Letters to the Editor

May 30, 2020

As the President of the Plainfield’s Benevolent Association, Local #19, and on behalf of our members we are speaking out against the actions that took place in Minneapolis which resulted in the death of George Floyd. We strongly condemn those actions, and there is no place in Law Enforcement for ...

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It's Time Governor Murphy Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us ...

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Dear Editor: In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered ...

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Dear Editor: The All-Democrat Union County Freeholder Board has proposed a budget that does not include an increase in the levy from 2019 to 2020. While this is a nice step, it does not preclude a couple towns from seeing an increase from the county, and for that reason it does not go far ...

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Dear Editor, On March 31, Mayor Adrian Mapp sounded alarms in Plainfield, warning that the city’s tax collection rate would plummet from 97.3% to 70% due to COVID-19. I’m not sure how he surmised that tax collection would tumble that far, and why he would spread such alarmist rhetoric just as ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — I have been a resident of the city of Plainfield for 23 years and honored to serve the residents of the 1st and 4th wards of the Queen City for 4 years. I do not believe that I forfeited my rights as a citizen and my protection under the United States Constitution because I ...

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To the editor, Perusing the local news scene this morning brought word that First and Fourth Ward Councilman-At-Large Barry Goode, Sr. had filed a Tort Claims Act Notice with the City of Plainfield on April 2nd, the first step towards filing a lawsuit against a municipality. The notice indicated ...

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Dear Editor, As a former member of the Plainfield Board of Education and a close follower of the board’s actions, I was surprised to say the least at the recent swearing-in ceremony for Willie Pat Hembree. Ms. Hembree won her seat last November by a margin of only 13 votes, but she won fair ...

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Dear Editor and Citizens of Plainfield: In this trying and dangerous time, I wish health and safety to all of the citizens of Plainfield and all of our elected and other government officials. I hope that everyone will abide by social distancing and the other restrictions that the City has put ...

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Superintendent Diana Mitchell scored a big win with parents and other Plainfield residents when she added an SAT prep course to the high school curriculum. The lack of such a course came to Dr. Mitchell’s attention just a few short weeks ago through board of education member Carmencita Pile. Ms.

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