Suburban Opinion

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: 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,...
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Staggered business hours would help save time

All businesses in all 50 states in the United States should not necessarily follow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours, specifically mid- and...

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...

Opinion: Black History Month: Honor African Americans who made our nation a better place

African Americans have shaped and contributed to American history and culture in countless ways, and their legacy continues to grow. Their trials and triumphs...

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...

Opinion: The Blurred Blue Line

  They wear the blue uniform that symbolizes security But protection for all citizens is not a surety. It tends to shield them from criminal acts By saying,...
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Opinion: Strawberry rhubarb pie

The holiday season awakens the smells and tastes of my youth. Strawberry rhubarb pie was my favorite. As a boy, I would cut the...

Opinion: Bench jockeys: Win or lose, it’s how you play the game

In my younger years, I played baseball. A lot of baseball in many locations and at various levels. As any follower of the game...
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF KAGAN

Living History: An oral history with Dorothy Hauser

By Jeff Kagan and Sebastian Rizzo “What do you want to interview me for? I’m nobody important,” Dorothy “Dot” Hauser said while coaxing Coal, her...
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER AMATO/STAFF

Remember those who served on Veterans Day, and every day

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. At the first Armistice Day, on Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson stated: “To us in America, the...

Re-Elect Dan Balka for Sayreville Board of Education

Dan Balka is a lifelong Sayreville resident and a graduate of Sayreville War Memorial high School. He graduated Seton Hall University and is a...

Vote Line A to provide ‘balance’ on Sayreville council

I am writing in support of Mr. Art Rittenhouse, a candidate for mayor of Sayreville, along with Donna Roberts and Christian Hibinski for councilwoman...

Sayreville resident advises others to check energy bills

My September electric bill from JCP&L included a charge from Constellation NewEnergy at the rate of 0.176854 Kwh. The rate listed on the same...

Former assemblyman endorses Old Bridge Republicans for re-election

Good governance isn’t an accident. It happens when highly qualified people who care deeply about their community serve as mayor and council members. Such is...

Reader: Loss of importance of UN ‘sad’

It is sad that the United Nations lost its importance in the hands of various countries who do not comply and act on resolutions...
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER AMATO/STAFF

Honor veterans on POW/MIA Recognition Day

Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions...
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