Examiner Opinion

Early in-person voting will take place from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6

Last year a new state law was passed mandating early in-person voting as an option in New Jersey. This new option allows registered voters to cast their ballots in...

Resident offers update on developable parcel in Upper Freehold Township

I would like to provide three updates regarding the possible development of the Stein property behind the Valero...

Residents are uniting to discuss impacts of regional development

By Elliot Wiesner The mayor of Allentown, Thomas Fritts, opened a community meeting on May 4 in the Newell...

Consumers can find Jersey Fresh produce

Jersey Fresh is all local! We see all around us the wonder of spring and the anticipation of...

Signs advertising residential development are misleading

I have written the following letter to the members of the Township Committee in Upper Freehold Township. While driving...

Examiner Opinion

Time for change in local congressional district

The American Rescue Plan, a $ 1.9 trillion federal stimulus package, will provide benefits to our country and to us locally in Monmouth County....

BPU must deny rate increase proposed by New Jersey Natural Gas

By Jeff Tittel The New Jersey Natural Gas Company has filed a rate case with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The petition...

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...

Warehouse will become a blight on Upper Freehold Township

By Penny Otte When I moved to Upper Freehold Township, it was a lifelong dream. When I was in my 20's, before Interstate 195 existed,...

Resident asks zoning board to reject request for variances

I am writing to urge the Upper Freehold Township Zoning Board of Adjustment to reject the variances needed for the warehouse proposal at Westhaven...

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...

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 law will keep parents in the dark about children’s use of alcohol, marijuana

By Thomas A. Arnone I am making this statement on behalf of myself and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners. The majority of New Jersey...

A Mystery in the Woods: The Ye Olde Robbins Burial Ground

By Thomas K. Robbins It had been raining the entire trip from Havre de Grace, Md., to Allentown in November 2004. I parked near the...

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...

Resident takes issue with Smith’s vote not to impeach Trump

Ten Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives made the audacious decision to impeach Donald Trump and stand up to the terrorists he...

‘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...

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...

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