Elections

May 12, 2021

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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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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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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We were thrilled when we heard that Councilman Dardia was seeking another term as Ward 2 council person. Mike has worked tirelessly in his role on Town Council to creatively solve complex and meaningful issues to improve the quality of life for his constituents and the town at large. He has been ...

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Over the next few days, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are likely to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position as Conference Chair. Why? Because she will not stop telling the truth about the 2020 election and Trump's “Big Lie.” She will not stop telling the truth ...

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Dear Community Members,  How did we get here?  How did we get comfortable with people spreading vitriol, anger, hate … all in the name of politics?  When did this become ok? The answer, of course, is: it’s not ok. But, as Holmdel enters another election cycle, tactics that have become ...

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To the Editor and the Residents of the Town of Westfield: It has been brought to our attention that someone has used the Rialto Marquee Sign without our knowledge and our consent to publish messages to demean and criticize Mayor Brindle and her policies in managing the Town of Westfield. With ...

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Dear Editor,  I am voting for Bobby Brown, Bill Haskins and Karen Hilton because it is a vote for good governance: openness, transparency, priority and goal setting, accountability.   The Board of Trustees sets the priorities of our government, aligns our staff and budget against those ...

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Dear Editor, It is with excitement that I provide my full endorsement of the Hilton, Haskins & Brown team for South Orange Village Board of Trustees. I genuinely believe Karen Hilton, Bill Haskins and Bobby Brown will serve the citizens of the South Orange with the same passion and vigor ...

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The Westfield Mayor and Council will soon decide whether to permit the sale of pot in Town. Some suggest that simply because marijuana is now legal in New Jersey, Westfield should embrace pot shops selling edibles, joints, and related products. Really? Gun ranges, adult videos, and go-go dancing ...

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Letter to the Editor: As a 30-year resident of South Orange I have been lucky enough to work with many Trustees, volunteers and administrators. Our Village is built on people who give their time and effort to improve the lives of all residents and to welcome those who visit our town. That is why ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing to urge my fellow South Orange residents to vote Hilton, Haskins, Brown on May 11th. As an active community member for 23 years and Village Trustee for the last 8 years, I have a unique perspective on what makes our community successful and Karen Hilton, Bill Haskins, ...

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After two years serving on the South Orange Board of Trustees, I have a very different understanding of the role versus the one I imagined while. Structurally, we are an oversight body, which is of utmost importance. In practice, in addition to oversight, we provide a collection of synergistic ...

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“Can you meet me for coffee? I have an idea.” So it begins, Dawn Mackey has put her mind to a project. Although this simple question may seem like she is just conceiving it, this powerhouse councilwoman is many steps ahead in her mind. She sees the entire event unfolding, smiling children, happy ...

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I first met Dr. Christopher Tamburro around 13 years ago, while interviewing him for a volunteer position on the Verona Rescue Squad. I was immediately impressed by his resume and qualifications, including having served as the Chief of his previous volunteer organization, the Long Valley First Aid ...

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Dear South Orange residents, I am very pleased to offer this letter of endorsement for three exemplary candidates for the South Orange Board of Trustees in the May 11 election. They are Karen Hartshorn Hilton, Bill Haskins, and Bobby Brown. Over the last 5-10 years, I have seen both Karen and ...

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To the Editor: I urge all South Orange residents to vote for Karen Hilton and her running mates in the May 11th municipal election for Board of Trustees. Karen and I are longstanding South Orange residents and over the years we have worked together in a variety of volunteer positions. She was a ...

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As a resident of Ward 1, I am so happy to hear that Councilwoman Linda Habgood is running to be our Town Council representative again. She has been such an asset to our town and our community over the last three and a half years. I remember learning about our incoming town council members back ...

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To the Editor: There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to ...

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Amanda Como is running for Ward 1 Councilperson, and I couldn’t think of a better candidate. I have known Amanda for the past 11 years, first meeting when our kids were in the YMCA pre-school program and maintaining a friendship through the years. When I learned of her run for Ward 1 ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to enthusiastically endorse David Contract for re-election as Ward 3 Councilman. I’ve lived in Westfield for over 30 years, and I’ve never seen my councilman work as hard and care as much about our community as Councilman Contract. And I know he’ll continue ...

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Dear Editor,  We are writing to encourage our fellow South Orange residents to join us in voting on May 11 to re-elect Karen Hilton and elect her running mates Bill Haskins and Bobby Brown as Village Trustees.   We have been fortunate to know Karen for nearly 20 years, as a friend and fellow ...

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To the Editor: As a resident of Ward 1, in Westfield for more than 27 years, I am delighted to support Councilwoman Linda Habgood’s reelection to the Town Council as our Ward 1 representative.  I first learned that Councilwoman Habgood was head of the Town Finance Committee at a 2018 Town ...

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Sadly, crime victim blaming and shaming is alive and well in Westfield.  Like me, I am sure that you have received dozens of Nixle alerts from the Town advising of yet another stolen car, but quickly adding that it was “unlocked” or that the “key fob was left inside.”  I understand and agree that ...

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When I heard Amanda Como was running for Town Council, my immediate reaction was: yes! this makes perfect sense! For nearly 10 years, since our kids were in pre-school, I have been lucky to call Amanda my friend. We have taken our daughters to Girls’ Leadership workshops together, she has ...

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  Dear Editor:  I am writing this letter to address an obvious elephant in the room. So, with that being said let’s get down to it. The moment Governor Phil Murphy announced that elections would be conducted via vote-by-mail, I sounded the alarm about the potential of voter fraud, ...

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   Today Gov Murphy and his campaign leveled an outlandish attack on Jack Ciattarelli by labeling him a misogynist.  This accusation is so incredibly far from the truth (which we will get to in a moment) that as a father of two young daughters and a strong supporter of Mr. Ciattarelli I felt the ...

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18:   To Whom It May Concern,              After careful consideration by The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters leadership and its New Jersey members, we have decided to endorse the slate of Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Robert ...

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From the Desk of Chairman Shaun Golden                                  March 11, 2021   Dear Fellow Republicans:   I am writing to you with an important message about the upcoming county convention scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021.  As you may know, there are three ...

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