Letters to the Editor

April 2, 2020

Greetings fellow residents of Essex County. When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband and concerned ...

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Dear Editor:  With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and widespread stay-at-home orders, people with communication disorders in New Jersey who usually receive their critically needed speech therapy in a private practice or health care setting can now only continue their therapy through ...

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My twins, Jaylanie and Malanie, want to say thank you to all the front line workers and anyone who is out there helping in any way. God bless you all!  Stay safe. --

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Dear Editor: The number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey will climb as more individuals are tested and confirmed. This creates a new normal that requires each of us to make adjustments in our daily lives. Taking steps to stay healthy through physical distancing and self-quarantine are ...

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We, like many communities, have seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Montclair Department of Health is reporting that we currently have 50 cases, with ten people who did not survive the illness. All of those who did not survive had underlying health conditions. To the families of ...

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March 31, 2020 Dear Editor: The importance of focusing on our mental health needs at this time cannot be underestimated. We are all facing unexpected changes in our work and home situations which can easily lead to, or exacerbate, stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health ...

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Along with local hospitals and the rest of our nation, CareOne is braced for the unprecedented needs of caring for COVID-19 patients. To confront the virus head-on, CareOne is actively working to fight this pandemic, developing clinical protocols that have allowed two of its centers to become ...

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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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Dear Editor: The Linden Board of Education held a public hearing at 6 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the Linden High School auditorium.  The purpose of this hearing was to propose the disposition of Green Acres  Funded parkland, in order to facilitate building a second Linden High School ...

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The members of Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to you for your support. We’d like to thank you for all your generous donations. It is the continuing generosity of people like you that helps to make our organization ...

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Dear Residents: By now all Fanwood households should have received their 2020 Census invitations. It is vital that everyone respond to the Census. More than ever, current events demonstrate how important it is to know where Americans reside in order to best allocate federal resources and ...

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Dear Residents: Today is National Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census — not a deadline. We use this day to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. When you respond, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, and include everyone who usually ...

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Greetings fellow residents of Essex County. When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband, and concerned ...

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To Whom It May Concern: Last Thursday I begin to feel/exhibit some of the known systems.  I watched my temperature, washed my hands, isolated and didn’t leave my home. However on a Telemed appointment with my doctor about he quizzed me and determined I needed to take the test.  I fought him ...

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The following is a synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting held on March 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the March 24 Board of Education meeting was held remotely, with Board members and members of the community joining in from remote locations using an online videoconferencing ...

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Dear Editor, We have witnessed utter chaos throughout this nation, and particularly in New Jersey as a result of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. With the need for social distancing and required closure of all non-essential businesses, offices and the like, I think it’s only fitting that the ...

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Letter to the Editor... Yesterday, I spoke with dear friends in Liverpool, England, Nora and Jed Addy.  Their community in Woolton Woods started a special custom during this coronavirus pandemic...putting a lighted candle in their front window each evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to show their ...

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The Boyle family would like to thank the two young ladies who found our little Shih Tzu last week .   Reese squeezed  underneath the gate and went on a little adventure.   I jumped in my car asked neighbors if they saw her,  drove around the Manning Avenue area.  I arrived back home to find two ...

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If there ever was clear evidence of how dysfunctional Congress has become, it is now.  Unfortunately, our own Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has quickly become a part of the problem and not the solution she promised to be. At a time when we all need significant support from our leaders, the ...

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Dear Congressman Gottheimer, When will Sussex and Warren County residents receive test kits? Why are we always the last counties to receive assistance? And why are community testing sites now being allowed to restrict testing only to those people living in that county? William Paterson is the ...

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Dear Scotch Plains Small Business Owners: The town of Scotch Plains has assembled a team to address the needs of our community of small businesses during this critical time. The Scotch Plains Resource Group will be providing information and resources to all allow the small businesses of Scotch ...

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Dear Editor: As South Plainfield continues our journey into these concerning, historic and unprecedented times, I would just like to express a word of thanks to our community leaders. Without any previously prescribed procedures or policies in place, they stepped up and into the uncharted waters, ...

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To the Editor: Few these days can doubt that our climate is changing. As we quibble over what to do, how much of it is necessary, and how to pay for it, we mostly understand that climate change is creeping up on us, and we should act in order to preserve something resembling a normal ...

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Dear Summit neighbors, Since 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Squad has been there for the residents of Summit.  For our friends. For our neighbors. For our visiting guests. And in this trying time, our mission has not waivered.  We remain here for you. But like everyone, we are operating ...

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Dear Friends, I am one of many Asian Americans that live in Nutley and something I have seen recently online are xenophobic comments in wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  I think it is important to state that the following are not okay Referring to COVID-19 as “Kung Flu” or the “China ...

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CORONAVIRUS SCAM WARNINGS Walter D. LeVine, the Director of Livingston Office of Consumer Affairs has again reminded us that the Coronavirus has spread globally, leaving sickness, death and vast economic loss in its wake. Plus, it has spawned scams and more may possibly come. Most apparent is ...

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A notice to all Sparta High School Senior Parents: The email you received on Thursday, March 26th, regarding Graduation Lawn Signs has an error in the mailing address information.  However, the attached flyer contains the correct address. Thus, please use the address on the attached flyer when ...

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Dear Fanwood Residents:   We hope that during this national crisis all of our library patrons are safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you in person as soon as that is possible. In the meantime, although the library remains closed, remember that online access to our Digital ...

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Dear Editor, Without a measure of doubt, the COVID19 Coronavirus has stretched us all beyond any area of comfort. It’s almost unfathomable to think that this pandemic has yet to reach its peak. Nevertheless, we cannot allow ourselves to give up or to give in. In our darkest time we must continue ...

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