In last week’s story about Roche, Nutley site, the amount cited for the tax abatement is incorrect. The actual amount of the abatement is $3 million, not $5 million.
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Dear Editor: I have been a volunteer at Oakeside Cultural Center in Bloomfield for many years and on Sunday, Sept. 9, I took part in its Bicentennial Tea where I acted as a docent for the afternoon. I must commend its Executive Director, Kim Reilly for accomplishing such a magnificent affair. I don’t think the […]
On The Observer’s issue of August 29, 2012, the Belleville Center landlord’s name was misspelled, his name is Charley Patel.
What we need, ladies and gents, is a true world leader A gentle reminder: Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day – when Americans get to choose the next occupant of the White House. This year, citizens can vote for the incumbent, Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee; or for the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, the former […]
“Things aren’t always as they seem.” I don’t know who first coined this phrase but in many instances it’s apt. It certainly rings true on the Passaic River, a place where a person can easily misread the waterway’s health based upon the time of their visit. To wit: There are periods during the day that […]
School lunches: food for thought Dear Editor, With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches. Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Not surprisingly, its own surveys indicate that […]
“Getting hosed” is a slang term popular in the American vernacular. I don’t suppose I have to explain it, but for those that insist, let’s just say that the term symbolizes a wrongdoing perpetrated upon someone or something. The oil companies have introduced their own form of this injustice to society, and a nasty one […]
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the above words during his 1933 inaugural address, he was reinforcing his belief that widespread fear, coming as a result of an enduring economic depression, was a crippling force. Roosevelt hoped to convey how unreasoning fear could be an obstacle in efforts to move the country forward. The President’s […]
Dealing with our tragedies Dear Editor, Could the media please give us a break with endless grisly accounts of the Aurora killings? I understand it was a tragedy, and our sympathies lie with the 70 innocent victims. But, we also need to appreciate that 86 Americans are killed by firearms every day, and nearly 4,000 […]
Last week’s photo on Page 4, accompanying Grand Master Vincent Marchetti is Grand Master Joe Williams, not Sensei Joe Pung.