Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2018

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do ...

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To The Editor: On Sunday, April 29, 2018, volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be joining forces with residents of New Jersey AND their dogs to take steps toward a common goal: the elimination of suffering caused by cancer. “Bark For Life of Central NJ” is a brand new event that will ...

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To the Editor: More than 1.4 million people in New Jersey give their time and talent to nonprofit organizations each year, offering a whopping 215 million hours valued at $5.1 billion annually. Indeed, volunteers give nonprofit organizations an army of support to provide important programs and ...

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To the Editor: Somerset County residents, you deserve sincere thanks for all you do throughout the year! In 2017, you donated more than 25 tons of food during Curbing Hunger Month, almost five tons of food to our monthly "BOBO Fridays" collection and over $19,000 to the annual Thanksgiving ...

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Changes in the new tax laws being passed by Congress are detrimental to middle-class New Jerseyans. Period.  Bottom Line. As I am the former Mayor in Franklin Township and current Somerset County Freeholder, I am concerned for the loss suffered by my constituents.  As a practicing certified ...

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  EDITOR: New Jersey’s environment was a big winner on Nov. 7, as voters approved a measure to prevent lawmakers from diverting funds earmarked for cleanups of polluted sites. Ballot Question 2, which was passed by nearly 69 percent of voters, amends the New Jersey Constitution to make ...

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Dear Voters, On November 7, please remember to vote for NJ Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-District 21). Over the last 8 1/2 years, I have seen Nancy work tirelessly for all of the residents of New Jersey. Nancy understands and advocates for property tax reform to make New Jersey affordable for ...

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While I only recently had the opportunity to meet Jill LaZare – the Democratic candidate for Senate in New Jersey's 21st Legislative District – at my front door in Summit and at a rally of the Summit Democrats, I find her tremendous energy and passion impressive, and her key message resonates with ...

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Note: The following was received from Sally Booth and Joan Harris, Democratic Candidates for Bernards Township Committee, following Tuesday night's discussion of a proposal to redevelop the Millington Quarry off Stonehouse Road:  Any remaining semblance of transparency was breached by the ...

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As the Co-Founder of The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its Executive Director for more 15 years, a current board member of Trinitas Hospital Foundation, a 30-year breast cancer survivor, and a neighbor to many of you, I am writing to ask for your vote for Lacey ...

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Time was, New Jersey residents could at least count on their elected representatives to be good stewards of their funds they paid in taxes:  to maintain their roads, their obligations, and their air and water.  Those times are long gone.  For close to three decades, administrations of all political ...

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Maybe it’s the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather, the exciting race to the World Series, that brings to mind what Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by watching.”  The last couple of months I have been observing a new face in politics -- Lacey Rzeszowski, Democratic candidate ...

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If you are concerned about having clean water and clean air in New Jersey, you should vote YES on Ballot Question Number 2 on Nov. 7. Voting yes on this question is voting to use funds collected from natural-resource damage claims against polluters to fix the damage done, or, if that’s not ...

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Dear Editor: As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ.  Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our ...

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Dear Editor,  For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event.   As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to ...

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I was born and raised in Summit, coming back here six years ago to raise my own family. I currently run the GRACE Project, which I founded through the Junior League.  GRACE provides food and other resources to the more than 20% of Summit residents who battle hunger on a daily basis. Prior to that, ...

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I’m endorsing Jill LaZare for the State Senate of NJ. Jill has lived in New Jersey all of her life. She has lived with her husband and children in Union County for almost 20 years.  Her background as a New Jersey lawyer gives her experience in dealing with the NJ government. It also gives her a ...

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Dear Editor, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Every time I hear the staggering statistic that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, a pit hits my stomach, a chill runs through my body, and a tear runs down my cheek.  1 in 8…..I see the faces behind the numbers and the ...

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To the Editor: With the dedication and commitment of thousands of volunteer host families, this summer was filled with new experiences and friendships for thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our extraordinary ...

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On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to tear, leading to a blockage of the artery, and, in my case, a heart attack.  I HAVE NO KNOWN RISK ...

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All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the furthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far longer than our ...

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To the Editor: This Labor Day, it seems ironic that the Trump Administration is poised to deny approximately 800,000 people the right to work in the U.S. These are the so-called “Dreamers” — young people in their teens and twenties who have lived in the U.S., attended our schools, assimilated ...

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