Letters to the Editor

Regarding Mayor Hern's Email

0d490cf8aa3de888b3be_letter_to_the_editor.jpg
0d490cf8aa3de888b3be_letter_to_the_editor.jpg

As an informed citizen of New Providence, I find the recent article concerning Brooke and Stephanie Hern’s personal lives very inappropriate.  I am not sure what good it does for our community to know anything of this nature, regardless of whom it concerns and regardless of whose “side” is being told.  This kind of knowledge is not necessary for the average citizen of New Providence to be able to make an informed decision regarding town politics, and therefore has no business being published in such a manner.

As the daughter of both Brooke and Stephanie Hern, I find this extremely hurtful.  Nobody has any business knowing any of the personal issues among our family.  My mother is a private citizen of this town and did not consent to any of this information.  This course of action is not just hurtful to Stephanie.  It is hurtful to me, an eighteen-year-old college student, it is hurtful to my brother, a twelve-year-old seventh grader, and it is hurtful to my sister, a nine-year-old fourth grader.  We innocent bystanders need not to be dragged into the public eye.  Yet we keep finding ourselves there and by such damaging means.

My mother is the strongest, most kind, most altruistic person I know.  She has gone to hell and back to try and give us a normal standard of living.  She is supportive.  She without fail has been present at every performance I have ever done.  She is loving, and she is nurturing.  She is a best friend to my peers and to her own.  She is funny, caring, passionate, and hard working.  People are entitled to believe what they wish, but no one deserves to be forced into the spotlight like this.  Whoever took part in the publication of this disgrace of an article should be ashamed. 

Sign Up for E-News

Sincerely,

Allyson Hern

Editor's Note:  This letter concerns this article published on The Alternative Press.  The article included emails that were sent by Mayor Hern and an anonymous individual to hundreds, if not thousands, of New Providence residents.  We wrote the article and published the emails because they are newsworthy and a matter of public concern as they deal with accusations made against Mayor Hern and his rebuttal to them.  It is our unfortunate responsibility to do so.  We published the emails in their entirety since that is how they were distributed and so our readers could form their own opinions regarding the issues raised.  As for the article itself, The Alternative Press does not wish to cause any harm to Stephanie Hern, her children, or Mayor Hern, for that matter.  As a newspaper accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, we are reporting on these issues to provide our readers with the information they may need to make informed decisions regarding Mayor Hern and the governance of the Borough.  We take no joy in doing so, particularly as residents of this great Borough.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Complete the Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) Program at Union County College in Five Weeks

July 17, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22. If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, benefits administrator, supervisor or meetings and events planner, this program is for you.

Save the Date for Back to School Enrollment Night at My Gym New Providence

Join us at our Back to School Enrollment Night and discover why kids from infants to 10 years old love My Gym!  Parents can explore our immaculate state-of-the-art facility, meet our amazing staff,  learn about our award winning programs, and check out our fantastic Birthday Party packages. 

We are celebrating 35 years of My Gym, so it's the perfect ...

17 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot!! The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is July 25, 2018

The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at PracticeHard.com before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm deadline will be ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for New Providence Tuesday Afternoon

July 3, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

Sign up for our free enews and get ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Before & After: The Contrasting Color Kitchen Remodel

July 5, 2018

Before and After

Over the years we have designed and remodeled hundreds (if not, thousands) of kitchens.  Every client and kitchen are different, which makes for a very interesting job working as a kitchen designer! But every once in a while, a kitchen comes along that really makes you stop, think, and appreciate the beauty of transformation.  One of the most rewarding experiences is ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Tue, July 17, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Carousel_image_3c7abbb40c05a3108a26_yoga_stretch

Tue, July 17, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Essential Hatha Yoga

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Tue, July 17, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Tue, July 17, 9:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Tue, July 17, 10:00 AM

Healing the Children, new providence

Summit Old Guard

Giving Back

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

Try answering the ...