germantownjournal

What's going on in Germantown?

About the Editor, Kay Abraham

I have always been a political person, starting when I moved from NYC to Montclair, NJ in 1972.  The town was in upheaval because of the political fall-out from a desegregation order to integrate the primary and secondary schools in the town.  I joined the League of Women Voters, an organization that was deeply involved in the struggle to provide a better eduction for all the students in Montclair.  In 3 years I became President of the Montclair LWV and later also a State Board member of the LWV of New Jersey. I ran for an at-large Town Council seat, and won, along with a whole reform slate of candidates. I served a 4 year term then left to become more engaged in our family’s business, a computer software company run by my husband, Charles (Chuck!)

After a 3 and a half year retirement we moved to Germantown in 2001 and both of us became involved in local activities and issues.  We became members of the Germantown Neighbors Association, founded by Dorothy Montague. We  met many others who were primarily concerned with immanent environmental issues, such as the air quality degradation caused by the Cement plants across the River from us. In 2006 I helped found the Germantown Democratic Organization and subsequently became active in local politics.

I was particularly concerned about the lack of good communication among the residents of the town.  Consequently, I began attending the Town Board meetings regularly and took notes, wrote them up and distributed the reports by e-mail to the members of the Democratic organization, plus a few others who were interested.  Now I have established this site and hope that the reports I provide will benefit a larger audience.  My reports are written with as much objectivity as I can manage, partly because of ny notion that interested residents want to learn what happened and not have to endure biased reporting, and partly because of my non-partisan LWV background.  If I express an editorial view or comment it is always identified as such. I hope you will find this site useful and informative.  Any suggestions will be welcome.

Kay Abraham, editor

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy Wolosoff-Hayes

    Kay, you are doing a truly wonderful thing with your blog. Even though I will run a mile to avoid political groups or discussions, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to know what’s going on. And until Marilyn sent me your blog, there was no way to be an “interested observer” who is also a voter….(not totally irresponsible). Many thanks…..

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