Letters to the Editor

September 9, 2019

Donald Trump style politics does not fly in Westfield. In the 2016 national election, Trump received 35% of the vote. In the 2017 local election, then-Mayor Andy Skibitsky distanced himself from Trump, declaring, “the only thing I have in common with Trump is that we both married models.” In the ...

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To the Editor: One trillion plastic bags are used annually around the world, each for an average duration of only twelve minutes. It takes at least 500 years for a plastic bag to photodegrade into toxic microplastic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways; these particles enter the ...

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Dear Editor: The Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello week raises awareness about social isolation and educates students and the community on how to prevent it.  Start with Hello is just one program in the "Know the Signs" Programs offered by Sandy Hook Promise (SHP).  Sandy Hook Promise is a ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Parents, take note. Vaping Kills Kids Today, federal health authorities are, according to a Wall Street Journal article, urging people to stop using electronic smoking products while they investigate the death of a third person from a 'mysterious vaping illness' that is said to ...

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To the Editor: Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress ...

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Recently your site featured a letter regarding the deer in the area.   The writer advocated learning to live with the deer and not hunting them.   I respectfully disagree. RELATED:  Plainfield Animal Initiative Committee Expresses Concern About City Council Deer Management Agenda Item Deer ...

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To the Editor: Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress ...

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To the Editor: Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress ...

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To the Editor: Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must address the urgency of the gun violence epidemic in America by allowing a vote in the Senate to pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales, as well as strong Red Flag Laws to prevent future tragedies. The Senate has had over 200 days to ...

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To the Editor: I cannot stress enough how hard it is to serve the public. I am confident Mayor Brindle would agree with this statement as the truth, as fact. In a term when Westfield went backwards on one-seat ride to New York City, and we continue to see long-time merchants in our downtown ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must address the urgency of the gun violence epidemic in America by allowing a vote in the Senate to pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales, as well as strong Red Flag Laws to prevent future tragedies. The Senate has had over 200 days to ...

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Dear Editor:  I am offering a few recommendations to improve the condition of La Grande Park in Fanwood. Let's start off positive. The courts for basketball and tennis are fairly new and are in good condition. The park is overall clean and safe. What I'd like to be done is for the town to ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must address the urgency of the gun violence epidemic in America by allowing a vote in the Senate to pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales, as well as strong Red Flag Laws to prevent future tragedies. The Senate has had over 200 days to ...

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"Deer Management" is once again on the City Council agenda for "discussion".  There is a perception among voters/residents that once an item appears publically, its fate has already been decided behind closed doors.  We certainly hope this is not the case and that Plainfield will not endorse this ...

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To the editor: Let me begin by saying that the Flemington-Raritan School District does a very good job educating our children; but it does so under less than optimal circumstances. One glaring reason our school district is being held back from achieving truly outstanding results is because of ...

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The following Is The superintendent’s report from the Westfield Board of Education meeting of Aug. 27, 2019: The Board heard two reports at its August 27 meeting. The first presentation outlined important updates to our security procedures while the second report provided a draft architectural ...

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Regarding the Montclair Art Museum’s landscape re development proposal that was discussed at the Planning Board Meeting Monday August 26    The Montclair Art Museum is a cultural landscape masterpiece conceived by the visionary founding planners of our community. Today, it is an important ...

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Dear Neighbors, In light of recent reports of lead contamination in the Newark water supply, I wanted to share with you important information about the City of Orange’s water supply in order to allay any fears you may have regarding our water. In short, our water quality is tested frequently and ...

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Dear Friends in East Brunswick, Yesterday we had a great day at the East Brunswick Library.  It was the best collections we’ve had there-  we collected 47 pints of blood which can help as many as 140 patients.  The end of the summer is the time when the blood supply is at one of the lowest ...

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With the start of the 2019-20 school year approaching, I’d like to take the opportunity to share some key details with the community about the enhanced measures being taken by the Westfield Police Department designed to make our streets safer for all. Enhanced Speed Limit and Parking ...

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Dear Editor,  A few weeks ago President Trump told a group of minority congress-women to shut up and go back to where they came from. One of them is a naturalized U.S. citizen. The others were born in America. The Section 1 of 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly ...

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Dear Editor:   Change is inevitable.  No matter how attached we are to special places like Long Beach Island, even charming beach towns have to evolve. We understand this. n the late 90s, we built Mud City on a property that had been, among other restaurants, Spanky’s Secret Fish House. We ...

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A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for ...

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A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for ...

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To the Editor: I just read your article about the over 55 communities in Barnegat and Waretown and I want to thank you for setting the record straight. As a resident of Greenbriar in Waretown, we do a lot for the community besides pay taxes. We do a great deal of charitable work and donate ...

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As many people know, our daughter, Annabelle “Annie” Young died on May 4, 2019 at just 8 years old due to a brain aneurysm, leaving our family stunned and heartbroken. Annie was a healthy, energetic third grade girl who was full of enthusiasm. As anyone can imagine, losing her has been ...

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To the Editor: True to form, The Bridgewater Planning Board scheduled a vote on the overdevelopment of the Houlihans site one week before Labor Day.  Most of us are on vacation or getting our children ready for school. Some of us are looking forward to celebrating Labor Day with family and ...

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Everyone knows it has always been a coveted desire to privatize Newark’s Water Department. The money such an agency would generate would be massive and would invite corruption. If you don’t believe me just look at what happened under the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development ...

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The NJDEP is reviewing permits for over a dozen fossil fuel projects, and one has a deadline for comments that is August 23 – the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project.  WHAT YOU CAN DO IN A DAY to protect your health and that of your community and future generations = (1)  You can sign ...

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