Independent Opinion

Student transit rates would help students, make roads safer for all

The railroads in New Jersey are a very effective system of transit and actually a much safer and faster mode of transport in all types of...

Special election needed for Cross Farm Park expansion

Despite winning the election for Township Committee last month, there is still significant dissatisfaction among Holmdel residents with the way its mayor and Township...

Necessity, funding of turf fields questioned in Holmdel

The Holmdel Township Committee hastily passed a bond ordinance of $3.3 million in September for upgrades to Cross Farm Park. The improvement plan for...

BOE official should offer apology, admit mistakes

Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty. Dennis Pavlik, a police sergeant and Holmdel School Board vice president, was found guilty on all six charges...

Stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue

The Hazlet Township Committee in Monmouth County is on the right track in planning to offer recovery counselors to persons facing a heroin overdose,...
SCOTT FRIEDMAN

‘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...
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