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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To the Editor: New definitions of Hero learned from COVID-19.  For many years, I did not think heroes were any more than the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines. They were the men and women who protected us when our country needed it. Police, firefighters, rescue squads, doctors, and nurses were ...

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According to the resident survey the Township did last year asking for the public’s input to the town’s Master Plan, residents overwhelming expressed the desire for a vibrant, walkable downtown with entertainment, dining and shopping available.  Are you aware there is a push to expand the already ...

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With your generous donations, Silver Liming Foundation has been working diligently to spread kind gestures to community members. In January, we organized a collection for a young mother battling cancer while raising her 7-month-old, JoJo.  With your help, mom and baby were showered with food, ...

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Letter to the Editor, My grandmother, Philomena (Minnie) Delia, and my grandfather, Michael DelDuca, were the first bride and groom of Little Flower Parish on September 10, 1930.  In anticipating of their life together, my grandfather built my grandmother a sweet little two-bedroom one bath on ...

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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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​To the Editor: I was very disappointed this past weekend to see so many people lingering around the downtown streets of Chatham without wearing a mask. I saw large groups of young people, parents, and small children, and only a handful of masks. Most were not social distancing as they lined up ...

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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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Dear Editor, As we enter Earth Week and Earth Day on April 22, I hope that our Governor will consider opening our parks and open spaces in NJ.  Being outside in the environment is so crucial for our physical and mental health.  As many of us are “stuck at home”, being able to commune with/in ...

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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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Our Chamber office will begin working remotely as of  Wednesday, March 17.  In cooperation with the guidelines and mandates, all Suburban Chamber of Commerce networking events have been postponed.  We will not be hosting March Wine Down Wednesday, we have postponed our Hat Tavern event to April ...

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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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