Category: Letters & Commentary

Placing Focus on Child Exploitation

By Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini In April, 27 New Jerseyans were arrested for child pornography following a massive effort by the Digital Technology Investigations Unit of the New Jersey State...

June 21, 2012 | comments

On the Waterfront, at Last

By Michele S. Byers Imagine living a stone’s throw from a river but never seeing it or strolling along its banks. That’s what happens in older industrial cities like Newark,...

June 21, 2012 | comments

Creating a Generation of Readers

By Laysha Ward Across the country, some lucky students just learned that their school’s library was selected by Target for a School Library Makeover. At 32 different schools, students will...

June 21, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Keep Pets Safe in Hot Weather To the Editor: With scorching temperatures expected across many parts of the country over the next few days, I wanted to take this opportunity to...

June 21, 2012 | comments

Farm Bill Is No Small Potatoes to New Jersey

By Michele Byers When you hear “Farm Bill,” you probably think of huge corn, wheat and sugar subsidies. Now up for re-authorization for the first time since 2008, the Farm...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Summer Transportation and Saving Money in Monmouth County

By Thomas A. Arnone It’s that time of year again, and activity within Monmouth County is busier than ever. Although Memorial Day is now behind us, I would like to...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Monmouth University Poll: U.S. Supports Some Domestic Drone Use

By Patrick Murray But public registers concern about own privacy With 30,000 drone aircraft expected to patrol the nation’s skies within a decade, the Monmouth University Poll finds the American...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Helping Teens Make the Most of the Library

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington In the digital age, it may seem that the days of the library being the primary place for school research are long gone, but libraries...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Letters and Commentary

Middletown Township Committee Moves to Abandon Strong Pay-to-Play Rules To the Editor: On May 21, the Middletown Township Committee introduced Ordinance 2012-3060, which loosens the township’s pay-to-play rules and reinstates the...

June 15, 2012 | comments

Handy Hints to Help Us Breathe Easier

By Michele S. Byers The quality of the air we breathe is often beyond our control. It’s a given that prevailing winds pick up pollutants from coal-burning power plants in...

June 7, 2012 | comments

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