Letters to the Editor

Longtime Resident Supports Maffucci for Town Council

Dear Editor:  My name is Mike Santucci and I am writing to express my support for Councilman Michael Maffucci in this upcoming November election. Having lived in Cedar Grove for many years, I know that Mike will continue to put forth the values and morals that this town stands for. Michael’s service extends much deeper than being a current councilman. For many years, he has been involved in St. Catherine of Sienna church and has worked with the Elks Club on numerous occasions. Mike and I have known each other for a long time and through our numerous interactions I can honestly say that he is a man with integrity and will serve our town with the utmost honor and rectitude.

Last Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to see Councilman Maffucci going door to door on my street. I noticed that when he talked to my neighbors, he would give them undivided attention and understanding to ensure them that he is committed to each resident in our town. On his flyer, I was also surprised to see his cell phone number and email prominently displayed so that if any resident had a question, they would be able to reach out to him directly. It is more than evident that transparency is a large part of Councilman Maffucci’s campaign; however, he will also maintain this transparency and accountability if elected to continue to serve on our town’s council.

Aside from seeing Mike actively engaging with residents, I was also pleased to hear some of the ideas that he put forth at his first council meeting on September 14th. Most notably, the proposed moratorium on all new building in town until a Master Plan is finalized. I am in agreement with this idea because I feel that it is important to keep Cedar Grove a close-knit community that allows each resident to benefit from this family-like atmosphere. Secondly, I am in total support of a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk that Michael proposed to take place at Panther Park. Almost everybody is affected in some way by cancer and this is a great way to raise awareness and bring the community together as one.

Sign Up for E-News

In the Candidate Statement released by Councilman Maffucci, he mentions preserving the natural features of Cedar Grove, such as the trees and wildlife. By maintaining these natural landscapes, Cedar Grove will continue to be an area where people aspire to reside. I agree with Mike in this respect and think this is important for Cedar Grove to have this appeal for many generations to come.

It is quite clear that Councilman Michael Maffucci is dedicated to making Cedar Grove a better place for not only current residents and their families but for future residents and the many generations to follow them. Please join me in voting for him on November 3rd.


Mike Santucci

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Essex County Sheriff Bomb Disposal Unit Conducts Sweep at Nutley High School

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TAPinto Nutley that the bomb disposal unit was parked in front of Nutley High School Friday afternoon. 

Members of the Essex County Sheriff's Office are working with the Nutley Police Department as the investigation following the Instagram incident continues. The bomb disposal unit conducted a sweep of the ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 13, 2018

February 5, 2018 – February 11, 2018

On February 6, 2018 officers investigated a report of a burglary to two motor vehicles at an Eileen Drive address. An unknown actor had entered the unlocked vehicles during the overnight hours. Residents are reminded to remove valuable items and lock all vehicles in their driveways.

On February 9, 2018 at 3:03 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a ...

Verona Superintendent Responds to Safety Concerns After Florida School Shooting

February 16, 2018

It saddens me to write to you in the days following the senseless act that occurred in Parkland, Florida. A tragedy that takes innocent lives from their loving families in a place that is suppose to be a safe haven can have an emotional effect on so many people, and it is natural for children and their parents to be concerned for their own safety.

The Verona Public Schools are the foundation ...

Following Florida Massacre, East Brunswick Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

February 17, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move would ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, February 21, 3:00 PM

Cedar Grove Rescue Squad, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove High School Community Blood Drive

Health & Wellness


Thu, February 22, 6:30 PM

Robert O'Toole Community Center, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce Meeting and ...

Business & Finance

Mon, February 26, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Cedar Grove High School’s Sport Management Class Joins #TeamZoey in the Fight Against Progeria

February 16, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ- Cedar Grove High School’s Syracuse University Project Advance has decided to donate all proceeds from this year’s Annual Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament to the Progeria Research Foundation. The Progeria Research Foundation is an organization geared to search for a cure to put an end to the terminal disease of progeria.

Progeria is a very rare disease, yet ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...