Sunday, October 31, 2010
Morris Plains resident sounds off.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
To the Editor, Last week I received two campaign pitches. The first was a mailer from our Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen. The second was a phone call from his opponent, Douglas Herbert. The mailer looked very professional, saying that Rodney Frelinghuysen is fighting our President and our Speaker of the House. The Herbert phone call was earnest and told me that while in previous years the Morris County Democrats were unorganized, this year they were organized and prepared. I could not help but notice the obvious activity that must have been going on in their office based on the noise in the background. The Democrats appear to always be busy, but the party that essentially dominates Morris County politics is never to be found. Where is …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Goldberg could be first ever re-elected Democrat.
Ron Goldberg, who is running for a second term as a committeeman in Morris Township, says voters should return him to office so he can push the committee into the "brave step" of publicly announcing specific goals and objectives and allowing the electorate to judge if they have been met. "Goal-setting and accountability, that's important," he said. "People need to know what we're trying to do and whether or not we do it." Goldberg said he wants to require every department head and public official in Morris Township to set annual goals and objectives–and make them public. His idea has been discussed with the committee, he said, but is "not yet agreed upon." "It would be a brave thing to do," Goldberg said. "I know it would take some …
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Candidate vies for seat on Morris Plains council
Joe Stith, a Democrat, is one of three candidates running for two full-term seats on the Morris Plains borough council. The others are incumbents: Republican Sue McCluskey and Democrat Jason Karr. Stith says that he and other citizens want to be a part of the local government but it's been very difficult to break through the Republican stronghold. "People in Morris Plains want to get involved, whether they are Democrats or Republicans," he said. "We all care about beautifying the town, about Greystone, about traffic concerns. "We have a lot of talented people in this town, regardless of political affiliation or non-affiliation," Stith said, adding that he wonders why, "committees like the planning board, the zoning board, are completely …
Morris Plains councilwoman says "Hogwash!" to claims of closed-off government
"My family was always political. We talked politics at dinner," said Suzanne McCluskey, explaining how she became interested in local government. McCluskey is running for re-election to the Morris Plains Borough Council, a position she has held since 2002. Three candidates: McCluskey, her fellow council member Jason Karr, a Democrat, and Joe Stith, also a Democrat, are vying for two open seats. "I moved here as a young mother and as I raised my family, I got involved in various activities: scouts, the fire auxiliary, the church. As the children got older and went off on their own, I was looking for new interests to pursue." Around 1990, McCluskey was invited to join the Robert's Garden Commission and, shortly thereafter, the Zoning Board …