Category: Letters & Commentary

Romney To Go Three for Three in South Carolina Primary

By Patrick Murray The Monmouth University Polling Institute FRESH OFF VICTORIES in Iowa and New Hampshire, Mitt Romney has a clear lead in South Carolina’s upcoming primary according to the...

January 20, 2012 | comments

The Mommy Blogger

My name is Krista and I am a mother of two children ages 5 and 7.  The ever-so-kind editor of this newspaper approached me at a recent wedding my family...

January 13, 2012 | comments

Not Reappointed

To The Editor:   At the last Middletown Township committee meeting, a frequently outspoken resident commented that she had applied to be on the Library Board.. The mayor told her...

January 13, 2012 | comments

Telecom Bill Right for New Jersey Economy

To The Editor: As we close the books and reflect on 2011, many families and businesses are not doing much better than they were this time last year.  The housing...

January 13, 2012 | comments

Oxymoron

To The Editor: Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Oliver said their “signature initiative” for 2012 would be the oxymoron bill, same sex marriage. One has to wonder about the...

January 13, 2012 | comments

Avoid a Breakdown in Winter Weather

To The Editor:   The thought of a breakdown, an engine not starting or otherwise being stranded is scary as it is, but those things happening in freezing winter weather...

January 13, 2012 | comments

EMS Bill Anti-Volunteer

  To The Editor: The NJ Senate approved the anti-volunteer “EMS Redesign Bill,” A-2095/S-818, by the slimmest margin Dec. 15 and the measure is now on Gov. Christie’s desk. The...

January 13, 2012 | comments

A New Year’s Resolution

By Margaret Nitka Here we are just two weeks into the brand new bauble of time we call a new year and already the shine seems to have rubbed off...

January 13, 2012 | comments

Social Security: An Unfinished Symphony for Some American Women

By Janice  Harris  Jackson AMERICA’S 1935 AVANT-GARDE promise to provide Social Security has progressed from protection for predominantly male private-sector workers to an expanding social safety net for most Americans....

January 13, 2012 | comments

New Hampshire Vote Reveals Romney Challenges

By Patrick Murray Monmouth University Polling Institute [Acknowledgements:  The data for this analysis was made available by NBC News, where I was an exit poll analyst on primary night.] MITT...

January 13, 2012 | comments

Walking and Poetry: Perfect Together

By Michele S. Byers IT’S PERFECTLY ATTUNED to capturing everything from a majestic blazing sunset to a delicate wildflower blossom.  But nature has also inspired countless writers to paint pictures...

January 13, 2012 | comments

About That Wartime Christmas

To The Editor: Re: A Wartime Christmas in Red Bank by Sharon Hazard Oh, for Heaven’s sake! Please hire one or two OLD people to do fact checking for you....

January 6, 2012 | comments

Don’t Worry About Gingrich

To The Editor: Jude R. Florio (12-09-11 TRT) says “Sorry, Mr. President” but we need somebody new(t). We need someone who has the ability to keep both sides of the...

January 6, 2012 | comments

A Thank You From BCC’s International Center

To The Editor: On behalf of the International Education Center at Brookdale Community College, we are so grateful to community donors who helped support our December 8th fundraiser for study...

January 6, 2012 | comments

Adopt Responsible Driving Habits in 2012

To The Editor:   A recent national survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms that Americans desire a greater level of safety than they now experience on our...

January 6, 2012 | comments

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