Letters to the Editor

January 18, 2019

Recently, in your Letters to the Editor section, there were letters written regarding the costs and source of funds for the development of the Granite Knolls Sports Complex on Stoney Street. What is conveniently forgotten is that in 2014, the town had brokered a deal with Spectra Energy to ...

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In 2016, then state Sen. George Latimer, who is now our county executive, submitted a bill (S8211) to have New York State pay taxes on state parkland located within Westchester County. Yorktown has thousands of acres of New York State parkland, including FDR and Trump parks. According to an Oct.

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Editor’s Note: Yorktown News typically restricts letter writers to one per month. However, because the person writing this letter was specifically named and criticized in another letter last week, it is only fair that we allow them to respond. The writer of last week’s letter to the editor ...

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Dear Friend and Business Owner,              On Behalf of the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club, SPJBC, we would like to ask for your support by becoming a Sign Sponsor. Your sign(s) will be displayed on the Ballpark’s Outfield Fences during the Baseball season for everyone’s viewing ...

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To the editor: It was reported on the same day as President Donald Trump's televised Oval Office address – in which he stoked racial resentment of immigrants, using fear as a motivator to rally support for the construction of a $5.7 billion "wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border – that presidential ...

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Thanks to the generosity of Assemblynan Benjie Wimberly, I had the distinct and high honor of attending Governor Phil Murphy's State of the State Address on Tuesday. Attending events such as this becomes a who's who in Jersey politics. Everybody from former governors to the Chief Justice of the ...

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Open your eyes to see the rhythm of a poem. Let your ideas take root A Bee is to a Bloom Beens to a Hemlock Seasons change with the rotation of Earth Every season springs new ideas to root Let it bee an idea of thoughts to the good for you Plant your good seeds in any ...

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Mayor's update, town council opening remarks, Jan. 15, 2019. Good evening everyone. I hope your new year is off to a great start. We are diving right into the new year and I would like to give you an update on a few initiatives. But first I would like to congratulate Westfield resident ...

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An Open Letter to Senator Nellie Pou:   As you know, New Jersey's public schools rank among the finest in the nation. This achievement was made possible due to the unwavering dedication from all of New Jersey's teachers and educational support professionals. In fact, we are proud products of ...

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Dear Editor: The members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tiny Tim Fund  Board would like to thank all residents who participated in the annual Carol Night event in December and made it a successful fundraiser for the organization. In addition to the residents who shared holiday spirit and ...

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A recent Letter to the Editor from Karen Arakelian “It’s Time to Love Our Country More than Hating Our President,” deserves a response.  The Letter writer conflates several different subjects in an effort to use support for the Police Department to attack Democrats in general. Of course we have a ...

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Dear Editor, On January 5th the Borough held its annual reorganization meeting. The meeting which includes some pomp and ceremony sets the course for the upcoming year. In the Mayor’s State of the Borough, Mayor Anesh discuss the accomplishments of the past, but more importantly discusses the ...

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To the editor: Regarding Pulte’s new Hunterdon Creekside “affordable” housing development in Raritan Township, it seems there are 12 affordable units for sale in just the “first building.” How many buildings and units in total have been approved for this project? How many total affordable units ...

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To The Editor: The non elected Township of Nutley boards  (in my opinion) are pretty corruption free in the sense that we are all volunteers and there is no monetary gain or reason to exclude new members for fear of losing a paying job. There is also a desire on our part (the ...

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To the Editor: Later this month, a group of students from Westfield High School’s fencing club will compete in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Independent Fencing Qualifiers at North Hunterdon High School. This will be the second time in three years that the ...

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The Middlesex County School Board Association team along with Christopher Jones, NJSBA Legislative Advocate have been meeting with US Congressman Pallone, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak to discuss concerns with Special ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health met on Jan. 7 for its annual reorganization meeting. Two new members, Sharon Dorry RN, and Denise Rizzolo Ph.D., PA, and one new alternate member, Steven Gorelick Ph.D., were appointed by the Mayor with approval of Town Council. Bill Diamantopoulos ...

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To the Editor: Before the Westfield Ice Rink opened in November, a group of concerned neighbors formed the Gumbert Park Neighborhood Coalition to voice our concerns about the rink being located in a residential neighborhood. Our concerns have been validated. The rink has now been open for ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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To the Editor: For seven years, I testified before the N.J. State Senate and Assembly budget committees, as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for the 24th District on drug issues. Today, drugs, especially opioids, are killing more children of all ages. CNN and ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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