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Letters to the Editor

October 15, 2018

Why do people choose to live New Providence? What are some of the reasons people purchase homes and raise families in New Providence? Location, Quality of the Schools, Quality of the Community Activities and Programs. Quality of the Parks and Playing Fields, Quality of Local services, Shopping and ...

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Having grown up in Union County, my wife and I were familiar with the area and we made the decision thirteen years ago to settle in New Providence because of all that it had to offer.  The tight-knit community, the safe environment, and above all, the excellent schools. We knew that this was a ...

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We can all agree that New Providence is a great town. Whether you were born and raised here or moved here more recently, we all take great pride in the community, safety and quality of the schools.  But we also know that New Providence is facing several challenges in the coming years which the ...

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‘It’s all about giving back’.  Were the words that Pete DeSarno, republican candidate for councilman in New Providence, said to me when our paths recently crossed.  When people, such as Pete and Matt Cumiskey, also a long time resident in NP, run for office it’s because they want to ‘give ...

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I have been a neighbor and friend of John FX Keane for about thirty years. During this time we have become good friends and have shared many neighborhood experiences. More importantly, John has been an active member in the workings of our borough. He has served on the Recreation Committee, the ...

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I wish that I was able to vote for Rupa Kale, but alas, my residency in Summit precludes that. What I can do is urge everyone from New Providence to take this candidate very seriously.   Rupa is a powerhouse. I have known her for only five years, but in that time her passion, energy, and ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to endorse Adam Smith as a thoughtful and highly qualified candidate for re-election to the New Providence Board of Education. Adam joined the NP BOE in 1999, and has served our students and community continuously since that time in this role.  He served as BOE ...

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The team of Al Morgan, Peter DeSarno and Matthew Cumiskey has just under 100 years of New Providence residency and extensive involvement with our Community.  They are part of the success story that draws so many of us to this great Community. It is no accident that New Providence is known for ...

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My name is Courtney Mallon and I can’t wait to vote YES next month for Rebecca Coniglio for the New Providence Board of Education. One of the highlights of joining the AWR school family last year has been getting to know Rebecca. Her relentless commitment to supporting our kids and community, ...

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To the Editor, I have known Rebecca Coniglio for five years as she is one of the most involved and caring parents at Allen Roberts Elementary School.  For the past three years, we have been part of the Fun Fair committee at school and through that process I have experienced her good judgment and ...

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My name is Ilyse Rogozenski and I am voting for Rebecca Coniglio for the New Providence Board of Education. I have been an Allen W. Roberts Elementary School parent for the better part of twelve years (with three more to go). In the time I have been there, I have not seen a parent as enthusiastic ...

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Dear Neighbors, My family and I moved to New Providence in 2010 and have been incredibly happy here.  We’ve made many new friends and even some new old friends.  The community has been embracing us since the very first day we arrived.  It is the participation and commitment of the residents, ...

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To all New Providence voters: I write to express my support for Adam M. Smith, who is seeking another term on the New Providence Board of Education. I have known Adam personally and professionally for more than 20 years.  During that period, I also had the privilege of working with him from ...

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I write to express my enthusiastic support for Rupa Kale and John FX Keane for New Providence Borough Council.  Rupa and John have been active members of New Providence, sharing their skills, energy and enthusiasm to many organizations in New Providence for years.  Rupa and John both have extensive ...

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To the Editor, We are writing this letter in support of Adam Smith who is running for New Providence Board of Education.  We have known Adam for many years and have always found him to be reasonable, fair minded and dedicated to community service.  Whenever someone needs a volunteer to help out, ...

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Matthew Cumiskey and Peter DeSarno are the ONLY candidates for the NP Borough Council who will bring ALL of these strengths to the Council: a history of experience with local government extensive community volunteer positions excellent communication skills and an ongoing dialogue with the ...

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Dear members of our community, We are proud to announce and invite all members of the community to join us at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new site of the Berkeley Heights YMCA on Saturday, October 6th at 8:30AM at 59 Locust Avenue to celebrate this important event for Berkeley ...

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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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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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The New Providence Police would like to thank the following: JCP&L for sponsoring the evening along with the Lions Club, Municipal Alliance and BPA. We can always count on the Prestige Diner, Lions Club and Zita’s for donating food and serving.  Additionally, the New Providence EMS, the FD ...

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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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