Category: Letters & Commentary

Making Our Coastlines More Resilient

By The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Enhancing the survivability of our shorelines is not a new concept. But Super Storm Sandy pushed this idea back into the forefront...

January 4, 2013 | comments

New Year’s Resolutions for New Jersey’s Environment

By Michele S. Byers It’s that time again! We all resolve at New Year’s to get in shape, eat healthier, read more, get organized, volunteer for good causes, and a...

January 4, 2013 | comments

Storms Could Benefit Forest Biodiversity

By Michele S. Byers After more than three centuries of repeated cutting for timber, firewood, charcoal and conversion to rocky pastures, the forests in New Jersey’s Highlands (in northwestern New...

December 14, 2012 | comments

Moving Forward After Your FEMA Letter Arrives

By The Federal Emergency Management Agency Hurricane Sandy survivors have many options for obtaining disaster assistance even if they receive a letter stating they have insufficient damage. The survivor has...

December 14, 2012 | comments

Retreat is Not the Answer

By The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Super Storm Sandy prompted a considerable outpouring of paper and ink on what should happen to the shattered shoreline in the wake...

December 14, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Art Helps and You Can Help the Arts To the Editor: In the month since Hurricane Sandy wreaked such devastation throughout our community in Monmouth County, New Jersey and New York...

December 14, 2012 | comments

Monmouth County Continues to Move Forward After Sandy

By Thomas A. Arnone One month post-Super Storm Sandy and county employees continue with due diligence in piecing Monmouth County back together. The county Office of Shared Services has been...

December 7, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Dance Performance to Help Students, Fire Dept. Impacted by Sandy To the Editor: During this holiday season the Brookdale Dance Ensemble will be having their bi-annual dance recital on Saturday,...

December 7, 2012 | comments

Keep the Preservation Pipeline Flowing

By Michele S. Byers We New Jersey­ans are an enthusiastic bunch when it comes to preserving land. Thirteen times since 1961, our state’s residents have voted “yes” on Green Acres...

December 7, 2012 | comments

Mandating Generators at Gas Stations Would Not Have Prevented Gas Crisis

By Sal Risalvato Like everyone, I was shocked at the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. We are now beginning to reach the point in the recovery process where we must look...

December 7, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

The Need to Work on ‘Fragile’ Wastewater Treatment Systems To the Editor: Hurricane Sandy has intensified our concern about Governor Christie’s veto of Bill 575. This bill received bipartisan support...

November 30, 2012 | comments

Winter Farmers Markets Take Root

By Michele S. Byers Now that cold weather is upon us, are you yearning for the fresh produce and local foods you enjoyed all summer at your local farmers market?...

November 30, 2012 | comments

2012 Shape of Nation Report Shows Loopholes Stalling Progress of Phys.Ed Program...

By The American Heart Association The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Edu­cation in the USA, released recently by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education...

November 30, 2012 | comments

Lottery Ticket Sales Online Will Be Harmful to NJ Small Businesses

By Sal Risalvato For decades now New Jersey state government and thousands of small businesses have worked hand-in-hand in creating and maintaining one of the most successful and well-run lottery...

November 30, 2012 | comments

Four Reasons to Fill Out and Submit Loan Applications Now

By The Federal Emergency Management Agency Hurricane Sandy survivors who register for federal disaster assistance may be referred for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest long-term disaster loan. The loans...

November 30, 2012 | comments

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