Letters to the Editor

November 7, 2018

When I sat in the hallway outside the Essex County Clerk’s Office in July, trying to think of a three-word slogan for my Board of Education run, the words “Transparency, Accountability, Dignity” quickly came to mind. Over the course of the next few months, I sat in living rooms, coffee shops and ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing to endorse Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. For the past 10 months, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Annemarie Maini, and in the last few months have had the opportunity to get to know Javier ...

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Dear Neighbors, Three years ago, I endorsed Annemarie Maini for the Board of Education because—having worked with her for several years on Presidents’ Council—I knew that she was, even among a group of other smart, deeply committed, and engaged parent volunteers, unique: the one who always went ...

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The recreation fields within the Maplewood/South Orange community are in a state of disrepair, and do not reflect the vitality of our sports programs.   Our towns are growing and shifting in population, and so are increasing popularity of organized athletics.  Unfortunately we have underfunded ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for South Orange Maplewood Board of Education. Their shared commitment to a fair and equitable education for all children, their understanding of what we need in a new superintendent, and their ...

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To the Editor: I write to enthusiastically endorse Annemarie Maini and her running mate Javier Farfan for election to the Board of Education.  I’ve known Annemarie through our work together as volunteers for the Marshall and Jefferson PTAs and as co-presidents of the South Orange Middle School ...

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Having lived in Maplewood for 19 years and with 3 children in MMS and CHS, I have seen too many well-intentioned, but ultimately temporary attempts to fix our challenged schools, too many examples of division in our community, and an embarrassing lack of commitment and leadership from our past ...

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To the Editor: Three years ago I enthusiastically wrote a letter of support for first-time candidate Ms. Annemarie Maini for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. And now, as she has chosen to run for reelection during a critical period for our school district, I proudly do so ...

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My goal in life was always to make it to the NFL….to be able to support myself and my family by means of the game that I love and for which I have a great deal of passion. On October 16, 2010, I suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against the Army Black Knights when I attempted to ...

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I am proud to endorse Narda Chisholm-Greene and her running mate Mike Laskowski for the Board of Education of the Maplewood and South Orange School District.  I believe the Board needs new members who will vote independently and make sound decisions that will lead our district to excel in all ...

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To the Editor: We write in support of the Board of Education candidacy of incumbent Annemarie Maini and first-time candidate Javier Farfan. As two of only three educators in the race, they appear to us as the most qualified to provide governance and oversight of our school district. We are ...

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To the Editor: We write to enthusiastically endorse Annemarie Maini for reelection to the Board of Education in Maplewood and South Orange. This year, our older son is entering Kindergarten at Clinton Elementary, so we are beginning the exciting journey in our school system. Over the past year, ...

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Dear Editor, Joseph DiVincenzo is running for his 5th term in office as Essex County Executive.  I urge each of you not to give Mr. DiVincenzo another term for the following reasons.  To my knowledge, the South Mountain Reservation was chartered as a haven for wildlife, hiking, camping, and as ...

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To the Editor: We write to enthusiastically endorse Annemarie Maini for reelection to the Board of Education in Maplewood and South Orange. This year, our older son is entering Kindergarten at Clinton Elementary, so we are beginning the exciting journey in our school system. Over the past year, ...

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To the Editor: I write to endorse enthusiastically Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education. Annemarie and Javier are leaders who share a vision focused on the needs of children and who have the experience and ability to unite our school community ...

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