Letters to the Editor

March 30, 2020

To the Editor: Few these days can doubt that our climate is changing. As we quibble over what to do, how much of it is necessary, and how to pay for it, we mostly understand that climate change is creeping up on us, and we should act in order to preserve something resembling a normal ...

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Dear Summit neighbors, Since 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Squad has been there for the residents of Summit.  For our friends. For our neighbors. For our visiting guests. And in this trying time, our mission has not waivered.  We remain here for you. But like everyone, we are operating ...

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Dear Friends, I am one of many Asian Americans that live in Nutley and something I have seen recently online are xenophobic comments in wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  I think it is important to state that the following are not okay Referring to COVID-19 as “Kung Flu” or the “China ...

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CORONAVIRUS SCAM WARNINGS Walter D. LeVine, the Director of Livingston Office of Consumer Affairs has again reminded us that the Coronavirus has spread globally, leaving sickness, death and vast economic loss in its wake. Plus, it has spawned scams and more may possibly come. Most apparent is ...

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A notice to all Sparta High School Senior Parents: The email you received on Thursday, March 26th, regarding Graduation Lawn Signs has an error in the mailing address information.  However, the attached flyer contains the correct address. Thus, please use the address on the attached flyer when ...

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Dear Fanwood Residents:   We hope that during this national crisis all of our library patrons are safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you in person as soon as that is possible. In the meantime, although the library remains closed, remember that online access to our Digital ...

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Dear Editor, Without a measure of doubt, the COVID19 Coronavirus has stretched us all beyond any area of comfort. It’s almost unfathomable to think that this pandemic has yet to reach its peak. Nevertheless, we cannot allow ourselves to give up or to give in. In our darkest time we must continue ...

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Dear Editor: Thumbs down to Paterson’s 2nd Ward City Councilman Shahin Khalique for his recent actions in garnering support for his re-election in May.  In a Covid-19 world with Federal, State and City Executive Orders restricting residents from venturing outside unnecessarily in an effort to ...

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Dear Residents: As we come to the end of our second week of living our “new normal,” I think I speak for so many of us in saying we are glad to see the weekend again. Our lives and daily routines have been turned upside down, and we all are trying to navigate the best we can while ensuring our ...

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The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry urgently needs donations to meet increasing demand. Please remember your neighbors in need when you shop for your families. Demand is up.  During the coronavirus event, Sparta Kiwanis members are no longer able to continue monthly collections at Stop & ...

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Editor, On Monday night (March 30) the borough council will be voting on the introduction of its annual budgets, with a public hearing and final vote scheduled for April 27. In my experience, very little changes once the council takes its first vote so public feedback prior to that vote is ...

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Editor's note: This letter is addressed to the Republican leadership and urges them to "stand up to the authoritarianism of Governor Murphy" and to assert constitututional rights. To: Chairman Doug Steinhardt, Esq.; Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr.; and Assembly Republican Leader Jon ...

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Dear Editor: As we enter a new week of uncertainty, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that there are now 2,844 cases of COVID-19 across the state of New Jersey. In Union County, we have seen the number jump to 189 positive cases. And, here in Fanwood, we have been notified by the Westfield Regional ...

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With Governor Murphy’s Executive Order to residents to stay home and go into a “lockdown mode”, we all need to do our part and help limit our exposure to COVID-19. Parsippany recently learned that we now have eight cases of Coronavirus Infections right here in our Township. We are reminded that ...

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Let’s help those that go out of their way to help us. Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad (NVERS) is entirely funded by insurance payments and donations. The squad has grown lately to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the squad are volunteers, and thus are not paid.  We ...

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Dear Neighbor, I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe.  These are extraordinary times and members of Common Council have been working hard with the Mayor and our dedicated City staff to keep essential City operations going and to protect public health.  Council will ...

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I would like to thank the Hawthorne community for accepting the challenge to support our local businesses!  It means the world to the owners. We are bringing happiness, hope, and certainty to Hawthorne business who will survive and thrive during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember all of ...

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Dear BH Administrators, Teachers & Support Staff We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done this week.  We understand this has been an immense amount of change over a short period of time and it can be stressful.  Your dedication, resourcefulness and creativity to do ...

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Dear Parents and Students, I hope this letter finds all of you, and your families, safe and healthy.  As I am sure you all know by now, the Governor of the State of New Jersey, has mandated that all businesses such as ours be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.  That being ...

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To the Editor: Fellow Residents: Today, Governor Murphy announced a statewide “Stay at Home” order and the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. These actions, which the Governor emphasized are not taken lightly, are ...

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This writer is a man in his mid-seventies…A Veteran of one of what seems to be endless wars and a Husband and Father…I say this only to establish that I have been around a long time, younger than some but older than most.  This has given me a good opportunity to observe how we as Americans have ...

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To the Editor: As a preteen, I was kind of expecting it to be formal, quiet, and uptight. It was all such a new experience, and I was really confused what to do and where to go. I knew from looking at the email that there would be celebrities there, but I didn’t necessarily know how it would all ...

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Dear Editor: Over the last week, the daily lives of Fanwoodians have changed dramatically. Today Governor Murphy announced 442 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state for a total of 1,327 statewide including 38 in Union County.  There is also one additional case in Fanwood. The ...

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  Dear Valued Patient: During this time of growing concern, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize the health and well-being of our patients and employees. Like you, we are closely following the news and monitoring the coronavirus updates. We are committed to continuing the ...

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Good morning Morristown. It may be the weekend but we just wanted to assure you that we're still here. The men and women of the Police and Fire Bureaus are at work and ready to assist throughout this difficult time. We're going to continue to post information throughout the day to keep you informed ...

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Right now is an understandably frightening and confusing time for the residents of New Jersey, especially those of us living in Bergen County. Our county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases - commonly referred to as coronavirus - and the number continues to grow every day.  Being a densely ...

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To the Editor:  Fellow Residents: This past week I’ve been compelled, due to the growing coronavirus contagion, to close all municipal buildings, parks, and athletic fields to the public. In addition, I have had to call, along with the Governor, for all events involving 50 or more people to ...

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Right now is an understandably frightening and confusing time for the residents of New Jersey, especially those of us living in Bergen County. Our county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases - commonly referred to as coronavirus - and the number continues to grow every day. Being a densely ...

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Dear Editor: I just want to update the Paterson community on the great work Paterson Public Schools, volunteers, community stakeholders and faith based leaders are doing to weather this Coronavirus storm.  To date, thousands of meals have been distributed to students. Despite this time of ...

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