To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in appreciation for Mayor James A. Fife and Councilman Larry Bennett.
This past year, my family and I went through some very, very tough times, and I needed help to get through them. A friend of mine spoke to Councilman Bennett on my behalf because he is known for helping the community, and the councilman along with Mayor Fife, took the time out of their busy schedules to get to know my issues and did everything humanly possible to help me and my family get back on track.
I didn’t want the remainder of this year to go by without publicly thanking Mayor Fife and Councilman Bennett for not only helping me but for taking time out of their busy schedules to actually listen to me, respond to my needs and genuinely make me feel like a valued human being.
At a time in our country’s history when politicians are seen as being selfish and uncaring, I want you all to know how truly unselfish and caring Mayor Fife and Councilman Bennett are. Thank you.
Tara Villanueva Rodriguez
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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.