Category: Letters & Commentary

It’s National Eye Donor Month

To The Editor: The month of March has been recognized for nearly 30 years as National Eye Donor Month, in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of eye...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Students Step Up For The Coastal Environment

To the Editor: Thank you to all the environmentally concerned community who attended the February 27 lecture by Clyde MacKenzie at Brookdale Community College. The standing room only presentation on...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Preventing Inhalant Abuse

To The Editor: As the headlines concentrate on prescription drug abuse, let’s not forget that inhalant use is a cheap, legal and easy way that young people get high.  Just...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Why Did Freeholders Change Pay-To-Play Policy?

By Former Monmouth County Freeholder Amy Mallet The first freeholder meeting of each year is very telling of a board’s priorities. In 2010, the Republican majority reversed the formation of...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Two Commercial Fisheries Have Ended In This Area

By Clyde L. Mackenzie Jr. During the 1990s, two local long-standing commercial fisheries came to an end in this area when the species being harvested became scarce. They were the...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Say Yes To Full-Day Kindergarten in Little Silver

By Jennifer Chauhan I’LL BE HONEST. When I first heard of the proposal for full-day kindergarten at Point Road, my initial thought was, “Where were you four years ago, when...

March 9, 2012 | comments

Trenton’s Referendum Mania

By Patrick Murray The Monmouth University Polling Institute IT’S REFERENDUM MANIA in Trenton!  The governor and Republican legislators want to put same sex marriage to a public vote.  Democratic legislators...

March 2, 2012 | comments

It’s Time To Say Enough In Holmdel

By William and Elissa Cahill     Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto recently announced that the Township faced a budget crisis – a $2.5 million deficit. Assuring us that the municipal...

March 2, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Struggle for LBGTQ Rights Exhibit at Brookdale To the Editor;   During the week of February 13 through 17, the NJ Legislature voted on the question of same-sex marriage. The legislation...

March 2, 2012 | comments

Popular Train-To-Beach Jitney Expanding Service This Year

By Thomas A. Arnone THE POPULAR SHORE EZ Ride jitney will be returning to participating beach towns this year with one addition. This summer the City of Long Branch is...

March 2, 2012 | comments

Don’t Blame Capitalism For Economic Meltdown

PROTESTORS HAVE BLAMED “capitalism” for the economic disaster. Blame instead the money managers and traders who used the people’s capital to speculate. They are not capitalists, and the perversion they...

February 24, 2012 | comments

A Plan To Save The Swim Club

To The Editor: Several members of the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club have been working hard behind the scenes to salvage the municipal pool club and protect our community asset...

February 24, 2012 | comments

Stink Bugs Remind Us Of Why Invasives Stink

By Michele S. Byers Ask any biologist and they’ll tell you that invasive species stink. In the case of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, they really mean it! Chances are...

February 24, 2012 | comments

Bring New Veterans Program To Fort

To the Editor: An exciting new veterans program is among recent positive developments in the ongoing redevelopment of Fort Monmouth. As Monmouth County’s representative to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization...

February 24, 2012 | comments

Don’t Blame Capitalism For The Economic Meltdown

By Ray Carey PROTESTORS HAVE BLAMED “capitalism” for the economic disaster. Blame instead the money managers and traders who used the peoples’ capital to speculate. They are not capitalists, and...

February 24, 2012 | comments

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