Independent Opinion

‘Drug Affordability Board’ would not serve New Jersey well

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made anything clear, it is that when government embraces and incentivizes private enterprise, our potential as a nation is...

Illegal ATVs are destroying our state parks and officials need to act

By Jeff Tittel Illegal off-road vehicle use continues to be a major problem in New Jersey, especially in environmentally sensitive areas like the Pinelands. State parks...

Opinion: Thanksgiving is a time to build memories

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing." I enjoy all the holidays when the family gathers together. But, Thanksgiving is special. It isn’t only...

Program provides support services to those dealing with challenges related to COVID-19

By Robert Kley More than one-third of New Jersey adults surveyed by the National Center for Health Statistics and Census Bureau from April 23 through...

Freeholder supports Middletown open space proposal

This letter is submitted in regard to Middletown's resolution to increase the annual collection rate to the Middletown Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection and...

Election letters policy

Letters to the editor regarding the 2020 general election to be held Nov. 3 will be accepted through Oct. 16. Candidates may not submit a...

Monmouth County clerk reviews guidelines for 2020 election

Recently, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law changing the election process for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election: • The election will now be conducted...

Monmouth County PBA endorses Licitra

The Monmouth County Conference of PBA delegates, representing 39 law enforcement agencies with more than 2,000 law enforcement officers, are proud to give their...

Y members rise up in pandemic to strengthen community

When COVID-19 hit during the spring of 2020, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County had to close our doors and lay off 80% of...

Zinc will prevent virus from grabbing hold

Given the choice between a vaccination and a zinc lozenge (zinc gluconate glycine) to ward off the virus and stay healthy, I opt for...

New tax will address income inequality

President John F. Kennedy said that "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are...

Opinion: Cigarette tax would lessen suffering from cancer

More than 53,000 New Jerseyans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year and almost 16,000 will lose their lives from the disease....

Emmett’s Inn owner gave people nights to remember forever

It was early April 1978. The legal drinking age in New Jersey was 18 and I had turned 18 on March 27. For months, a...

Smith earns endorsement from ‘The Jersey Girls’

As Sept. 11 widows known as "The Jersey Girls," we have spent 19 years fighting for truth, justice, transparency and accountability with regard to...

NJSIAA executive states case for high school sports

By Colleen Maguire During the past five months, the lives of our student-athletes have changed drastically.  In March, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association...

Vote yes to legalization of cannabis on Nov. 3

On Election Day, Nov. 3, New Jersey voters will decide if the state will proceed with legalization of cannabis for adult use. The current status...

Writer supports Schmid for Congress in 2020

Democrats Andy Kim, Mikie Sherill and Tom Malinowski are serving their first terms in Congress and represent competitive districts. However, they are unafraid to...

Brookdale did a great job with graduation

It was one of the hottest, most humid days of this summer, taking unimaginable detail management and many hours to accomplish. But most of all,...
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