Letters to the Editor

  • State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

    April 13, 2021

    Dear Editor:

    I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous ...

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Clinton Flats Development Opens, Set to Welcome More Residents to the Central Ward

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two new mixed-use redevelopment buildings officially opened in the Central Ward this month and will become just one of multiple projects aimed to rejuvenate the downtown. 

Newark officials on May 7 held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Clinton Flats, Paramount Assets'  latest mixed-use redevelopment in Newark’s ...

HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

Newark Renters Can Apply for Financial Assistance Through This County Program

May 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Renters and landlords in Newark financially burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for aid through Essex County's Emergency Rental Assistance program, starting Thursday. 

Nearly $15 million is available to be awarded to applicants who need help paying rent or utility bills. An online portal will open on Thursday here to ...

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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...