Letters to the Editor

May 16, 2020

To the Editor: I’m not a doctor and I’m not an attorney. I’m nothing more than a mom that is doing her best to homeschool her three children and keep them happy and safe during this unprecedented and scary time. And I will openly admit, there are some things, aside from wearing sweatpants day in ...

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To the Editor: The latest Township Committee meeting showed exactly why the residents have been calling for the Committee to suspend all non-essential business until this pandemic is over and we can go back to meeting in person.  Mayor Kelly sat on his perch and decided who was allowed to ...

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To the Editor: I want to begin by thanking Mayor Kelly for apologizing and accepting responsibility for the incident that occurred last week concerning the land surveyors who had traversed my property without permission and without PPE.  I appreciate his public acknowledgment and ...

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Did you know that when you purchase something from a small business an actual person does a happy dance?! This is an actual fact! We are finding that the general public does not understand the true effect this pandemic is having on small businesses.  I am on the Berkeley Heights Economic ...

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Dear Editor: Earlier today, the state reported another 1,216 COVID-19 positive test results, bringing the statewide total to 142,704. Union County currently has a total of 14,385 confirmed cases. Fanwood's total remains at 86 confirmed cases. Governor Phil Murphy has announced additional ...

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Dear Friends, I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. I recognize that this is a trying time for our community and our nation, and I am very proud of how Summit residents have risen to the occasion. I urge all residents to continue their efforts to observe the ...

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The unprecedented challenges of this global pandemic have created a level of adversity not seen in modern times. It has redefined the way we work and the way we live our lives. And it has shined the spotlight on many of the essential frontline workers - medical professionals, grocery store ...

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May 11, 2020   Common sense and leadership are essential to pull through a crisis.  In New Jersey, we currently seem to be lacking both when it come to the COVID19 response. We were told to shelter in place and flatten the curve, so we did.  The curve flattened and is clearly on the ...

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  From the desk of Patrick Impreveduto                                                                                                     May 14, 2020 Dear Holmdel Residents,             It has been an honor to serve the Holmdel community for more than twenty years as an elected ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to ensure your readers know about the efforts of our Congressman, Tom Malinowski, to continue to work on our behalf, during these difficult times. Congressman Malinowski has been working across the aisle to secure vital funds for all municipalities across our ...

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To the Editor: During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mayor has provided strong leadership for the town to fully respond to the ongoing demands resulting from it. And fortunately for us, Megan Avallone, RN, MS, our Health Officer, has led the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD). She and the ...

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Based on last night's presentation at the Berkeley Heights Township Council Meeting, the municipal building project is officially a mess. From the way this municipal building project was bid and negotiated, in my opinion, anyone could have, and did predict that this was going to happen. We ...

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On May 13th Franklin hit two milestones regarding COVID-19. Both of them 100. The one we will all notice is sadly, very sadly is we reached 100 deaths. One hundred people, and hundreds of family members and friends affected. One hundred lights on our makeshift memorial. And one hundred lives cut ...

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What happened to the relationship between the Township of Berkeley Heights and EPIC Management, Inc.?  At last night's Town Council meeting it was clear to me the relationship has been damaged for a long time.  Below is an email I sent to the Mayor and Council members offering my assistance to ...

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The Town’s surplus funds are like the savings account that we all try to maintain for our own households.  Surplus is critical for towns to address unanticipated and unbudgeted costs, for example those brought on by blizzards, hurricanes and, yes, global pandemics.  They protect against periods of ...

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To the Editor: In these unforeseen times, we are learning now more than ever that very few things in life are constant. Over the last few months I have realized, for me, the few constants are family, friends, music, and sport. Growing up, a love for music always filled my home with my parents ...

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To the Editor: New definitions of Hero learned from COVID-19.  For many years, I did not think heroes were any more than the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines. They were the men and women who protected us when our country needed it. Police, firefighters, rescue squads, doctors, and nurses were ...

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Steven Spurr, Chair, Summit Republicans, could not be more wrong in his April 28th letter condemning Representative Tom Malinowski for failing to deliver for the communities in the 7th Congressional District. Representative Malinowski is spearheading the effort to pass H.R. 6467, the “Coronavirus ...

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Dear Berkeley Heights Residents: We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits during this challenging period. The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights has joined the fight to assist our local businesses who are struggling financially.  We value their businesses and ...

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According to the resident survey the Township did last year asking for the public’s input to the town’s Master Plan, residents overwhelming expressed the desire for a vibrant, walkable downtown with entertainment, dining and shopping available.  Are you aware there is a push to expand the already ...

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With your generous donations, Silver Liming Foundation has been working diligently to spread kind gestures to community members. In January, we organized a collection for a young mother battling cancer while raising her 7-month-old, JoJo.  With your help, mom and baby were showered with food, ...

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Skills Gap Looms for Children of Essential Workers Adrienne Kirby and Molly Dunn Despite the daily horrors of life during the COVID 19 pandemic, perhaps a silver lining is our country’s renewed appreciation for first responders and front-line healthcare workers. We celebrate with great joy ...

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To the Editor: It is once again shocking the levels this Township Committee will go to during a pandemic to push through their contested affordable housing proposal on River Road.  Despite a pending dispute over this location, the Township Committee authorized its survey company to enter my ...

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To the Scotch Plains Fanwood Board of Education: ​First, I want to make it known that I am the first person to advocate for athletics and their validity in our community’s culture. I grew up my entire life playing sports competitively, even getting to the collegiate level at the University of ...

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Recently, I read a NJ Globe article citing a concerted effort by State Senator Tom Kean’s campaign to misrepresent Congressman Tom Malinowski’s efforts to secure coronavirus relief funding for our community. What the Kean campaign asserts couldn’t be further from reality, and I am writing today to ...

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A town is rarely given an opportunity to greatly improve upon a redevelopment project by getting more for our community - and being able to push for a smarter and financially stable long-term revenue stream to help with our property taxes.  Connell’s proposed rezoning can do just that and I’m going ...

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On May 7th, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger released a comprehensive plan to re-open New Jersey's economy as we emerge from the public health crisis.  Scharfenberger's 'Back to Work NJ' plan is a highly detailed, common-sense approach that if adopted, could be put into action within 24 hours, ...

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I am Sr. Kim Keraitis, a Salesian Sister, currently a HS principal in Miami but also part of the Salesian Sisters communities who serve at Camp Auxilium and Sacred Heart Center in Newton. My niece and nephew currently attend Newton High School and have been very active in Band and Choir since ...

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Dear Mr. Mooney: Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you about this critical issue.   I am working tirelessly to ensure that New Jersey quickly receives the resources we need to defeat ...

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Letter to the Editor, My grandmother, Philomena (Minnie) Delia, and my grandfather, Michael DelDuca, were the first bride and groom of Little Flower Parish on September 10, 1930.  In anticipating of their life together, my grandfather built my grandmother a sweet little two-bedroom one bath on ...

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