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How do we bring back respect? &ERMAT0L0GYY
I can't help but think how differ- others are so frustrated that stop-
ently elected officials and residents
behaved toward one another when I
Reporter's ping short of lighting torches and
storming through the town, there
& LASER CENTER
first became a reporter 21 years
ago. Notebook are no options left.
So how do we bring things back
Patricia C. McCormack, M.D., F.A.A.D.
onnttf. American Board qf Dermatology
Now if someone has a gripe or By Cheryl Hehl to where respect for one another
opinion all they have to do is sign
on to a local town blog anonymous- during election time, to work
takes center stage — where elected
officials understand that their first
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
ly and say whatever they want. together for the benefit of their charge is the community and not Laser hair removal percent of the hairs.
Including using abusive language communities. maintaining political control of the can treat large areas, making If you have any
and insulting other unnamed governing body at any cost?
It's sad to think that the political this method quicker and more concerns with your skin or its
posters if they don't agree with climate has declined to such a point I think change has to begin with
cost- effective. The laser hair- treatments, seek a
their opinion on any given topic. that respect for one another and a all the good people out there who
Flash back 20 years or so and believe that it can and should be removal technique works by dermatologist's advice. Here,
desire to serve the community is
things were completely different. different. These folks could be
not at the top of the list. Which is sending a low-energy light we provide expert care to
Of course people didn't always elected officials who never became
not to say that there are not govern- beam through the skin to be help you maintain the health
agree, but who does all the time, ing body members out. there who so mired in the political game that absorbed by the pigment of your skin. Whether you
right? One thing people were, have managed to rise above this their judgement became jaded or
residing in the shafts of hair have a general dermatology
though, was civil, respectful and mentality and work together. Theremerely citizens who have such a
more willing to compromise. strong love of community that they
are, but it's a long, hard road when follicles. Those with dark hair concern or are interested in
Knowing who opposed you sure everyone around you is out for would do whatever it takes to get and fair skin are the best hair removal or other skin
went a long way to keeping things blood politically and otherwise. things back on track. candidates for laser hair care solutions, we are here to
civil. I guess people care when the Elected officials do not corner Either way, I know the seeds are removal however, even help. For an appointment, call
other guy knows their name. Which the market on this one. Political there to enact the change needed.
is not to say elected officials didn't Those who are concerned that one
patients with light hair and 908-925-8877. The office is
tension is often fueled by towns-
have strong opinions or political people whose political differencesperson can't make a difference or any skin type can be treated. conveniently located at 822
ties. They did, but animosity, vent- border on the Hatfield and McCoy that their voice is not strong enough Lasers with longer North Wood Ave. Linden.
ing outright dislike and vindictive- to be heard, read on.
mentality. In other words, they are wavelengths, have the ability New patients are always
ness toward the opposing party was basing these opinions on a political There is a line from a song from
to treat darker skin types. welcome. We have evening &
not as prevalent. feud that goes back so far no one the 1970s by "America" that
When governing body members always puts me back on track. It Including African-American Saturday appointments
knows when it began or what it was
stood for something, they backed it about. goes like this..."Oz never did give skin. In any case, because available.
up with fact and if they promised to anything to the tin man that he did-
I see this mentality smolder and hair grows in cycles, repeated P.S. Intense pulsed
get to the bottom of an issue, you blow up at town meetings and it isn't, didn't already have." I believe treatments are likely needed light (IPL) systems are also
could trust that they would do their that is true and anyone can do any-
so transparent it is laughable. It is
in order to destroy about 80 used for hair removal.
best to figure things out. And, if thing if they want it bad enough.
evident that these citizens have an
they discovered that they were ax to grind and their destructive We all have what it takes to get the
wrong about an issue they stood behavior is unnecessary and time job done.
for, they had enough integrity to consuming. So, hats off to those elected offi-
admit it. Not so much anymore. cials and good citizens who contin-
But, there is little elected offi-
Citizens also respected their ue to fight the good fight. Know
cials seem to be able to do to stop to
elected officials more back then. this manic behavior. that your efforts are not in vain and
When they disagreed, respect was
shown on both sides of the table, point in time when I would have to
giving up is not an option.
1 never thought 1 would get to a
If it was, our forefathers would Like Us and Follow Us...
even if it was heated. Boy have have thrown in the towel and we
say "those were the good old days."
things changed. Nowadays every- But I'm not alone. After talking towould not be the nation we are
one is out for blood and it's any- so many of you and reading all thetoday. It wasn't easy for them, and
one's guess who will be left stand- emails that come my way, many it sure won't be easy now.
ing. feel the same way. The question is, are you willing
Don't get me wrong, there were to fight for what you believe is
Most are confused and disheart-
die-hard Republicans and Democ- ened about the way their municipalright? I am.
rats back then, but there also was a government is being run, while
healthy respect for the other party. some just want to know how things Cheryl Hehl can be reached at
Most managed, despite the normal came to a point where some elected 908-686-7700, ext. 124, or
political differences that Hare up officials just can't be trusted. Still chehl'tf thelocalsource.com.
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Bill should be supported officials who are found innocent to assure that our
prosecutors have definite evidence of guilt before sub-
To the E£ditor: jecting innocent people to the embarrassment associat-
Unfortunately, New Jersey continues to be plagued ed of being accused of a crime.
with public officials and employees convicted of Bob Barrett
crimes. The recent decision by the appellate panel to Clark
allow the former mayor of Irvington, Michael Steele,
to keep his Public Employees pension but forfeit his
teachers pension after pleading guilty to accepting
$120,000 in bribes is troubling.
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