Letters to the Editor

March 22, 2019

Dear Nutley Family Service Bureau Supporters, The Scouting for Food Drive is only 8 days away! Keep in mind, there are MANY opportunities to join-in the effort. Volunteer shifts are available on Saturday, March 30th and for the two weeks following the 2019 Scouting for Food Drive. It will ...

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Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old. Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the ...

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It was January of 1999 when The Cirri family moved to the beautiful "All American small town" of Nutley from Hudson County. They moved here for the same reason the majority of families moved to Nutley: better schools for their children, the essence of the town that was romantic and charming, a ...

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See below for a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in response to reports that Governor Murphy will propose a 10.75 percent tax rate on income tax earners over $1 million in tomorrow's FY 2020 budget address "Governor Murphy would be right to ...

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America our America No borders-- No wall ? In a modern day society ? What's at stake ? The Big-Picture Stories  Family and friends, Emergency personnel, Local fire dept., Police Dept in your town, Crossing guards, Town schools, Children of your town who want to ( Dream ) of what they ...

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They have this Geese Chaser Car that rides through the parks in our town equipped with canoe so as to paddle out in the ponds or lake to chase these Canadian Geese whereever he see's them. At times, I've even seen this guy with a trained dog that jumps out of the car and runs after them to fly off ...

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It was the day after the winter storm. Governor Murphy even called a state of emergency, snow, ice, rain, all mixed in a mushy 3 or 4 inches. Then when the temperature dropped, the mix all turned to ice.  10:30 AM Wednesday morning as I dressed for the walk after the storm. Boots, layers of ...

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Postcards, Candy, Heart shapes, Flowers, Hugs and Kisses, express your love give your heart to the one you love. A hand written letter of words of expression, or  maybe a poem of thoughts of that person over the years you've been together. A special gift to the one you love, "a jewel you are ...

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I stand in the literal garden, as a flower of Man. Placed by GOD. I'll take care of this garden of Eden ( Heaven and Earth ), a watchman, keeper of the gardens. Stand in the Gardens and say you care for the Circle of Man. The artistry of Flowers ( Flower  Power ), Artifical Flowers to celebrate ...

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As a non-profit organization with strong community service ties, Nutley Family Service Bureau was alert to the pressing hardships associated with the month-long government shut-down. The ensuing economic uncertainty brought about by the disruption could be felt most acutely in basic housing and ...

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The top priority of the 116th Congress must be to pass H.R.8, a bipartisan bill that would require background checks on all gun sales, including those from unlicensed dealers, gun shows, and online vendors. The average American is 25 times more likely to be shot and killed by a firearm than in ...

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Be a blood donor, make a difference in the World. One pint of blood 45 % red blood cells   55 % plasma  1 % platets The red blood cells for massive blood loss car accidents Plasma for burn victims, Platelets for blood clotting and for fighting cancer. Save A Life ? Potentially, three lives ...

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Dear Editor, I wanted to take this opportunity to demonstrate my support for our teachers during this contract negotiation period. The Board of Education has a difficult job. I understand there are financial realities that the they must work within, and I don't envy their position. Having ...

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Nobody, including Trump’s most ardent supporters, would really care if Trump ever built his stupid wall or not. His base supports him for reasons that are not necessarily policy concerns, but rather out of an irrational sycophantic allegiance to an individual whom they consider to be some anointed ...

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“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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He spoke the words from the bible. Martin Luther King But, we group together in groups, every color do. ( The Circle of Man ) We all stand The problems of the World, I think. GOD see's no color Imperfect we all are Equal in his eyes as he created us. To the ...

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Open your eyes to see the rhythm of a poem. Let your ideas take root A Bee is to a Bloom Beens to a Hemlock Seasons change with the rotation of Earth Every season springs new ideas to root Let it bee an idea of thoughts to the good for you Plant your good seeds in any ...

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To The Editor: The non elected Township of Nutley boards  (in my opinion) are pretty corruption free in the sense that we are all volunteers and there is no monetary gain or reason to exclude new members for fear of losing a paying job. There is also a desire on our part (the ...

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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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Dear Friends of NFSB,   As we settle into 2019, Nutley Family Service Bureau's staff, volunteers and Board of Directors would like to offer our thanks for your support of our 2018 Thanksgiving Initiative and Christmas Food Pantry Distribution. Your generous donation of funds and food products ...

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An 8 am walk through the park in town gave me reasons and thoughts to ponder.In the Spring when the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom, the Japanese take this symbolic flower as a time of renewal of oneself. And, as the dusting snow that fell in the early morning hours, give this thought ...

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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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Here stand Two Pines, Scots Pines are what they are who's branches hang half way over the stream. A rather unique relevant place these two Pines make their stand, just before the bridge that crosses the river. At first glance,the tree seem to have slit in two at the base and two equal ...

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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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Dear Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey Autism Therapy Mandate, and its most recent ...

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It was my customary early morning walk through the park in my home town. As I walked down the hill and over the bridge near my apartment into the Mud Pond, I met my friend walking on the path through the park. We  both greeted one another with best wishes for the New Year, cracked a few ...

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