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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...

A contemplation about life before death

In one of his public speeches recently, Vice President Mike Pence briefly touched on the subject of religion, where he proceeded to give his ecclesiastical...

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...

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,...

Murphy, legislators enact significant laws under cover of pandemic

By Marc Gaswirth Soon after the nightmarish effects of the coronavirus pandemic subside, school district administrators may ask themselves this question: Where is Chris Christie...

It is time to rethink public utilities

By Kin Gee More than 1.4 million homes and businesses experienced a power outage in the wake of tropical storm Isaias. In particular, more than...

Sierra Club director offers support for Jackson open space initiative

By Jeff Tittel Jackson Township is considering increasing its open space tax rate from 2 cents to 3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Jackson...

Two incidents grabbed public’s attention at outbreak of pandemic

At the start of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in March, Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal decided they needed...

Residents will feel sting of losing homestead benefit

I noticed my township’s website recently notified residents that the state will not be giving residents the second quarter homestead benefit to real estate...
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Comet Neowise illustrates the importance of dark skies

Since the earliest days of human civilization, the night sky has been a source of fascination and mystery. Ancient star-gazers saw human and animal...

Resident suggests following the ‘Golden Rule’

Placing the words "Follow the Golden Rule" on the back of every police vehicle sets the behavior between citizens and law enforcement. The "Golden Rule"...

State is correct to do away with title of freeholder

I applaud Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed bill to change the freeholder title to commissioner. In 1776 by definition, a freeholder was an elected official...
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