Letters to the Editor

August 14, 2018

Over the last several years I have had increasing concerns that the mainstream Democratic elected officials and candidates have embraced a socialist ideology. I have witnessed this change not just on a national level but in our district, county and even in my town of Livingston, New ...

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Dear Editor: As I frequently write, scammers are becoming more sophisticated each day. A resident called to advise me of the latest scam, somewhat obvious from the contents of the letter received, but with the many scandals being reported on in various media, a possible reality, depending ...

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Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to strongly encourage the many young people I meet to consider public service.  Public service is an incredible way to turn your convictions into something that serves the greater good and to do ...

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Dear Editor, As the No. 1 killer of women—claiming the lives of one in three women—cardiovascular diseases force us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age.  In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. There is good news: ...

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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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Dear Editor, Concealed Carry Reciprocity is Wrong for New Jersey A few years back, several national retail chains made headlines when they implemented "No Firearms Allowed" policies. These chains include Chipotle, Target, and Starbucks, among others. Here in NJ, we didn't pay as much ...

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In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone.  Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The ...

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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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While you are getting rid of all that unhealthy candy from Halloween, remember to do something good for yourself, your state and your country on November 7: VOTE for Phil Murphy for NJ Governor. In past elections, far too many people decided to stay home, telling themselves that “they’re all ...

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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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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: 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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The horror at the alt-right rally in Charlottesville is a seminal moment in our nation's history, which has been tragically lost on our president. We witnessed vestiges of hate thought to be buried in the past; Nazis carrying flags with swastikas, KKK members with torches chanting anti-Semitic and ...

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