Speak up to save gray wolves

This letter is looking to advocate for a measure to relist gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

Across the lower 48 states, gray wolves are in dire straits.

Idaho is currently weighing legislation that would remove most wolf hunting regulations, with a goal to kill two-thirds of the state’s wolf population. In Montana, legislators are considering legislation that would allow wolves to be hunted year-round and reimburse hunters for killing wolves.

President Biden has the power to restore federal protections for the species — but we can’t count on the administration to make the right decision without our advocacy. I would like to draw attention to this serious matter and ask your newspaper for support.

Valeriya Efimova, Jersey City

Thanks, BHA, for helping residents

I want to let people know about the good job the Bayonne Housing Authority guys do at 30 E. 50th St.

They watch out for us. They do a good job. They’re very helpful for us.

I especially want to thank John Mahon (executive director) and John Wilson (housing coordinator).

John Yaddow, Bayonne

Get trailers out of park

For 20 years, North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nick Sacco has resisted moving the North Bergen preschool out of Braddock Park where it has been in violation of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations.

Braddock Park is reserved for recreation and open space use.

We don’t have enough park land in Hudson County.

North Bergen’s 17 trailer preschool violated important safety regulations by having one fire exit, not the required two.

New Jersey Educational Association says school trailers, even if renovated, should never be used more than 20 years.

People who support keeping the preschool in the park cite its beautiful location.

Nobody denies it’s scenic, but for how long?

North Bergen wants to keep the trailers in the park and says eventually it will construct a permanent building, even though several years ago, county and township officials promised they would not.

What’s next – moving other government buildings or condos into Braddock Park?

North Bergen puts revenue ahead of quality school facilities and people’s well-being.

Mr. Sacco supported the construction of a power plant in North Bergen, which nobody needed or asked for, because it would generate revenue. It also would have generated a huge amount of sickening pollution in this already very polluted area.

Thankfully, Gov. Murphy nixed this bad idea.

North Bergen is not poor as Mr. Sacco claims; it can afford to replace the antiquated and unsafe preschool with a state-of-the-art facility in the community:

  • Recently, North Bergen had its biggest budget surplus in many years.
  • North Bergen is receiving $18 million in federal COVID relief funding.
  • North Bergen is refusing NJDEP’s directive to move the preschool out of the park by Sept. 1, 2021.
  • North Bergen is misspending $65 million which voters approved, for a school reconfiguration plan designed to remove the preschool from Braddock Park.

Please tell officials to preserve Braddock Park by enforcing NJDEP’s directive to remove the NB preschool. Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected].

Robert Walden (spokesperson for Save Braddock Park-Safe Schools spokesperson), North Bergen

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