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Hicks and city folk – School life in Old Bridge in the early 1960s

We were hicks. They were city folk. But it didn’t stop us from getting along just fine. Although I admit I might have snickered...

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...
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You’re never too old to read to a child

Every March we commemorate Read Across America Day. It’s a day to celebrate the power of reading and foster a love of learning in...

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...

Reader: OBMUA chairman lacks professionalism

All those in attendance at the Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority reorganization meeting on Feb. 6 got to witness firsthand the disgraceful, ineptness of...

Black History Month appreciates the value of America’s diverse population

February is Black History Month, when America takes time to honor and remember great African-Americans, and their role in shaping America’s history. Carter Woodson, an...

We need to take time to take care of ourselves

We honor lots of important people during the month of February, thanks to Black History Month and Presidents Day. Even Valentine’s Day is a...

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...
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF KAGAN

First Lt. Army Nurse wouldn’t trade time in World War II ‘for anything’

"Saving Private Ryan" is a fictionalized account of a detail of soldiers who, after the Allies have secured the beachhead on the coast of...

Addressing the opioid epidemic in the United States

America is facing a serious health crisis, one that has ended and complicated far too many lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
Scott Jacobs

White nights and black potatoes: Remembering winters in rural Madison Township in the 1950s

Recently, I was reminded that young people today have a hard time imagining what it was like growing up all those years ago. They...

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...

Vote By Mail ballots need ‘immediate attention’

The new Vote By Mail law enacted this year in New Jersey required ballots be sent to whoever voted by mail two years ago,...
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...
Pfc. Derek Vasquez

Veterans Day 2018

The year 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The conclusion of “The War to End All Wars” inspired the...
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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...

Reader supports Ciak for re-election to Sayreville Board of Education

On Nov. 6, voters in Sayreville have a wide array of candidates from which to choose to represent them as members of the Sayreville Public...
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