Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2018

I am writing to express my support for Mayor Woodruff, Alvaro Medeiros and Stephen Yellin this election.  I know some might consider this a bit early but I've given this a good deal of thought for the past two months. Well longer than that, but who's keeping track? The decision for who I would ...

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Dear Editor: I must respond to the insulting letter in last week’s paper from a Republican councilman.    After a couple of paragraphs, where he basically pointed out how wonderful he is, the letter writer criticized Kristine Keefe and Sherri Zwerko for not paying their political dues.   He ...

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Yes, domestic abuse happens in our community among all backgrounds, in both wealthy and modest neighborhoods.  It is the silent secret our neighbors are battling each day.  Bringing awareness helps support victims and escalates interventions to stop the violence and abuse. October is Domestic ...

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Dear Editor, I am a proud resident of Hillsborough for the past 11+ years and have always looked to do business locally or utilize the township resources we have available.  Shawn Lipani is a lifelong resident of Hillsborough who owns and operates his family business, Central Jersey Nurseries.  ...

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To the Editor Having lived in Hillsborough, NJ for the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to get to know Shawn Lipani as a local Hillsborough businessman and a volunteer. His connection to our community is significant. He is a lifetime resident and has raised his family in our town.  He ...

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To the editor: One day in the future our children, living in skyscrapers located in what was once the bucolic and historic Borough of Flemington, will look back and remember the day democracy died in Flemington. That day will be noted as Sept. 19, 2018. It was on this day that the mayor ...

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Dear Editor   How can Democratic candidates for council Keefe and Zwerko believe they are entitled to be on the borough council when they have never volunteered or helped out with any borough events? Well I guess the best way to answer this is to just ask them a few simple ...

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Chatham Borough Council Member Peter Hoffman’s recent statements about New Jersey’s abortion laws being “extremely permissive” and needing “some sort of restriction” should alarm anyone who believes in a woman’s right to choose. It would apparently shock Hoffman to learn that many ...

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I am not a candidate for office. I am a volunteer and helping to run the local Mayor/Town Council campaign. I have a passion for making Berkeley Heights the best town it can be! Over the last few months on social media and more recently in a political mailing and letter to the editor, my ...

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Dear Editor: I wish to give a brief recapitulation of the history of the school funding reform act as I understand it.  In 2008, the New Jersey Legislature enacted a statewide school funding formula, the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA). The SFRA is a "weighted student formula."  The ...

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“Para atras ni para coger impulso!” (Loosely translated to “don’t go backwards not even to gain momentum”).  These are words I heard over and over again in my home. Life is about moving forward, about learning and making decisions based on new information while rooted in values and integrity.

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To the editor:- As the Courthouse Square project nears the end of the local approval process, a flurry of misinformation about this project continues to circulate, much of it by members of Flemington Borough Council who oppose the project. A recent example is the implication that there is ...

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Dear Editor: I have been fortunate to have lived my entire life in South Plainfield.  My father’s family, the Capparelli’s and my mother’s family, the Massaro’s, always believed that an essential part of life is giving back to the community.  Sandy Doyon embodies that spirit, which makes our ...

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Dear Editor: On September 12, 2018, the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC), which contains residents, downtown business, and downtown property owners, unanimously endorsed the Tier 1, Phase 1 downtown redevelopment plan and recommended it for Township Council approval. For ...

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To the Editor: Today, on behalf of my family and me, I should like to express gratitude for the outpouring of support and respect we received honoring our mom, the late Marie D. Panza. Although a more personal acknowledgment will be forthcoming this also serves to express sincere appreciation to ...

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The Yorktown Youth Soccer Club held its 42nd annual Labor Day Weekend Soccer Tournament on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. The tournament was attended by 158 competitive travel teams from across the metropolitan area and was held on the campus of Yorktown High School and other locations around ...

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To the Editor: Town residents have an opportunity to have their voices heard.  The Westfield Board of Health encourages residents to visit the Westfield Regional Health Department website at www.westfieldnj.gov/health to take a short survey. The purpose of the survey is to help the Department ...

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Dear Editor: Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by suicide. While I did not know the ...

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Stephen Yellin, Alvaro Medeiros and I have pledged to run a campaign based upon facts and the issues voters are most concerned about in Berkeley Heights.  It was our hope that the Mayor and his team would do likewise, and we publicly asked them to join us in making this pledge.  Instead, it is ...

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Editor's note: The following letter references the Bernards Township Committee's 3-2 vote to approve a new multifamily housing zone at the Sept. 11 Township Committee meeting. To the Editor: It seems that the Bernards Township Committee continues to point and blame rather than listen and ...

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Dear  TAPinto Springfield Editor: Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by suicide.

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Dear  TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor: Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by ...

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Dear Editor Two weeks ago I wrote a letter questioning why Mayoral Candidate Doyon’s signs first discuss their party affiliation before the candidates. In particular, I wrote that the signs say “Elect Democrats” before listing their names and this was after they spent the summer saying they put ...

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Dearest Friends: On September 5 our loving son Kevin was taken from us. While our hearts remain heavy, the prayers that so many in our Paterson family shared in the hours and days that followed helped carry us through a dark time. Our faith tells that Kevin is in heaven, and our hearts are ...

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A victory by Tom Malinowski would send a bad message: no good deed by Leonard Lance goes unpunished by the voters. Don’t send that message. Incumbent Congress Member, Leonard Lance, a moderate Republican, is known for reaching across the aisle to solve problems. In fact, Leonard is a key member ...

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Dear Editor:   Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by suicide. While I did not know ...

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To the editor: This fall, Berkeley  Heights residents face an important decision in their vote for Mayor and Township Council. Our team, including Michael D’Aquila and Michelle Greco, encompass a lengthy background in law, engineering, and finance – providing important experience that ...

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Dear Editor,  I have recently undertaken a mission, which I call What’s Great About Green Brook! We have lived in Green Brook for 18 years and raised two children through the Green Brook school systems and Watchung Hills Regional High School. Both children now attend top universities - a credit ...

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To the editor:  Residents of Flemington will have a unique opportunity in November to decide both the history and future of Flemington. And the question we have to decide upon is this: Will we demolish our history to make way for 100-foot-tall modern development complexes, or will we seek to ...

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Dear TAPinto Springfield Editor, We hear much this time of year telling drivers to be more careful because schools are back in session. Children, of course, are one of our most previous commodities, and all of us need to drive at our most cautious and attentive around schools. This also includes ...

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