Suburban Opinion

Unions have contributed to a growing middle class in America

By Marilyn Weich Susan Fischer’s recent letter to the editor, "Teacher Supports Court's Union Dues Ruling," referred to her 30-year teaching career and her ongoing...

Resident: Nepotism is making a comeback in Old Bridge

Wake up, Old Bridge residents. Come down to a council meeting, watch on public access or YouTube and see for yourself that nepotism is about...

Beautiful October

October is a relaxing month. The summer heat is passing and cooler mornings and evenings start to prevail. Crops have been picked and the...

The beauty, resolve of September mornings

“September Morn” is a painting by Paul Emile Chabas, completed in September of 1911. The painting depicts a nude young woman standing ankle deep...

Churches should not contribute to animal suffering

I am writing about an upcoming event at an area Middlesex County church in mid-September. Members are hosting a pig roast as a fundraiser...

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...
PHOTO COURTESY OF OLD BRIDGE LIBRARY

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...
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