Letters to the Editor

November 20, 2020

The term “food insecurity” means that a person doesn't know where or when they’ll find their next meal.  The past few months have been difficult.  Many people are finding themselves out of work, or their hours have been cut, and now the next phase of COVID-19 is upon us and the holidays are ...

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Happy birthday & thank you for serving!!! We would like to take the time to appreciate our very own, David, and wish him a happy birthday. To the left and right of him stand two birthday celebrating veterans, Louis & Doug. What a fantastic night at the Celtic Corner of Hawthorne!

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My name is Anthony (Tony) Matarazzo. I was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in Hawthorne. I was diagnosed with hypertension at age 40, and at nearly the same time began to have problems with gout and kidney stones. I had many gout and kidney stone attacks in my 40’s until the doctors got me ...

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When spouses, intimate partners or dates use physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control the behavior of their partners, they are committing domestic violence.   Very few people identify themselves as abusers or victims. Victims may be silent, embarrassed ...

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Dear Editor, We would like to encourage all our friends and neighbors in Ward 3 to cast their ballots for Mike Sciarra and reelect him as their borough councilman so that he can continue the fine work he’s been doing on their behalf. When our friend and colleague, Garry Sinning, passed away ...

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Later this year, NJ voters will be asked to cast their vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in our state for people 21 and older. This is a significant issue that most assuredly will impact public safety and quality of life issues for the residents of our ...

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I decided to write this today in order to discuss cannabis legalization and some of the concerns I’ve seen raised not only during this election season but since the topic of legalization was first brought up during Governor Murphy’s campaign.  One of the biggest concerns I’ve seen is the idea ...

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Dear Editor,   There are many important choices on our November 3rd ballot this year. One choice is whether to legalize marijuana or not in New Jersey. Our Governor and many elected representatives in Trenton have been supportive of legalization from day one and after many failed attempts to ...

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We are in the home stretch, the last week to complete the 2020 U.S. Census. You might have received the mailing earlier this year, for me it was March 23. It was a simple letter, with a link to the website and a phone number in multiple languages, which took only 5 minutes to complete.  On ...

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Today marks 10 years since the passing of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman whose death by suicide siezed the conscience of the nation. The following tribute was written by Tyler’s cousin Jen Ehrentraut whose memorable testimony helped pass NJ’s anti-bullying bill of rights. No one ...

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It’s important to embrace new residents when they move into the community.  With help from the Mayor and his administration staff, we were able to develop a new “Welcome Bag” to provide information and resources for a new resident along with a welcome letter from the Mayor.  New residents will ...

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