Suburban Opinion

September 2, 1945: Formal Japanese surrender

On Dec. 7,1941, the Japanese celebrated what they believed was a great victory in destroying the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. Yes, they destroyed...
Matt Denton

V-J Day: War is over

The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an immediate response from the Emperor of Japan. He ordered his country’s forces...
Matt Denton

The Atomic Bomb

On Aug. 6, 1945, the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber, took off from Tinian Island and dropped a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city...
Matt Denton

Korea, 65 years later

Japan had occupied Korea since 1910. At the conclusion of World War II, the United Nations, in its infinite wisdom, decided to partition the...
Eric Sucar

Happy birthday America

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a place called America. It was a vast wilderness between two great oceans. Some...
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Old Bridge Public Library celebrates 25th anniversary of central branch building

The Old Bridge Public Library celebrated the 25th anniversary of its central branch building on May 19, which had opened on May 25, 1993....

When ‘all hell broke loose’

On June 5, 1944, coded radio messages were broadcast into Europe alerting the underground that what was long anticipated and anxiously awaited was about...

Poppy sales represent a wonderful May

I have always loved the balmy days of May. Maybe it was because everything was in bloom to prepare nature’s summer wardrobe. Or, was...

Memorial Day is perfect time to show respect for fallen heroes

May is filled with special days: Mother’s Day, the start of some of the year’s most beautiful weather and the time when we begin...

The gateway to summer

A beautiful spring with warm days, blossoming plants and flowers is the gateway to a long anticipated summer. I vividly remember the spring of...

The summer of decision

Harry Truman had no sooner moved into the oval office as our 33rd president when Germany collapsed. Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his hands on the...
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Spring brings eternal hopes

The bare Forsythia bushes next to my house have started to be speckled with small yellow buds, while not far away a daffodil sprout...
Matt Denton

Spirit of young airmen evident at Air Force base

I don’t remember the date in the early '50s, that as part of a U.S. Army team I drove a battle-ready tank off the...

People, dogs join together to fight cancer

On Sunday, April 29, volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be joining forces with residents of New Jersey and their dogs to take steps...

February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease

No matter where you look in February, you’ll see a familiar symbol: a heart. This month, homes and stores everywhere are getting ready for...
MC2 Diana Quinlan

February’s magic moments at Guadalcanal

Whoever made the calendar had some days leftover, so they made February. With not enough days to be a real month, February had a...

How do we save our children from teen suicide?

Adolescent admissions for inpatient psychiatric care have risen over 54 percent in the United States in the last five years. And, according to research...

Beekeepers need help keeping hobby alive

I need everyone’s help in saving honeybees in New Jersey. I’m a Montclair beekeeper and if a proposed amendment to state law is adopted,...
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