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Marlboro mayor supports concept of ‘generational housing’

By Jonathan Hornik Marlboro is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community, with many open public spaces for recreation, houses of worship, and residents involved in all...

New report on plastics refutes false claims on reusables

We are in the middle of a health emergency, however, what happens to the environment still matters. Plastics are still getting into our waterways...

Freehold Township officials provide assistance when asked

Like most businesses in New Jersey, we were forced to temporarily close on March 16 due to COVID-19 concerns. When we closed, we thought it...

Opinion: We must protect cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic

I’m a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, writing on behalf of cancer survivors and their caregivers. I write out of concern for this...

A message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing. Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s...
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NJSIAA begins to plan for students’ return to high school sports in New Jersey

By Mary Liz Ivins In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we...

Resident identifies issue for food stamp recipients

Food banks are overwhelmed, while thousands of dollars sit unused in people's food stamp accounts, because New Jersey is one of only two states...

Opinion: Chelsea Senior Living has 30-year history of caring for seniors

Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 assisted living residences in New Jersey and New York. During the horrific COVID-19 pandemic, our senior population has been...

Residents asking for cell tower to be camouflaged

Once again the residents of Freehold Township have been steamrolled. We have objected to the 128-foot-tall T-Mobile cell tower being built at 169 Robertsville...

Governor’s order changes date of primary election

Executive Order No. 120 signed by Gov. Phil Murphy has postponed the 2020 primary election from June 2 to July 7 in response to...

Letter writer failed to provide information about virus

As a long-time Marlboro resident, I was very disappointed to read the letter to the editor submitted by a fellow Marlboro resident, Jacquelin Duffy,...

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...

Coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented

I was troubled after reading the letter to the editor from Jacquelin Duffy (News Transcript, April 8, 2020). According to her, the Democratic party...

Virus does not care about political affiliation

A recent letter to the editor entitled, "Democrats Use Virus As Plan to Defeat Trump" requires a response. The author of the letter alludes to...
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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...

Freehold Borough comes together to support students during spring break

I would like to inform the readers of the News Transcript about another example of the Freehold community coming together to support those in...

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...
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