Regional Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Elliot Gross responds to recent story

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 28, 2014 04:26 pm

To the editor:

I find that July 23rd Ocean City Gazette statements regarding the Susan Negersmith case and my 2003 retirement require amplification.

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Letter: Atlantic Homeless Alliance program working well

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 28, 2014 01:49 pm

To the editor:

The matter of providing essential services to the homeless population in Atlantic City has been a subject of considerable debate and discussion for a long time. Like most urban areas, it is a topic that demands our attention and action.

In Atlantic City, the issue is more complex than that of other areas. Services need to be provided in a manner that will have the least impact on efforts by the private and public sectors to enhance Atlantic City’s position as a world class tourism, meeting and convention destination.

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Do your part for National Clean Beaches Week  

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

It’s no coincidence that National Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, falls during the first big vacation week of summer, when thousands of families are putting their toes in the sand and ocean.

As visitors flock to New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline, they’ll find safe, clean beaches - and some of the nation’s cleanest waters.

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Summer, season of refulgence

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Written by Albert Nelson Monday, June 23, 2014 12:13 pm

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Now the world is wrapped in sunshine,

And the sky is azure blue;

All the hills are draped in emerald,

And the flowers are pearled with dew;

All the trees are whispering softly,

“Look unto the heavens above.

See God’s smile in the brightness.

Feel the warmth of God’s own love.”

Summer, season of refulgence,

Foretaste of a world to come,

Stand before us in abundance,

Strike the doubting spirit dumb.

Tell us through thy wonder beauty,

Here, within the realm of time,

That to love like God’s our duty-

Heaven on Earth, may it be thine!

Albert Nelson

Ventnor

   

Stop rewarding poor performing districts

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Written by Opinion Friday, June 20, 2014 02:57 pm

To the editor:

I have been blessed to work in the field education for the past 23 years.

During my tenure as a high school teacher, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of funding some districts receive without the results to match these expenditures.

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Include meat industry in climate change discussion

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Written by Opinion Friday, June 13, 2014 05:00 pm

To the editor:

I am delighted that EPA has finally moved to abate the disastrous impacts of climate change by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But, given the adverse reaction from the coal industry, the agency should have issued parallel regulations on emissions from meat industry operations. Each state could then determine its own optimal strategy for curbing greenhouse gases.

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Why establishment candidates have an unfair advantage

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Written by Opinion Friday, June 13, 2014 03:17 pm

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Another New Jersey primary has come and gone, and par for the course, opposition candidates were effectively rolled by the incumbents, losing by much larger margins in the Soprano State than candidates running against incumbents in other states.

In the 2nd District, of the candidates offering an alternative to the machine-endorsed picks for Congress and freeholder, none did better than 18 percent. 

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Prom column brought back memories

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Written by Joe Wilkins Friday, June 13, 2014 02:50 pm

To the editor:

Last week’s The Mom’s Beat column, “Prom night is tough on parents,” brought back good memories.

We raised five kids and worried when they left the house, looking so splendid in their youthful vitality.

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New Jersey proud to host the Special Olympics USA Games

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Written by Opinion Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Thank you citizens of the Garden State. More than three years ago Special Olympics New Jersey was very proud to write, submit and win the bid to host the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and sincerely appreciates everyone from throughout the state who supported and assisted in our selection.

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Why establishment candidates have an unfair advantage

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Written by Opinion Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Another New Jersey primary has come and gone, and par for the course, opposition candidates were effectively rolled by the incumbents, losing by much larger margins in the Soprano State than candidates running against incumbents in other states.

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GOP should reject proposed new county tax

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Written by Opinion Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

There are seven Republicans and two Democrats on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. But last week, three of those Republicans (Alex Marino, Will Pauls, and John Risley) voted with both Democrats to propose a new county tax.

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Brown right to push for openness in Trenton

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Written by Opinion Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As the mayor of Somers Point and the president of the Atlantic County Mayor's Association, who must abide by the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), I am happy to read how Assemblyman Chris Brown is fighting for honest, open, and transparent government.

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Hold Christie to his pension promises

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Written by Opinion Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Attention all current and retired members of the New Jersey Public Employees Pension System. Your pension is in serious jeopardy by the Christie administration.

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Don’t be deceived by Christie

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Once again our arrogant, dishonest governor lashes out at our teachers and state workers with his proposed $2.5 billion cut to state pension payments over this year and next.

The truth is the so-called "sins of the past" he refuses to pay for include his party, under Christie Todd Whitman, robbing and raiding our very flush state pension plan of billions of dollars and oops, forgetting to pay the money back – all the while bragging to New Jersey taxpayers that they were not raising taxes.

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For some families, every day is Memorial Day

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Written by Opinion Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

 To the editor:

The early morning hours of May 21 was a busy day at Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery   as volunteers from veteran organizations and patriotic local citizens placed American flags on each grave.

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Embassy funding cuts is true Benghazi scandal

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, May 21, 2014 02:35 pm

To the editor:

Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. 

Now that Obamacare is becoming more popular with the general public, the hibernating “cause celebre” awakens, bolting into the limelight for an encore.

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