Candidate Statements

November 7, 2018

Yesterday, Berkeley Heights residents braved the rain and the crowds and made good on what we had heard repeatedly as we knocked on doors all over town. They showed their strong support for us but moreover, they showed that they are ready for change. They demonstrated that Berkeley Heights has a ...

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Congratulations to the Democrat team of Angie Devanney, Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medieros. They worked hard and their message resonated with residents.. We all want the very best for Berkeley Heights and we will ensure a smooth transition.  Thank you to the residents of Berkeley Heights for your ...

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As we approach election day on Tuesday November 6th, I would like to talk about my team and our record, and you the voter can be the judge. We have been working very hard these past few years to transform our town’s business and residential community while simultaneously and successfully managing ...

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As I continue to meet residents as we go door to door, I have been asked why I want to be on this Town Council again. And my answer is simple:  I care about this Town and know that my years of engineering experience are needed at this very critical point in our history.  When I first moved to ...

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I am running for Town Council because I care about our Town, I have the right SKILLS and EXPERIENCE and am willing to take ACTION to guide us through the changes that are happening in Berkeley Heights.  The ability to take ACTION matters.  In the few months that I have been on the Council I have ...

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The toxic political atmosphere in Washington DC is in danger of becoming a reality here in Berkeley Heights. Rather than campaign on the issues, the Woodruff-D'Aquila-Greco team has resorted to scorched-earth, disgusting character attacks on Angie Devanney. We have now confirmed that the ...

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Three years ago we ran on a platform of taking the Berkeley Heights School District from “Good to Great”.  To accomplish that, we put a comprehensive strategic plan in place which is now starting its third year and we have accomplished a great deal.  Over the course of the last several weeks, we ...

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After many months of meeting with and listening to residents across Berkeley Heights, I believe our community wants real, positive change in Township government. That inclusive, community-driven change is what Angie Devanney, Alvaro Medeiros and I want to bring to Berkeley Heights government. If – ...

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Only three towns in New Jersey have Berkeley Heights’ form of government. It is unique because the mayor ONLY votes in the instance of a tie. Currently, there is one differing voice on the Township Council, Susan Poage. If our entire team is elected, given the nasty tone of this campaign, there may ...

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I am asking all parents and residents to make their vote count in the Board of Education election next Tuesday, November 6th. As a parent of a Berkeley Heights student,  when elected I will make sure to be your common-sense voice and represent you. My primary focus will be to make sure: -We ...

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As Berkeley Heights Town Council Vice President, I have been elected to represent all residents.  I am honored to be running with fellow Councilperson Michelle Greco and our Mayor, Robert Woodruff.  We are just like you: neighbors and taxpayers. And, just like you, we want to know exactly how our ...

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My name is Michelle Greco and I am running for Town Council because I care about our Town and I have the SKILLS and EXPERIENCE to guide us through the changes that are happening in Berkeley Heights.  Our Town is growing and I believe that we need to take a careful look at our TRANSPORTATION ...

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Is Berkeley Heights in a better place now than it was four years ago?  I say a resounding YES to that simple question and here’s why… Under my leadership, Berkeley Heights is now the fifth safest municipality in the State and was rated the sixth best place to live by NJ Monthly.  We have the ...

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As Election Day rapidly approaches, it seems that an old saying applies to one of the most important issues on which Berkeley Heights voters should base their decision: “what’s old is new again.” I’m referring to a plan to woefully overdevelop land on Emerson Lane and Hillcrest Road, greatly ...

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The Berkeley Heights Board of Education must take a proactive role when it comes to student cost and the changes happening in our town. Our cost per student has soared over the past decade.  The Board has opted for questionable spending on expensive and unproven initiatives.  Residents deserve ...

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Question: What does a mom with a friend in Basking Ridge, a parent struggling with transportation for her child, and a doctor in our community all have in common? Answer: They all reached out to a Board of Education member with an idea and within short order the solution they suggested was ...

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Many governing bodies at the federal, state and county level make development funds available to their constituent entities in the form of grants. These grants can be applied for by municipalities to augment tax collections in satisfying whatever needs may be covered under the grant ...

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Shovels are in the ground for the NEW Municipal Building to replace the one built in 1939!  This is one of the biggest projects our Town has ever initiated in our history. It’s truly groundbreaking.  Keep in mind that we will house the police, recreation, engineering, administration, seniors, ...

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Last week, the Township of Warren voted to accept a court-imposed settlement with the NJ Fair Share Housing Center.  This was unwelcome news for many Berkeley Heights residents. As many will recall, this is the same property that Berkeley Heights residents overwhelmingly voted to prevent ...

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I am not a politician.  I strive to be a good mother, wife and friend. My parents, who immigrated to this county, shaped my values. They taught me the value of rolling up my sleeves and working hard to solve problems and get results. Their life lessons made me who I am today - the right leader for ...

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We must end the groupthink mentality on our BOE. I recently noticed that the current incumbent Board of Education members running for re-election have teamed up to create a joint campaign task force and are publishing joint articles and candidate statements. I believe this is why the parents ...

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Three years ago we ran on a platform of taking the Berkeley Heights School District from “Good to Great”.  Our orginal candidate statement on October 1st outlined some of the exciting things that have been happening in our schools in the areas of student success, safety and security, community ...

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Make no mistake about it, I personally know first-hand that our municipal and Board of Education employees, and our volunteers do a great job with the limited resources they have to work with. But being a member of a governing body, particularly one with a small population, means jumping in the ...

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Reinstein and Reilly, current members of the BH Board of Ed (BOE) write in their Oct. 7th candidate statement in TAPinto BH that "how important investments in technology have contributed to improved student learning, not only throughout the district, but also on an individualized student basis.  ...

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Three years ago we ran on a platform of taking the Berkeley Heights School District from “Good to Great” and last week we published our initial candidate statement sharing some of the exciting things that have been happening in our schools in the areas of improved student success, upgraded safety ...

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Three years ago we ran on a platform of taking the Berkeley Heights School District from “Good to Great”.   We have accomplished a great deal since then so we would like to share with you some of the exciting things that are happening in our schools….because results matter. Improved Student ...

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My name is Gentiana Vandeventer Brahimaj. I am running for a seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education in the election this November 6th. My husband and I moved to Berkeley Heights 18 years ago and we are the proud parents of three children. Our older daughter and son are products of the ...

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As we get closer to Election Day, we’ve been thrilled by the increasingly strong support our campaign has received. Residents we meet while going door to door or in small groups are grateful to learn what’s going on in Berkeley Heights, and really appreciate the positive solutions we have for the ...

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We are your neighbors and are proud to serve as your elected representatives. We’ve been working hard to make Berkeley Heights an even better place for families and residents of all ages to thrive. We focus on four “C’s”: containing costs, continuously improving infrastructure and management ...

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We are proud to be running to serve the people of Berkeley Heights as Mayor and Township Council members, respectively. As we’ve met with and listened to residents across our town for the last several months, one of the most important things they’ve told us is that they’re sick and tired of ...

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