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In Our Opinion: Censuring Prasad Doesn’t Go Far Enough

In Our Opinion: Censuring Prasad Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The Township Council on Dec. 11 is set to vote on a censure resolution against Councilman Rajiv Prasad, charging that his actions bring “dishonor” to the governing body and that he has “lost the trust” of the council and many residents. While that’s a nice gesture for the residents outraged by the rogue Councilman’s antics, […]

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In Your Opinion: Don’t Fix Tickets, Fix Council

In Your Opinion: Don’t Fix Tickets, Fix Council

By Bill Connell, Somerset. It is clear from the comments made to me that far more people read these Speak Out pieces than I realized.  When asked why I have not written anything on the Township Council, I say I am giving up.  All I have accomplished is now the  Democratic Party treats me like […]

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In Your Opinion: Urge DEP To Deny Transco NESE Permits

In Your Opinion: Urge DEP To Deny Transco NESE Permits

If all permits are not obtained, the Compressor Station 206 and pipeline near and under the Raritan Bay cannot be built.   The NJDEP is still reviewing permit applications for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project.  Over 300 concerned residents attended the NJDEP Hearing on November 5, and the 3-minute comments were still being made past […]

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In Your Opinion: Send An Edible Arrangement, Not A Resolution

In Your Opinion: Send An Edible Arrangement, Not A Resolution

By Bill Connell, Somerset. At the Nov. 8 Township Council meeting, I saw an attempt to change the narrative regarding Councilman Rajiv Prasad. They want to imply this is a personal attack. Sticking to the simple facts that is not the case. I am certain as early as May (but surely earlier), Councilman Prasad knew […]

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In Our Opinion: Township Council Must Vote ‘No’ On Prasad ‘Excused Absences’ Resolution

In Our Opinion: Township Council Must Vote ‘No’ On Prasad ‘Excused Absences’ Resolution

We’ve heard about instances of craven politics before, but this takes the cake. The Township Council has on its agenda for the Nov. 8 meeting a resolution that must be seen to be believed. It excuses Councilman Rajiv Prasad from attending council meetings due to “family and work matters.” Here’s the resolution: WHEREAS, Councilman Rajiv Prasad […]

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In Your Opinion: Be A Hero And Vote

In Your Opinion: Be A Hero And Vote

By Mark Greico, Somerset. I am well into my 50’s, a time when you feel you are more than ripe enough to give advice on life to younger people. Most of it is the helpful type, like “Go home and take a nap, you’ll feel better,” or “It wouldn’t kill you to eat some fresh […]

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In Your Opinion: I Dream Of A Loving, Peaceful, And Safe America!

In Your Opinion: I Dream Of A Loving, Peaceful, And Safe America!

By Dr. Alex Kharazi.   “I see sorrow and trouble in this land Although there will be struggle We’ll make the change we can We’ll work it ‘til it’s done Every daughter, every son Every soul that ever longed for something better Something brighter” Last week was a difficult week for our nation. A white supremacist killed […]

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In Your Opinion: Oppose Williams/Transco Compressor Station At NJDEP Hearing

In Your Opinion: Oppose Williams/Transco Compressor Station At NJDEP Hearing

Submitted by Barbara Cuthbert, member of the Franklin Township Task Force Against Compressor Station 206. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has scheduled a Public Hearing for the Freshwater Wetlands Permit Application for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project with Compressor Station 206 and pipelines in Old Bridge, Sayreville, and through Raritan Bay. DATE:  […]

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In Your Opinion: County Infrastructure Repairs Needed, Support Robinson And Sooy

In Your Opinion: County Infrastructure Repairs Needed, Support Robinson And Sooy

By Joan Pritchard, Bridgewater. Somerset County is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, yet the infrastructure and transportation system remain neglected. The Freeholders have maintained the same policy for several decades, build new but neglect the existing. This continued neglect is now costing the residents of Somerset County financially and in their […]

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In Your Opinion: Frankly, My Deer

In Your Opinion: Frankly, My Deer

By Bill Connell, Somerset. I have been a member of the Open Space Advisory Committee for the better part of a decade. As part of our charge we review the data on deer and help modify hunting policy recommendations to the Township Council as needed. Some of those changes have made headlines, in fact, the […]

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