Category: Letters & Commentary

Monmouth University Poll: U.S. Supports Some Domestic Drone Use

By Patrick Murray But public registers concern about own privacy With 30,000 drone aircraft expected to patrol the nation’s skies within a decade, the Monmouth University Poll finds the American...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Helping Teens Make the Most of the Library

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington In the digital age, it may seem that the days of the library being the primary place for school research are long gone, but libraries...

June 15, 2012 | comments

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Middletown Township Committee Moves to Abandon Strong Pay-to-Play Rules To the Editor: On May 21, the Middletown Township Committee introduced Ordinance 2012-3060, which loosens the township’s pay-to-play rules and reinstates the...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Handy Hints to Help Us Breathe Easier

By Michele S. Byers The quality of the air we breathe is often beyond our control. It’s a given that prevailing winds pick up pollutants from coal-burning power plants in...

June 7, 2012 | comments

Mandatory Drug Courts Will Repair Lives, Reduce Crime and Save Money

By Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini A letter written from a woman whose teenage son is addicted to drugs received a lot of attention after it was read on the air...

June 7, 2012 | comments

Air Quality Improves in New Jersey, but Pollution Still High

By The American Lung Association The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report, an annual scorecard of air quality in the nation’s cities and counties, finds that while...

June 7, 2012 | comments

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Clearwater Festival Needs Donations of Money, Volunteers To the Editor: The NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival has been a Jersey Shore tradition since 1976. Many generations have enjoyed its music...

June 7, 2012 | comments

Go Slow: Enjoy Local Foods Available in Markets and Farmstands

By Michele S. Byers “Slow Food” does not mean Crock-Pot cooking! Slow Food is a lifestyle choice, not a culinary technique, and its focus is on eating local and seasonal...

June 1, 2012 | comments

A Lesson Learned from a War Hero and Recalled on Memorial Day

By Paul Frisco I grew up during that happy time before the war when we were all so young. When the future was only as far as tomorrow and our...

June 1, 2012 | comments

Be Prepared, Learn the Basics About Hurricanes

By The Federal Emergency Management Agency As Hurricane Irene demonstrated last year, New Jersey is susceptible to significant damage from hurricanes and other severe storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency...

June 1, 2012 | comments

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Ideal Beach Community Celebrates 40 Years of the National Neighborhood Watch To the Editor: The Ideal Beach Neighborhood Watch Organization is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the National Neighborhood Watch...

June 1, 2012 | comments

‘Spill Spotters’ Needed to Keep Eyes on the Water

By Michele S. Byers After the devastation of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago, many New Jerseyans wondered whether our state’s waters would be next. Although...

May 24, 2012 | comments

Advice on Selecting a Quality Driving School for Teens

By AAA Mid-Atlantic With new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety highlighting the steep fatality risks teen drivers face when they transport young passengers, it’s critical that parents...

May 24, 2012 | comments

Success of Bamboozle Bodes Well for Asbury Park’s Summer

By Thomas A. Arnone The tourism season in Monmouth County got off to a great big start this past weekend when up to 40,000 visitors per day descended upon Asbury...

May 24, 2012 | comments

Statewide Report Finds Nearly Every Child Has Access to Arts Education

By New Jersey Council on the Arts Nearly every child in New Jersey has access to arts education in their school, according to a survey released today from the New...

May 24, 2012 | comments

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