Letters to the Editor

November 24, 2019

Back in June, soon after my primary win,  our Vice Chair shared with me her personal motto which then became the continual source of strength throughout my campaign. That motto, “be a voice not an echo”, is why I chose to run for Hawthorne Council, I wanted to be a voice.  I wanted to be the voice ...

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who voted for me for Ward 2 Council election on November 5, 2019.  I appreciate your confidence in my knowledge and experience to do what’s in the best interest of Hawthorne, and for recognizing my leadership with the local and county ...

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I want to thank all of our volunteers, Ward 3 voters, local businesses and the people of Hawthorne for their support of our campaign! As an Independent Green Party candidate, I knew we would face challenges and have to work to overcome objections. We ran a clean-transparent campaign, open to ...

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Team Goldberg would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the voters who took time out of their busy schedules to go to the polls on election day and help shape the future of Hawthorne. To our many supporters, we say thank you for your continued trust in our stewardship, and for not ...

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I’d like to thank those who helped work on my campaign, put signs on their lawns, and especially the voters of the 4th Ward for their continued support.  It was a challenge going door to door this year with my recent heath scare which only makes this opportunity even more meaningful. I have again ...

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I want to personally and sincerely thank each and every one of you who supported my campaign, made it out to vote, or just took the time to encourage and cheer me on.  Every comment, hug, and kind word meant the world to me these last few months.   We came so very close to making a change in ...

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In today's Ward 2 election, over 700 votes were cast, and currently, Rayna and I are separated by 5 votes (375-380), with less than a percentage point between us. We still have provisional ballots to count, which may take some time.  However, I want to thank everyone who brought me this far!  This ...

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I have often told people it is easier to throw stones than to catch them. I know catching stones is sometimes part of my job, but recently, my character was unfairly attacked for political purposes and I think it’s time to set the record straight. I perform weddings for close friends and ...

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I am appalled that Hawthorne might have a “completely repugnant and backward unofficial policy” as Kimberly Maciejewski mentioned in her letter to the editor, towards handling marriage requests. Hawthorne must be a welcoming community to all that already live here and those considering to settle ...

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You can always tell when it’s an election year in Hawthorne. The Hawthorne Democrats hastily assemble a slate of candidates, most of whom have no experience in municipal government or record of service to the community, and then start telling anyone who will listen what’s wrong with Hawthorne.

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When my then-fiance Drew and I discovered Hawthorne, New Jersey during our home search, one of the biggest selling points was the friendly, welcoming, and inclusive qualities of the community.  While stopping for lunch in town during our open house visits we were greeted with friendly smiles and ...

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I am writing to encourage Hawthorne to “Vote Row A all the way”.   Specifically, I can speak of the Democratic candidate for Ward 2, Mr. Thomas Bushnauskas.  As a lifetime resident of Hawthorne, Mr. Bushnauskas knows firsthand about the community and truly cares about his fellow citizens.   His ...

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Dear Editor: I have had the pleasure of knowing Rayna Laiosa since 1988.   She was a student in my US History I class at Hawthorne High School.  A conscientious individual, Rayna always presented herself as a hard-working, dedicated  learner, who did well in her studies. The following year as a ...

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