Letters to the Editor

January 17, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of Assemblynan Benjie Wimberly, I had the distinct and high honor of attending Governor Phil Murphy's State of the State Address on Tuesday. Attending events such as this becomes a who's who in Jersey politics. Everybody from former governors to the Chief Justice of the ...

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An Open Letter to Senator Nellie Pou:   As you know, New Jersey's public schools rank among the finest in the nation. This achievement was made possible due to the unwavering dedication from all of New Jersey's teachers and educational support professionals. In fact, we are proud products of ...

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Dear Editor: I read an article this morning online that stated a NJ Appellate Court struck down a requirement that students must pass two state exams before they can graduate high school.  Since 2015 I have been on the frontline with many state education activism groups like Save Our Schools ...

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Brothers and Sisters: The time of year has arrived once again where we all can appreciate an African American cultural tradition that has been the backbone of who we are for decades.  Let us celebrate our heritage with the same level of energy we used to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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Dear Readers: I want to take a moment to thank someone in our city who rarely ever receives praise. His generosity and kindness allowed for winter coats to be distributed to city residents, including the homeless to be warm this year. Back in August this same man’s generosity allowed for ...

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Dear Editor, I was deeply disturbed to read earlier this week that Essex County Chairman LeRoy Jones is considering running against State Party Chairman John Currie for the chairmanship of the state Democratic party. How can this be? Under Chairman Currie's inspiring leadership, the state ...

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Dear Readers:  I want to take this time to wish you all a very blessed holiday season. Whether it’s  Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or just a small family traditional gathering, I hope it is filled with warmth, love and peace. I think it’s safe to say that we all have had quite a tumultuous ...

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Dear Editor: I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Weekend. I attended this year’s rescheduled Thanksgiving game between Paterson Kennedy and Paterson Eastside. I must say that I was very proud of the execution of the Thanksgiving game plan by Paterson Public School administration.The fans ...

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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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Dear Editor: While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed ...

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Dear Editor: I don’t do this as often but I wanted to share an amazing experience I had to start my day. Before I left my home to visit Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, I was waiting for my car to heat up in my parking spot when retired Paterson Police Officer Joe, 25 years of ...

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Dear Editor 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 ...

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Dear Editor: As a resident of West Orange for nearly four decades, I am appalled by the level of vitriol, outright lying and nasty meanness exhibited by fellow residents on social media. (I am not a fan of social media for this very reason) I am writing to TAP in the hopes of  reminding my ...

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Greetings my fellow Patersonians,  This year we have a unique opportunity to do a few things:  When you are voting, start from the bottom and work your way up. (From K and up) VOTE LOCAL FIRST! 1.The MOST VITAL AND IMPORTANT  There is a question on the ballot to vote a  Type 1 or ...

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Dear Editor: As a lifelong resident and community servant of the great city of Paterson, I am proud to endorse the following candidates for the Paterson School Board: Oshin Castillo, Nakima Redmond, Manny Martinez Jr, Vincent Arrington and Eddy Pichardo. I give my endorsement without ...

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Dear Editor: I am proud to support Freeholders Assad Akhter, John Bartlett and Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara for reelection. in addition, I am also proud to endorse Danielle Ireland-Imhof for County Clerk.  Over the course of the last six months, I have seen their commitment first hand to ...

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Dear Editor:  Throughout the City of Paterson there’s been an echo. It started out as a whisper back in 2016, then it grew to a chant in 2017 before eventually becoming a clarion call in 2018. People want me back on the school board. My years of advocacy work speaks for itself. Having served ...

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