Category: Letters & Commentary

Keep Moratorium on Horseshoe Crab Harvest

By Michele S. Byers Humans weren’t the only ones shaken up when Super Storm Sandy tore through New Jersey last fall. Wind, waves and storm surge resculpted much of the...

January 25, 2013 | comments

Class, Costs and the Coast

By The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Talk about people who live along the coast and, for many, it conjures up images of the rich and famous – elegant...

January 25, 2013 | comments

NJ has Mixed Results in Working to Reduce Tobacco Use 

By The American Lung Association New Jersey fell short in adequately funding programs to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2012, according to the recently released American Lung Associa­tion’s...

January 25, 2013 | comments

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Obama’s 2nd Inaugural: ‘Message of Optimism’ To the Editor:  I was honored to bear witness to President Obama’s 2nd inaugural address and moved by both his words and the weight of...

January 25, 2013 | comments

A Re-election Strategy Democrats Will Have a Hard Time Countering

By Patrick Murray Gov. Christie’s speech on Tuesday, Jan. 8, was one of the most unique State of the State addresses on record. In a year when he is up...

January 18, 2013 | comments

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Christie Offers ‘Laser-Like Focus’ for Rebuilding After Sandy To the Editor: The governor’s laser-like focus on rebuilding the lives of residents impacted by Sandy is heartening. We are lucky that in one of...

January 18, 2013 | comments

Taxing Plastic Bags Isn’t the Answer

By Sal Rosalvato As if small businesses don’t already have enough regulations and taxes to worry about, a few politicians in Trenton are proposing the Carryout Bag Reduction and Recycling...

January 18, 2013 | comments

Rebuild the Shore Sustainably

By Michele S. Byers For an area with little good news since Super Storm Sandy, it was a symbolic victory last week when the beach town of Belmar drove in...

January 18, 2013 | comments

Many Thanks to Those Who Make Monmouth County’s Operation a Success

By Thomas A. Arnone Here we go. It’s 2013 and we are out of the starting gate! Jan. 3 marked the beginning of a brand new year in Monmouth County...

January 11, 2013 | comments

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Buy Tickets to Annual Kiwanis Steak Bake to Help Bayshore Families To the Editor: The Kiwanis Club of Holmdel is holding its annual Steak Bake on Feb. 16. It will...

January 11, 2013 | comments

Dreaming of a Green Spring?

By Michele S. Byers January is named for Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Just as the two-faced Janus looks ahead as well as behind, so can...

January 11, 2013 | comments

Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Connected Students


By Tess Nielsen Teaching talented and gifted students while addressing 21st-century fluencies – the set of skills reflecting the times we live in – can prove both challenging and rewarding...

January 11, 2013 | comments

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A Big Thank You to Donors for Making Blood Drive a Success To the Editor: It is with great pleasure I announce the collection results for the 4th Annual Ava...

January 4, 2013 | comments

Garden State Quality of Life Up After Sandy

By Monmouth University Polling Institute   Rating of New Jersey as place to live highest in nine years   In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New...

January 4, 2013 | comments

NJ Legislators Comment About Congress’ Failure to Vote on Sandy Relief Bill

“Speaker Boehner must immediately put the Sandy disaster relief bill up for a vote so the House can pass it. The Senate passed a bipartisan bill, and it’s time for Speaker Boehner to put...

January 4, 2013 | comments

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