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Opinion: A season of loss, from COVID-19 to the ‘virus’ of racism

This has been a season of expectations and loss. Only because I am an optimist and I have very good friends who give me cause...
Matt Denton

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...

Opinion: Senior community has handled past scares

I came to the realization not too long ago that I have been on this planet for almost a century. Those of my generation and...

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...
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JENNIFER LaSCALA

Opinion: Drive-through poppy service available to support veterans

For us veterans, the month of May is a solemn month. Normally, all the veterans'  organizations would be out offering poppies in exchange for...
Photo courtesy of McCarter Theatre

Opinion: Wearing masks in parks is considerate

I went for a walk on the Delaware & Raritan Canal in Princeton this past Sunday, May 3. There were many joggers, bikers, fisherman,...

Opinion: Wartime footing vs. coronavirus

Befitting his position as a member of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals while attending Harvard, Governor Phil Murphy, in a recent TV appearance, dramatically announced...

Opinion: Urge Congress to allow national vote-by-mail

With the severity of the coronavirus situation and the upcoming elections on the horizon, it is crucial we protect our democracy and ensure Americans...
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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: Maybe April 9 is the real birthday of our country

The approaching warm weather makes us think of the coming national holidays, such as July 4. We declared our independence from England on July...

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,...

Opinion: Basking in the sun of old ball fields now gone

Last week I had a birthday. Not unusual since everybody has one a year. When you hit the mid-eighties, each birthday makes one realize...

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....
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JENNIFER LaSCALA

Opinion: All businesses should support veterans’ poppy sales

As of March 8, the days of winter were being left behind. In rapid succession, Daylight Saving time was followed by St. Patrick’s Day,...

South Brunswick resident reads Nixle notification, helps find missing boy with autism

  An entire community rallied to help find a missing 10-year-old nonverbal autistic boy, Ethan, on Feb. 19. We credit the community effort and specifically thanked...

Groundhog, Lincoln, Washington, pitchers and catchers are harbingers of spring

No matter the outcome of all the groundhog forecasts, spring is coming. On Feb. 12, 1809, in central Kentucky, the vestiges of winter were still...
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE

Opinion: Dental health is a lifelong endeavor

February is National Dental Children’s Health Month but it’s a good time to think about the health of your mouth no matter what your...

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...
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