Category: Letters & Commentary

Separating EMS Bill Fact From Fiction

By Barbara Aras NEW JERSEY’S VOLUNTEER emergency medical services (EMS) community is grateful to Governor Christie for his veto of A2095. For the record, the New Jersey State First Aid...

February 10, 2012 | comments

Are you smarter than an NFL star? A lottery winner?

By Schuyler Velasco From the Christian Science Monitor AFTER FINISHING HIS shift managing a Gold’s Gym in Boise, Idaho, Brad Duke pulled into a Jackson’s gas station to check some...

February 3, 2012 | comments

The Grandaddy of Festivals Is Back

By Daniel Murphy, Jr. I AM TALKING about Riverfest, the Grand Daddy of all festivals in the State of New Jersey. It was rated in 1998 by Life magazine as...

February 3, 2012 | comments

Once Upon A Summer Day

By Margaret Nitka TODAY IS TRULY extraordinary.  The sun is so warm with temperatures hovering in the low 60s and winds out of the south that the neighborhood has come...

February 3, 2012 | comments

Writing Medicare’s Prescription

By Douglas E. Schoen   THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY in Florida brought discussions of healthcare, particularly Medicare, back to the forefront of the national discourse. With its sizeable senior population,  Medicare ...

February 3, 2012 | comments

Phil and His Shadow

By Jillian MacMath for Accuweather.com SINCE THE TRADITION Groundhog Day began in Punxsutawney in 1886, Phil has seen his shadow, on record, 99 times. There were 16 times that he...

February 3, 2012 | comments

Letters to the Editor

Go Red For Women To The Editor:   In its ongoing effort to elevate public awareness about cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is teaming...

February 3, 2012 | comments

Letters to the Editor

The Grow Monmouth Initiative To The Editor: Today more than ever before, Monmouth County is helping businesses survive and prosper. Last year’s reorganization of the Department of Economic Development has...

January 27, 2012 | comments

Howard P. Boyd: A Conservation Trailblazer

  By Michele S. Byers     BY THE TIME Howard P. Boyd graduated from high school in 1932, he had earned every possible Boy Scout nature merit badge. Those...

January 27, 2012 | comments

Ten Free Trees

To The Editor: Residents of New Jersey can ring in the New Year by receiving ten free, flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012....

January 20, 2012 | comments

Middletown Offers Safety Classes

To The Editor: The Middletown Fire Department Training Academy is offering classes to civilians on CPR, automatic electronic defibrillators and boating safety. A course for health care providers on CPR...

January 20, 2012 | comments

Colts Neck Business Association Names New Executive Board

To The Editor: As we begin a new year, The Colts Neck Business Association is proud to announce its new executive board. Glen J. Dalakian has taken over as the...

January 20, 2012 | comments

Freeholders Reorganize

To The Editor: Two weeks ago, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders bid farewell to Freeholder Robert D. Clifton and welcomed Gary J. Rich Sr. of Spring Lake. The...

January 20, 2012 | comments

Governor’s Veto A Win For Agriculture

  By Michele S. Byers   IT’S A SAD reality that preserved farmland and open space need saving over and over again.  Though secured from housing sprawl development, New Jersey’s...

January 20, 2012 | comments

Working Hard at Work Worth Doing

By Former Freeholder Amy Mallet   Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”- Former President Teddy...

January 20, 2012 | comments

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