Regional Opinion, Letters to the Editor

An Easter Message

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Written by Opinion Friday, March 27, 2015 01:53 pm

When the storm clouds all are parting,

And the light is streaming through;

When the mists are slowly rising,

And the world comes into view,

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Letter: The litterer comes in two styles

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:59 pm

To the editor

Lazy is the term most often attached to those responsibility-shirkers who mar the outdoors by spreading trash. Such persons, simply speaking, may be said to be of two designations. One category, the single litterer, holds the most frequent trasher; the smoker who after much puffing of cigarettes flicks the butt to the roadside where it lays until brought inside to disrupt a hungry animal’s digestion or is lifted by a member of a cleanup crew.

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Letter: Make diamondback a nongame species

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:56 pm

To the editor:

The Press of Atlantic City had a good editorial Sunday, March 3 regarding making the diamondback terrapin a nongame species.

Twice the schoolchildren of Galloway have written the Legislature to make the terrapin the state reptile. That sounds like a good idea. 

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Letter: States should decide on online gambling

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:27 pm

To the editor: 

We urge you to oppose HR 707 the “Restoration of America's Wire Act,” legislation that would strip New Jersey's ability to regulate online gaming. RAWA will get a hearing on March 5 in House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. This legislation will take tens of millions of dollars from Atlantic City's casinos at a time when it needs more revenue, not less.

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Letter: Fight crime with technology

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Fight crime with technology Letter: Fight crime with technology To the editor:

I was reading the November-December 2014 issue of AAA World Magazine, and there was an article about “high-tech crime fighting.” In 2013, there were 700,000 cars stolen in the United States, the lowest number since 1967. In Pennsylvania 53,306 were stolen in 1994; that dropped to 14,414 in 2013, down 73 per cent. In Washington, D.C., auto theft was down 60 percent in the last 10 years.

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Letter: At-will employment in need of reform

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: At-will employment in need of reform Letter: At-will employment in need of reform To the editor:

I was recently terminated from my most recent employer for “excessive absenteeism” – at least that was the reason given by my employer.

I was undergoing medical treatment for an undiagnosed and ongoing condition. I also had plenty of personal time available, for utilization, to address my situation, for which I was compensated by the employer. So what then was the problem?

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Letter: History repeats itself

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Written by Opinion Friday, February 27, 2015 03:22 pm

To the editor:

As a World War II veteran I am appalled by the lack of knowledge our Senators and Congresspersons have in discussing the threats that have been covering our nation for the past years.

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Letter: Brown’s plan for Atlantic City is a fair compromise

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Brown’s plan for Atlantic City is a fair compromise Letter: Brown’s plan for Atlantic City is a fair compromise To the editor:

I have known Committeewoman Barbara Rheault since she ran a respectable campaign for freeholder as a partisan Democrat last year. Unfortunately, after reading her letter about Assemblyman Chris Brown, it appears someone led her down a dark alley with bad information.

She really should have checked her facts before misleading readers about Assemblyman Chris Brown’s position on Assemblyman Mazzeo’s PILOT plan. Ms. Rheault should know better.

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Letter: Simple ballot change would make primary competitive

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Simple ballot change would make primary competitive Letter: Simple ballot change would make primary competitive To the editor:

Four years ago Vince Polistina walked away from a safe Assembly seat to run for state Senate, creating a vacancy.  Two Republican freeholders desired the job, but by February, Frank Formica quit and Chris Brown ran uncontested in the primary. 

This year, two Republican freeholders, Will Pauls and John Risley, want to be Assemblyman Brown's running mate. One is likely to drop out of the race before it ever begins, just like in 2011.

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Letter: Adopt a vegan diet for Lent and beyond

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Written by Opinion Monday, February 23, 2015 04:44 pm

To the editor:

This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

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Letter: Avoid further entanglement in Middle East

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:31 pm

To the editor:

More military expansion in the Middle East will lead to "boots on the ground." Let us not kid ourselves, it is the same old, same old! 

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Letter: You have the right to refuse standardized tests

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Written by Opinion Friday, February 13, 2015 02:49 pm

To the editor:

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has mandated a new test PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) to evaluate our children in grades 3-11. In 2008, NJASK was implemented for grades 3-8; in 2001, HSPA was implemented for grade 11. 

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Letter: Best step would be to prevent addiction in the first place

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:07 am

To the editor:

We are pleased to see Governor Christie expand on the growing problem of opiate addiction in his recent State of the State Address. The attention the governor is focusing on this issue and his proposals for improving treatment and making it more accessible are important steps forward. We also applaud the governor’s efforts to equip law enforcement officials and other first responders with Narcan, a drug which, if taken in time, can prevent accidental deaths from overdoses of painkillers or heroin.

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Letter: The press failed to investigate, publicize how public money is spent

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Written by Opinion Monday, February 09, 2015 02:31 pm

To the editor:

"Joe's take" in your Jan 30 issue ("Gov. Christie gives up on democracy") was one of his best columns: thought-provoking to an extreme. One can only marvel at Wilkins' confidence that an 18th century political experiment (our democracy) should be held so sacrosanct in these very different times of voter manipulation (and municipal corruption) by obscene amounts of corporate money. I suggest that Gov. Christie's intervention in Atlantic City's governance will have no effect whatsoever. The casinos will win either way. They are, and have always been, in charge.

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Letter: Wear red for women and American Heart Month

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Written by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo Thursday, February 05, 2015 04:58 pm

To the editor:

On Friday, put on that red dress, tie or winter hat in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to combat heart disease. Too many of us have been touched by the diagnosis of a family member, neighbor, co-worker or friend. Heart disease affects people of any age or any race, and one in three women will lose their life to this devastating disease.

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Letter: What does Monsanto have to do with food?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 09:57 am

To the editor:

Founded in 1901, Monsanto was a major producer of plastics by the 1940s. It also manufactured products such as DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and bovine growth hormone.

Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell and to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops. It invested heavily in research and development, and recouped the expenses through the enforcement of biological patents on its seeds – a method that conflicts with farmers’ customary practice of saving, reusing, sharing and developing plant varieties.

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