Letters to the Editor

April 20, 2020

During these unthinkable unsettling times, we, here at Autumn Lake Healthcare of Berkeley Heights, would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for everything you as a Community have done.   From the "well wishes" cards, to the donations of food, the beautiful flowers, the cookies and treats ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents: Executive Order No. 120 signed by Governor Phil Murphy last week, has postponed the 2020 Primary Election from June 2 to July 7, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order includes the postponement of the primary for President, the U.S.

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Lucy Petruni, a friend and volunteer at the Sai Datta Peetham, the Hindu Temple in South Plainfield, who has helped me with backpacks and school supplies for students in need of assistance for the past six years, and Rao G Desu, M.S; R.Ph, of Carepoint Pharmacy in Piscataway, NJ. reached out with ...

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To the Editor: The Piscataway Community Energy Aggregation (PCEA) program, just rolled out for township residents, does NOT include nuclear power as one of its “renewable energy” sources.  The referendum voters passed last November required that the PCEA use only Class 1 Renewables: wind, solar, ...

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To the Editor: Now Mike Kelly chooses to try to take excerpts of statements out of context to bolster himself. Wonder how many hours behind closed doors that took in the midst of a pandemic when we need leadership not provided by Mayor Kelly? Litigate and sue are somewhat different. The point ...

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Hello, I recently expressed my concerns regarding the Morristown Housing Authority. I have visited their website at https://www.morristownha.org/  to research a few items which appear to be seriously outdated.        There is a link to the By-Laws, however, they are dated 1996 with one ...

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The Boyle Memorial Foundation, with heartfelt thanks,  truly appreciate the donations for our South Plainfield Residents with food insecurities during the Covid19 pandemic.  Many residents lost their jobs, many are single household parents with children and families with terminally ill students.

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Dear Editor, In their ongoing quest to replace Hillsborough’s natural beauty with overdevelopment and asphalt, the Township Committee voted along party lines 4-1 to abolish the Tree Mitigation Advisory Committee on Tuesday. For your readers who do not know, the Committee played a vital role in ...

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"One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival ...

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In Berkeley Heights, we stand together with kindness and compassion during challenging times Our town, our state and our country are facing unprecedented challenges; the COVID-19 global pandemic has created new levels of uncertainty, anxiety and deep levels of sorrow as we face new challenges ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to you to express my concern regarding the lack of transparency by the Barnegat Township Committee and their use of the Consent Agenda. As a former municipal elected official, I am familiar with the use of the Consent Agenda. It is in fact an expeditious way to ...

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Downtown Westfield businesses are the heart of our community. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are open and they are safely delivering meals, products and services. They want to say “thank you, Westfield” to our community for continuing to support them with your orders, by streaming ...

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My wife and I moved to Hawthorne when we got married in 2016, and we are thankful to have a beautiful home, wonderful neighbors, and plenty of friends we’ve met in town. My wife’s name is Janet, and we live on Dixie Avenue with Joshua, our two-year-old son, and Benjamin, my twenty-eight-year-old ...

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Dear Residents: Earlier today, the state reported another 2,625 positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 71,030. The current total in Union County is 3,156. Fanwood has seen 43 confirmed cases and sadly, a fourth death. The deceased was a 95-year-old woman with multiple ...

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Dear Editor, Chatham's open spaces are among our greatest assets. They keep our town beautiful and sought-after, bring us joy, clean our water and air, and make us healthier and stronger.   Chatham residents make tens of thousands of visits to our open spaces every year, and our enjoyment of ...

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Seventy-two years ago, this week—on April 7, 1948—the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded to organize global responses to infectious disease pandemics that respect no national boundaries. Its effectiveness depends heavily on the good will of its member states, and the competence and ...

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To the Editor: There he goes again. Mayor Mike Kelly seems to have difficulty comprehending basic principles and arguments. He also continues to demonstrate an alarmingly poor sense of priorities in the face of the ongoing pandemic crisis. Rather than fully focusing on the only issue that should ...

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I have been a resident of Montville Township for 40 years.  Historically, with bad weather conditions as we had on Thursday, April 10, I lost internet service. I made several calls resulting in over 9 hours on hold over this past weekend, only to get a repairman to come to my home with limited ...

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To the Editor: Mark Hamilton and Ashley Felice ended their campaign letter to the editor of April 7 with this Affordable Housing claim: “... neither of us has ever suggested that the Township should sue anyone (it's on video Mr. Mayor. Never happened).” That's a direct quote from the final ...

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Dear Residents: We have learned from the Westfield Regional Board of Health Department that Fanwood now has a total of 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases. I am saddened to report one more additional fatality. Our total number of deaths in Fanwood is now at three. Please keep the families of these ...

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Our world has been turned upside down. We’ve had to rethink how to shop and interact with people even our own family. Fortunately, we are a creative society and have figured out how to do what needs to be done in new and creative ways. As much as we have to practice social distances we have ...

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Dear Editor, My wife Angela was the one who created, organized and put the parade together for the Drive for Hope. Thank you for the coverage, but the real reason we did it was because she saw a real struggle in our community and felt in a hopeless time when many suffer from depression that ...

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Editor's note:  Anvita Gurumurthy is a 9th grade student at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. Right now, it feels like the world is in chaos. Schools are closed, whole countries are on lockdown, and we haven’t left the house in weeks. Our entire lives have been transmitted to our computers ...

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As I adjusted to my new life of social distancing, handwashing and wearing a mask, the one thing that kept me going was my solitary walk in Bryant park almost daily for the past three weeks. I confess I am not adventurous when it comes to exercise. Over the years, I have found that walking is ...

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Dear Editor: I was happy to see the article "Explainer: Why Ventilators Are Critical and How NJ Is Preparing for a Possible Shortage" by Andrew Lewis a week ago. While many of the people around me talk about ventilators and have seen articles about the increased need for them, but it's important ...

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The Governor’s request and stand not to open parks is indeed a serious one.  Sure, Sussex County has a lesser population than many other counties like Bergen, which is in the midst of the epidemic with many casualties and bereavement, but on a per capita basis our County is in the same ...

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Dear Editor, America has always been resilient. Knock us down and we always come back stronger, always. Despite the challenges we are collectively experiencing, this time will be no different. We’ve already seen examples of this resiliency around the country and in our own community. We’ve ...

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My test results finally came back and they were positive.  I had bet the house that would NOT be the results.  Within the last 4 weeks I’d been to 3 Supermarkets (2 times fully geared) and an Assisted Living Facility. However, that is not the point of this letter.  As many of us, I am on ...

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To the Editor, How refreshing to see an article about people coming together to do something productive in our struggle with the coronavirus instead of another article (published by other news outlets) politizing this tragedy.  Pointing fingers and accusing politicians of all stripes of ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world. This pandemic also presents additional challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. I am personally aware of these challenges through my own family, having ...

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