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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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.
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
“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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
“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… Continue Reading