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Letter to the Editor: Standing in Solidarity

To the Editor: As members of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission, our hearts are heavy with the news of the terrorist attacks on the Al...

Reader: New Jersey should not prosecute citizens for cannabis

I recently retired after a higher education career in the Garden State, where soon it will be legal to get high from cannabis. I...

Moonshining in the Holler

The attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, not only involved our country and military into a war, but it also caused a...

Retiree upset with letter seeking documents

I am writing to voice my disappointment and frustration with the New Jersey Department of Pension and Benefits. In December 2018, I received a...

Eat better, avoid cancer, reduce climate change impacts

By Michele S. Byers What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? Plenty, according to Stephanie Harris, president of...

Learn about new state law pertaining to sick days

New Jersey Citizen Action, the New Jersey Main Street Alliance and the Rutgers Center for Women and Work have announced a new community education...
Eric Sucar

Bright lights of Christmas during the darkest days

The first Saturday in December was the beginning of the holiday shopping season in the small town where I lived as a little boy. In...
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NJDEP is letting us down with proposed power plant in the Meadowlands

In July, the Diamond Generating Corp. proposed a $1.5 billion project to build a gas power plant in the heart of the New Jersey...

Reader questions why Board of Ed and council cannot agree on fields

We in Middletown seem to be unable to get the town council and the Board of Education (BOE) to agree to meet and arrange for...
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Support needed for the Civic Info Bill

The vast majority of Americans are most concerned with receiving information that directly impacts their lives. Unfortunately in New Jersey, this has not always...

Resident questions Chris Smith’s political career

For a few minutes, let’s return to the past, specifically 1981. Thirty-seven years ago, we eagerly embraced what was then considered cutting-edge. Decked out...

Holmdel resident thanks Lea Shave

At the Oct. 19 Township Committee meeting, Holmdel’s mayor stated he had eliminated himself from potential conflict of interest on Holmdel’s Council On Affordable Housing...

Unions have contributed to a growing middle class in America

By Marilyn Weich Susan Fischer’s recent letter to the editor, "Teacher Supports Court's Union Dues Ruling," referred to her 30-year teaching career and her ongoing...

Reader urges legalized marijuana for adults 18 and over

For many years, I worked at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft and proudly served as a National Education Association/New Jersey Education Association union officer....

Beautiful October

October is a relaxing month. The summer heat is passing and cooler mornings and evenings start to prevail. Crops have been picked and the...

The beauty, resolve of September mornings

“September Morn” is a painting by Paul Emile Chabas, completed in September of 1911. The painting depicts a nude young woman standing ankle deep...

Reader thanks Congressman Smith

Dear Editor, Over the past few years my mom has been becoming increasingly forgetful due to dementia, most likely Alzheimer’s disease.  In just a few short...

Check out the ‘fun’ in fungi

By Michele S. Byers How many times have you bent down to check out a mushroom, only to be told, “Stop! It may be poisonous!” New...
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