Category: Letters & Commentary

Letters and Commentary

Americans Deserve Access to Affordable Health Care To the Editor: If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Apparently, House Republicans have taken that quote to heart. They have tried...

August 10, 2012 | comments

Helping Bats, Nature’s Original Bug Zappers

By Michele S. Byers Four summers ago, if you went outside at dusk, you were likely rewarded with the fascinating sight of bats diving and swooping for insects. Not only...

August 10, 2012 | comments

A ‘Win-Win’ for Students, Teachers and the Public

By Barbara Keshishian The new tenure reform law was signed Aug. 6 by Gov. Christie. We were happy to have been a part of the process that created this law,...

August 10, 2012 | comments

Barnegat Bay Needs Pollution Reduction Diet

By Michele S. Byers Barnegat Bay needs a diet! No, it’s not obese, but it’s fed far too many nutrients. These nutrients, mostly nitrogen and phosphorus, come from fertilizers used...

August 3, 2012 | comments

Patients Need Drug Options, Not Limitations

By Michael J. Fitzpatrick Imagine being sick with a life-threatening disease. Most of us would want access to as many medicines as possible — including the full range of proven...

August 3, 2012 | comments

N.J.’s Community Health Centers Strengthen the Health Care Safety Net

By Mary E. O’Dowd This is National Health Center Week (Aug. 5-11), a time to showcase the comprehensive and patient-centered care provided by New Jersey’s 20 community health centers and...

August 3, 2012 | comments

Applause for New Drug Treatment Program Legislation

By Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini I applaud the July 19 bill signing by Gov. Christie creating a mandatory drug-treatment program for non-violent drug offenders instead of a jail sentence. The...

August 3, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Thank You to the State for Certification of Red Light Cameras To the Editor: AAA thanks the New Jersey Department of Transportation for ensuring that motorist rights are protected by requiring all...

August 3, 2012 | comments

Congress Tackles Two Coastal Issues

By The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal dwellers around the nation got two pieces of good news from Congress recently – one to help those who live in...

July 27, 2012 | comments

Food for Thought on Sustainable Living

By Michele S. Byers It’s easy to understand the frustrations expressed by a friend who was pondering our planet’s environmental challenges. “I have to admit, many times I feel exasperated...

July 27, 2012 | comments

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