Letters to the Editor

March 27, 2020

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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I have retired for 10 years after being the owner of retail bakeries in our family since 1952.  When I see politicians speak about bailing out the airlines and hotel industries I question whether they forgot about the heart of our country, especially the small business owner in the food industry.  ...

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To the Editor: Time to reflect. Time to think of reality. As we think about single-use plastic bags, many states are now considering pulling back for the time being. Why? To help stop spreading the virus. Let's face it, reusable anything isn't optimum at the moment. In light of the crisis, ...

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To The Editor: Bremen Associates, owner of the Deats complex on Main Street Flemington, have watched the steady decline of Borough businesses as a direct result of The Friends of Historic Flemington never ending lawsuits to stop redevelopment of the Union Hotel. The developer has agreed to ...

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Dear Parishioner, As you are aware, we are in unprecedented times with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and there is no set ending. This unknown has a major impact on the operations of the Feast of Saint Anthony scheduled for June 2 – 6, 2020. We have to consider the safety and well-being of ...

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It’s hard to believe that it's the first day of Spring.  The quality family time that has been thrust upon us overnight is wonderful, but not something we planned for. While you have always been your child's primary teacher, your role this week has changed significantly without any time to plan.  ...

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Camden residents, In light of the unique and challenging circumstances facing our community and our nation as a whole, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk to you about how our officers are working to safeguard our city and to continue our community policing efforts while protecting ...

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As we continue to watch the coronavirus, COVID-19, unfold in our area, throughout our state, across our country, and around the world, we must keep in mind the safety and health of ourselves, loved ones, and neighbors.  I, and the Town of Morristown, understand there is confusion and ...

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Dear Friends,  Today, I spoke with a struggling single mother in tears.  This morning, she visited three stores with her infant, unable to find formula anywhere.  She did not have the funds available last week to stock up on essentials in preparation for our current situation.  The mother was ...

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Dear Editor: There is circulating online in Sparta a petition to require Mayor Murphy to resign. Anyone who circulated that petition or signed it doesn't know the facts. On February 13, 2016, Jerry Murphy was stopped by the Sparta Police. He was required to exit his vehicle and do balance ...

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