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Administration needs to move on $20 bill redesign

Has this Administration become so radicalized and bigoted that it can't put a black woman on our $20 bill? Our currency reflects only white...

United Nations report sounds alarm on nature’s decline

By Michele S. Byers Would you care if northeastern beach tiger beetles and arogos skipper butterflies disappeared? How about blue-spotted salamanders and southern gray tree...

Continued commitment needed in fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States for which there is no cure nor a definitive way to...

Hippies are far out … of my comfort zone

I appreciate a good theme. That’s what my dad always tells me. My dad, who grew up listening to Def Leppard, Van Halen and...

Renewable energy: less pollution, more jobs, lower costs

By Michele S. Byers While Washington, D.C., turns it back on climate change, New Jersey is busy reclaiming its national leadership role on clean energy. One...

Restoring the ‘kidneys of the Pine Barrens’

By Michele S. Byers To early European settlers, the native evergreen trees known as Atlantic white cedars must have seemed like a gift. The towering...

Dairy farmers battle the odds to succeed in New Jersey

By Michele S. Byers Dairy farming has always been a tough occupation. Dairy farmers work long days, milking twice a day in all seasons and...

New Jersey’s rail trails provide unique outdoor experiences

By Michele S. Byers Back in the heyday of New Jersey’s railroads in the 1800s, train lines transported everything from iron ore to peaches to...

Microplastics: An invisible threat – May 15

By Michele S. Byers The South Branch of the Raritan River is one of central New Jersey’s prettiest waterways. It winds through mostly rural and...

Pine Barrens ‘mudders’ focus of new documentary

By Michele S. Byers It was a warm, rainy May night in 2016 and filmmaker Jared Flesher was searching for threatened and rare Pine Barrens...

New Jersey moves to block seismic blasting

By Michele S. Byers Imagine someone blasting an air horn next to your ear. Now imagine that sound thousands of times louder. That’s how experts...

Comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform is needed

By Rumu DasGupta I was disappointed to read that the members of the Township Committee in Freehold Township passed a resolution to oppose, “policies to...

8% increase in Howell tax levy is unacceptable

The Howell Township introduced municipal budget for 2019 shows $28,936,400 to be raised by taxes. In 2018, the comparable budget number was $26,804,765. This...

Losing federal health law would be ‘catastrophic’

Various opinion pieces minimize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Very importantly, the Affordable Care Act narrows the gap between the between the...

Residents should speak out about asphalt plant

Over the last few months, the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment has heard testimony for a use variance for the construction of an asphalt...

Mary Oliver, nature poet

By Michele S. Byers The late Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, was...

Monmouth freeholders work to hold line on county spending

By Tom Arnone The 2019 Monmouth County budget was approved during the March 18 meeting of the Board of Freeholders. The adopted budget is $449.6 million,...

Citizens must demand fair redistricting for elections

Currently the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering two cases involving gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the practice of establishing political advantage for a party or...
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