Letters to the Editor

May 15, 2021

I think it is important to provide a clear record of what has occurred thus far in connection to the decision made by Mr. Reinstein, Mr. D’Aquila, Ms. Penna and Ms. Reilly in moving forward with Dr. Varley’s plan to simultaneously implement FDK WHILE implementing redistricting WHILE reconfiguring ...

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Dear Editor, I'm writing this in response to Robbinsville's recent statement concerning the warehouse proposal for Mercer Corporate Park on Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. I do not believe it provided residents a complete and accurate assessment of the proposal.   1. Unlike the previous industrial ...

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Dear Editor, As Chairman of the Public Works Committee and Council Liaison to the Board of Recreation, Mayor Goldberg has asked me to inform our residents regarding what the administration and borough council are planning to do regarding updating and improving our recreational facilities. At ...

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Dear Editor:   Spring has sprung and there are a lot of exciting updates happening within the Recreation Department.     You may remember last year when we were promoting the Parks Master Plan Survey to get feedback from residents. I am pleased to share that at Monday night's Recreation ...

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May 16-22, we celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, when we thank paramedics, EMTs and the entire EMS workforce for their service and sacrifices. It's also an opportunity for EMS to continue to raise public awareness about the critical role of EMS in the community.   Our ...

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To the editor of TAP into Plainfield:  I am writing to endorse Sean McKenna, Mayor for the City of Plainfield. Sean stood out to me as a leader and a thinker since introduction to him upon moving here in 2016.  I heard his questions while serving on the Planning Board and now as the Second ...

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford Dear Editor: At last night's Board of Education (BOE) meeting the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) President read a statement that I encourage you to watch and listen to.  ...

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere: Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to ...

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I respectfully ask that Mayor Radest, the City of Summit Common Council and City staff please leverage technology, processes, and practices that we have all learned during this terrible pandemic and continue to make City of Summit public meetings, specifically Common Council meetings, open ...

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Dear Editor: I wanted to share my experience with getting a vaccine in Hudson County to encourage others to do so as well. As a Hoboken resident, getting his vaccine in West New York, I took a Lyft from my apartment to my appointment. On the way to my appointment, my Lyft driver asked me if I ...

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The Republican Club of Fair Lawn stands in solidarity with the people of Israel. Given what has recently transpired between Israel and the Palestinians it is more important now than it has ever been to show support for our Jewish brothers and sisters.  Yet again the state of Israel is under ...

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To the members of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education; to the teachers, staff, and principals; to my fellow residents and neighbors, and to our students, The Berkeley Heights BOE recently passed the superintendent's recommendation to redistrict the schools into two K-2 schools and two 3-5 ...

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I recently toured the former Soundview Preparatory School property in Yorktown to learn more about an exciting project proposal that seeks to put the property back on the tax rolls, help preserve a valuable piece of local history, increase housing opportunities for seniors, provide public access to ...

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The proposed Yorktown Heights Overlay District that would allow both commercial and residential development on the same property makes sense for the Yorktown Green Shopping Center but not for the historic Soundview property. Yorktown Green is part of the business district. The Soundview property is ...

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It is gratifying to recently learn that the ecosystems and water quality of the Paulins Kill River Watershed are being improved though out Sussex and Warren Counties.  Headwaters of the Paulins Kill River, originate largely in Newton and in Sparta Township, to form the Paulins Kill River which ...

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Dear Neighbor, It is with pleasure and confidence that I offer this letter of support for Rocco Impreveduto as candidate for the Holmdel Township Committee. Rocco is a son of Holmdel with deep roots in the community.  His record of service is impressive - having served on numerous diverse ...

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Madison has volunteerism and community pride. This is shown through our actions. We have May Day. We have Bottle Hill Day. We have many parent teacher organizations. We have the Rotary, Elks, Kiwanis Club, Free Masons, Forum Club, and Thursday Morning Club. We have private foundations, booster ...

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Marisa Ragonese is exactly who we need on the Lakeland Board of Education. She has over 16 years of experience mentoring teens at a teen center she started in Astoria, Queens, and then later as a director for a county-wide civic engagement program for Westchester’s teens and preteens. What ...

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Diversity encompasses racial justice and demolishing sexism. This goes beyond an apology. It means putting your words to action. Real change begins by coming to grips with the fact that just because things were done a certain way doesn’t mean that’s how they should’ve been done or should ...

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Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed HR7 - the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Despite his prior support, Republican Chris Smith voted against this bill.   Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey’s 4th congressional district voted yes on comparable  legislation many times in his ...

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Like many residents of the neighborhoods bordering the proposed Primrose School, we are certain that if approval for this construction is granted, the quality of life on our street will be negatively impacted. Inevitably, the flow and speed of traffic will increase, along with a corresponding ...

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The Primrose School application does not advance the purposes of the 2000 master plan and subsequent re-examinations. In fact, it is contrary to its objectives particularly as it relates to traffic, parking, public health and safety. Summit in soliciting public input to the plan re-examination ...

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It is gratifying to recently learn that the ecosystems and water quality of the Paulins Kill River Watershed are being improved though out Sussex and Warren Counties.  Headwaters of the Paulins Kill River, originate largely in Newton and in Sparta Township, to form the Paulins Kill River which ...

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What the County Commissioners Didn’t Say About the Columbia/Park/Route 24 Ramp Situation Having served as Morris Township’s mayor last year, the County Commissioners’ recent statement regarding Morris Township’s refusal to sign a letter of support for the latest iteration of a Park Avenue ramp ...

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Dear Editor:  According to the Pew Research Center, no matter what your party affiliation, there is equal agreement that citizens should follow what happens in government and politics. The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit 101 year old organization, believes that democratic ...

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Dear Editor:  According to the Pew Research Center, no matter what your party affiliation, there is equal agreement that citizens should follow what happens in government and politics. The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit 101 year old organization, believes that democratic ...

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I hope everyone had a great Mother Day Weekend with their families.  I have been staying extremely busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around Monmouth County. As you may be aware, April 30th was Arbor Day. To celebrate, my fellow Commissioners and I ...

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To the Editor: Regarding the April 27 BOE meeting and the subsequent TAPinto letter to the editor from May 4 by "Bridgewater Parents for a Path Forward" (who I’ll call “BPPF” from here on out): On April 27, Bridgewater BOE members were compelled to put their regular meeting agenda on hold for ...

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To be clear, the opposition to Primrose School is not because we oppose daycare. We recognize that many families, particularly those with two working parents, rely on daycare so that both parents can work. We get it, we have been there ourselves. The issue regarding the Primrose School is based ...

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Governor Phil Murphy mishandled the pandemic, allowing more than 8,000 residents of long term care facilities to die.  Their reaction to COVID put the Murphy Administration in a dark place in history. Now, in an attempt to protect Murphy, the Sussex County Democrats have written a plea for ...

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