Category: Letters & Commentary

Fall in Love with the Pine Barrens

By Michele S. Byers When author John McPhee was researching his book The Pine Barrens in the mid-1960s, nobody knew exactly where this unique region started or ended. Its borders had...

March 22, 2013 | comments

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

By The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society   Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way....

March 22, 2013 | comments

What Does the Sequester Mean for the Coast?

By The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Have you had enough sequestration yet? Well, get used to it – many predict it’s the new normal in Washington, D.C., for...

March 22, 2013 | comments

How Winning Big Could Hurt Chris Christie

By Patrick Murray A big win in No­vem­ber is exactly what Chris Christie wants, right? It will increase his leverage with the legislature and bolster his 2016 selling point as...

March 15, 2013 | comments

Letters and Commentary

A Thank You to a Pre-Dawn Angel To the Editor: It was last Thursday that we were awoken at approximately 4:30 a.m. to the sound of someone pounding on our...

March 15, 2013 | comments

New Report Spotlights Coast’s Value in Jobs, Trade and Tourism

By The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Many understand that beaches are business generators, an attractor for visitors and residents (and the businesses that follow them). But a major...

March 15, 2013 | comments

Racing Against Nature’s Deadline

By Michele S. Byers The clock is ticking on beach restorations up and down New Jersey’s coast, but one noteworthy project is facing a deadline imposed by nature rather than...

March 15, 2013 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Sea Grant Collecting Stores About Why Jersey Shore is So Memorable To the Editor: Six years ago, the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) launched the New Jersey’s Top Ten...

March 8, 2013 | comments

Good News About Monmouth County Taxes

By Thomas A. Arnone As I enter the third year of my first term as a Monmouth County freeholder, I would like to share the following information regarding the county...

March 8, 2013 | comments

How Green Tourism and Hospitality Can Help NJ Recycling Efforts

By Guy Watson Dealing with trash and recycling in New Jersey is a major and costly challenge. There are some 20 million tons of waste generated each year in the...

March 8, 2013 | comments

10 Things to Know about Free Volunteer Tax Help

By the Internal Revenue Service Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by IRS-certified volunteers. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for...

March 8, 2013 | comments

A Call to Action on Extinction

By Michele S. Byers Almost every 6-year-old has heard of “extinction.” Ask kids about extinct creatures and you will be told in graphic detail about the dinosaurs that once walked the...

March 8, 2013 | comments

Athletic Scholarships are a Long Shot, at Best

By New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association It’s a long shot. Many high school student-athletes dream – often with encouragement or even prompting from families and coaches – of a...

March 1, 2013 | comments

Residents See Garden State Quality of Life Staying High

By The Monmouth University Polling Institute In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll finds the current Garden State Quality of Life Index...

March 1, 2013 | comments

Housing for Sandy-Displaced Residents is Christie Administration’s First Order...

By Commissioner Richard E. Constable III In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, approximately 346,000 houses in New Jersey were left damaged or destroyed. While many New Jer­seyans have been...

March 1, 2013 | comments

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