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Letters to the Editor

November 2, 2023

Dear Editor, Why I Am Voting For Hawthorne Resident Jen Ehrentraut for Senate “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” is a quotation some attribute to Gandhi. It is a remarkable saying and one Jennifer Ehrentraut, the Democratic candidate for state senator for Legislative District-40, ...

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To the Editor, For the past three Council meetings the Township of Little Falls emailed Council agendas to the residents with less than nine (9) hours notice prior to the start of Council meetings. While this is legal it’s not in the best interest of transparency, open government and efforts to ...

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Dear Editor: I want to take a minute to address this article and some of the outlandish comments being made. 1. The owner of this property, 285 Browertown Road, LLC based out of Paramus, made application to the WP Board of Adjustment for a Dunkin’ Donuts earlier this year. 2. The town did ...

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First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year! As we begin 2023, we have a great deal to look forward to. So many big things are on the horizon here in Woodland Park and we have a lot of work to do. I want to congratulate our new Council Members, Christine Tiseo, ...

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Less than a dollar a day. About $26 per month for the average Little Falls homeowner. That’s a few dollars more than a Netflix subscription ($21), and less than one-fourth the price of the average monthly cell phone bill ($114). But we wouldn’t be using this money to binge-watch TV, text friends ...

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Good news: I moved to New Jersey in late October, 2018, visited the Motor Vehicle Bureau, and promptly received a NJ driver’s license and license plate. Not so good news: Two weeks later on Election Day, I visited my polling place with proof of residence and a photo ID and was told I was 21 days ...

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Please do not install any more artificial turf fields in Westfield. Plastic grass pollutes, creates heat islands, off gases methane and ethylene, contributes to more red tides and algae blooms, puts more micro plastics into our drinking water, our waterways and oceans, and our food. At the ...

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In 2019, one year prior to the most critical election in our nation’s history, I called on my colleagues in Essex County government to take the necessary steps to protect and secure the integrity of our elections and election results. In my role at the time as President of the Essex County Board of ...

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UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020. WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE ...

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In what could be termed as ‘the’ major upset of the evening (wee hours for CD-11), political unknown Paul DeGroot pulled an upset victory in the impending political slugfest of the New Jersey’s Republican Primary elections in the eleventh Congressional district. The emotion and drama created on ...

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Dear Woodland Park Residents,  Effective Thursday, April 21, 2022 the recreational use of marijuana and other cannabis products became legal in New Jersey. Regardless of this change in law, the Borough Council and I want to emphasize that all policies and procedures and rules and regulations ...

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Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police ...

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Calling all Colonia High School (CHS) alumni…I am in urgent need of your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Al Lupiano and I graduated CHS class of ’89. My three siblings graduated class of ’91, ’95, and ’98. My wife Michele – class of ’91. A few weeks ago, we very suddenly and ...

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Dear Paterson, NJ Will this be the year of CHANGE? Or another 4 years of the SAME? We are 40 plus days away from our mayoral and council at large election. The candidates have been certified. Debates and community forums have been scheduled. The race is on for four of the top seats of ...

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This past Sunday I attended services at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Passaic, New Jersey. The love and reverence our neighbors have for their ancestral homeland is powerful as Ukraine is menaced by Russia. Already the most diverse kaleidoscope of America, our Ninth District is ...

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Sal Risalvato, executive director of the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association, a nonprofit trade association representing motor fuel retailers and associated small businesses, released the following comments regarding Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey:   First off, I want to be ...

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