Category: Opinion

How We Can Help The Navesink River Heal Itself

By Ben Lucarelli, Mayor of Fair Haven The announcement by the NJDEP that 553 acres of the Navesink River were being removed from the shell fish harvestable area triggered a conversation...

January 20, 2017 | comments

OPED: The Disabled Need the Affordable Care Act

Far too many Americans with disabilities are facing a future with the prospect of losing access to health care. Access to comprehensive, affordable health care coverage can make or break...

January 19, 2017 | comments

Sounding the Alarm On Hate Crimes

By Dale Daniels Recent months have seen a surge in unabashed racism and hate speech – including blatant antisemitism and attacks on Hispanics, Muslims, African-Americans, women, the LGBTQ community, as...

January 17, 2017 | comments

A Look Back on My Term on the Red Bank Council

By Cindy Burnham Being on the RB Council the last three years has been an interesting experience, to say the least. I knew the first year was going to be...

January 10, 2017 | comments

Modernizing the Power Grid

By James V. Fakult, President of Jersey Central Power & Light in Morristown While a national dialogue on re-investing in America’s infrastructure is just starting to take shape, Jersey Central...

January 7, 2017 | comments

JCP&L’s Power Line Project: It’s Time For the Public To Be Heard

By Rachael Kanapka, Residents Against Giant Electric Neighbors: The one and only Public Hearing regarding JCP&L’s heavily-opposed Monmouth County ‘Reliability’ Project will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at Middletown...

January 7, 2017 | comments

The Red Bank Public Library Celebrates 80 Years

By Michael E. Gordon, Member Foundation Board of the Red Bank Public Library     Although unaccustomed to consulting numerologists, preparing for the 80th anniversary of the Red Bank Public...

January 3, 2017 | comments

The Mater Dei Miracle

By Randy MacDonald, Chairman of the Mater Dei Prep Board of Trustees ‘Tis the season for miracles. I think back many Christmases ago and I remember having a guest lecturer at...

December 22, 2016 | comments

Shrewsbury Mayor Reflects on Borough’s Growth

By Donald W. Burden, Mayor of Shrewsbury The profile of the communities served by The Two River Times continues to evolve and expand as our commercial and residential properties face...

December 14, 2016 | comments