration to withdraw plans to cut food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), saying the ...

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The Summit Council's effort to pass an ordinance banning any present or future pet store from selling dogs (or cats) is a smart, compassionate, business-savvy, pro-active move. Summit wants to join 137 other New Jersey municipalities in saying its town's values do not include being complicit with a ...

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Dear Editor:   Clean, high performance electric vehicles are the wave of the future. From cars to scooters, they will be everywhere enhancing our ability to get to where we need to go quietly and with zero emissions.   I currently drive a hybrid which is electric but still uses a gas ...

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I have known Rob for twelve years. We met as neighbors when we moved back to Glen Rock. We have run races together, he has helped us humanely trap and release animals on our property, and we have had many in-depth conversations about all kinds of topics, including our love for music, politics, ...

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Mrs. Amy Goldberg-Tseng is an enthusiastic teacher with the iLearn Charter Schools. She is currently teaching Special Education Mathematics, directing the school’s musical, and is a member of her school’s child study team at the Passaic Arts and Sciences Charter Middle School in Passaic, NJ. Ms.

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Scott Katz is running for Ward 4 Town Council and deserves your vote. I’ve known Scott for ten years, and his enthusiasm and passion for the causes in which he believes are contagious. Running for Council to better the Westfield community is clearly one of those causes; the time and effort Scott ...

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As a registered voter and 12 year resident of South Plainfield, this Election Day I will be supporting “Team South Plainfield”, the Democrat team of Doyon and Dean. While I do not consider myself republican or Democrat, I believe that a bipartisan local government is what our town needs to move ...

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Proposal Would Take Away Food Assistance from 68,000 New Jerseyans The New Jersey Department of Human Services has called on the Trump Administration to withdraw plans to cut food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), saying the proposed change would “cause ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Please join our family and our shared friends for the 3rd Annual Emily Fredricks Memorial Volleyball Game on Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30 pm at East Brunswick High School main gym when the East Brunswick High School Bears play the Lenape High School Indians. Admission is ...

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