Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2022

Dear Book Review Committee, I am a parent of five children—one graduate, one in Crompond, and three currently at Yorktown High School. I am deeply concerned about the book review process and have some thoughts I’d like to share with the Committee. At this point in time, the Book Review Committee ...

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Dear Paterson, NJ Will this be the year of CHANGE? Or another 4 years of the SAME? We are 40 plus days away from our mayoral and council at large election. The candidates have been certified. Debates and community forums have been scheduled. The race is on for four of the top seats of ...

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Dear Paterson, NJ Will this be the year of CHANGE? Or another 4 years of the SAME? We are 40 plus days away from our mayoral and council at large election. The candidates have been certified. Debates and community forums have been scheduled. The race is on for four of the top seats of ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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To the Editor: I have been a resident of Chatham for 50 yrs. We chose to live here because it was family-oriented, had good schools, a diversity of shopping, ie: small A&P, Butcher shop, Small Dept. Store, etc. and good transportation to NYC.  We now have a downtown of banks, restaurants, ...

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Dear Paterson, NJ Will this be the year of CHANGE? Or another 4 years of the SAME? We are 40 plus days away from our mayoral and council at large election. The candidates have been certified. Debates and community forums have been scheduled. The race is on for four of the top seats of ...

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Dear Editor: Before I begin my letter, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Corey Lewis Teague, and I have served the Paterson community as an activist for 25 years. I am an ordained and licensed member of the clergy. I am a crisis liaison for the National Action Network. I am a ...

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There has been much discussion on my decision to abstain on the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity plan voted on and approved by the BOE during the last meeting. I feel I was clear on my reasoning during the March 17,2022 Board Meeting, but I want to take this opportunity for further context as a ...

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There has been much discussion on my decision to abstain on the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity plan voted on and approved by the BOE during the last meeting. I feel I was clear on my reasoning during the March 17,2022 Board Meeting, but I want to take this opportunity for further context as a ...

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This is a follow-up to Steven Feinstein’s Feb. 25 Letter to the Editor questioning the “cozy” relationship between Town Board officials and Unicorn Contracting, the developer who plans to replace the historic Underhill Farm property with 165 condo/apartment units. There are additional “cozy” ...

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Dear Editor: I read in the papers that Governor Murphy is proposing a 21.4% increase in state aid for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. If my calculations are right, that means our school district will receive over an additional 1 million dollars in aid from the state for a total of ...

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My name is Shulamit Lazarus.  I’m here because it’s come to my attention that one of your board members, Marc Amoresano, posted a meme on Facebook showing a picture of Anne Frank which alluded to the mandates and drew a connection to the Holocaust. I then learned that he was being accused of ...

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Disclaimer: The below was written by Mr. D’Aquila and Mrs. Penna and shared with each Board of Education member before public dissemination.  We all know the challenges that have faced our community, our schools, and our students over the last two years. We are all aware we will have to work ...

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Nature has caused climate change in the past, but almost always that change occurred slowly enough for most life on earth to adapt. That’s the critical difference now. According to NASA and others, we are right now warming the planet almost 30 times faster than nature would, with even faster ...

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There is an organizational and informational meeting at the Lake Mohawk Country Club's Mohawk Room on March 31 at 7p.m. for people who are opposed to the proposed 880,000 square foot warehouse (truck terminal) being constructed on Demarest Road and stopping future warehouses in Sparta. The ...

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To the Editor: There has been a lot of discussion about the Post Office Plaza redevelopment recently. In response to e-mails that I have received and many questions on social media, I wanted to share my understanding of where we are and what the next steps will be. I am writing this as an ...

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There is an organizational and informational meeting at the Lake Mohawk Country Club's Mohawk Room on March 31 at 7p.m. for people who are opposed to the proposed 880,000 square foot warehouse (truck terminal) being constructed on Demarest Road and stopping future warehouses in Sparta. The ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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To the Editor,  It is about time someone gets after the cable and telephone companies to clean up these unsightly and hazardous conditions. I can not believe a beautiful supermarket building was finally built, and this unsightly condition has been left for several years now! Not only is it in ...

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To the Editor,  In response to the article "Knowledge will power Somers Library's future" in The Somers Record's March 17 issue, I would like to add some insight for the "folks who run the Somers Library (who) are eager to see it start a new chapter in its life." I guess that is a good thing, ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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One promise I made during my campaign was to communicate through as many avenues as possible to the residents of Berkeley Heights on essential matters, and so I would like to share my position in connection to the preliminary budget as well as my reasons for voting "NO" Budget data for the March ...

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One promise I made during my campaign was to communicate through as many avenues as possible to the residents of Berkeley Heights on essential matters, and so I would like to share my position in connection to the preliminary budget as well as my reasons for voting "NO" Budget data for the March ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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Last month, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy stated that he supports high-quality, top-performing schools regardless of whether they are charter, district, magnet, or private. This gave parents like me hope that schools like Achievers Early College Prep would expand to serve students past ninth ...

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Janet Onishi holds a doctorate in biochemistry. She is a retired basic research scientist with Merck & Co. where she was a key member in drug discovery for antifungal agents, two of which are now FDA approved drugs. She lives in Westfield, NJ. The conceptual plans for developing the fields ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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