Letters to the Editor

January 21, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live ...

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As everyone surely knows, the first winter storm of 2019 is scheduled to hit in the early afternoon (Saturday).  It is strongly recommended to stay home and not be out on the roadways. After the storm passes there will be extremely cold temperatures setting in Sunday night which could make for ...

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Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not ...

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For seven years, I testified before he NJ State Senate and NJ Assembly budget committees, as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for the 24 th District on drug issues. Today, drugs, especially opioids are killing more children of all ages. CNN and other sources ...

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Happy New Year! I hope this recent holiday season was one for you to relax, recharge, and enjoy fellowship with loved ones in preparation for ...

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We don’t know much about the Wise Men, or Magi as some call them. Were they curious or faithful? Whichever they were they moved forward in seeking to meet Jesus- Shouldn’t that be a lesson for us as well?  The Magi were not told to go as the shepherds had been. They saw a bright star on the dark ...

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Those citizens among us, who might dismiss Trump’s two year stretch of hate as run-of-the-mill partisan politics, will carry the same stain of previous American generations who have fallen prey to right wing extremism. The president’s campaign, transition, inauguration, charities and how his ...

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, As many of you know, Lisa Shauger and I founded the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Education Foundation in 2014 after our dear friend, former West Orange police officer Timothy Groves, passed away from cancer. During his lifetime, Officer ...

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Senators Joe Pennacchio (R-26) and Anthony Bucco (R-25) released the following statement in regards to today’s reports that Honeywell, a Morris Plains-based company, is moving its global headquarters to North Carolina.  Morris Plains is a municipality within Senator Pennacchio’s Legislative ...

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Dear Editor: 1 in 6 children face hunger each day across the United States. It is tradition for families to make enormous spreads of food for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa and all holidays this season. What we need to keep in mind is that so many families go without food. Even working ...

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  HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Amazon has officially decided that New Jersey is not the place for one of their HQ2 locations, and Assemblyman John DiMaio says that it is no surprise. “The Democrats’ high-tax and over-regulation policies made the decision easy for Amazon,” said DiMaio (R-Warren).

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Senator Bob Menendez deserves to be reelected on November 6th. Senator Menendez is our only hope to defend hard working New Jersey families from the horrible policies and politics of President Donald Trump. It is clear that Donald Trump is “Divider in Chief” and he intends on creating divisions in ...

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Dear Editor, I’ve just seen Ann Grossi’s opponent’s palm card. She says she’s a Community Volunteer.  That’s very nice, but I do not know how that provides experience to run the clerk’s office. She says that she’s done pro-bono legal services.  Well every attorney who I know has done ...

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How do you feel?  Am VERY concerned on the large amount of OUTSIDE campaign MONEY is being used to influence OUR state, OUR county and OUR towns Nov 6th General ELECTIONS.   YEARS of experience and TONS of integrity matters, NOT OUTSIDE INFLUENCE!  People before party politics, do elect the very ...

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When my son was 16 years old, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. During that first year we made 5 runs to the ER, he was hospitalized three times. But we were fortunate.  With the proper care our son avoided the surgery that so often comes with this disease. We had good health insurance and all ...

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Dear Editor  I love U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s slogan, “Send in a Marine.”  Every time I see his bus with the “Send in a Marine” slogan it makes me smile.  I believe this is exactly what Washington D.C. needs.  Since the passing of Senator McCain we could use a real Marine in Washington ...

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