Letters to the Editor

July 5, 2018

To the Editor: The initial patent for the land that would become Bloomfield Township was granted to the English Puritan colonists of Newark, and the area assigned to Essex County in 1675, and Newark Township in 1693. From the 1690s to about the 1720s, much of the northern and eastern land was ...

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This Fourth of July, the United States of America will celebrate its 242nd birthday since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Our Nation was conceived in liberty at its core. Together we the people, with ancestors from every part of the world, continue the struggle to live by its ...

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Well, it looks like I have at least three things in common with Jay and Johanna Webber: (a) We live in the 11th District; (b) We believe family is important; (c) We have experienced life in big families -- I'm the third of seven kids myself. So of course I noticed the statements the Webbers ...

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LD35 Senator Nellie Pou (Paterson) caused quite a stir this week related to the NJ-11 Congressional Campaign. Let’s review. Pou called into question Jay Webber’s consistent voting record against legislation to support women… “Why Webber would not support countless pieces of legislation that ...

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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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The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and ...

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Don’t Complain; Vote! It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, NJ-11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a ...

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As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network ...

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Dear Editor: Being a Democrat is part of my heritage. I grew up in Detroit when the auto industry thrived. My African American family was middle class. Life was good, but adventure awaited me in New York and, for the past 37 years, in New Jersey. For most of that time, Rodney Frelingheysen has ...

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At the March 26, 2018 Nutley Board of Education meeting, reasonable people disagreed over the immediate installation of armed officers in Nutley schools. One group believes we should take this action now. The other believes we should implement school security measures based on expert ...

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Dear family, friends, colleagues, members of the West Orange community, and all those who gathered to celebrate this year's West Orange Parade, Not a day goes by when I am not grateful to have been raised in the incredible, warm, and welcoming community of West Orange. Not only was I raised by ...

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As Amazon continues to search for the home of its second corporate headquarters, the City of Newark is pleased to be in the esteemed company of 20 worthy locations nationwide. As we continue to look towards the potential of this new opportunity, the City is reaching out, on an individual basis, ...

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To the Editor: Disgusted by federal inaction, devastated by the Parkland shooting, and determined to see real change, students around the country walked out of class at 10 a.m. on March 14th, one month after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students of ...

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Thinking of the 17 angels that lost their lives lost one month ago. Thinking of the injured that are still fighting to heal. Thinking of the #MSDSTRONGstudents, teachers and staff that had their innocence taken from them. Thinking of a community that draws strength from each other as we all try to ...

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Soon NJ will grapple with the legalization of marijuana, as our newly elected Governor has vowed to make this an administrative priority as promised during his campaign.  It’s no secret that this is a controversial topic that stirs up passionate sometimes heated debate from all sides of the issue.  ...

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Today the Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Effective Sept. 9, 2019, nearly 200,000 people who have been living and working legally in the U.S. for almost two decades, who have American families, homes and businesses, will be subject to ...

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As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are ...

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To the Editor:A new year stands on your doorstep. Are you ready to enter into a new journey? Yes, this decision is yours to allow yourself to experience this year anew. How many gifts did you leave unopened or put them away to only forget about them this Christmas?  How often have you done ...

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Compared to a cartoonish image of a cow with a big butt‎, I'm much more offended by Ms. Tingle's baseless smear of the President of the United States as a "sexual predator." I assume because she didn't name him and he's a public figure, it's OK to publish what otherwise would be considered ...

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To the Editor: Bloomfield, here is some food for thought. When we pass a municipal ordinance we have to advertise the ordinance, then have a seven day wait between first reading and second reading, which is final passage. Last night, United States Senators were handed a 500-page bill that ...

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In case you haven’t heard, a multinational fish farming company (Cooke Inc.) has made a deal to purchase Omega Protein Inc. and take them into the private sector. While the ink is not dry on this deal, it is obvious that the American fishing community will not be part of this new portfolio. There ...

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I urge all Bloomfield voters to support Michael Heller's re-election to the Bloomfield Board of Education. Mr Heller is an experienced educator and computer expert. He is multi-linguaal, fluent in Spanish, English, and German. He has two beautiful daughters in the Bloomfield Public Schools.

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To the Editor: On November 7  New Jerseyans will elect a new Governor. The choice could not be more stark or important. The choice will either protect us from decisions being made in Washington or it will impact us in negative ways for years into the future. Constitutionally, the New Jersey ...

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To the Editor, I urge Bloomfield voters who value a quality education to vote to reelect Michael Heller, line 5H, who is indeed a highly qualified, informed, discerning, and independent professional.   Michael has been an excellent leader while serving his first-term on the Board of ...

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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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To the Editor: The Environmental Protection Agency is under great threat. While chaos and confusion swirl around the Trump White House, and the public is distracted by the Russia Investigation, the egregious behavior of the president regarding Charlottesville, tweet upon crazy tweet and rallies, ...

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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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