Regional Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letter: The only green some care about is the kind in their wallet

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:32 am

To the editor:

We live in a nation obsessed with instant gratification. We are willing to sacrifice the long term for the short term in too many instances.

One example is the monarch butterfly. By destroying much of that soon-to-be-endangered species’ habitat with herbicides to protect today’s crops, we have reduced the number of these extraordinary insects to a fraction of what they were.

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Letter: VA taps ‘Power of 1’ to help veterans

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:30 am

To the editor:

Members of our military honorably serve the nation, endangering their lives to protect our freedom and liberties. Upon returning home, however, some face personal challenges with regards to PTSD and suicidal thoughts. With an average of one suicide daily, we must better recognize and help those wounded warriors in need.

As part of Suicide Prevention Month, the VA and Defense Department have launched the Power of 1 campaign to reinforce the impact one person or one action can have in saving a life. Recognizing the signs, checking in and offering support could have a real, positive result.

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Letter: US should avoid military involvement in Mideast

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Last week’s news that the US will extend bombing raids in Iraq (and maybe Syria) reeks of “the same old story.” It has not worked before, why should it now?

The terrorist thugs are probably smiling that they have provoked our government into action by the heinous videos posted on the Internet.

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Letter: More things that aren’t there anymore

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Written by Miriam Stein Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:08 pm

Letter: More things that aren’t there anymore Letter: More things that aren’t there anymore To the editor:

I was born in 1924 and I remember lots of things that aren’t there anymore. Here is a list of old-time business places I remember:

Stein’s Food Service Equipment, Orsatti’s Restaurant, Shep Kelly’s Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, Carolina Grille, Kerstetter’s Ice Cream Parlor, Callio’s Candy Store, Bishop’s Savoy, Burlesque Theatre, Longport Inn, Rosengard and Ginsberg Furniture.

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Letter: Students should not be permitted cell phones in class

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Written by Opinion Friday, August 22, 2014 03:51 pm

To the editor:

I am a retired teacher who taught for 31 years at the Ocean City Intermediate School. Working at the Intermediate School was a dream come true for a teacher; I worked with great teachers and, early on, great administrators. We had a fantastic support staff and all of us had everything we needed to teach the youth of Ocean City. My first principal, Dr. Lyle Alverson, guided us to bring that school its widely esteemed reputation.

As time went by, we also had great opportunities for increased technology use in the school, and thanks to the PTA, we got our first Macintosh in 1984. 

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Animal agriculture is a huge source of pollution

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Written by Opinion Monday, August 04, 2014 01:19 pm

To the editor:

Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.

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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

Letter to the editor: Summer, season of refulgence Letter to the editor: Summer, season of refulgence

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

Letters to the editor Letters to the editor 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.

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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