Letters to the Editor

November 8, 2018

Plainfield election is over, and it would appear that it will remain politics as usual.   The council remains one mind and the school board plods along with the incumbents.   Mayor Mapp's statement of, "....a failed experiment...."   (to have an alternative for a council seat) was puzzling. I ...

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To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to express my support for Melba Mullins to the candidacy of Plainfield Board of Education. Melba came into my life thirteen years ago when I was entering my sophomore year of Hillside High School. She was appointed class advisor of the graduating class of ...

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To the editor, I am supporting Ron Johnson's independent candidacy for the citywide Councilman-at-Large seat in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. For many years Plainfield has had to endure a discouraging interaction of two Democratic factions at war with one another.  Four ...

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Dear Editor, Over these past weeks, the Plainfield Community and I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives and agendas of the various candidates in the upcoming elections. I am writing to you to express my heartfelt plea for bringing awareness to the state our school ...

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Dear Editor: On October 6th, Scotch Plains residents were appalled to find racist graffiti including antisemitic symbols and words, as well as the use of the n word spray painted to the back of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Sadly, as a resident of many different towns, but in Scotch Plains ...

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I didn’t enroll in Trenton State College in ‘94 to major in “union work”. I studied Elementary Education/English, graduated in ‘98, and began my (now-twenty year) career in the Westfield Public Schools as a fourth-grade teacher. I loved teaching with some amazing educators during my formative ...

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Dear City Council Members: I am writing to you in advance of the 9/11/18 final reading and public hearing on MC2018-22, the proposed ordinance amending the Municipal Code based on the changes made to Plainfield Charter (1968).  I have attached an exhibit showing my four “buckets” of concern ...

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1. 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 days in the Reservation, ...

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On Auguast 9, 2018, Union County Freeholders, with the full complement of Freeholders present, including Rebecca Williams of Plainfield, voted unanimously to approve another, expanded, deer kill in Union County, including the Plainfield owned Cushing Road Retention Basin. The August 9 meeting ...

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