Letters and Commentary

October 26, 2012
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Nov. 15 BCC Program to Look at Past to Change Future Behavior

To the Editor:

As a member of the Ally group at Brookdale Community College that promotes tolerance for all genders, I have become increasingly aware of issues of bullying and persecution of non-conforming adolescents nationwide. Teaching tolerance and understanding of differences is a crucial task in contemporary society. By looking at past abuses, we may hope to change future behavior.

I would like to inform readers of a compelling lecture that will be offered at Brookdale Community College from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Entitled The Pink Triangle: Homosexuals in the Nazi Era, the lecture by Professor Emeritus Jack Needle will deal with the treatment of homosexuals during the Holocaust.

We often associate the Nazi persecution with the Jewish people only but many other groups such as Romani people and homosexuals were also deprived of their rights, sent to concentration camps and murdered. This program should be of interest to students, parents and teachers who are involved in combating bullying.

The Pink Triangle: Homosexuals in the Nazi Era is the third in a series of fall lectures on World War II. The program is co-sponsored by the Ally Program and the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange).  It will be held in the Student Life Center Navesink III room. There is a nominal fee of $3 for attendance. Parking lot 7 is closest.

For more information and to preregister, call Chhange at 732-224-1889.

Jan Boyarin Blundell
Brookdale Community College


Think of NJ Beaches as Year-Round Destination

To the Editor:

Thank you for running the American Shore & Beach Preservation article “Beaches can Benefit your Health, too” (Editorial & Commentary, Sept. 28).

Governor Christie announced post-Labor Day that “summer at the Jersey Shore is far from over.” Our beaches are one of our state’s unique treasures – why abandon them when summer is over? We should think of our beaches as year-round destinations.

Our beaches offer opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation all year long. Just to mention a few: Beach runs, volleyball, fishing, and surfing. Sandy Hook has beautiful bike paths. Long Branch, Asbury Park, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant and other towns have wonderful boardwalks for daily exercise. Running clubs start and end their events along the beaches; local bands entertain at oceanfront sites.

The Spirit of Shrewsbury

The Jersey Shore Part­nership applauds the Jersey Shore Visitors Bureau and the tourism directors in beach towns all along the coast that are promoting the Jersey Shore as a year-round destination for healthy living and a better quality of life. The bathing suits may be packed away but the blue jeans and sneakers are ready to head to the beach!

Margot Walsh
Executive Director
Jersey Shore Partnership
Red Bank


The Jersey Shore Partnership is dedicated to the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s beaches and their contribution to our economy and quality of life.


Supporting Barnacle Bill’s Business Decision

To the Editor:

I must say I was rather surprised at the outcry regarding the legendary Barnacle Bill’s restaurant decision to stop serving peanuts (Two River Times™, Oct. 12).

Clearly, the owners have their eye on the ball and made a straight business decision. They have been serving killer burgers and best fresh seafood menu around for 40 years (and they want to be around for another 40).

Small, family-owned businesses make decisions every day to ensure continued success in this ever more difficult business world with endless number of competitors. They made a decision that was in the best interest of the continued viability of the company

I’ll take Barnacle’s sans peanuts any day over life sans Barnacle’s.

David Prown
3rd Generation Owner
Prown’s, Red Bank


Beneficiaries of Red Bank Flavour Festival Event Offer Thanks

To the Editor:

We would like to recognize Red Bank Flavour Festival organizers, sponsors, participants and the entire Red Bank community.

On behalf of Lunch Break and the Red Bank Middle School Athletics Foundation, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for being the beneficiaries of the Aug. 16 Night on the Navesink event at the Molly Pitcher. As a result of this event, our two organizations each received checks for $3,350.

The Spirit of Shrewsbury

These proceeds will have immediate, direct and profound benefit for our friends and neighbors and in turn, the broader community.

For Lunch Break, it translates to providing the opportunity to continue feeding families both in the soup kitchen and the food pantry who are struggling financially and are challenged daily to provide food and clothing.

For the Red Bank Middle School Athletics Foundation, we are now assured of having sufficient funds to field our boys’ and girls’ teams throughout this school year, and continue our mission of sustaining and growing athletics for our student athletes.

This event, and all its participants, embody the soul and community spirit that is unique to Red Bank:  a spectacular venue, promoting many superb Red Bank businesses, benefitting two community organizations and ultimately making a tangible difference for so many of our neighbors and friends.

Gwendolyn Love
Director of Lunch Break
Gene Horowitz
President, Red Bank Middle School Athletics Foundation


Sign Stolen: Is It a Sign of Fear of GOP Ticket?

To the Editor:

Sometime Saturday or Sunday morning my Romney/Ryan sign was taken. I was very angry since I have had it there for a month.

I then realized that we must have the Obama people scared to death because this comes after the three debates where Gov. Romney wiped the floor with the president.

I will leave the empty wire there for all to see how vicious the liberal’s are.

Gina Cesario



Two River Moments

This unidentified milkman from the Shrewsbury Dairy Company delivers milk in bottles to a customer on Wallace Street, Red Bank, in this 1956 photograph. The building behind him at the corner of Broad Street was a bank then and is now the home of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney offices.

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