WEBSITE SUPPORTS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS Dear Editor: Although it is important to show the grim reality, I believe that it is equally important to show in the media peoples’ efforts to help those in need after the devastating Hurricane Sandy. Having said that, I wanted to pass along this wonderful website created by my [...]
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Last week Hurricane Sandy ravaged the northeast, particularly Staten Island and New Jersey’s shoreline –every Jerseyans’ backyard. The images plastered on our TV screens of the devastating aftermath are heart wrenching. Every time I see people displaced from their homes –having lost everything –it truly breaks my heart. I wear my heart on my sleeve, [...]
In our West Hudson Arts and Theater Company article (published on Oct. 24, 2012, page 11) it was mentioned that W.H.A.T. was “conceived as a joint effort between (Gerald) Ficeto and the town of Kearny.” In fact, it was a collaboration involving numerous West Hudson residents and towns, not only Ficeto and not just Kearny, [...]
KEARNY BOE MEMBER PARTICIPATION IS ALWAYS WELCOMED Dear Editor, We are writing to respond to the statements and accusations made by four of our fellow school board members. These members make claims of “concerns” falling on deaf ears, personal agendas being moved by the majority of the board, and a lack of information sharing. We [...]
Accountability. That’s what seems to be missing today. Sometimes it takes the form of owning up to a flub at work – (and I’ve had my fair share) – or confessing to cheating on an exam, or publicly acknowledging that members of an organization held up as role models in society have gone astray. Why, [...]
On last week’s issue on page 26, the gentleman in the photo are Brian Davenport (l.) and Christopher Brooks (r.)
Mary Pettigrew and Bob and Louise Hallenbeck are the volunteers at the thrift store located on the second floor of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington on 663 Kearny Ave. The hours of the thrift store are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CONSIDER GOING ‘VEGAN’ IN 2013 Dear Editor, 2012 has not been a banner year for the meat industry. Extreme drought has doubled the cost of animal feedstuffs. Undercover investigations documented male chicks suffocated in plastic garbage bags or ground to death, their female counterparts crammed for life in tiny wire-mesh cages, pigs clobbered with metal [...]
The headline in Friday’s Star-Ledger read: “EPA to check for chemicals leaking into Passaic River.” So, you might think, what else is new? Read it again. Note the present tense of the verb. In addition to all the poisonous gunk dumped into the Passaic in decades past, the feds suspect that pollutants from a Newark [...]
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.