Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Letter to the Editor: “Put this insanity behind us”

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Dear Editor: “The 2020 election is now underway. This election will determine America’s future for decades to come. We have never had such a contrast in leadership, ability, respect for all people, and basic democracy.” This is how I wanted to refute the recent opinion...

Letter to the Editor: Vote Republican

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Dear Editor: The November election is just around the corner. This election will determine America’s future for decades to come. We have never had such a contrast in leadership, ability, and proven results as we do now. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have been in Washington...

Letter to the Editor: Vote for BOE candidate, John Titus

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Dear Editor: I am deeply encouraged by the nomination of BOE candidate, John Titus.  I have known John professionally and personally over the last 18 years and do not believe there is a better candidate for the role. John is dedicated to serving the public as...

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Tim Berrios for Parsippany Board of Ed

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Dear Editor: Hello Parsippany citizens! Hopefully, by now you’ve received your mail-in ballot. You will see that my father, Tim Berrios is running for re-election for the Parsippany Troy Hills Board of Education (he is #3). Back in 2013, I was PHS’s BOE student rep. My...

Letter to the Editor: 39% Increase Scheduled for Water and Sewer Utilities

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Dear Editor: On Tuesday, October 6, Parsippany’s Town Council will conduct a public hearing and a final vote for passage of Ordinances 2020:28 and 2020:29, which will increase water and sewer rates by 39%, effective immediately upon passage. I believe that the ordinances, as written,...

Letter to the Editor: Voting Procedures

Dear Fellow Residents,  Many of you still have questions about voting in this year’s election due to the unprecedented circumstances.  This November’s election will be conducted mostly by mail-in ballot due to the Governor’s executive order.  Everyone will receive their voting ballots by mail.  While...

Letter to the Editor: “1-2-3 for BOE!”

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Dear Editor: Very soon you will receive your ballots in the mail, and one of the important votes you will cast will be for the Parsippany Board of Education. Let me tell you about the 3 incumbents: Matt, Debbie, and myself. We have over 15 years...

Letter to the Editor: Why I am voting for Aisha Mahmood for the BOE

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Dear Editor: With the pandemic, as with every crisis, come deep challenges and opportunities for transformation and the possibility to build back better. From the Parsippany BOE mission statement, a line that stands out for me is “The mission of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School...

Letter to the Editor: Please Vote for John Titus and his Running Mates

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Dear Editor: I have known John Titus for the past several years.  We are peers, and we are friends and I do not use the term ‘friend’ lightly.  It has been my experience that friends are hard to come by; some people will say they...

Letter to the Editor: Saddened to learn Beth Am will be Selling their Property

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Dear Editor: I am saddened to learn Beth Am will be selling their property. I have had so many positive experiences throughout the years attending special Friday night services that featured M.L.K. Jr. remembrance programs and Holocaust-related speakers, Edwin Black, author IBM, and the Holocaust, and...

Letter to the Editor: Your Right to Vote in LPPOA Elections is in Jeopardy

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Dear Editor: If you paid basic maintenance member fees according to N.J. S.A. 45:22A.1 you are a member in good standing of the Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association and have the right to vote. There should be no discrimination in whether you pay full member...

Letter to the Editor: Parsippany Post Office is Filthy

Dear Editor: As a retired Postal Worker from 1972-2012, I was upset when I heard you say the Parsippany Post Office was filthy. I went to see for myself apparently the Postmaster or his immediate supervisor is not doing their job. Their exchange with me was a...

Letter to the Editor: Candidates for Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association

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To the Editor: We are the Reform candidates in the upcoming election for the Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association (LPPOA). In full transparency, many of us are recent members of the LPPOA and have not volunteered for or run for leadership committees on the LPPOA...

Letter to the Editor: Proposed Utility Rate Increases for Parsippany

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Dear Editor: The town council held a special meeting on July 9 to discuss monetary shortfalls in our water and sewer budgets. The focus of the meeting was a presentation by a consultant having expertise in utility rates, who first identified rising expenses and transfers...

Letter to the Editor: Defunding Police Will Bring Devastating Consequences

Dear Editor: Speaking as a former police officer in Parsippany-Troy Hills, the movement toward defunding our local police departments would be disastrous for our local communities and jeopardize all residents’ safety given all the rioting and anarchy that has been playing out for the last...

Letter to the Editor: Life in Parsippany

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Dear Editor: Boy, it has been a tough few days here in Parsippany…On Tuesday a Tropical Storm went through our town and it really left its mark.  Trees down everywhere and not tiny, scrawny trees. But sixty - seventy-year-old Oaks that have stood against all previous...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Mayor Soriano’s Water Message

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Dear Editor: It is unfortunate that anyone who reads “A Message from Mayor Michael Soriano Regarding Parsippany’s Water Quality” may come away with a false sense of security about the water they are now drinking. The state’s problem with Parsippany’s water supply was never the...

Letter to the Editor: Concerned Resident Over Use of High School Fields

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Dear Editor: I would like to bring to the attention of my fellow taxpayers a situation in which our Director of Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, Michael Sifonios ignored Board of Ed restrictions and violated NJDOH directives and the Executive Orders of the Governor’s Office. Currently, all...

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 Jeopardizes Voters’ Safety — We Need Vote-by-Mail

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Dear Editor: The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of our lives is clear. Even as some states begin to recover or even reopen, many of us are still worried about the health and wellbeing of our families, friends, and colleagues. But I’m...

Letter to the Editor: Recently, there have been a lot of discussions about the movement…

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Dear Editor: Recently, there have been a lot of discussions about the movement to attack the reputation and historical importance of Christopher Columbus. Turbulent events in our nation have led to many emotions that have impacted cities and towns throughout New Jersey. While we work...