Category: Letters & Commentary

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

What I Learned From Maria Fernandes: One Person Can Make A Difference

By Susana Markson   MARIA FERNANDES LOVED dirty jokes.  I realize that may seem a strange tribute to Sea Bright’s former mayor who recently passed away, but whatever.  As a...

March 23, 2012 | comments

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Be Safe On Vacation To The Editor: AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging spring break vacationers to heed the advice of a State Department Travel Warning for Mexico while remembering basic safe...

March 23, 2012 | comments

Fair Haven Tree Ordinance And Property Rights

To The Editor: An open letter to the mayor and council  I find it hard to understand why, if I want to cut down a tree on my own property,...

March 16, 2012 | comments

The Fate Of Farm Animals At Longstreet Farm

To The Editor: You or your children may have visited the part of Holmdel Park designated as Longstreet Farm, a historical exhibit of a 19th-century farm complete with milking cows,...

March 16, 2012 | comments

A Truly Happy Anniversary

To The Editor: As I watch the field of Republican presidential hopefuls try to “out-tea-party” one another, I’m struck by their willingness to sacrifice the well-being of our nation, and especially our...

March 16, 2012 | comments

FoodBank Needs Your Help Now

To The Editor: Food banks often benefit from a seasonal boost of good will during the holidays, but unfortunately, those increases in donations end sometime after the New Year. And...

March 16, 2012 | comments

Celebrating 75 Years of Ducks Unlimited

By Michele S. Byers DUCKS UNLIMITED CELEBRATES its 75th anniversary this year, and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about its work. Ducks Unlimited too often “flies under the radar,”...

March 16, 2012 | comments

For Third Year, County Tax Levy Remains Stable

By Thomas A. Arnone FOR THE SECOND year in a row, Monmouth County will be collecting no more taxes that it did the year before. The tax levy in 2012...

March 16, 2012 | comments

“Watson” A Bright Example of What Makes Our Future Better

By NJ Rep. Rush Holt OVER THE PAST several decades, I have faced off against 14 opponents in the game show “Jeopardy!” All were smart; all were tough; all were...

March 16, 2012 | comments

A Dangerous Beauty in Early Spring

By Margaret Nitka By night there is the full moon, planets lined up so close to the earth they call to us to look up in wonder. By day there’s...

March 16, 2012 | comments

Now Is The Time To Kiss MS Goodbye

To The Editor: Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way.  Therefore, to demonstrate the power and importance of the MS...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Protest $20 Entry Fee To Sandy Hook

As the warmer weather of summer gets closer, the Sandy Hook beach going public is still being threatened with a 100 percent increase in fees by the National Park Service. The...

March 9, 2012 | comments

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