Letters to the Editor

September 18, 2018

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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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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One state, twenty one counties, five hundred and sixty-six municipalities and six hundred and twenty one school districts. Government and bureaucracy at every level. Maybe, in a Jersey kind of way it all makes sense. The reasons for this abundance of towns and school districts- and the ...

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1. Save Watchung Reservation (SWR) recognizes that the deer population needs to be managed and is not opposed to methods that reduce the deer population in a reasonable and humane way. 2. The 2018-2019 union county deer management program proposal is a radical increase in the number of hunting ...

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To the Editor: I recently read the comparison of property tax rates for all 21 towns in Union County; New Providence was third highest behind Summit and Westfield in a state that has the highest property taxes in the country. New Providence is a 3.5 square mile town with 12,000 residents.

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To the Editor: Currently New Jersey has the highest taxes in the nation. Much to the excess in taxes is due to the “home rule” structure of the 566 municipalities, 617 school districts and 186 fire districts which exist in New Jersey.  For purposes of comparison, Florida has 68 school ...

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Dear BH5K family and friends, Plans are well under way for the 22nd annual BH5K, set for Sunday September 16. Please register by Sept 6th for a $2 savings, guarantee of our custom ringspun cotton performance tee (the most comfortable I have ever worn), sling backpack goodie bag and $10 gift ...

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To The Editor, Leonard Lance represents what’s wrong with Washington, Tom Malinowski represents what’s right. Lance votes against the interests of his constituents, especially when it comes to healthcare. Leonard Lance has attacked affordable health care ever since he got to Congress. Lance ...

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With current development plans Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights will soon look like Main Street in Madison. Are we all looking forward to a 3-4 story canyon?

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The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees ...

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The Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project is the largest and most expensive local public project we will likely witness as Berkeley Heights residents. It is a vast responsibility. Therefore, it was concerning to learn that the Township Council and Mayor placed an ordinance on the agenda June ...

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To the Editor, I support Tom Malinowski, the Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s Seventh District, because he believes in affordable healthcare for all. New Jerseyans and all Americans need access to treatment for their ailments, whether they’re pre-existing, recently contracted, or caused ...

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