Category: Letters & Commentary

Support ‘Right to Repair’ Act

To The Editor: The Engine Repower Council strongly supports the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 1449) to foster a competitive automotive repair industry where car owners, not...

December 16, 2011 | comments

Corzine’s Billions: It’s there someplace!

  To The Editor:   When New Jersey’s former governor, and more recently CEO of MF Global, Jon Corzine,  was informed that $1-billion was reportedly missing from customer accounts, he said,...

December 16, 2011 | comments

Quit Smoking in the New Year

To The Editor: This holiday season, countless New Jersey citizens will make the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking in 2012. While quitting smoking is extremely difficult—six out of 10...

December 16, 2011 | comments

A Gift in the Gathering Dark

By Margaret Nitka THIS MORNING THE full moon shone bright orange as my alarm went off before 7 a.m. It glowed with the colors usually seen at sunset – sky...

December 16, 2011 | comments

Proposed legislation a Financial Blow To EMS Providers

  By the NJ First Aid Council   ON THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011, the Senate Health and Senior Services Committee voted to release bill A2095/S818 to the full Senate. If...

December 16, 2011 | comments

Give The Holiday Gift With The Most Staying Power

  Books have a staying power few gifts can match By Walter Rodgers / December 9, 2011 From the Christian Science Monitor FOR WEEKS WE have been inundated with gift...

December 16, 2011 | comments

Four Days in December

No byline Within the space of four days in December of 1941, the United States moved from a nation at peace to a nation at war against two enemies, engaged...

December 9, 2011 | comments

Is Gingrich the Phoenix?

By Patrick Murray The Monmouth University Polling Institute THE LATEST RASMUSSEN poll has Newt Gingrich with a 21 point lead over Mitt Romney among Republican voters.  How did this happen?...

December 9, 2011 | comments

Before You Give: How to Check A Charity

From the Christian Science Monitor EACH YEAR AMERICANS are bombarded with solicitations from seemingly countless charities during the holidays. There’s good reason: Giving in the last few months of the...

December 9, 2011 | comments

Parks Partnerships Must Place Public Trust First

By Michele S. Byers     GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE recently unveiled a plan to make New Jersey’s state park system pay for itself.  The need for park management funding has...

December 9, 2011 | comments

Writeathon for Human Rights

To The Editor: I am holding a local gathering for Amnesty International’s Annual Global Write-a-thon at Jamian’s in Red Bank from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 11,...

December 9, 2011 | comments

NJ a Tough Place To Quite Smoking

To The Editor: New Jersey ranks 41st worst in the country for the lack of help it offers citizens to quit smoking according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers...

December 9, 2011 | comments

County a Leader in Shared Services

To The Editor: The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sheriff Shaun Golden are working hard to meet the demands for 9-1-1 communications as a shared service.We recently held...

December 9, 2011 | comments

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor To The Editor: DECEMBER 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the day that does in fact live “in infamy.” For on...

December 9, 2011 | comments

A Lullaby of Old Red Bank

By Jeanne Van Dorn Mauk JEANNE FROMMER LIVED in Red Bank only a year or two, and her father, Nathan Frommer, was employed at the Eisner clothing/uniform factory. The family...

December 1, 2011 | comments

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