Letters to the Editor

July 25, 2020

LBI is my happy place. This is my 45th year on the island, and I am disheartened, discouraged and sickened to see the amount of trash littering the streets, sidewalks, beaches and shopping carts, left in parking spaces (that's a new one) and scattered all over public areas. Please be considerate ...

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As the past president of a non-profit organization, I have nothing but respect for the work they do, so when I saw that our commissioners introduced an ordinance to dissolve the Nutley Volunteer Rescue Squad I was immediately concerned and curious as to why they would do such a thing, especially at ...

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Thank You, TAPinto Nutley for allowing a different point of view; I desire to respond to John Kelly’s recent statement for Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council (NCIDC). There was a tee shirt in the 1970’s with the picture of a guy and a girl holding hands.  The caption stated “Viva la ...

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Saturday morning dog walks return to Lord Stirling Stable Dog walks on the trails at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge are held every Saturday morning. The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have announced that weekly Saturday ...

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We welcome the Cranford Township Committee’s creation of a Task Force devoted to our town’s economic recovery and business development. COVID-19 continued to have a profound impacts on our lives, local businesses, and community. As the Task Force prepares to start its work, we believe seven ...

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I was distressed to read “Regeneron Co-Founder, YHS Superintendent Apologize After Grad Speech,” written by Brian Marschhauser, from the July 2 edition of Yorktown News. YHS had invited a local pharmaceutical executive as a keynote speaker. Expected to speak about COVID-19, the speaker delivered a ...

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Dear Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne: As the representatives for Yorktown, I am writing to you to voice my deep concerns regarding the current crop of legislation being proposed to address the current hysteria to curtail law enforcement. In particular the bill numbers are: A10651, ...

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I have had enough. Your recent article states that we are borrowing 3 million dollars but there will be no impact on taxes. That's so misleading. The money is coming from somewhere and just because we dedicate a source to pay for this frivolity does not mean we are not paying. That money is ours ...

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Dear Holmdel Township Committee Members: I listened to the township meeting on July 14th. I hereby write this letter to emphasize my unequivocal support of the mayor's decision to keep the blue line to show support and respect to our local police. I came to America 30 years ago to seek better ...

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The following is an open letter from Caldwell Councilman Jonathan Lace: Local government has a responsibility to recognize and honor the legacy of local heroes and also to help foster a culture of equality and respect for all people. These responsibilities are not mutually exclusive. On ...

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At the May 12th Town Council meeting, the public first learned about significant delays and cost overruns which would potentially require Berkeley Heights to seek an additional $2M to complete the Municipal Complex project.  During the July 21st Town Council meeting, an ordinance was introduced ...

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Friends and neighbors in Wayne: Our township’s Planning Board will vote on whether to adopt the draft 2020 Master Plan Re-Examination report. This is more than a formality. Our planning and zoning ordinances will lose the force of law if we do not have a report in place by August. Our township ...

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As Gov Murphy continues to dither on if/when/how we should open schools, our international competitors are beating us to the punch. Their children are in class, they are engaged in meaningful learning that simply can't be replicated online, and they are achieving academic and social growth. There's ...

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To the Editor: As Gov. Murphy continues to dither on if/when/how we should open schools, our international competitors are beating us to the punch. Their children are in class, they are engaged in meaningful learning that simply can't be replicated online and they are achieving academic and ...

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“Little Things Make Big Things Happen”.  It’s a quote by John Wooden, one of the most famous and inspirational basketball coaches in history.   It’s also a motto of the Wood-Ridge Baseball Program.  And after seeing what happened with COVID19 and the cancellation of spring sports season, it also ...

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Dear Editor: Christopher Columbus is a controversial man. Among other things, I recently read an article in the Home News about Columbus that went on for two pages about the good and bad things that Columbus may or may not have done. The article concluded with the following questions and ...

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Dear Monmouth County Resident: We are pleased to announce the Park System’s 2019 Annual Report is now available for your review. If you only have a few minutes, there is a “2019 Quick Facts” summary inside the front cover. Highlights of the full report this year include: three major building ...

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Hello! I hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the summertime sunshine and warm weather! As everyone is aware, we have experienced hotter than normal weather lately. Heat wave or not, I always advise those who plan on spending time outdoors in the heat to be prepared. Heat-related illnesses are ...

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Earlier this month I attended a town council meeting via Zoom asking the mayor and council to paint a blue line in support of the Westfield Police Department’s unwavering service to our town during these incredible times. Going into this meeting I clearly understood that this request was in ...

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Dear Editor: Over the last several months we have witnessed an unprecedented level of Change in this country. The unfortunate murder of George Floyd is nothing new in today's America. What makes his murder a turning point is the fact that the entire incident was videotaped and broadcasted across ...

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Editor's Note:  The updated article discussed by Mr. Okun accurately reports on what took place at the Wayne Town Council meeting, and we stand by it.  While Ms. Kumar did say she was speaking as an individual, as is noted in the article, the public has a right to know that Ms. Kumar is a member of ...

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The Supreme Court’s decisions in the Trump tax returns cases were bittersweet. The good news is the court affirmed the principle it established during Watergate that no president is above the law. But the rulings will allow Donald Trump to continue to obstruct myriad investigations into his ...

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Dear Editor, How about the house at the intersection of Hillside and Righter Road Is that a garage sale or a thrift shop? A busy intersection does not need cars parked on the side of either road. 

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Dear Readers & Friends: I am sure by now you have learned of the passing of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. This is without question a tremendous loss to civil rights and to democracy. Congressman Lewis was one of the last true voices of liberation, freedom and socioeconomic justice in the ...

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A Letter to the Ocean County Class of 2020: Whether you walked across a stage, drove by in a car or celebrated it virtually, your graduation has great meaning to us all. You see, as graduates, whether high school, college or middle school, all of you were faced with an unprecedented challenge ...

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 Scott Lurker, resident of Newton, is officially announcing his candidacy in a bid for one of two Newton Town Council seats in the November 2020 election.  Lurker is a proud New Jersey native, who put down roots in Newton when he moved here around six years ago and then subsequently purchased a ...

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It's time to Tapinto a daily news source for Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton residents and visitors. We are excited to launch this dedicated space to connect town, activities, and community news. With trusted sources harder to find, we are proud to bring a network of more than 80 franchised news ...

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First and fore most I would like to commend Jonathan Arredondo, James Mazza and Chief Pugliese for the timeless efforts they continuously strive for in keeping the foundation of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad strong for the Township of Nutley. Our members have missed family ...

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Dear Editor: As of July 15, the state reported an additional 396 cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 176,278. As of yesterday, Union County's number now stands at 16,567. As of today, Fanwood now has 106 cases of COVID-19. According to the Westfield Regional Health Department, the ...

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Merriam Ave School Tennis Courts What a shock!  This morning my husband and I went to the tennis courts at Merriam Avenue School in Newton only to find that they have been terribly neglected.  Two of the courts are not usable due to the large cracks and weeds growing out of them.  The third is ...

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