Letters to the Editor

May 22, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  Once again, as in most years, there are very few selections available on the ballots.  New Jersey has a semi-closed primary system.  This means that a voter generally must be registered with a party to vote in ...

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Good Morning,      The purpose of this email is to complain about the negligence of the parking authority in East Orange.  BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) I am a handicapped Veteran with 40 years of service in the Army/Army Reserve and I purchased the on-street parking pass in April 2022 as the old ...

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Hello everyone, my name is Christopher Jun and I am a junior here at Wayne Valley. I am here to propose an idea to consider. But before I begin, I would like to share a brief narrative I had a couple weeks ago. I was walking down the track during my physical education class discussing whether ...

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We adults have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel. The war in Ukraine has added yet another reason, national security, to a long list of scientific reasons why this responsibility is so important. As it turns out, clean energy is cheap ...

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Dear Holmdel Residents,  My name is Marcy McMullen. I am Chair of the Holmdel Republican County Committee and your neighbor. I have a clear and vested interest in what happens in our town. What's transpiring in Holmdel is not about politics, it's about our values: openness, transparency, ...

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The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  Once again, as in most years, there are very few selections available on the ballots.  New Jersey has a semi-closed primary system.  This means that a voter generally must be registered with a party to vote in ...

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On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District ...

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On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District ...

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The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  Once again, as in most years, there are very few selections available on the ballots.  New Jersey has a semi-closed primary system.  This means that a voter generally must be registered with a party to vote in ...

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To the Editor: The proposed Sophia apartment building at Prospect Street and Ferris Place is obtrusive and out of scale with its surrounding residential neighborhood. At a height of 50 feet and a footprint of 35,000 square feet, the bulk of the Sophia building would overwhelm the adjacent ...

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Change is something that we all must deal with in our personal, business lives and even our residential neighborhoods. At the turn of the century there were two horse racing tracks in town (actual visitor destinations for folks from the metro area that arrived by the then new railroad train line, ...

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Kmart Apartments – Continue to Say No It appears that after significant push back from Franklin residents (over 2,000 petition signatures and 100s of social media postings and discussion) the Levin Corporation will soon be submitting a revised application for the Kmart site.  The new application ...

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I’m writing in support of Deborah Engel, my former employer and now business partner and dear friend, for Maplewood Town Council. I worked for Deborah for a year at Work and Play, the coworking space with onsite childcare that she founded (one of the first of its kind in the world), and together we ...

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We are residents in Westfield asking the Town Council to reduce the size and scope of the proposed Sophia apartment development on the corner of Prospect Street & Ferris Place. The proposed four-story development includes 64 apartments and 96 parking spaces on less than one acre of ...

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Dear Editor: My colleagues join me in sharing our horror and frustration about the shooting in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend.   Learning the victims’ names and ages, and more about their productive lives, which were so violently cut short, has only compounded our sorrow. Learning that ...

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To the Editor: I recently had the honor of attending the induction of officers into the Hunterdon County chapter of the NAACP. It is about time that we had more support for the diversity that is now prevalent in Hunterdon County. There were numerous officials and politicians in attendance to ...

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Hello, an actual Sodexo employee here! I was disappointed to read the Letter to the Editor from May 16 titled “The Untold Truth about Sodexo School Lunch”. First, I refer you to stateofchildhoodobesity.com for current statistics. Poor mental health over the last year cannot be contributed to ...

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To Mayor Brindle and the Westfield Town Council: I am writing to express my wholehearted support for the position of the Concerned Westfield Citizens for Right-Sizing the Prospect-Ferris Development and to challenge Mayor Brindle and the Town Council to do the right thing: Executing a ...

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My wife and I always enjoyed the vitality and energy that the town of Westfield provided. When we sold our home in Scotch Plains 3.5 years ago we decided to move to Westfield and take advantage of all the town had to offer. It has been very discouraging to observe the number of vacant stores and ...

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Hello, an actual Sodexo employee here! I was disappointed to read the Letter to the Editor from May 16 titled “The Untold Truth about Sodexo School Lunch”. First, I refer you to stateofchildhoodobesity.com for current statistics. Poor mental health over the last year cannot be contributed to ...

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Dear Editor: Over the past few years, many residents in Scotch Plains, including myself, have expressed concerns to the town council regarding how the overdevelopment of our town will impact schools, infrastructure, services, and traffic. We’ve requested on multiple occasions that our town ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun, an annual event that is well-supported by local civic groups including many Divine 9 organizations.    Participants in the event ...

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Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 2016, 664,000 people have gained mental health issues since last year. And there will be more plastic in oceans than aquatic life by 2050. Unfortunately they are all related. And it leads back to Sodexo school lunches, here is why:  The recent trend of ...

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Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 2016, 664,000 people have gained mental health issues since last year. And there will be more plastic in oceans than aquatic life by 2050. Unfortunately they are all related. And it leads back to Sodexo school lunches, here is why:  The recent trend of ...

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Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending ...

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I have had a 52-year career in consulting engineering specializing in traffic and transportation. I am a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a Westfield resident for 50 years, I am proud to have served on the Union County ...

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Before we begin, I want to briefly address the horrific instances of gun violence which occurred this weekend that have left more Americans dead and injured. More than 20 people shot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where basketball fans were gathered outside an arena for the NBA playoffs ...  One ...

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Before we begin, I want to briefly address the horrific instances of gun violence which occurred this weekend that have left more Americans dead and injured. More than 20 people shot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where basketball fans were gathered outside an arena for the NBA playoffs ...  One ...

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Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending ...

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Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending ...

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