Letters to the Editor: Week of October 15 (Part 1)

Letters to the Editor: Week of October 15 (Part 1)


It’s a busy season for letter to the editor at MercerMe! Here is Part 1 of 2 of letters for this week:

Hopewell Valley Democratic Club Supports Blake for Hopewell Township Committee

Hopewell Township needs Deputy Mayor Julie Blake, who is up for re-election to the Hopewell Township Committee on November 6. You might not know Julie personally, but we do, and we know that your concerns are her concerns when it comes to our hometown. Julie and her husband, David, raised their two children in their home in Brandon Farms, and they’ve both dedicated their careers to making sure other people’s kids have positive role models, Julie as a high school counselor and David as a college professor. To continue reading, please click here.

Local Resident Disch Supports Blake for Township Committee

I have been a local realtor, a small business owner, and a member of the Hopewell Valley Economic Development commission for ten years and a resident here for more than thirty years. In the last several years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Julie Blake and I am frequently blown away by what a calm, considerate, and thoughtful person Julie is. That’s why I am proud to endorse her for re-election to the Township Committee. To continue reading, please click here.

Reading the Code, Affordable Housing

For months, I have explained the case against Hopewell Township’s stand on affordable housing. I maintain that the township’s misguided approach on Pennytown stripped our affordable housing fund.  Without those millions, the township found itself working hand in glove with developers to meet the court’s affordable housing mandate. To continue reading, please click here.

American Roots, A Celebration of Music and the American Chestnut Tree

On behalf of the Sourland Conservancy, I would like to thank our American Chestnut Restoration Project partners, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Mercer County Park Commission and The American Chestnut Foundation, for working with us to restore the American chestnut to public parks and preserves in the Sourland Mountain region of central New Jersey. To continue reading, please click here.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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