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Statement from the South Orange Board of Trustees and Maplewood Township Committee Regarding Antisemitism

We are proud to live in and serve the South Orange and Maplewood communities. The diversity of our towns add to their richness and, for many of us, was one of the reasons we were drawn to these communities.

Living in diversity brings with it not only blessings but also responsibility. We have not been immune to the increased bias and hate that has taken root in our nation in recent years. We are grateful that time and time again, when those who seek to sow seeds of hate by targeting one group or another, we have lived our responsibility to make clear that “Hate Has No Home Here”.

 When transgender patriots serving our military were the focus of discrimination, we gathered to hoist a transgender flag in the center of town. …