Category: Letters & Commentary

What Each Student-Athlete – and Their Family – Should Know: In Defense of th...

By The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Future all-world basketball star Michael Jordan also played football and baseball during high school. Hall of Famer Joe Namath was a standout...

February 1, 2013 | comments

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

Letters and Commentary

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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