Suburban Opinion

EMS volunteers are ‘unsung heroes’

As we embark on another season of giving thanks, I ask New Jerseyans to count volunteer EMS responders among their blessings. Often “invisible,” this...

‘Let’s all take a deep breath’ and support our president, country

I am so saddened by the reaction of young people to the election of our new president-to-be. To reach the age of at least...

Student transit rates would help students, make roads safer for all

The railroads in New Jersey are a very effective system of transit and actually a much safer and faster mode of transport in all types of...

Resolve to stay active in democratic process

Whether your candidate won or lost, this election has taught us an important lesson: that the loudest voices are the ones that are most heard....

Urges creation of ‘Compassion Curriculum’ for schools

Compassion. How important is it in life? How valuable is it? Does it have a cost, and how do you teach compassion to a...

Stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue

The Hazlet Township Committee in Monmouth County is on the right track in planning to offer recovery counselors to persons facing a heroin overdose,...
SCOTT FRIEDMAN

‘Yes’ vote on Question 1 will boost equine industry

On behalf of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and the thousands of people who work in New Jersey’s equine...

Calls for extended time between elections

Every four years the United States gets ready for a new presidential election, and it’s been going on since our independence in 1776. I urge...

Buchanan and Melendez have knowledge, experience, commitment

On Nov. 8 I am voting for proven leadership. I am voting for Dan Buchanan and Ricci Melendez for Sayreville Borough Council. Chris Hibinski has...

Learn warning signs of stroke, act F.A.S.T.

When I suffered a stroke at age 28, I didn’t realize that a stroke could happen to me. After suffering from dizzy spells and...

Trump is not qualified for any government job

I am ashamed that we have allowed Donald Trump to run for president on a major party. This has made the United States the laughingstock...

Planned Parenthood has transformed women’s health

This month, Planned Parenthood is 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger in a Brooklyn brownstone, when the two most common...

Police officers must treat all citizens equally

Over the past decade, it appears that our society is fractured more than it had been in the past. There are many divisions within...

Angered by vote to approve gas-tax hike

When I opened the newspaper this morning, I was shocked but not surprised. The losers of both parties in Trenton voted overwhelmingly to approve...

Blue lines are town-sponsored vandalism

It is outrageous that some New Jersey communities such as Mahwah in Bergen County and Mantua Township in Gloucester are painting a blue line...

Athletes, parents and coaches must face soccer realities

High school soccer teams are losing their best players, who in turn are missing once-in-a-lifetime experiences due to delusions of rare college scholarships and...

Ask legislators to vote against gas tax

New Jersey’s reputation for uber corruption is again lovingly preserved by the New Jersey legislators in Trenton. They announced that their irresponsible borrowing/spending from...

Trump: Prey or predator?

As the famous ethologist Konrad Lorenz told us in his classic 1963 book, "On Aggression," we humans are closer to prey than predator —...
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