Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2020

To Our Senior Athletes: The Athletic Booster Club wishes our graduating Senior Athletes all the best on their graduation day.  While the year didn’t end as we would have liked and we were disappointed in having to cancel our annual celebration dinner, we did have a drive through to give out ...

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Maybe you’re like me, and thousands of other Westfield homeowners.  You own a typical 1920s or earlier Colonial, or Tudor, or Cape.  It has been updated and well-maintained over the years, but it doesn’t include many of the amenities that current homebuyers demand.  For example, it has a detached ...

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To the Editor: I would like to say who I have grown to know Mike Kelly to be in the 11 years I've lived here.  He is deeply dedicated to serving the Township for countless hours.  We as residents ask an unheard of amount of our volunteer representatives. They have the option to immerse ...

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To the Editor: This unsettling time in our nation brought on by the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers demands sweeping police reform. In an effort to calm the demands, Congress has proposed federal legislation that mandates a zero-tolerance approach in penalizing ...

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The Hasbrouck Heights Mayor's Environmental & Transportation Commission is delighted to announce an expansion of our current recycling program by installing recycling bins in multiple locations throughout the Boulevard. Under the leadership of Bill Spindler, the DPW has purchased ...

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Dear Holmdel Residents,  Let me tell you a story about Vicky Flynn. When I learned last summer that I had cancer, my doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering felt I was a good candidate for an aggressive combination of three powerful chemotherapy drugs that had shown progress.  He liked to call it ...

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I am sitting here thinking about this whole Town Hall mess.and I couldn't help it but it reminded me of the most famous beautiful cruise liner in the world, the Titanic. There was so many reasons the beautiful ship sank. You see they used cheaper metal to build it. There were heavy time restraints, ...

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To the Editor: Last year, my two young children really wanted a pet (ideally a puppy).  My husband and I both work long hours and were reticent to consider the commitment.  Though neither one of us ever had a cat, a kitten sounded like a great solution: more independent, less noise for calls ...

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To the Editor: Regarding the article on the ecological appraisal of River Road for affordable housing: I appreciate the ongoing discussion about the development nobody wants, the affordable housing "solution," and the work this edition of the Township Committee and all who are assisting them ...

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To the Editor: For the past week, African-American Chatham resident Ev Francis stood on Main Street sharing a message of love and support for Black lives. He had never done anything like it in his life, he told me, but after George Floyd’s murder by police, he felt he needed to do something to ...

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June 15 1944 -Dad's Invasion day of Saipan in WWII H hour 0830. Landed on the beach at 9:45 a.m. Landing Crafts being blown up full of soldiers all around him on the way in. He saw one shell fall in front of his boat, a second falling closer and thankfully third went over. His landing craft was ...

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To the Editor: The current Chatham Township committee continues to ignore the outcries of our residents and other New Jersey citizens concerned about critical NJ habitat. They recklessly barrel ahead with affordable housing plans that are inconceivable to a rational mind and betray the long ...

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Dear neighbors,  I hope you and your family are healthy and safe in these extremely tumultuous times.  I have now served on our Common Council for 18-months. One campaign promise was to communicate with you regularly about our goals and progress. I am upholding that promise by posting the ...

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Dear Holmdel Residents,  I am writing to endorse Vicky Flynn and DJ Luccarelli as candidates for the Holmdel Township Committee and ask that you support them with your vote on July 7, 2020. As a leader in her community, Vicky has served as President of the Holmdel Board of Education ...

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To the Editor: If it’s not already clear to Chatham Township residents, the past twenty months have been tumultuous for our community. The leadership of the community has overseen an unthinkable amount of animosity, dissidence, neglect and outright negligence. Current Mayor Kelly and Deputy ...

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I hope everyone in Millburn is feeling healthy and your families are well. Most Residents I talk to in town continuously ask me why can’t Millburn close down Main street from Starbucks to Fiamma, right in front of the Standard To traffic. Restaurants can only have minimal indoor seating so ...

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As the Berkeley Heights GOP Chairwoman, it is my responsibility to speak out when fringe Republican candidates, like Edmund Tom Maciejewski and George DeLuna, spread untruths.  According to many resident accounts, these two candidates for town council have been conducting a door-to-door smear ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following letter was sent to the editor on June 14, 2020 regarding the reinstatement of longtime Planning Board member Martin Schwartz:   To Mayor-Elect and Councilors-Elect From Linda Cranston, SaveMontclair Coalition and signers:   As the Founder of ...

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June 14, 2020, To [Pete] Litchfield,   Thank you for your response to my previous letter about wearing masks in public.  You mentioned many wars that were fought,  but did not mention what war you fought in. Thank you for your service.  I still think that you should wear a mask in public during ...

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Dear Editor: On the eve before the Chatham Township Planning Board takes up the Adoption of the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, I’ve released a 23-minute YouTube video titled, Standing Up for River Road Ridge:  How a proposed 62-unit housing complex would forever change the area’s ...

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To the Editor: My name is Naomi Boyd. I am a rising senior at Chatham High School. I made this video to showcase the wildlife on River Road and the vital wildlife corridor that links the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to the preserved land along the Passaic River. This corridor and the ...

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Dear Editor, I marched in my first protest ever on Saturday, June 6, in Plainfield and I cried when I saw the volume and diversity of people who turned out to show solidarity. These marches and protests are necessary to draw attention to the issue of systemic racism and the disproportionate ...

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MEN OF ESSEX STATEMENT RECENT OUTRAGE OVER SOCIAL INJUSTICE In response to national and global outrage concerning the lynching of George Floyd and all innocent, unarmed citizens of color, who have been murdered at the hands of misguided members of the law enforcement community; The Men of ...

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Dear Friends, I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. I recognize that this is a trying time for our community and our nation, and I am very proud of how Summit has risen to the occasion, with our ongoing efforts at physical distancing while supporting our neighbors and ...

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To the Editor: Recent letters to the Editor show what a two-faced prevaricator Michael Kelly really is. HE ACCUSES ME OF EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN INCLUDING LYING, DECEPTION, SMEARS AND MORE.  HE CLAIMS THAT SINCE I SERVED ON THE TWP. COMMITTEE 8 YEARS AGO, that I am somehow responsible for ...

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Dear Holmdel Residents,  As a former Mayor of Holmdel Township, I recognize the commitment involved with the tradition of excellence in Holmdel. I have known the Luccarelli family for over two decades. Their family business, Dearborn Farms, started by DJ's grandfather, has been a strong ...

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We need a New Mayor who Values All of Us. I’m coming up on twenty years in this beautiful community of Piscataway. I love living here. I love the ethnic and religious diversity. I love my friends, my neighbors, and I love raising four children in a township rich with ideas and ...

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To the Editor: With its rich history dating back to well before the American Revolution, New Jersey is famous for, among many other things, its vast mosaic of small, independent municipalities.  Generally speaking, the smaller you go, the wealthier and more “exclusive” communities become.  But ...

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To the Editor: "We are working to craft the best affordable housing solution for our community". These are the words of our mayor, Michael Kelly. He also said that this is what the public wanted. This could not be further from the truth as is indicated by the outpouring of letters to the editor ...

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As part of the Mental Health Council’s C.A.K.E. initiative, we have called upon our community to demonstrate Compassion, Acceptance, Kindness, and Empathy -- four “ingredients” that are the building blocks of a stigma-free community.  Empathy is the icing on the cake that fully ties the ...

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