Letters to the Editor

January 17, 2021

Since the new year began, we’ve seen the swearing in of our Common Council members while, nationally, division has erupted into violence and fear. The contrast might lead people to think that what’s happening in Washington doesn’t touch us here in peaceful Summit. But the two of us signing this ...

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To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health met on Jan. 11 for its annual reorganization meeting. Maryann McClosky is the new alternate member appointed by the Mayor with approval of Town Council. Brendan Bertsch, Sharon Dorry, RN, Andrea Fleisch Marcus, PhD, Steven Gorelick, PhD, Daniel ...

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Dear Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Space and Wirths,   A longtime resident of this district told us that he reached out to our state legislators to ask why they haven't yet acknowledged the election results. He called Senator Oroho three times, and wrote him a letter. He still hasn’t received ...

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January, 2021 Dear Friends and Family, Some of you may know that I have liver disease. Over time, my liver disease has gotten worse causing my liver not to work well enough to keep me alive. My greatest accomplishment in life is being a father to my special-needs daughter, Caroline. My wife, ...

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I am greatly disappointed that the 40th district elected officials failed to show leadership and vote on Senator Rice’s bill to condemn President Trump and those that chose to riot at the Capitol on January 6.  We elect people to the State Senate and Assembly to show leadership and make the tough ...

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What happened January 6th in Washington, DC was not an exercise of the First Amendment right of freedom of speech, it wasn’t a protest as that word is entitled to respect.  What happened was an uncontrolled and uncontrollable mob – many of whom, the core, were/are delusional, ignorant bigots – ...

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What happened January 6th in Washington, DC was not an exercise of the First Amendment right of freedom of speech, it wasn’t a protest as that word is entitled to respect.  What happened was an uncontrolled and uncontrollable mob – many of whom, the core, were/are delusional, ignorant bigots – ...

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What happened January 6th in Washington, DC was not an exercise of the First Amendment right of freedom of speech, it wasn’t a protest as that word is entitled to respect.  What happened was an uncontrolled and uncontrollable mob – many of whom, the core, were/are delusional, ignorant bigots – ...

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Dear Editor, Last Tuesday night January 12th, I was elected by the county committee members that reside in the 7 towns of District 18 to fill the vacated seat for Assembly. The seat was vacated by East Brunswick's Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, who was recently elected as the Middlesex County ...

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Covid has already taken so much from the students at Newton High School; dances, graduations, celebrations, peer interactions, traditions, etc. Luckily, in the fall - some normalcy came back to our students; SPORTS! There were some limitations, but students were able to compete, be with their ...

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I am writing to voice my opposition to the proposed park on New Brunswick Rd. between Cedar Grove Lane and Willow Ave. in Franklin Township. My name is Robert N. Petersen and I have resided on Wilson Rd., Franklin Township for over 20 years. My wife and I raised our children here and we are ...

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It is with deep sadness that I announce the retirement of our Police Chief, John DiPasquale, who has served our community so honorably as Chief over the last 7 years and in the BHPD for the last 25 years.  With the retirement of our Chief, Berkeley Heights will be losing a visionary who has ...

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To the Editor: Only in Hunterdon County can we have individuals that commit offenses and get rewarded. It sounds just like our current administration in Washington. We have a freeholder who passed out, ran off the road, had to be extricated from his car, was under the influence and had ...

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Gov Murphy said in his "State of the State" address that New Jersey is "stronger, fairer, and more resilient" than before. In addition, he said that "It's a day (post-Covid), we will not enter fearing what's next but knowing where we're heading." My response is simple: Gov Murphy, where have you ...

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Gov Murphy said in his "State of the State" address that New Jersey is "stronger, fairer, and more resilient" than before. In addition, he said that "It's a day (post-Covid), we will not enter fearing what's next but knowing where we're heading." My response is simple: Gov Murphy, where have you ...

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To the Editor: Gov. Phil Murphy said in his "State of the State" address that New Jersey is "stronger, fairer and more resilient" than before. In addition, he said that "It's a day (post-COVID), we will not enter fearing what's next but knowing where we're heading." My response is simple: Gov.

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found the news from the past 12 months depressing: COVID, unemployment, and civil unrest rule the headlines. But those problems are all a long way away from our happy little city…right? Downtown Summit’s doing fine…right? Unfortunately, the answer is, ...

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Thank you, Mayor Radest, for a thorough reporting on the state of our City. I appreciated hearing how the City has quickly pivoted and developed new processes in the face of Covid and am extremely thankful and grateful to be a part of a community that, as you have described, has been so very ...

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Gov Murphy said in his "State of the State" address that New Jersey is "stronger, fairer, and more resilient" than before. In addition, he said that "It's a day (post-Covid), we will not enter fearing what's next but knowing where we're heading." My response is simple: Gov Murphy, where have you ...

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It is disappointing for me to write about an unfortunate turn of events that occurred regarding the Township Council’s Special Meeting tonight.   On Monday January 11th, Mayor Devanney called for an urgent and unscheduled meeting for Wednesday January 13th.  The meeting was an executive session ...

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Thrive NJ, a coalition of advocates across the state, calls on lawmakers to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848). An increasingly hostile Supreme Court threatens to strip not only financial and logistic access to comprehensive essential reproductive health care, including birth control ...

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Thrive NJ, a coalition of advocates across the state, calls on lawmakers to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848). An increasingly hostile Supreme Court threatens to strip not only financial and logistic access to comprehensive essential reproductive health care, including birth control ...

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Thrive NJ, a coalition of advocates across the state, calls on lawmakers to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848). An increasingly hostile Supreme Court threatens to strip not only financial and logistic access to comprehensive essential reproductive health care, including birth control ...

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Letter to the Editor: Governor Phil Murphy proclaimed January 2021 “School Board Recognition Month” which is the 20th annual School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey.  The recognition proclamation cited the meaningful contributions that boards of education make to public education and the ...

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To the Editor: With a wink and a dog whistle, our Hunterdon GOP officials reveal what they're really made of: rotten values. They easily turn a blind eye to the people really behind the insurrection at the Capitol. Newly installed Hunterdon County Commissioner Susan Soloway was part of the ...

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ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD Business Administrator/Board Secretary Dana Sullivan opened the virtual meeting with the results of the annual school board election on November 3, 2020.  Sahar Aziz, Leila Morrelli, and Sonal Patel  were elected for three-year terms.  The Board unanimously elected Amy ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Vice Mayor JOSHUA A. SIMMONS penned a piece on the two Americas in which he rightfully expressed outrage at the events in DC this past week. However, from there on it went quickly downhill with typical virtue signaling at its worst and a complete lack of historical context. Like ...

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“Be afraid. Run for cover and lockdown. Dangerous COVID strain ahead!” You’ve all seen these “scary” headlines out of London and now everywhere. Is it coming to our neighborhood? In truth, this is nothing more than fear-mongering propaganda that is sadly being used, both intentionally and ...

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The members of the Youth Advisory Committee would like to state that we are extremely disgusted and horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that occurred at our nation’s capitol on January 6th. We are teens of the great township of Maplewood, and refuse to ignore the hate, bigotry, and violence ...

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We are going to assume that Sylvia Petillo, the director of the Sussex County Board of Commissioners, is a woman on intelligence. She has a B. A. from William Paterson University, taught music education for more than 15 years, and co-owns a business with her husband.  And she's been politically ...

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