Category: Letters & Commentary

Shore House Fights Mental Illness Stigma

By Sherone Rogers, Shore House Long Branch, NJ When was the last time you called someone crazy, or said something like, “You’re acting schizo”?  These seemingly innocent statements actually reinforce...

April 21, 2016 | comments

COMMENTARY: Try Another Skin Color On For Size

In the midst of a joyous gathering with music, laughter, and powerful words honoring an American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in January 2016, for his life-long dedicated work...

February 24, 2016 | comments

Let’s Create the Sandy Hook Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Rik Van Hemmen I have traveled far and wide as a marine consultant and often try to capture a bit of local maritime culture and beauty in my business...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Three Years After Sandy, Some Still Yearning To Go Home

by Katharine Koehler John is a father of three children. His wife died after a long illness, leaving him to care for their children, ages 9, 11 and 12. Just...

December 22, 2015 | comments

180 Turning Lives Around Applauds Survivor Act

To the Editor: 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. applauds the recent enactment of the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015, which broadens the safety options for a greater number...

November 27, 2015 | comments

Parent Leader Against RFH Required Reading

To the Editor: On 11/17, the Rumson Fair Haven Board of Education ruled against 325 parents who asked for an alternative reading choice when the only mandatory required assignment is...

November 27, 2015 | comments

RFH Should Go Back To The Classics

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the RFH BOE held on Nov. 17. As parents in the R-FH community learn about the Common Core State Standards and...

November 27, 2015 | comments

Honor Our Veterans. When Needed, They Were There!

“We were there when we were needed, we were there.” is a statement every veteran of the U.S. military can proudly make. No matter what conflict within the 20th Century...

November 20, 2015 | comments

Collaborative Effort Making Our Streets Safer

Communities work together to make life better and that’s just what’s happening with the collaborative pedestrian and safety project, Crossroads, The Two River Times’ initiative to make the streets safer for...

November 13, 2015 | comments

Rumson Fair Haven Parents and Teachers Civilly Disagreed

I’ve covered board of education meetings where feelings ran high and emotions ran even higher. I’ve seen parents throw books at board members; ignore rules, disregard time constraints. I’ve seen...

October 30, 2015 | comments

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