Category: Letters & Commentary

Opinion: Repeal Turf Fields at Cross Farm Park

By Sheila F. Gilstein, Holmdel | I want to applaud the reorganized Holmdel Township Committee for having the fiscal responsibility to introduce a first reading to repeal the $3.3 million...

February 7, 2017 | comments

The Enduring Value of A Local Photo Archive

By Kathy Dorn Severini and George Severini | Dorn’s Classic Images We frequently discuss how differently photographic work is treated in today’s digital age, compared to how it was treated...

February 4, 2017 | comments

Opinion: Rising Above Anti-Muslim Hatred

By Nagwa Awad, Middletown | Islamic Society of Monmouth County | I’m reminded of the old story, a man was walking on a dimly lit sidewalk. He dropped his key in...

February 2, 2017 | comments

OPED | On Betsy Devos For Education Secretary

We’re in a district where we do rely on federal funding, notably for students with disabilities. And while we are working hard on our budget development, it is disappointing that...

January 28, 2017 | comments

Blue Lines Support Law Enforcement

Blue Lines show of support of local police departments and law enforcement in general. The issue of whether the line meets Federal standards or is distracting in any way does...

January 27, 2017 | comments

OPED | Holmdel Library: Who Donated to Whom?

Under the Bell property “Redevelopment Agreement” no less than 20,000 square feet was to be provided to Holmdel, rent free, for purposes of a Public Library. There is no lease...

January 26, 2017 | comments

How We Can Help The Navesink River Heal Itself

By Ben Lucarelli, Mayor of Fair Haven The announcement by the NJDEP that 553 acres of the Navesink River were being removed from the shell fish harvestable area triggered a conversation...

January 20, 2017 | comments

OPED: The Disabled Need the Affordable Care Act

Far too many Americans with disabilities are facing a future with the prospect of losing access to health care. Access to comprehensive, affordable health care coverage can make or break...

January 19, 2017 | comments

Sounding the Alarm On Hate Crimes

By Dale Daniels Recent months have seen a surge in unabashed racism and hate speech – including blatant antisemitism and attacks on Hispanics, Muslims, African-Americans, women, the LGBTQ community, as...

January 17, 2017 | comments