Independent Opinion

Library staff is serving the public during pandemic

Reports from the professional staff at last week’s meeting of the Monmouth County Library Commission, conducted via conference call, were a vivid and outstanding testimony...
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Opinion: Postal employees ask for communities to observe social distancing during deliveries

During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a...

Opinion: First responders deserve line of duty death benefits due to coronavirus crisis

As a matter of practice, policy and procedure, the vast majority of law enforcement agencies provide for certain employment benefits for all sworn personnel,...

Voting by mail is a good option for residents

The coronavirus has forced many changes in how we interact socially. We now have to worry about daily food supplies, educating our children without schools...

Nonprofit will assist people having mental health issues

The importance of focusing on our mental health needs at this time cannot be underestimated. We are all facing unexpected changes in our work...

Opinion: Ask legislators to support vote-by-mail security

It’s almost election time. Our primary is just over two months away, which should place it right smack in the middle of a global pandemic....

Monmouth County officials address COVID-19 crisis

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty, as we are all dealing with COVID-19, we wanted to let each and every one of you know...

New law to improve stroke care in New Jersey

On Jan. 21, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that would improve the stroke system of care in New Jersey. The bill was passed...

Timing is everything when it comes to suicide prevention

As the old adage goes, Timing is Everything. A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to be asked to join a new suicide task...

Director thanks local Fresh Air Fund host families

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air Fund host families and volunteer leaders in central and southern New Jersey....

Reader supports Weber, Santhana in Holmdel

I would like to share why I am supporting Cathy Weber and Prakash Santhana for election to the Township Committee in Holmdel. I don’t expect...

October celebrated as National Reading Group Month

October is National Reading Group Month and an excellent time to make the public aware of the number and variety of reading groups and...

Resident supports Penna, Nelson for freeholder

As a former public office holder, I often find myself engaged in conversation with friends, colleagues and even casual acquaintances about the state of...

Continued commitment needed in fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States for which there is no cure nor a definitive way to...

Hippies are far out … of my comfort zone

I appreciate a good theme. That’s what my dad always tells me. My dad, who grew up listening to Def Leppard, Van Halen and...

Monmouth freeholders work to hold line on county spending

By Tom Arnone The 2019 Monmouth County budget was approved during the March 18 meeting of the Board of Freeholders. The adopted budget is $449.6 million,...

Is it time for a paid fire department in Holmdel?

Is it time for a paid fire department in Holmdel? This question is on the minds of many Holmdel residents after the fourth major structural...

Letter to the Editor: Standing in Solidarity

To the Editor: As members of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission, our hearts are heavy with the news of the terrorist attacks on the Al...
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