Independent Opinion


‘Yes’ vote on Question 1 will boost equine industry

On behalf of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and the thousands of people who work in New Jersey’s equine...
Eric Sucar

Proposal to spend millions on turf fields is unnecessary

I am writing to express my concerns with the Holmdel Township Committee proposal to spend $3.3 million to create two synthetic turf fields at...

Holmdel resident endorses Hinds, Nikolis

I am writing this letter of endorsement for the re-election of Mayor Eric Hinds and for the election of Committeeman Mike Nikolis, who are...

Holmdel resident supports re-election of BOE member

I feel Holmdel is very lucky to have Mike Sockol on the Board of Education. He’s a fiscal conservative who helped secure a no-tax...
Frank Wojciechowski

Plans for new soccer/lacrosse fields raise health, financial concerns

The Holmdel Township Committee is pushing an expensive, ill-conceived project for two new artificial-turf, regulation-size soccer/lacrosse fields to be built in addition to the...

Learn warning signs of stroke, act F.A.S.T.

When I suffered a stroke at age 28, I didn’t realize that a stroke could happen to me. After suffering from dizzy spells and...

Trump is not qualified for any government job

I am ashamed that we have allowed Donald Trump to run for president on a major party. This has made the United States the laughingstock...

Planned Parenthood has transformed women’s health

This month, Planned Parenthood is 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger in a Brooklyn brownstone, when the two most common...

Resident supports Arnone and DiMaso for freeholders

For many years, I have been a close observer of county government and of politics in and around the state. Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso...

Police officers must treat all citizens equally

Over the past decade, it appears that our society is fractured more than it had been in the past. There are many divisions within...
Eric Sucar

Working together can bring more positive change in Holmdel

I recently attended a Holmdel Township Board Meeting to show my support for a proposal of two turf soccer/lacrosse sport fields at Cross Farms...

Blue lines are town-sponsored vandalism

It is outrageous that some New Jersey communities such as Mahwah in Bergen County and Mantua Township in Gloucester are painting a blue line...

Public question would aid equine industry

Public Question No. 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot may not be the solution to our failing horse industry, but what is? One aspect of...

Athletes, parents and coaches must face soccer realities

High school soccer teams are losing their best players, who in turn are missing once-in-a-lifetime experiences due to delusions of rare college scholarships and...

Ask legislators to vote against gas tax

New Jersey’s reputation for uber corruption is again lovingly preserved by the New Jersey legislators in Trenton. They announced that their irresponsible borrowing/spending from...

Trump: Prey or predator?

As the famous ethologist Konrad Lorenz told us in his classic 1963 book, "On Aggression," we humans are closer to prey than predator —...

Our wonderful State of New Jersey

What a wonderful state New Jersey is. We have a train accident in Hoboken, and overnight a majority of our Legislature quickly enacts two new...

New Jersey wine industry boosts agritourism

By Michele S. Byers You may be surprised to learn that two New Jerseyans started our state’s wine industry almost two decades before the American...
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