Letters to the Editor

August 12, 2018

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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I strongly urge all registered Democrats or Unaffiliated to vote for Peter Jacob in the NJ-7 primary on 6/5. Peter has name recognition and the experience running one of the most cost effective congressional campaigns in the U.S. during 2016, an example that he walks the talk to get big money out ...

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Back in India, Holi was a holiday observed by almost all states. The holiday would be declared at all educational institutes and offices. It's a two day spring festival also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over bad, the arrival of spring with the ...

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One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do ...

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After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I ...

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Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, ...

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In many ways, it seems only fitting that in this final week of Lent, my reflection on the March for Our Lives in DC should be connected with an Ash Wednesday sermon I heard many years ago entitled “Sitting in the Ash Heap.” The fact that the Parkland shooting occurred on February 14th which was ...

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This past week will certainly be remembered by us all for a very, very long time. Thank you hardly seems sufficient, but it is the very least we can express in appreciation for all the incredible acts of kindness, generosity, selflessness, and volunteerism our community received this past week ...

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A group of students file into a science classroom amid a nervous din of chatter, the air is electric with excitement and nervousness. This small group of approximately 30 students are a studious bunch, largely members of the sophomore class with squeaky clean administrative histories. They are ...

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Every single day, whether I want to be or not, I am reminded how important it is that Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in November and check Donald Trump. Fortunately, there is a terrific candidate in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District who can beat incumbent Leonard ...

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As a lifelong Democrat and 20-year Berkeley Heights’ resident, I am very excited about the upcoming November mid-term elections. Leonard Lance, our Republican Congressman, has proven time and again that he is in lock-step with the Trump–Ryan agenda. His recent attempts to portray himself as a ...

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To The Editor: On Sunday, April 29, 2018, volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be joining forces with residents of New Jersey AND their dogs to take steps toward a common goal: the elimination of suffering caused by cancer. “Bark For Life of Central NJ” is a brand new event that will ...

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Dear Editor: As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County ...

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Dear Editor: I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me. I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood ...

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Dear Editor: Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, ...

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I am writing to express my dismay at the New Providence Council’s actions at its February 12th meeting. The council voted to allow up to three council members (up from 2) to attend committee meetings. Because of Sunshine Laws no more than three can attend a meeting.  In my opion, the objective was ...

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Dear Council Member- I attended the Borough Council meeting on Feb 12, 2018.  I brought my 2 young children to this meeting to see democracy in action in our new hometown but I was left speechless.  It was an obvious display of overreach by the Borough Council.  It absolutely makes no sense ...

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Dear Editor: My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward. I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for. Last week, I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for the ...

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Dear Editor: Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a pillar of consistency in Union County for the last 20 years, having devoted her life to public service. There is no one more qualified and capable to lead us as our next Union County Democratic Committee Chair. Colleen has mentored, coached and ...

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Dear Editor: In  all the years I’ve known Mayor Colleen Mahr, I’ve found her to be a strong and capable leader, completely dedicated to the needs and success of every municipality in Union County.  As  Vice Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee for the past five years, she's earned ...

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Dear Editor: I’m wishing Chairman Green a speedy recovery and wishing his family well during this difficult time. With the resignation of our fine Chairman due to his health, two candidates are pursuing the Chairmanship. I have a firsthand experience working with both candidates on business ...

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Dear Editor: The Roselle Park Democratic Committee and I are pleased to give our full support to Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, to be our next Union County Democratic Committee Chair. Our future as a party county-wide is bright because she will bring her tremendous work ethic, knowledge, and ...

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As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are ...

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It has been another banner year for New Providence. Despite the many challenges faced, we had a record number of accomplishments this year. As promised, we have focused and promoted community at every turn, welcoming many new friends and neighbors to our beautiful borough including our new ...

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     On behalf the of the Gelormini family, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude and thanks to the entire Borough of New Providence for their outpouring of love and support during this terrible time of grief and loss. For those that don’t know us, my husband and I are lifelong residents of New ...

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In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone.  Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The ...

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To the residents of New Providence, It is with sincere appreciation and pride that we graciously accept the honor of serving you as members of the Borough Council.  We would also like to acknowledge and thank Jamie Baer Peterson and Keith Doll.  We will continue to work hard for everyone, ...

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“Could you help us?" they asked. Like most working moms I am very busy...but seriously, how could you ever say anything but YES!  I’m talking about Bob Robinson and Nadine Geoffroy. I have known them for years and during that time I have come to respect and admire them on both a personal as ...

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I consider myself a relative newcomer to New Providence, having moved here in 1991. I say that because the friends we’ve met have been here their whole lives. In fact, many families have lived in town for generations. A great quality of life will bring, and keep, families in a community. And we all ...

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