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Month: September 2020

Seek alternatives to single use bags

On Thursday, the New Jersey legislature passed a ban on plastic and paper bags, polystyrene containers, and plastic straws. The climate change and pollution deniers will be condemning the move as destroying businesses, it’s the wrong time, paper is good, and more. The reality remains, we must decrease the production of waste across the planet. …

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Allen Swanson for Council. Participation Plan

Allen Swanson.    2020 Write in for Borough Council The Participation Plan I plan to advocate for the following reforms in how government functions in New Providence.  I call it my Participation Plan.  The Participation Plan is designed to improve communication between the citizens and our leaders, to increase transparency of government, to make government pro-active …

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Allen Swanson Announces New Providence Council Write-in Campaign

Citizens of New Providence This year the Republican candidates for the NP Borough Council are running unopposed.   This creates a problem.  That being, the candidates have no obligation to express their views. New Providence has been under one party rule for over 50 years.  One party rule is not healthy for any level of government.  …

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Get Rid of the Slogan “DEFUND THE POLICE.”

Get Rid of the Slogan “Defund the Police” I am on board with protesting police violence.  I am on board with addressing “systemic racism.”  I am on board with police reform movements. I am NOT on board with violence and destruction.  I am NOT on board with inflammatory slogans. The frequently seen slogan: “Defund the …

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