Elections

May 29, 2020

To the Editor: I didn’t expect to be spending the spring semester of my junior year in college quarantined in Piscataway, my hometown. I’ve been enjoying my time at Franklin and Marshall College, where I am majoring in sociology and political science, preparing to be a citizen of the world.

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I met Arati Kreibich on the bus ride down to the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. We connected as two moms who are concerned about the climate crisis and our children’s future on this planet, and we immediately started organizing.  Arati has the courage to step up when action is needed, and ...

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I don’t know if everyone in Piscataway has been following the race for Mayor and Council seats in the upcoming Democratic primary. For sure, we’ve all had a lot on our plates these past three months. But one thing that’s stood out to me is the need for TERM LIMITS. Mayor Wahler has been mayor ...

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As a student, the amount of uncertainty being created by COVID-19 is tremendous; it’s hard to know what type of world I’ll be graduating into or even what the job market will look like when this ends. But this uncertainty has been an ongoing struggle for students saddled with massive debts, and ...

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Growing up, voting was always a priority in my household. As a family, we’d watch televised debates and were told how we were literally the first generation of voters in the family BORN with secured voting rights. I had a firsthand view of political activism with my grandmother and mother holding ...

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Dear Editor: The recent reports of alleged voter fraud has put a black eye on the city of Paterson. Granted, we are living in unprecedented times and circumstances because of COVID-19, however, it would have been prudent for Governor Phil Murphy to have postponed the May election given our ...

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What happened to the relationship between the Township of Berkeley Heights and EPIC Management, Inc.?  At last night's Town Council meeting it was clear to me the relationship has been damaged for a long time.  Below is an email I sent to the Mayor and Council members offering my assistance to ...

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In the short time that I knew Roger Terry before doing research on him for this election, I learned of his many community activities to help build our town and address the needs of Montclair residents. He embodies the ideals of Montclairians, which are one of the reasons so many of us love our ...

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Dear Editor: As we all know these are unprecedented times that you and I are living thru. As a public safety director that served two administrations, I witnessed homicides, fires and floods. However, I also saw the humanity in the residents of the greatest city in the United States------- the ...

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To all 12 Candidates for Commissioner: As a resident of the township of Nutley and voter trying to select the 5 candidates I found that there is not enough information for me to make an educated choice on whom to vote for. All that is available for the most of the voters is your "candidate ...

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I will refer to Maria Hamlin as Chief because that is how I met her and how I will always remember her. Being a Chief is the highest enlisted military rank earned and it takes great drive and total commitment to the utmost personal and professional standards. When I transferred into the unit ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents: Executive Order No. 120 signed by Governor Phil Murphy last week, has postponed the 2020 Primary Election from June 2 to July 7, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order includes the postponement of the primary for President, the U.S.

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To the Editor: Mark Hamilton and Ashley Felice ended their campaign letter to the editor of April 7 with this Affordable Housing claim: “... neither of us has ever suggested that the Township should sue anyone (it's on video Mr. Mayor. Never happened).” That's a direct quote from the final ...

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We, like many communities, have seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Montclair Department of Health is reporting that we currently have 50 cases, with ten people who did not survive the illness. All of those who did not survive had underlying health conditions. To the families of ...

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Dear Editor, We have witnessed utter chaos throughout this nation, and particularly in New Jersey as a result of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. With the need for social distancing and required closure of all non-essential businesses, offices and the like, I think it’s only fitting that the ...

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Dear Editor: Thumbs down to Paterson’s 2nd Ward City Councilman Shahin Khalique for his recent actions in garnering support for his re-election in May.  In a Covid-19 world with Federal, State and City Executive Orders restricting residents from venturing outside unnecessarily in an effort to ...

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