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    Connect with Free WiFi at Union County Parks
    by Christopher Hudak, Chairman, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
    July 18, 2014

    As the summer season rolls along, I am happy to report that the Union County free Wi-Fi program is off and running, too. Free Wi-F...

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    Thank you TAP from the SP Amateur Radio Club
    by Marvin Bronstein, President
    July 17, 2014

    On behalf of the entire South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club we wish to thank you for your inclusion of our club activities in The Alte...

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    Thank you Mr. Marchiano
    by Deloras Fliss
    July 15, 2014

    Mr. Marchiano- I want to say Thank You for providing our son Mitchell, Class of  2013, with the appropriate training during h...

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    NJEA and the Paterson Education Association
    by Helida DiGiacomo
    July 13, 2014

    I am a member of the Paterson Education Association and work for the third largest school district in the state of New Jersey for the ...

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    A Community's "Genesis"
    by Christopher Fabor Muhammad
    July 11, 2014

    “Bang, bang! Another shot. Nothing left but another heart …” were the poetic words written by 11 year old Lexie Cas...

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    Working to Create Good-Paying Jobs
    by Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07)
    July 11, 2014

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed two more jobs bills this week that continue to give employers the tools they need to hire mor...

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    Friedman: Why I'm Running for Re-Election to Westfield BOE
    by Mark Friedman
    July 11, 2014

    I have served on the Westfield school board since April 2011 and I would like to continue to be a part of the good work that this dist...

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    Genesis Rincon Tribute
    by Ron Tuitt
    July 10, 2014

    What was on 12-year-old Genesis Rincon's mind en route to the store for a cold soda Saturday night with her sister and a friend in...

  • Madison Y Rosettes Gymnastics National Championship
    by Georgeanne Limbach
    July 10, 2014

    To the Editor: For the first time in more than 30 years, the hard-working, talented Rosettes gymnastics team from the Madison Area...

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    Resident Accuses Mayoral Candidate of Phony Scandal
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    July 9, 2014

    Dear Editor, I was shaking my head after reading comments in last week’s Observer by politician Chrissy Buteas.  I real...

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    Wagner Farm Arboretum Thanks Primrose
    by Suzanne Smith
    July 9, 2014

    We would like to thank the Primrose School of Warren for all of the time and effort they put into their Health and Wellness Fair Fundr...

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    Westfield Readers: ‘Lance Chooses Guns Over Kids’
    by Mitch Slater and Leslie Dickstein
    July 7, 2014

    Looks like Leonard Lance wants to go out with a bang. That’s the only conclusion we can draw from his detached performance at a ...

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    Happy Independence Day Weekend!
    by Gary Kapner, Borough Councilman
    July 6, 2014

    Last night we had another outstanding fireworks display on South Street. We couldn't have asked for better weather.  Thank yo...

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    Municipal Solid Waste and Vegetative Waste in New Providence
    by Rocco J. Meola
    July 6, 2014

    This letter is to inform you that First Occupational Recycling and Waste Inc. (FORWI) has stopped collecting municipal solid waste and...

  • West Orange Needs to Hire More Police
    by Phil Orphanidis
    July 3, 2014

    In the wake of recent shootings and murders, the township must shift resources to aggressively fight crime. Since downsizing our Polic...

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    Society Better Served by Having Choice to Practice Religion
    by Matthew Moench
    July 3, 2014

    To the Editor: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated June 21 to July 4 as a “Fortnight f...

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    Protecting and promoting honey and native bees
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    July 1, 2014

    Dear Editor: In an effort to enhance New Jersey’s commercial and recreational bee industry and increase public awar...

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    Thank You From the Montville Township Independence Day Celebration Committee
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    July 1, 2014

    On behalf of the Montville Township Independence Day Celebration Committee Inc., we would like to thank everyone that came to the 4th ...

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    Letter to the Editor
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    July 1, 2014

    Dear Editor, Chrissy Buteas and her running mates hit a new low last week when they attacked our Department of Public Works. &...

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    Please Help Us
    by Tina Krankel and Nicole Jimenez, Paterson Public School Teachers
    June 29, 2014

    As teachers in Paterson, New Jersey for many years, we have seen respect come and go. In the last four years, we have been stripped of...

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    Candidates Stoop to a New Low
    by Robert Capparelli
    June 28, 2014

    To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article that was printed in the Observer on June 27, 2014.  The De...

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    Letter of Gratitude to the Fanwood Recreation Commissioners
    by Mayor Colleen Mahr
    June 27, 2014

    To The Editor:   As we begin another summer of fun activities in our parks, I want to express my gratitude  ...

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    My Sarcoidosis Journey – From the Persian Gulf to New Jersey
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    June 26, 2014

    In January 2009 I heard the words we all dread hearing from a doctor; “The preliminary analysis of your scans indicates you have...

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    Leonard Lance is Not a Moderate
    by Karen Egert
    June 25, 2014

    Leonard Lance can permanently say goodbye to any notion of himself as being a moderate or mainstream or any other name he has inc...

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    Budget Battle Continues in Trenton
    by Devon Douglas-Bowers
    June 25, 2014

    Currently a major fiscal battle is taking place between Republicans and Democrats in the state government regarding New Jersey’s...