Category: Letters & Commentary

Election Date Change Means School Board Campaigns Will Get More Political

By Tony Gallotto This Election Day – for the first time since 1903 – voters in most New Jersey’s school districts will elect their local boards of education members on...

August 31, 2012 | comments

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Help Raise Funds for St. Jude’s by Dining Out To the Editor: I am the Hope Captain for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Chili’s Restaur­ant of Eatontown. Chili’s is...

August 31, 2012 | comments

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She Loves Red Bank, but the Parking System is Confusing To the Editor: I recently had the pleasure of visiting my hometown of Red Bank twice in July. I was...

August 24, 2012 | comments

Celebrate Appalachian Trail’s 75th Birthday with a Hike

By Michele S. Byers The Appalachian Trail, the granddaddy of American hiking trails, turned 75 on Aug. 14. Unlike many people, you can honestly say this venerable footpath is not...

August 24, 2012 | comments

Ryan’s Initial Impact: Presidential Race Remains Tight

By The Monmouth University Polling Institute The Monmouth University Poll finds little movement in the presidential horse race since our last national poll two months ago. The selection of Paul Ryan...

August 24, 2012 | comments

Tips for Parents: Starting the School Year Off Right with Your Child’s Teacher

By Joseph Tweed From Target to Abercrombie, back-to-school ads flooded the airways as families around the world gathered to enjoy the Olympic Games. As I watched, I was quickly reminded...

August 24, 2012 | comments

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Downey Side to Hold Free Adoption Orientation Seminars To the Editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Downey Side will hold free orientation...

August 17, 2012 | comments

The Plight of the Ancient Horseshoe Crab

By Michele S. Byers It’s fitting that a sculpture of the horseshoe crab, which will become part of an artificial reef off the coast of Mantoloking in Ocean County, will...

August 17, 2012 | comments

Supercells and Tourism Mark the Summer of 2012

By Thomas A. Arnone Typical summer sunny days, all is well and things are going great. When out of nowhere… bamm you’re hit with a “supercell!” Some might wonder, exactly...

August 17, 2012 | comments

Choice of Ryan as Romney Running Mate a ‘Net Negative’

By Patrick Murray Looking at it from a number of ways, it’s difficult to see how the selection of Paul Ryan as vice presidential nominee makes Mitt Romney’s path to...

August 17, 2012 | comments

NJ Drivers Continue to Roll the Dice with Safety

By Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Survey Despite understanding the consequences, New Jersey drivers continue to speed and engage in other unsafe behaviors, according to a recent study by Fairleigh Dickinson...

August 10, 2012 | comments

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Americans Deserve Access to Affordable Health Care To the Editor: If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Apparently, House Republicans have taken that quote to heart. They have tried...

August 10, 2012 | comments

Helping Bats, Nature’s Original Bug Zappers

By Michele S. Byers Four summers ago, if you went outside at dusk, you were likely rewarded with the fascinating sight of bats diving and swooping for insects. Not only...

August 10, 2012 | comments

A ‘Win-Win’ for Students, Teachers and the Public

By Barbara Keshishian The new tenure reform law was signed Aug. 6 by Gov. Christie. We were happy to have been a part of the process that created this law,...

August 10, 2012 | comments

Barnegat Bay Needs Pollution Reduction Diet

By Michele S. Byers Barnegat Bay needs a diet! No, it’s not obese, but it’s fed far too many nutrients. These nutrients, mostly nitrogen and phosphorus, come from fertilizers used...

August 3, 2012 | comments

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