Independent Opinion

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...

Resident supports Holmdel candidates

I am writing in support of Mayor Eric Hinds and Mike Nikolis running for re-election and election, respectively. I have lived in Holmdel my...

NESE has economic, environmental, energy benefits

As business manager of the Operating Engineers Local 825, I represent the interests of nearly 7,000 highly trained heavy equipment operators. We have been...
Rebecca Nowalski

New Jersey’s wine industry enjoying a renaissance

You may be surprised to learn that two New Jerseyans started our state’s wine industry almost two decades before the American Revolution. At the time,...

Northeast supply line is necessary for energy, economy

The Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative (ELEC) represents nearly 7,000 Local 825 operating engineers and the signatory contractors who employ them. ELEC focuses on promoting economic...

Vote third party this year

Clinton and Trump. Are you listening to these two? They are making it crystal clear (because of their greed, they can’t help themselves) that when...

For good health, bathe in a forest

By Michele S. Byers With 130 miles of coastline, New Jersey residents know all about the joys of sunbathing at the beach, but how about...
Eric Sucar

For the Record

  Jersey Jay Wymbs, owner of Red Bank's Pogue Mahone Tattoo Company, is a member of the Inkfusion Empire created by Marc Draven. The group holds...

Democratic candidates worthy of support

President John F. Kennedy said we need leaders who “can guide us through darkness to a safe and sure future” (acceptance speech, July...

Celebrate National Security Officer Appreciation Week

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement and are...

Police officer concerned about intraracial violence

Just as America recently celebrated Labor Day, Chicago also reached a notable milestone as well with its 500th homicide. It’s a milestone that is not...
Rebecca Nowalski

High school athletics serve a greater purpose

I was filled with Garden State-centric pride watching 17-year-old Union Catholic High School student Sydney McLaughlin compete in the Rio Olympics, and I thoroughly...

Arts have a place in schools

In 2010, Congress declared the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. As we usher in a new chapter of American...
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Freeholder encouraged to ask governor to resign

The article, "Officials Concerned over Monmouth Park " (Aug. 25, Independent), is amazing. All of a sudden Freeholder Thomas Arnone is concerned about the...

Union scale wages affect need for gas tax hike

We are told that there is a deficit in the transportation fund. Whose fault is that? Are we taxed too little? Of course not. The...

It’s time to switch to LED lighting

Our municipalities pay JCP&L for the electrical energy consumed in lighting our public buildings and for the street lights, which are considered to be...

Middletown residents oppose JCP&L project

As residents of Middletown, we are both strongly opposed to the Monmouth County Reliability Project, which is the JCP&L monopole high towers. We do believe...
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