Letters to the Editor

January 24, 2022

I want you to imagine hearing the three words, “You have cancer.”  Sadly, this has been a reality for more than 1.3 million Americans who are fighting or are in remission from blood cancer. Almost every high school student wants the chance to partake in something that will change the world; this ...

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To the Editor: Now that we have entered 2022, both Republicans and Democrats will have the critically important (but sometimes very messy) job of choosing their respective nominees for Congressional seats. In CD-7, we have two very different choices between State Assemblyman Erik Peterson and ...

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Dear Neighbors,  This is the 36th month I have been serving on Summit’s Common Council. My first term is complete, and it is an incredible honor to have been re-elected and recently sworn-in for a second term. I promised to continue sharing my Vartan’s Views videos after every Council meeting ...

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I would like to bring an important issue related to the HIB process at our public schools to the attention of the Berkeley Heights Public. Based on a recent incident at William Woodruff Elementary school, it has been made clear that the school administration does not follow a structured triage ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy always says, "following the science."  What science is behind his mandate?  Last year, our health care workers were deemed as heroes.  This year, they make a personal choice not to get vaccinated (My body, my choice?); they are zeros, and lose their job.  What "science" says ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy always says, "following the science."  What science is behind his mandate?  Last year, our health care workers were deemed as heroes.  This year, they make a personal choice not to get vaccinated (My body, my choice?); they are zeros, and lose their job.  What "science" says ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy always says, "following the science."  What science is behind his mandate?  Last year, our health care workers were deemed as heroes.  This year, they make a personal choice not to get vaccinated (My body, my choice?); they are zeros, and lose their job.  What "science" says ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy always says, "following the science."  What science is behind his mandate?  Last year, our health care workers were deemed as heroes.  This year, they make a personal choice not to get vaccinated (My body, my choice?); they are zeros, and lose their job.  What "science" says ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy always says, "following the science."  What science is behind his mandate?  READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers, Others with No Test-Out Option Last year, our health care workers were deemed as heroes.  This year, they make a personal ...

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As Catholic School’s Week draws near, our school community focuses and reflects on why we teach at a Catholic School. Often, teachers say it is “because of the children, they’re great.” or “because I love working with the parents and kids.” And we do! But at our last faculty meeting one answer ...

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I am a surviving caregiver to my spouse who passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease and complications of Diabetes in 2019. My husband was a diabetic who was responsible for administering his own medication. Having a memory disorder was a lethal combination. This caused tremendous stress ...

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I am a surviving caregiver to my spouse who passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease and complications of Diabetes in 2019. My husband was a diabetic who was responsible for administering his own medication. Having a memory disorder was a lethal combination. This caused tremendous stress ...

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Dear Editor: A heartfelt thank you to all who volunteered their time and talent for the annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 17. I was privileged to speak at the opening ceremony which, despite being held virtually, was incredibly moving and emotional. Volunteers succeeded in refilling ...

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I am a surviving caregiver to my spouse who passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease and complications of Diabetes in 2019. My husband was a diabetic who was responsible for administering his own medication. Having a memory disorder was a lethal combination. This caused tremendous stress ...

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To the Editor: I write to call on the Chatham Township Committee to continue the Diversity, Small Business and Affordable Housing Advisory Committees; Or at least to hear from those citizen committees about what they have been working on over the past year.  At the most recent reorganization ...

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Dear Friends, The dawn of a new year brings the opportunity to reflect on the gifts of the past while anticipating the possibilities of the future.  We are awed by the bountiful donations which were received in support of the holiday initiatives at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Because of the ...

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Dear Friends, The dawn of a new year brings the opportunity to reflect on the gifts of the past while anticipating the possibilities of the future.  We are awed by the bountiful donations which were received in support of the holiday initiatives at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Because of the ...

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To the Editor,  I had a recent chilling experience, related to the opinions expressed in this newspaper over the past two weeks on the divisions within our country. I was looking for new eyeglass frames and went to a website which featured virtual try-ons. Before you could use that feature, ...

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To the Editor, Heritage Hills is a community of 2,606 condominium homes and approximately 5,000 residents located in the Town of Somers. The Heritage Hills Society’s Board of Directors* [“Society”] and a great many Heritage Hills residents are strongly opposed to the proposed expansion plans of ...

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To the Editor: Dear Mayor Matthew Moench, Thank you for refusing to release our e-mail addresses used by the township to distribute newsletters. When we subscribed, we did not expect our e-mail addresses would be shared with anyone outside of the township. I specifically object to the ...

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To know Reid is to love Reid … Reid is a caring and loving person. He goes out of his way to help others, and it’s no wonder that he became an EMT as his profession.    Reid needs a kidney to save his life. Because of COVID-19, he can’t work, or volunteer as an EMT. This has hurt him ...

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To the Editor: Congratulations and MUCH gratitude to Rich Rein and his allies for saving Noe Pond! To know that the developers who are chewing up our open space can be confronted and defeated is a wonderful breath of fresh air. I live across the street from the Enclave project on River Road, ...

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With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this ...

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With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this ...

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To thr Editor: Dear Mr. Cronin and Ms. Voigt’s 5th-grade classes and families, CHS volunteers and personal friends, “You are the light in the darkness”, read the words on one of my favorite hand-decorated lunch bags from Mr. Cronin’s class. Your light translated into 160 brown bag lunches ...

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With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this ...

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With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this ...

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I think everyone should be extremely concerned about the steady stream of attempted, and actual, car thefts occurring in Summit. It seems as if the criminals are trawling through Summit 24/7, as the incidents are being reported with regularity and at all times of the day/night: very early morning, ...

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With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this ...

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New Jersey has become a home for undocumented persons, and now we bemoan the rise in COVID cases.  If Governor Murphy has his way, we will become the next California. We are a sanctuary state for every undocumented person who wants to come here, vaccinated or not.   Now we will become the state ...

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