Independent Opinion

Monmouth County Reliability Project will burden residents

FirstEnergy claims the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) will address demand and reliability. FirstEnergy said we would have brownouts if lines were not built...

Hazlet resident grateful for good Samaritans

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, I got to experience firsthand some of Hazlet’s good Samaritans. I am a type-1 insulin-dependent diabetic. On that afternoon I was...
Eric Sucar

Holmdel government limits public’s right to speak

At the Jan. 3 Holmdel Township Reorganization Meeting, our municipal government accomplished two "important" tasks. The first was to swear in the new mayor,...
Eric Sucar

Referendum date set for Cross Farm turf fields

Holmdel taxpayers may have been distracted in December by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and missed the Holmdel Township Committee's important...

Residents need to support those with special needs

This month, news media began reporting about a terrible incident in Chicago where a teenager with special needs was held captive and brutally beaten,...

Veterans memorial foundation seeks support

On behalf of everyone at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) and those we serve, best wishes for health and prosperity as...
Eric Sucar

Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation grateful for support

On behalf of everyone at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) and those we serve, best wishes for health and prosperity as...
Eric Sucar

Fire sprinkler system in rebuilt school will ensure safety

On Jan. 3, the students of James Monroe Elementary School in Edison happily returned to their school after one improperly discarded, partially burning cigarette...

Being silent is not an option

Unless people speak out against a bigoted racist like Carl Paladino, despicable comments like his become acceptable and end up being the new norm....
Eric Sucar

Customer service would help ensure package delivery

  I have been hearing a lot in the news lately about missing packages from people’s front porches. The carriers that deliver the package can...
Dave Knachel

Cross Farm project unclear about costs, not a good investment

There have been recent media reports about local municipalities and schools having problems with artificial turf sports fields. U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert...

Reader supports congressional investigation of presidential election

As my congressional representative for the 4th District, I am respectfully urging Congressman Chris Smith to add his voice to the nonpartisan group of...

Resident troubled by rushing of Cross Farms turf project

I first learned about the proposed turf when I received two mailers within days of each other: one glossy mailer from Holmdel Township promoting...

Reader suggests how to repair trust between police, minorities

The candidates in this election cycle were asked how they would repair the broken relationship and trust between the African American communities and the...

America will be stronger next year

Our USA patriot history is strongly worth repeating in 2017-18. Question: What would both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson do in December 1800? Pray a...

Thank an EMS volunteer

As we embark on another season of giving thanks, I ask New Jerseyans to count volunteer EMS responders among their blessings. Often “invisible,” this...

How will Trump respond?

I am an early sleeper and early riser. I woke up on Wednesday, anticipating a glass-ceiling-shattering victory for Hillary; the totally unexpected happened. As expected,...

EMS volunteers are ‘unsung heroes’

As we embark on another season of giving thanks, I ask New Jerseyans to count volunteer EMS responders among their blessings. Often “invisible,” this...
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