Letters to the Editor

September 14, 2019

As of today, a sixth person has died from vaping-related lung disease.  Nationwide, there have been at least 380 cases of lung illness among people who have used e-cigarette products — devices, liquids, refill pods, or cartridges. We are in the midst of a health crisis. Both the Center for ...

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As of today, a sixth person has died from vaping-related lung disease.  Nationwide, there have been at least 380 cases of lung illness among people who have used e-cigarette products — devices, liquids, refill pods, or cartridges. We are in the midst of a health crisis. Both the Center for ...

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The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will be meeting in Springfield Town Hall September 18 at a meeting hosted by Mayor Erica Dubois to discuss the status of the Federal-State Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. Mayors Council consists of representatives of the affected ...

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The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will be meeting in Springfield Town Hall September 18 at a meeting hosted by Mayor Erica Dubois to discuss the status of the Federal-State Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. Mayors Council consists of representatives of the affected ...

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The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will be meeting in Springfield Town Hall September 18 at a meeting hosted by Mayor Erica Dubois to discuss the status of the Federal-State Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. Mayors Council consists of representatives of the affected ...

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Dear Editor,  In a city rich with history and as diverse as Paterson, it is very important that we understand that hate speech has no place in this city. In the case of Councilman Michael Jackson, I firmly believe that the words he spoke were taken out of context. He uttered a phrase against his ...

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The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will be meeting in Springfield Town Hall September 18 at a meeting hosted by Mayor Erica Dubois to discuss the status of the Federal-State Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. Mayors Council consists of representatives of the affected ...

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To the Editor, New Providence is a wonderful town, but it needs to be more affordable. It needs to work on sustainability and be more openly inclusive. People who work here, such as teachers, fire fighters, police officers and retailers, cannot afford to live here because real estate is so ...

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As of today, a sixth person has died from vaping-related lung disease.  Nationwide, there have been at least 380 cases of lung illness among people who have used e-cigarette products — devices, liquids, refill pods, or cartridges. We are in the midst of a health crisis. Both the Center for ...

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Nice Place.  Nice People. New Providence.   These few words, known by our community as our town “motto”, evoke in me a sense of both gratitude and responsibility--gratitude for having lived and raised my family in New Providence; and a responsibility to engage in pursuits that will keep this ...

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To the editor, As we begin a new school year, many parents are focused on school drop-off/pick-up times, teachers' names, academic schedules, and extra-curricular school activities. But I would suggest that parents get up to speed on the world of social media and increasingly social/dating ...

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Dear Editor: In a community and a world filled with rich culture and great diversity, antiSemitic, or any other, derogatory remarks against an ethnicity is totally unacceptable. Councilman Jackson has acknowledged and apologized.  Let’s continue to build bridges and not walls. We are truly ...

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            In the midst of this important election season for Somerset County’s Freeholder and Sheriff race, I wanted to take a moment to comment and provide guidance to my supporters in the public and party. Several months ago, we saw Tim Pino “lose” to William “Bill” Parenti by a small fraction ...

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Dear Editor:  It is true, we don’t need racially motivated slurs or speeches in this city. But let’s dig deeper into this issue. Ask yourselves this question, would Councilman Jackson be so fiercely targeted if he had been backing a certain agenda?  I wish that the amount of energy being used ...

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Dear Editor: I have seen the uproar on social media over the town’s affordable housing settlement specifically for the Parker Gardens property. Our affordable housing settlement resulted from several builder’s lawsuits against the Township that were mandated and handled under the auspices of the ...

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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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To the Editor: Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress ...

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Dear Editor: As a Passaic County Freeholder and a resident of Paterson I was very disturbed to learn of Councilman Mike Jackson's antisemetic remarks at this week's Paterson City Council meeting.  I can not speak for Councilman Jackson's intention or his heart, but his remarks are offensive and ...

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To the editor and fellow citizens, Today we all remember 9-11. Where we were. What happened. How we felt about family, friends and people we never knew. I was at WFC across the street from WTC and would have been on the 101st floor of Building 1 except for the Regional Managing Partner of my ...

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Americana.  “There is an American quality, a tone, an energy ... instantly recognizable” It makes me wonder how we got here. The cadence of the drums led the line of soldiers into battle and the bugle called the cavalry charge. Afterwards, the drums and bugles led the soldiers down Main ...

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Letter to the Editor The declared purposes of the ELKS are to practice its four cardinal virtues, Charity- Justice - Brotherly Love- and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism; and to cultivate good fellowship.  I ...

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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 Plains. Since then I have ...

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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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(Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from the letter the Belmar Business Partnership received from Belmar resident Penny Leonard, who recounted her Belmar Sidewalk Sale experience on August 25.) To the Editor: In case you wonder how shoppers approach the Sidewalk Sale, I can tell you ...

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I’ve been to two town council meetings this summer that were so disheartening I had to explain—to myself—why I bothered going.  Typically, very few residents go to these meetings and it’s no mystery why.  Everything is decided beforehand between the seven Council members and the Mayor’s ...

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Dear Editor, Pete Smith is one of the best new candidates I’ve seen run for public office in a long time. He’ll definitely have my vote. It’s obvious Pete takes public service seriously.  Pete served 9 years in the Army National Guard and as an ELK works tirelessly to continue to help his ...

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As a resident of Westfield and more importantly a parent of three children still at home, my number one priority is my children.  As a board member of both the Westfield Baseball League and the Girls Softball League of Westfield, as well as a coach in various other Westfield recreational sports ...

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To the Editor: One trillion plastic bags are used annually around the world, each for an average duration of only twelve minutes. It takes at least 500 years for a plastic bag to photodegrade into toxic microplastic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways; these particles enter the ...

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To the Editor: One trillion plastic bags are used annually around the world, each for an average duration of only twelve minutes. It takes at least 500 years for a plastic bag to photodegrade into toxic microplastic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways; these particles enter the ...

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I Am Confident Jim Boyes Will Be A Great Asset For Westfield Town Council. I first met Jim Boyes six years ago when I began volunteering with Moms Demand Action for common-sense gun control.  This was shortly after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school where 20 young children ...

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