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Resident questions Smith’s vote on rescue plan

I can’t imagine that Congressman Chris Smith actually believed he represents constituents in New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District when he voted against the American...

Opinion: New Jersey should make patients a priority by issuing more medical marijuana permits

As a cancer survivor living with multiple sclerosis, I’ve experienced many symptoms over the years where medical marijuana would have made such a difference...
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Opinion: One year later, pandemic fear erased at Chelsea communities

It was March 12, 2020, when COVID-19 arrived and our assisted living communities locked down. Visitation was stopped, residents had to be isolated in...

Business is ‘cautiously optimistic’ the worst may be over

What a difference a year makes. It was March 12, 2020, when COVID-19 arrived and our assisted living communities locked down. Visitation was stopped,...

DEP’s proposed land swap with gun club is bad deal for the environment

By Jeff Tittel The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing to transfer approximately 43 acres it owns in Jackson to the Central...

Restore ‘E Pluribus Unum’ as America’s national motto

In 1787, our founding fathers deliberately and wisely gave us a secular Constitution. A short time later, a committee made up of Thomas Jefferson,...

Marlboro resident Bob Hartman made his mark in local media on TV-34

A proud member of the Freehold Regional High School Class of 1967 and a man with whom I worked for many years has passed...

Development crashing headlong into Barnegat Bay watershed

By Janet Tauro The Barnegat Bay watershed is alive. Within the watershed is the World Biosphere Pinelands, containing the headwaters of the Toms and Metedeconk...

New Jerseyans show caring spirit with support for NJ Sharing Network

By Joseph S. Roth Thanks to the support of our team members, healthcare partners and dedicated volunteers, 2020 was a record-breaking year for NJ Sharing Network’s...

Receive social and emotional healing through virtual support groups

Anyone dealing with stress, anxiety and other psycho-social issues can receive social and emotional support that focus on hope and recovery, in a warm,...

‘Drug Affordability Board’ would not serve New Jersey well

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made anything clear, it is that when government embraces and incentivizes private enterprise, our potential as a nation is...

Writer offers views on Boy Scouts religious oath

Why do the Boy Scouts of America (now known as Scouts BSA) continue to discriminate against non-religious boys by refusing them membership into the BSA? The...

Illegal ATVs are destroying our state parks and officials need to act

By Jeff Tittel Illegal off-road vehicle use continues to be a major problem in New Jersey, especially in environmentally sensitive areas like the Pinelands. State parks...

Opinion: Thanksgiving is a time to build memories

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing." I enjoy all the holidays when the family gathers together. But, Thanksgiving is special. It isn’t only...

Program provides support services to those dealing with challenges related to COVID-19

By Robert Kley More than one-third of New Jersey adults surveyed by the National Center for Health Statistics and Census Bureau from April 23 through...

Church has done well to save house of worship

Over the years, many of Jackson’s old buildings have disappeared: The Red Men’s Lodge, the Cassville Church and the Daughter’s of Liberty Hall, to note...

Election letters policy

Letters to the editor regarding the 2020 general election to be held Nov. 3 will be accepted through Oct. 16. Candidates may not submit a...

Monmouth County clerk reviews guidelines for 2020 election

Recently, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law changing the election process for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election: • The election will now be conducted...
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