Category: Letters & Commentary

An ADA Civil Rights Tale

There is a great deal of construction in the Two River area, which is good for the economy. But it must be performed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act...

June 19, 2016 | comments

Anger, Grief And Resolve Following Orlando

June is LGBT pride month. We celebrate our accomplishments during the month commemorating the long fight for equal rights as gay Americans. From the first uprising in New York City...

June 19, 2016 | comments

1Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II

12/23/81 – 11/19/05 I am the proud mother of 1Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II who died in Iraq on November 19, 2005 during combat operations while serving in the United...

May 29, 2016 | comments

Remembering Our Son, Capt. James Gurbisz

On Monday, May 30th, we will honor our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Our son, Captain James Gurbisz, was killed by a roadside bomb on November...

May 29, 2016 | comments

The Mom & Pop Shop

Commentary by Brian L. George, Northshore, Sea Bright The Two River region is chock-full of great small businesses; restaurants, bookstores, hardware stores, jewelers, dry cleaners, marinas, clothing stores, and more. Since 1982,...

May 5, 2016 | comments

40 Years of Changing Lives

Commentary by William Salcedo, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties in Asbury Park Forty years ago, Curtis Colby’s mission to bring a Big Brothers...

May 5, 2016 | comments

Why Waackaack Creek is Worth Preserving

Commentary by Joe Reynolds, co-chair of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council To some people, our creeks and small waterways draining into the Navesink River, Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay and...

May 2, 2016 | comments

Burry: COAH Jeopardizes Vital Resources in Colts Neck

To the Editor: Throughout my 30-plus years in public life, no single issue has presented greater or more complex challenges than affordable housing. It’s indisputable that housing is expensive in...

May 2, 2016 | comments

Celebrate Independent Bookstores

April 30th is Independent Bookstore Day. It is a day much like the recently celebrated “Sibling Day” or the soon to be celebrated “Say Something Nice Day.” Most people don’t...

April 28, 2016 | comments

Lincroft Village Green Association Reboots

This year the Lincroft Village Green Association has renewed its mission to bring the community together to enhance the quality of life in the village of Lincroft. We have a...

April 21, 2016 | comments

Shore House Fights Mental Illness Stigma

By Sherone Rogers, Shore House Long Branch, NJ When was the last time you called someone crazy, or said something like, “You’re acting schizo”?  These seemingly innocent statements actually reinforce...

April 21, 2016 | comments

COMMENTARY: Try Another Skin Color On For Size

In the midst of a joyous gathering with music, laughter, and powerful words honoring an American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in January 2016, for his life-long dedicated work...

February 24, 2016 | comments

Let’s Create the Sandy Hook Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Rik Van Hemmen I have traveled far and wide as a marine consultant and often try to capture a bit of local maritime culture and beauty in my business...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Three Years After Sandy, Some Still Yearning To Go Home

by Katharine Koehler John is a father of three children. His wife died after a long illness, leaving him to care for their children, ages 9, 11 and 12. Just...

December 22, 2015 | comments

180 Turning Lives Around Applauds Survivor Act

To the Editor: 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. applauds the recent enactment of the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015, which broadens the safety options for a greater number...

November 27, 2015 | comments

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