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Letter to the editor: Letter in reference to Home2 and Wawa

Dear Editor: This letter was sent to Mountain Lake's Mayor Barnett and The Mountain Lakes Council: I would like to take a moment of your time to express my concerns for the Hotel and Wawa that is being proposed to the Borough of Mountain Lakes.  I...

Letter to the editor: The Financial Harm the 2019 Budget Causes

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Dear Editor: The 2019 budget approved by the council majority doesn't even come close to recognizing the seriousness of the town's finances or consider the financial harm it will cause. In 2020 taxpayers should prepare for a larger tax increase and/or significant cuts to expenses...

Letter to the editor: Future PILOT programs in Parsippany

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Dear Editor: This letter is a statement read at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council Meeting of April 16, 2019. As outlined in a recent presentation by Ed Snieckus, Parsippany now has a plan for meeting its affordable housing obligation. The first project in the 8,000 plus...

Letter to the editor: Taxation With Representation $4.38 Average Homeowner 

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Dear Editor: If as was mentioned by both Mayor and Council President; that Parsippany Town Employees are second to none, then this must not be true in a wholesome sense. If there is dead weight then and jobs somehow need to be eliminated from the...

Letter to the editor: Rhetoric of the Vito Sacco Letter

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Dear Editor:   Being at the same meeting I am confused how the experience could be so different. No jobs were created, the jobs 13 in all, would not be filled, if budget passes on April 16. So for a community to pay $4.40 a month,...

Letter to the editor: What is Happening in Parsippany?

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Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I attended a Town Hall meeting to listen to the first reading of the 2019 Budget Proposal, it was an outrage!  The new Mayor has made a decision that rather than lay off anyone, even adding more people to...

Letter to the editor: Bring to the better governance and quality of life in Parsippany

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Dear Editor: I’m disheartened in seeing the discussion about this year’s Municipal Budget descend into the partisan nonsense that has paralyzed National politics in the last decade. Both sides are taking advantage of a uninformed voting population using ‘soundbites’ rather than engaging in meaningful dialogue. Throwing...

Letter to the editor: An open letter to Mayor Soriano

March 14, 2019 The Honorable Michael Soriano Parsippany-Troy Hills Town Hall 1001 Parsippany Boulevard Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054 Dear Mayor Soriano, We are in receipt of your letter addressed to Councilwoman Gragnani dated March 12, 2019 regarding our recent comments on your budget. It's a shame we couldn't have...

Letter to the editor: I support Will Felegi for Freeholder

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Dear Editor, Will Felegi has the qualities of being a critical thinker, and a compassionate and realistic individual. When I first met Will, I was impressed by his straight forward and articulate manner. As a teacher of special needs, he values people’s differences. He understands that not...

Letter to the editor: TNR doesn’t even reduce cat populations

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Dear Editor, If a picture is worth a thousand words, the photos of cats shivering in the snow say all anyone needs to know about how cruel it is to trap, neuter, and re-abandon (TNR) cats. (See related article by clicking here). Homeless cats are not...

Letter to the editor: Clarification on new services at Parsippany Office on Aging

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Dear Editor: On February 27, 2019, Parsippany Focus published an article titled “Parsippany’s Office on Aging announces a new service for 2019” by Frank Cahill. As an occupational therapy doctoral student at Boston University, I care about matters like this because they impact the way...

Letter to the editor: Local United Methodists Respond to Disturbing Denominational News

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Dear Editor: Recently you may have seen headlines in major newspapers such as the following -- “United Methodist Tighten Ban on Same Sex Marriage and Gay Clergy” -- regarding legislation passed at a Special Conference of the governing body of our denomination. We would like to...

Letter to the editor: Parsippany Tax Troubles

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Dear Editor: On February 19 this writer attended a meeting at Parsippany Town Hall to listen to the introduction of our new budget and to listen to the discussion on 1515 Route Ten and the plans for it. Our new Business Administrator Keith Kazmark, also the...

Letter to the editor: Denville Board of Adjustment hearing Billboard on Route 10

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Dear Editor: On Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in  Town Hall Council Chambers the Denville Township Board of Adjustment will continue the public  hearing  for an application with major changes to the large billboard on the Pelican property at the congested intersection of Route...

Letter to the editor: Take care of your planet

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Dear Editor: I am a recent college graduate. I majored in sustainable development. Based on the information I have learned, I am terrified. Climate change is happening now, and every day we let slip by without action increases the degree of widespread human suffering. Though I...

Letter to the editor: Upcoming Fire Department Election

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Dear Editor: I received my vote by mail ballot for the upcoming fire department election in District 3, Lake Parsippany. In the proposed budget under capital appropriations, there is a $70,000 capital appropriation; my question is what is this being used for, as I could...

Letter to the Editor: Parsippany Played Unnecessarily by RD Lawsuit

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Dear Editor: Parsippany Played Unnecessarily by RD Lawsuit in Waterview Rezone What R2018-188 actually makes transparent. What is the settlement however not mentioned. Let us begin back in back in July 2013 with a Parsippany Focus article, after the Council No Rezone vote. “This is a...

Letter to the editor: Parsippany will vote on Highlands Regional Master Plan

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Dear Editor: As one of the most densely populated municipalities in the New Jersey Highlands, Parsippany-Troy Hills, with its abundant commercial corridors along Routes 46 and 10 and elsewhere, has not disproved the trend that the towns with the most development have the highest taxes....

Letter to the editor: When will Parsippany Accept What is Best for All?

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Dear Editor: At the Parsippany Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 4, Lisa Plevin (Highlands Council Executive Administrator) and two members of her staff presented information on the process and benefits of conformance with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act.  Following their presentation a resolution...

Letter to the editor: Route 10 Property

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Dear Editor: Call a real estate development a “PILOT” Program, make sure that you use the acronym instead of the full name: Payment in Lieu of Taxes,  and show pretty pictures of what you are going to build,  and you will convince a majority of...
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