Letters to the Editor

June 18, 2018

About a month ago, on May 15, 2018, something happened to me and my family that changed our lives. An act of God, apparently a “microburst,” tore through our front yard, and uprooted an approximately 19,000 pound tree. The tree fell into my 8 month old’s bedroom destroying the entire structure of ...

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This is an exciting time of year for the JCHS Scholarship Fund Committee and for James Caldwell High School seniors! Each year the Committee awards scholarships that help JCHS seniors pursue their dreams through higher education.  Last year, thanks to the strong support of the community, we ...

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Well, it looks like I have at least three things in common with Jay and Johanna Webber: (a) We live in the 11th District; (b) We believe family is important; (c) We have experienced life in big families -- I'm the third of seven kids myself. So of course I noticed the statements the Webbers ...

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One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do ...

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Thank you for your recent article publicizing the concerns discussed at the last Lester C. Noecker school board meeting.  I wanted to elaborate and correct a few points about my statements during the meeting. I have attended several meetings this school year and have heard parents express ...

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Don’t Complain; Vote! It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a ...

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Dear family, friends, colleagues, members of the West Orange community, and all those who gathered to celebrate this year's West Orange Parade, Not a day goes by when I am not grateful to have been raised in the incredible, warm, and welcoming community of West Orange. Not only was I raised by ...

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On January 29, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced his decision to retire.  Presumably he is now free to vote his conscience rather than blindly go along with his party’s agenda against the interests of the working class in America. On February 14, he voted to support a bill that allows ...

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Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to strongly encourage the many young people I meet to consider public service.  Public service is an incredible way to turn your convictions into something that serves the greater good and to do ...

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Dear Editor, As the No. 1 killer of women—claiming the lives of one in three women—cardiovascular diseases force us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age.  In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. There is good news: ...

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As a prospective future educator, who has received prior public education in the Essex County region, I have spent the last couple of years of my collegiate career taking classes that explore the realities of education. Many of these classes present astounding information; the most astounding by ...

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Dear Mayor Duthie, I am an employee in one of the offices at 4 Becker Farm Road, Roseland, inside the Mack-Cali Complex. I travel to my home in Springfield by accessing Livingston Avenue from the complex. Going East toward my exit I have noticed a number of extremely reckless drivers coming out ...

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In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone.  Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The ...

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As we entrust taxpayer funds to the borough of Caldwell, we want to know they are efficiently managed. We want to see leadership with the vision to bring new growth to Caldwell’s business sector without over-development or displacement of the longstanding traditions in our town. We want council ...

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Dear Editor, I'm writing in support of John Cascarano and Kris Brown for Caldwell Council. John and Kris have served on the Council with distinction and have demonstrated a willingness to listen and work with the residents of Caldwell. I personally have an issue in my neighborhood that ...

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To the Editor, #betterborough. This pretty much says it all. Jonathan Lace & Henderson Cole are committed to improving all aspects of life in Caldwell. They have knocked on most doors in town, from businesses on Bloomfield Ave. to side street front porches. Opening the door introduces you to ...

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I am supporting two of Caldwell's hardest working councilmen, John Cascarano and Kris Brown for re-election. John and Kris work tirelessly to ensure Caldwell runs in an effective, efficient and honest manner. John and Kris have a record of real accomplishments benefiting our community such as ...

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To the Editor,   We feel compelled to respond to the mailer that arrived in Caldwell homes on Thursday, October 26th from the Cascarano & Brown campaign. The mailer is double-sided, citing some of the council votes of John Cascarano and Kris Brown on the front. However, the back side of ...

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To the Editor,  I am writing to offer some perspective on the character of Mr. Jonathan Lace, whose political opponents have recently taken it upon themselves to challenge him precisely on the basis of his character, abandoning the sure-footed path of policy debate and opting instead for a ...

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I am supporting two of Caldwell's hardest working councilmen, John Cascarano and Kris Brown for re-election. John and Kris work tirelessly to ensure Caldwell runs in an effective, efficient and honest manner. John and Kris have a record of real accomplishments benefiting our community such as ...

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To the Editor, I write in support of the incumbents running for re-election to the Caldwell Borough Council, Council-President John Cascarano and Councilman Kris Brown. I have known them for several years, and both of them embody what it means to serve in local government. Namely serving the ...

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This letter is in response to Karen Egert's letter, "President Trump has abandoned the country," dated September 11, 2017.  I find it interesting that Karen only saw the violence from the 'alt-right,' over the course of one day, but did not see, or refuses to acknowledge all the violence from ...

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To the Editor: The Environmental Protection Agency is under great threat. While chaos and confusion swirl around the Trump White House, and the public is distracted by the Russia Investigation, the egregious behavior of the president regarding Charlottesville, tweet upon crazy tweet and rallies, ...

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The horror at the alt-right rally in Charlottesville is a seminal moment in our nation's history, which has been tragically lost on our president. We witnessed vestiges of hate thought to be buried in the past; Nazis carrying flags with swastikas, KKK members with torches chanting anti-Semitic and ...

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