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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After Bruce Paterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. The April 19 meeting I ...

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Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, ...

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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 take place at ...

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Dear Editor: Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, ...

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Dear Editor: I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me. I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood ...

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Dear Editor: My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward.   I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for.  Last week I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for ...

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Dear Editor: My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward. I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for. Last week, I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for the ...

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Dear Editor:   I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection. There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people ...

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Dear Editor: Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a pillar of consistency in Union County for the last 20 years, having devoted her life to public service. There is no one more qualified and capable to lead us as our next Union County Democratic Committee Chair. Colleen has mentored, coached and ...

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Dear Editor: The Roselle Park Democratic Committee and I are pleased to give our full support to Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, to be our next Union County Democratic Committee Chair. Our future as a party county-wide is bright because she will bring her tremendous work ethic, knowledge, and ...

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Dear Editor: In  all the years I’ve known Mayor Colleen Mahr, I’ve found her to be a strong and capable leader, completely dedicated to the needs and success of every municipality in Union County.  As  Vice Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee for the past five years, she's earned ...

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Dear Editor: I’m wishing Chairman Green a speedy recovery and wishing his family well during this difficult time. With the resignation of our fine Chairman due to his health, two candidates are pursuing the Chairmanship. I have a firsthand experience working with both candidates on business ...

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Dear Editor: As a daily commuter into New York City it is important that the Elizabeth Train Station is a safe place for my fellow commuters. I was appalled when the other day as I was entering the New York-bound elevator there was a man stretched out sleeping in the elevator.  Folks were ...

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Recently 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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Dear Editor: On December 9, 2017, I went to the Family Dollar Store, located at 450 North Broad Street looking for light bulbs.  I looked at the bulbs and did not see what I wanted.  As I left the store I was confronted by the Store Manager and was told that Security instructed her to detain me ...

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To the Editor:   Over the decades I have learned that there is a simple key to success: Just do what you say you are going to do.  Sounds easy? Yes. But it is a true commodity to find someone that lives this principle every day.  It is even a rarer commodity to find someone in politics who ...

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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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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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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC), is urging the public to donate blood as we head into the Labor Day holiday. New Jersey roads are packed with cars heading to the beach and the mountains. With so many people on vacation, blood donations drop ...

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