Independent Opinion

Reader: Let’s take our country back

I am an octogenarian. Hopefully, I will be voting in the November general election. This morning after seeing and hearing the news, I had to...

‘We are neighbors first’

As a candidate on the campaign trail here in Monmouth County, I am struck by the level of divisiveness seeping from our national discourse...

New technology, impact of retirees reasons to oppose power proposals

Our natural gas and electricity providers are proposing major installations in Holmdel that are of concern to many residents who will be adversely impacted...

All New Jerseyans deserve access to healthy food

According to a recent report by The Food Trust, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative has helped to improve healthy food access in lower-income communities...
Alex Bramwell

Children need eye exams before starting school

I’m writing to commend Gov. Chris Christie for recently declaring August “Children’s Vision and Learning Month” in New Jersey. The goal of this observance...
Eric Sucar

Learn about Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan Aug. 10

The Atlantic Ocean’s vastness is shared by many, especially along the heavily populated stretch of coast between New York and Virginia. The ocean is used...

Police at risk in traffic stops

Routine traffic stops. No more are there routine traffic stops. The police are under attack, under assault when they make routine traffic stops. The Department...

Residents enjoy event, thank leadership in Holmdel

On behalf of my daughter, Felicia, her father, Santo, and myself, I would like to thank the Holmdel Township Department of Recreation for hosting...

DEP’s proposed revisions may threaten water supply

The League of Women Voters of Ocean Township is urging the New Jersey Senate to post SCR66 for a vote as soon as possible. If...

Proposed constitutional amendment to fund pensions lacks transparency

It’s only fair that the State of New Jersey keeps its promises to tens of thousands of retirees regarding their pension payments. So, it...

Revisions would serve builders, not residents

The League of Women Voters of Monmouth County is urging the state Senate to post SCR66 for a vote as soon as possible. If...

Continuing improvements still needed for persons with disabilities

As the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reached its 26th anniversary on July 26, we must of course celebrate this monumental...

Union supports Monmouth County Reliability Project

I have lived, worked and raised my family in central New Jersey for 63 years. As the president and business manager of IBEW Local...

Presidential candidates need to address Social Security

Both presidential candidates will take the stage in the next two weeks to try to sell us on the idea they can lead our...
Eric Sucar

Complete Streets will help Americans stay active

Streets are the great connectors of any community. They don’t just take us from one place to another in our cars, they bring us...

Consider running for seat on local school board

By Donald Webster Jr. With the school year drawing to a close, now might seem like an unusual time to bring up board of education...

Europe will ‘never be like America’

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to dissolve the political bands which have connected one with another" ... so spoke...

AARP thankful for bill that protects the elderly against abuse

Thank you Gov. Chris Christie and members of the legislature for signing Bill S157 to create the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the...
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