Category: Letters & Commentary

Letters and Commentary

Red Bank Named Third Best Small Town by Smithsonian Magazine To The Editor: It is a great honor for my hometown to receive this award. Red Bank is well deserving of...

April 28, 2012 | comments

Escaping Technology, Preserving The Timeless

By Michele S. Byers According to English poet John Donne, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” Art and Nan Kellam bought an uninhabited island off the coast of...

April 28, 2012 | comments

Government Becomes More Transparent

By Senator Jennifer Beck, 13th District On January 5, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed S-2765/A-3908 into law. This legislation requires state, regional, and local authorities, boards, and commissions to establish...

April 28, 2012 | comments

Monmouth County: Vacation Destination

By Thomas A. Arnone Just in time for summer, Monmouth County is rethinking how it goes about enticing visitors to the county’s unique vacation destinations. Ads on radio and daily...

April 28, 2012 | comments

Slow Down! Amphibians Crossing!

By Michele S. Byers ON EARLY SPRING nights with just the right conditions – rainy, over 40 degrees and no frozen ground – huge numbers of frogs, toads and salamanders...

April 21, 2012 | comments

Another Earth Day Comes Around

By Susan M. Kennedy WE LEARN FROM our mistakes. History repeats itself. These two sayings illustrate the inconsistencies of life and both come to mind as April 22, Earth Day,...

April 21, 2012 | comments

Gov. Christie Ratings Shift, Still Postive

Many see Rutgers-Camden, Rowan Merger as Political By Patrick Murray, the Monmouth University Polling Institute GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S JOB rating from New Jersey residents has slipped slightly, but hits the coveted...

April 21, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Earth Day at RBMS To The Editor: The Red Bank Environmental Commission will be holding an Earth Day Celebration at the Red Bank Middle School on April 22 from 1...

April 21, 2012 | comments

The View From The Bridge

By Susan M. Kennedy   YOU’RE DRIVING DOWN Route 36, heading east, cursing under your breath at each light you miss, which is all of them.  Shopping centers, gas stations...

April 13, 2012 | comments

Petula Clark Was Right About Downtowns!

By Michele S. Byers   DOES THE PROSPECT of paying $5 per gallon for gasoline make you wish you could walk instead? If so, a recent Monmouth University poll shows...

April 13, 2012 | comments

Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking

By Mary Pat Angelini Before one more high school student dies in an alcohol-related accident or another college student dies of alcohol poisoning or another family breaks up because of...

April 13, 2012 | comments

He Is Risen!

Spirituality Matters By Elizabeth Geitz On Easter Sunday, April 8, Christians around the world will proclaim, “He is risen. The Lord is risen indeed!” On the three words, “Jesus is...

April 6, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month To The Editor:   Tinton Falls and over 25 towns throughout Monmouth County have officially recognized March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Tinton Falls...

March 30, 2012 | comments

Has New Jersey’s Gender Gap Really Closed?

By Patrick Murray An article in the Star Ledger reports on a poll that gives President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie the same job approval rating among New Jersey...

March 23, 2012 | comments

Politics Trumps Water Protection In Highlands

By Michele S. Byers “THURSDAY NIGHT MASSACRE, kangaroo court, gutless, nasty, dirty politics, and Soviet style governance” are just a few of the terms being used to describe the actions...

March 23, 2012 | comments

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