Letters to the Editor

May 9, 2020

Dear Editor: The essence of my fight for at least the past 12 years has been the illegal underfunding of our school district by the State of New Jersey. This isn’t a jab to the current governor Phil Murphy. He wasn’t here when it all began. I’m sure he knows about it.  Back then, former ...

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Dear Editor: This week we all observed two news items highlighted by the East Brunswick Township. One was reopening of the recycling center to accommodate spring cleaning many residents are doing. The other was tailors at the Clothing Center, volunteering their time and talents to make hospital ...

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Dear Editor: As the chart demonstrates (see below), Scotch Plains residents testing positive for the Coronavirus continues to remain low, compared to one month ago, demonstrating a downward trend. This is good news and hopefully a sign that we are past the ...

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To the Editor, I was recently involved in a cycling accident during a rather casual ride on a safe path meant specifically for cyclists, joggers and hikers. Not the place where one would suspect that an accident would occur. It was a nasty spill where my shoulder and head took the brunt of the ...

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May 6, 2020 State of New Jersey Attorney General 8th Floor – West Wing 25 Market Street Trenton, New Jersey 08625   Subject:  High number of deaths in Nursing Homes                 In New Jersey.   Dear Attorney General: I have read that the State of New Jersey is ...

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Good morning. My first reaction to the news was to reach out to all of you. I believe that all of us had some thought, however big or small, that school was going to close for the rest of our year. And then when it happened, this thought became a reality. And this reality, for me, was a painful ...

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  Dear Franklin Residents,   A recent Star-Ledger article headline in the 5/3 newspaper says it all:    NJ’S FOOD BANKS FACE UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND   Franklin Food Bank is no exception.  To put it plainly, the Food Bank will struggle now and will be doing so in the future as ...

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Dear Editor: Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 assisted living residences in New Jersey and New York. During the horrific COVID-19 pandemic, our senior population has been the most vulnerable to sickness and possible death because of pre-existing medical conditions, diminished immune systems, ...

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As we continue to adjust, adapt and do whatever we have to do to make this “new normal” work, my thoughts are with you and your families and I hope you are staying safe and everyone is healthy. The last two months have been an emotional rollercoaster and have been trying for all of us, but I ...

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Dear Editor: Kids for Kids https://www.mindfulkidsforkids.com is mobilizing our youth throughout SPF and Union County to stop world hunger.  All funds raised through the TIE DYE AWAY WORLD HUNGER - KIDS HELPING KIDS initiative will go to the YWCA Union County.  This fantastic organization brings ...

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You already know that the Coronavirus is causing a deep recession and record budget deficits.  How bad is it?  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. is likely to have a deficit of $3.7 trillion in 2020. At the start of this year the deficit was expected to be $1.0 trillion, ...

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Elected officials at the federal, state, and municipal level are working hard to help families cope with the financial challenges resulting from the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Stimulus plans, eviction moratoriums, and grace periods for mortgage payments are all examples of recent actions taken by our ...

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My family and I are blessed to have my husband, Christopher, home after his intense battle with COVID-19. I hope that our story has given hope to so many when others are not having the same outcome during this difficult time. We received support from our community on a level we never would have ...

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Dear Editor: The All-Democrat Union County Freeholder Board has proposed a budget that does not include an increase in the levy from 2019 to 2020. While this is a nice step, it does not preclude a couple towns from seeing an increase from the county, and for that reason it does not go far ...

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Dear Editor: I’m very sad that my twins who are seniors will miss their proms, senior send off festivities, graduation- and are uncertain If they will actually be able to attend the colleges that they worked so hard to get accepted to in September.  But posting how sad we are, how unfair and ...

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Editor's Note: The BAC Board of Trustees has released this message to the community and the many people who support its efforts.  All of us at the BAC hope you and your loved ones are well and staying healthy. We are grateful for your continued support of the BAC. We want to thank our office ...

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To the Editor: Thank you for the article highlighting the challenge and concerns of educating our children remotely while being sheltered in place. As a member of OTSD School Board, we will continue to support the district’s  educational needs, the welfare and the safety of our children is and ...

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To the Editor: I have spent 51 days in quarantine, and in those 51 days, I’ve found an overwhelming amount of gratefulness for the many who are stepping up to the plate to help us fight this pandemic. While many of the heroes are obvious, there are others who work behind the scenes to keep ...

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Both Renters and Homeowners Need Economic Relief During this Crisis  TAPinto East Orange/Orange Letter to the Editor by Britnee N. Timberlake Right now, our state is going through a crisis that none of us have ever experienced. A new virus is sweeping through New Jersey and around the world, ...

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Dear Berkeley Heights Neighbors: We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits. On behalf of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS), I want to thank the community for their outpouring of support and kindness. Our EMTs and partner first responders are ...

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I am writing in response to Republican Party Chair Steven Spurr’s recent letter to the editor criticizing Congressman Malinowski regarding coronavirus relief funding for Summit.  He claims that our Congressman has failed to advocate for small towns like ours, but that couldn’t be further from the ...

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Dear Editor, On March 31, Mayor Adrian Mapp sounded alarms in Plainfield, warning that the city’s tax collection rate would plummet from 97.3% to 70% due to COVID-19. I’m not sure how he surmised that tax collection would tumble that far, and why he would spread such alarmist rhetoric just as ...

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To the Editor: Ken Warfield and I own the property at the corner of Memorial Drive and Rt 9 in Barnegat which is the proposed site of a new microbrewery business causing some controversy in town.  We love this town and feel the need to explain what our intentions are in suggesting such a ...

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Dear Editor: In the midst of the worst health care crisis of our lifetime, Paterson, the state of New Jersey and America finds itself in unprecedented circumstances. Throughout our history, we have always risen to the occasion. When a territory of the United States was attacked during Pearl ...

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Help our small BH businesses stay open during COVID-19.  $25K in matching funds from The Connell Company are available to double your donation.   Small businesses in Berkeley Heights need our help.  While the coronavirus business restrictions remain in place, many businesses were required to ...

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​To the Editor: I was very disappointed this past weekend to see so many people lingering around the downtown streets of Chatham without wearing a mask. I saw large groups of young people, parents, and small children, and only a handful of masks. Most were not social distancing as they lined up ...

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Like many holidays, Mother’s Day has an iconic gift – flowers.  What better way to pay homage and express your appreciation to someone in your life who is a mother – either your own mom, the mother of your children, or just any mother who means a lot to you – than to ...

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We had our soft opening one year ago! We want to thank all of our friends and customers for their support this past year. We have enjoyed seeing you come with your families for dinner, having brunch with your friends, sipping a beer or cocktail with your co-workers, surprising someone with a ...

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Decisive action is required locally for our people and our town to properly recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. South Plainfield has been hit particularly hard. We require an aggressive and all-inclusive response to ensure the future health of our residents as well as the economic and cultural ...

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