Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2019

Dear Editor, Neal Goldstein is running for the West Essex Regional Board of Education in November, representing Roseland.  I've known Neal for a very long time; our children are the same ages, and we coached Roseland Recreation soccer teams together for many years.  I've seen first-hand his ...

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To the Editor: I feel compelled to write a letter in support of Sandy Doyon for Borough Council. I first met Sandy as my son’s first grade teacher. She is a dynamic educator with unmatched passion and dedication to her students. Sandy helped my son by teaching to his strengths, for example, by ...

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Dear Editor: Good day to all. I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent coverage on Paterson sports, especially football. I may be biased because my son plays football for Kennedy and it feels good to see his name in writing. Your coverage is play by play and is very ...

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The new Tax Withholding Estimator, launched last month on IRS.gov, includes user-friendly features designed to help retirees quickly and easily figure the right amount of tax to be taken out of their pension payments.  The mobile-friendly estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator. The ...

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September 2019 Dear Westfield Community, It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I support Mark Parmelee for the Ward 2 seat on the Westfield Town Council. I have had the privilege of knowing Mark, his wife Megan, their four children and their extended family for nearly 15 years. In addition to ...

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We, members of the New Jersey Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (NJ-MJAC), a partnership co-convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), are joined in our concern over the fraying of the social fabric in New Jersey. In a state that proudly ...

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To the Editor: When we moved to Westfield more than 20 years ago, we hoped to become part of the town’s fabric.  We joined a local church, enrolled our child in pre-school, engaged in community activities, and we met Jim Boyes. Problem solving is in Jim’s DNA.  He looks at issues from all ...

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Dear Editor,  I am excited to support my friend, Melanie Mott, for borough council. I have known Melanie for many years, and she is definitely the right person for the job. As a mother of three children, she will be dedicated to expanding opportunities for our kids, while keeping a close ...

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We, members of the New Jersey Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (NJ-MJAC), a partnership co-convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), are joined in our concern over the fraying of the social fabric in New Jersey. In a state that proudly ...

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We, members of the New Jersey Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (NJ-MJAC), a partnership co-convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), are joined in our concern over the fraying of the social fabric in New Jersey. In a state that proudly ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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Dear Editor: On March 27, 2019, I went public with my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Kevin Gugliotta, a man who subsequently became a Catholic priest and was assigned to several parishes with his longest assignment at Saint Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plain. Since then I have shared ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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On Nov. 5, we will go to the polls to vote for two representatives from Legislative District 21 in the New Jersey State Assembly. This is an important race. Under the Trump Administration, threats to human rights and opportunities are constant. Voters must elect representatives at all levels of ...

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I am writing to endorse Jennifer Blumenstock, Marc Lazarow, and Russ Graham for Garwood Council.  As one of the newest members of council, I am proud and honored to serve the borough with all three of these individuals.  They come to council with their own insights, perspectives, and opinions on ...

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Disclosure: I am the spouse of a Berkeley Heights teacher, who also currently sits on the BHEA negotiating team. I do not hold any opinion on how the salary guide should be constructed, rather, I support the BHEA and the NJEA making the decisions on the disbursement of the funds. As I have stated ...

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On Nov. 5, we will go to the polls to vote for two representatives from Legislative District 21 in the New Jersey State Assembly. This is an important race. Under the Trump Administration, threats to human rights and opportunities are constant. Voters must elect representatives at all levels of ...

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On Nov. 5, we will go to the polls to vote for two representatives from Legislative District 21 in the New Jersey State Assembly. This is an important race. Under the Trump Administration, threats to human rights and opportunities are constant. Voters must elect representatives at all levels of ...

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Dear Editor: The Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello week (Spet. 23-27, 2019) in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district 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 ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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Dear Editor, My name is Catherine Oliver and I am a parent of a student at South Brunswick High School, volunteer coordinator for the South Brunswick PTO President’s Council, and a community member. I am writing to show my support for the Re-Election Campaign for Azra Baig, a member of the ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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To the Editor: As the Chairman of the Township of Chatham Republican Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the defamatory allegations that have been levied against the Township Republicans by Susan O’Brien in her recent Letter to the Editor. Ms. O’Brien incorrectly and ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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As October approaches, I would like to share with our community the importance of the upcoming World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Did you know that Rotary has been working tirelessly for decades in the long-term battle to eradicate polio from the globe? Rotary’s progress is real and noteworthy, but we ...

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To the Editor: Elections are coming to Bridgewater, and I have questions. As someone who’s never registered with any party, I consider myself to be pretty impartial. That said, there are some things on which I won’t grant the benefit of the doubt. The Republican primary was one of the most ...

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To the Editor: Indeed as the header in Mark Hamilton’s letter states, “the truth is plain to see.” So, rather than take Mark’s word for it that Mrs. Kelly behaved in a “disruptive”, “repugnant” and “disgraceful” fashion, perhaps you can see the video for yourself to understand that Mrs. Kelly is ...

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