Letters to the Editor

October 28, 2021

My name is Robert Riedinger.  My family has been Watchung residents since 1959 and I as a homeowner since 1990.   I have served on the Watchung Board of Health for 25 years. I am very concerned and disappointed on the state of the roads.  It appears the current council is focused on other ...

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My name is Robert Riedinger.  My family has been Watchung residents since 1959 and I as a homeowner since 1990.   I have served on the Watchung Board of Health for 25 years. I am very concerned and disappointed on the state of the roads.  It appears the current council is focused on other ...

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Dear Editor, I wanted to take a few minutes to recognize David Contract for his tireless efforts to help Westfield’s residents and to endorse him for another term as council member. Councilman Contract and I have worked together on a number of Green Team initiatives over the past four ...

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How sad to see Mayor Vergano stooping to shake the hand of the NJ Gubernatorial candidate who spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally earlier this year. If you want a Governor who’s out of step with the people of NJ, vote for  Jack Ciattarelli. While two thirds of New Jerseyans say that climate change ...

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When I found out that Ramya Kasthuri was running for the unexpired term for the BOE, I breathed a sigh of relief. It goes without saying that our kids and community have faced unprecedented challenges and, going forward, we will need stronger leadership than ever, particularly when it comes to ...

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Dear Editor I am writing to endorse Sai Bhargavi Akiri for the 1 year term on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. If you have been following the changes to our school district over the past 12 months, Sai needs no introduction. A lesser known fact about her is her past volunteer work ...

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The first point I would like to make is that Tom is running for BOE (Column 1) not Town Council. Secondly, Tom has been an unapologetic advocate of the Open Public Records Act and has forced our local government bodies to be more transparent.  He lost one suit. Only one. He won others and in ...

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This year, in a flurry of misinformation I gather from neighbors days from Election Day, I start to feel compelled to convey some fact checks.  Big picture: we are currently enjoying one of the most middle-ground democrat teams in Berkeley Heights history. My example today; that incumbents ...

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I attended the October 7th Bernards Township Board of Education Candidates Forum and was appalled by several of the incumbents' statements regarding parents' involvment in their own children's values and education. To the question discussing, "Should the ultimate source of values and education ...

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It’s the time of year for residents to decide who will represent them within our Borough Council.  As with any elected role, I applaud all who step forward wanting to serve their community, however we must look at the pressing needs and critical issues facing our community and assess the ...

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Four years ago I wrote a letter to the editor (see below) about Tom Foregger and how he has historically fought against every school budget and was part of the Taxpayers Association who urged residents to vote down all school budgets and town referendums.  This is a guy who has forever opposed ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I look outside my home and see piles of bulk pickup rotting and rusting in the sun. Old water heaters, couches, tools. My neighborhood looks like a derelict flea market. Abandoned by the city and the vendor.   Meanwhile, after a group of 50 juveniles congregated along Sample ...

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To the Editor: Dear Neighbors, Protecting the environment, open space, and precious habitats has never been a partisan issue in the past, and it shouldn’t be now, because it matters to all of us. Too often, however, when it comes to protecting the environment, policymakers refuse to take ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday, November 2 may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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Dear Editor: As a minority and an immigrant myself, I want to personally support Kirsten Light and Dr. Larry Nastro as the most qualified candidates to join the Bernards Township Board of Education (BOE). Kirsten is a CPA by profession and working with numbers is her second nature. Larry is a ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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Dear Editor: After spending nearly nine years in City Hall, I have a deep appreciation for the benefits that spring from an independent take on community service. To be a councilperson at large in Hoboken means to serve our entire 60,000 strong community. This effort can’t be sidetracked by ...

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Dear Editor: Over the past week, I have noticed some voter apathy within Passaic County but, more specifically, in Paterson. I want to encourage everyone to vote between now and Tuesday, November 2, 2021. We have the right to be disappointed and still vote. We have the right to be angry and ...

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To the Editor: Keeping people informed and engaged is a basic function of government, and many, many places do a much better job than here in Piscataway. Unfortunately, our current officials are so behind the times that they don’t use the many inexpensive tools that are widely available in other ...

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When I am looking for someone to represent South Plainfield in Trenton, I want someone that will work with the Borough's best interests in mind. Councilman Melanie Mott is that person.  Melanie has hard to hold the line on taxes and bring jobs back to South Plainfield. Today, South Plainfield has ...

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I endorse Dr. Tom Foregger and Sai Bhargavi Akiri  for Board of Ed. As the oath I took "That I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.", I will not vote for any candidate support limited speech that violates our ...

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Rebecca Coniglio, current Board of Education member, is running for re-election this year.  I remember when Rebecca first entertained the idea of serving another term on the NPBOE.  It was June and she and I were out walking and chatting about life. She told me that she was thinking of running ...

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To the Editor: As a family that has had four children attend Chatham schools K – 12, we have directly benefited from the exceptional educational experience provided by the district at all levels.  We have wonderful administrators, faculty, and staff along with a committed board of ...

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To the Editor: On Tuesday, November 2nd, I will be casting my vote for Councilmembers Carolyn Dempsey and Jocelyn Mathiasen.  Carolyn and Jocelyn have worked tirelessly over the past three years to improve Chatham Borough, including helping to revitalize our downtown in the midst of the COVID ...

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Summit is a great small city because of the engaged residents who live here.  So many adults, and children too, offer time, talent and treasure to help make our community the fabulous place that it is.  Helping out in schools and houses of worship, supporting seniors and those who need assistance, ...

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Dear Editor,  I am a parent of a high school freshman at Infinity Institute, and I would like to endorse the Education Matters team for the school board. On Tuesday evening the Infinity Institute PTA hosted an online forum for school board candidates, inviting them to share their thoughts and ...

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