Letters to the Editor

November 18, 2018

The 8th Annual Children and Teen book sale hosted by the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library was a big hit this year. The sale generated almost $2,900.00, all of which will go toward funding programs at the library.  The wonderful selection of books and media created a great place for readers ...

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I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with an upcoming resolution that will be presented on Tuesday Nov. 20 at the Township of  Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting. I recently learned of a resolution that would limit voluntary members on township appointed boards to two consecutive ...

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On Thursday, November 15, I lost my cell phone—and the process of its return says a lot about Summit.  The phone must have fallen out of my purse or pocket as I walked from a meeting to my parked car on Springfield, around 10:00 in the morning. A passer-by must have found the phone and ...

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Dear Editor: While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed ...

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Dear Editor: While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed ...

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What follows is a synopsis of the Tuesday, Nov. 13, Westfield Board of Education meeting. COUNSELING DEPARTMENT REPORT ON SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) Maureen Mazzarese, Director of Counseling in the Westfield Public Schools, prepared a report summarizing her department’s role in ...

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In a community like Summit, a storm like yesterday’s can bring out the best in us. Our first responders were heroic. Our DPW was tireless. The stories of neighbors helping neighbors are heart-warming. However, if we want to minimize the impact of powerful storms in the future, we also have to be ...

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While the Summit Police Department and Division of Public Works make extensive preparations before every storm, the intensity of the storm between 1:30PM and 4PM was unanticipated for the northeastern New Jersey region. Sidewalks and parking decks were prepped for snow and freezing rain but plows ...

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To the Editor: Your feelings toward snow really change as you get older. As a kid I was like, "Yes! Snow!! No school! Hot chocolate!! Pajamas all day!! Christmas movies on repeat by the fire!!!" Now I'm like, "Cold. Too cold. My 45-minute commute to work is going to turn into an hour and 15 ...

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The Community Fall Fun Day, held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Katonah Presbyterian Church, to raise awareness and funds for the immigrant children separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border, featured an upscale boutique, children’s activities, music, food and much more, received an ...

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While an overwhelming majority of towns in New Jersey, including leading towns, such as Millburn, Princeton and Ridgewood, incorporate tax-payer funded full-day kindergarten (FDK) into their public school budgets, Summit has been hesitant to join them. Why should Summit tax-payers make this ...

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To the Editor: I am so excited that I will be a member of the Hillsborough Board of Education! I am grateful for the support that so many people have given me, and I appreciate the variety of valuable input submitted by so many people. The education of our students affects all Hillsborough ...

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Dear Editor,  This piece really showed me how proud I am to be a part of this town. Growing up in Roxbury my entire life, it has always been evident that we are a town that will always be willing to give a helping hand. This article is a beautiful example of that. Going through the Roxbury ...

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  HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Amazon has officially decided that New Jersey is not the place for one of their HQ2 locations, and Assemblyman John DiMaio says that it is no surprise. “The Democrats’ high-tax and over-regulation policies made the decision easy for Amazon,” said DiMaio (R-Warren).

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Dear Editor: My eight year-old daughter and I have a secret delight: We love to make Verona drivers late. For years, we have undermined the very foundation of driver sanity. You’ve observed our leisurely street-crossing strolls, our full six and one half seconds of time-consuming indulgence. But ...

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To the Editor: Thank you very much for writing the article, "District Evaluating Homework Policies Regarding Amount, Time and Holiday Extensions." I appreciate The BReeze dedicating time and energy to let the entire community know that there is an issue with student homework load and mental ...

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Deadline:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018 This is the last date that the NJDEP will consider comments on the Freshwater Wetlands Permit Application of Williams/Transco for the Compressor Station 206 and part of the pipeline by Raritan Bay. Attached are comments to use to craft your own to send ...

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Dear Editor, Now that the election is over and things have settled down, the three of us wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support last week.  We were honored that so many people put their faith in us, and we will do our best to live up to your trust. It’s now time to come ...

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Subject: Your help is needed to support local domestic violence nonprofit in need of supplies Hello,  October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And yet, we know that the need to support this issue does not end there. It is important to continue the conversation and help survivors in our ...

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  To the Residents of Warren Township,   We want to thank the voters of Warren Township for the overwhelming support we received in the November 6th general election.  This would not have been achievable without the hard work of our families, many friends and supporters as well as the ...

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To The Editor:   As a 30-year resident of Westfield, I would like to thank Mayor Brindle, the Town Council and Adrian Pastore for all of their efforts of putting together Addamsfest.   What a great way to honor the history of our town by celebrating one of its famous past residents with ...

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To the Editor: Thank you, Chatham. Thank you!! After declaring my candidacy for Borough Council this past April, it is hard to believe the Election Day we were working toward is now behind us. Jocelyn and I are thrilled, and humbled, to have received this vote of confidence from you: our ...

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To the Editor: I should like to offer some post-election commentary. Local elections often pit neighbor against neighbor causing a schism not easily mended simply because election day is done. That divide is a greater loss than who did or didn’t win the election. Insight and decorum are ...

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I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from the 13000+ voters that supported me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am immensely grateful to the family, friends, and loyal supporters who so generously contributed their time and effort to our campaign during this election ...

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This has been yet another terrible week in which we’ve experienced the power of hate. You hate someone’s politics, simple: put together pipe bombs and mail them to your philosophical opponent! You have been feeding on ethnic hatred and want to finish the evil work that that Austrian madman ...

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Dear Editor: I thank the voters of Madison for their participation in the Board of Education election.  The more attention given to the public schools, the more energy there is to move our schools forward.  I would also like to thank the other candidates for a very positive and constructive ...

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On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, residents of Union voted to decide the fate of three seats for Township of Union Board of Education. Committee to Elect McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz is excited to announce that we are proud and humbled to receive the overwhelming support from the residents ...

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Montclair, NJ - “We are thrilled to congratulate Mikie Sherrill on her impressive win! “Throughout her campaign, Mikie Sherrill has displayed the transparency, responsiveness, and accountability we demand from all of our elected representatives. After 24 years of being underrepresented, after ...

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Dear Editor: Elizabeth Stamler, Roshan “Roc” White and Josh Losardo wish to thank the great community of Scotch Plains for supporting the Democratic ticket on Election Day.  We also wish to extend our gratitude to the countless volunteers who helped us during the campaign and on Election ...

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This has been yet another terrible week in which we’ve experienced the power of hate. You hate someone’s politics, simple: put together pipe bombs and mail them to your philosophical opponent! You have been feeding on ethnic hatred and want to finish the evil work that that Austrian madman ...

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