Letters to the Editor

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us ...

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Dear Editor: In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered ...

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My name is Mark Kalladeen and I work in Summit at The Connection as a Personal Fitness Trainer.  I very much enjoy working in Healthcare and since The Connection has closed temporarily, I have decided to work as a Nurse’s Aide on the Front Line at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. I have ...

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Did you know that when you purchase something from a small business an actual person does a happy dance?! This is an actual fact! We are finding that the general public does not understand the true effect this pandemic is having on small businesses.  I am on the Berkeley Heights Economic ...

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Dear Editor: The All-Democrat Union County Freeholder Board has proposed a budget that does not include an increase in the levy from 2019 to 2020. While this is a nice step, it does not preclude a couple towns from seeing an increase from the county, and for that reason it does not go far ...

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As we continue to adjust, adapt and do whatever we have to do to make this “new normal” work, my thoughts are with you and your families and I hope you are staying safe and everyone is healthy. The last two months have been an emotional rollercoaster and have been trying for all of us, but I ...

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In a letter to editors, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County voters on new deadlines in advance of the July 7 Primary Election. To the Editor: Following are important updates for Union County voters regarding deadlines for the upcoming primary election in New Jersey. The ...

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As I passed by a colleague during my daily walk in this new world of handwashing, social distancing and wearing masks, I exclaimed, “Who would have thought right?” and he replied, “Oh my god Kavita!” That was all we could share before we passed each other. Social distancing would not allow us to ...

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As I adjusted to my new life of social distancing, handwashing and wearing a mask, the one thing that kept me going was my solitary walk in Bryant park almost daily for the past three weeks. I confess I am not adventurous when it comes to exercise. Over the years, I have found that walking is ...

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Over the last few weeks, uncertainty (to say the least) has become a way of life, and we have all been adapting to a new routine for the well-being of ourselves, our families and our community.  I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you – parents, students, faculty, staff – for the ...

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Dear BH Administrators, Teachers & Support Staff We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done this week.  We understand this has been an immense amount of change over a short period of time and it can be stressful.  Your dedication, resourcefulness and creativity to do ...

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Dear Neighbors, Please remember your local merchants . We are all suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know many of you are struggling and I realize that shopping for new clothing is not a top priority right now. But I urge you to please continue to support your local ...

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A proposal for increasing family involvement and input into the law enforcement activities in Berkeley Heights Schools is an issue I have been raising for some time.  I am going to avoid citing the substantial and growing amount of evidence that suggests these programs do more harm than good. I am ...

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