Saturday, October 10, 2015

Is it a hopeful sign that the region's seven United Ways are merging?


Is it a hopeful sign that the region’s seven United Ways are merging?

Yes, will get more bang for the buck
  148 (46.7%)
No, it’s a sign not enough people are donating
  155 (48.9%)
Yes, will let them focus on outcomes-based charity
  108 (34.1%)
No, South Jersey has different needs and should keep its UW separate
  116 (36.6%)
Total votes = 317
Elsewhere on the site:
United Way merger promises better days

Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | SEMANTICS When one door closes . . . Mark Randall needs to lighten up ("Houston, we have multiple issues," Monday). While I do not know with certainty the intentions of the people who placed the sign reading "This door has issues; please use the other one" on a door of a university building, my guess is that they were doing what Randall cannot recognize as a humorous explanation for the inoperable (oops, broken) door.
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.