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Articles Posted in the Letters & Commentary Category

  • Are you smarter than an NFL star? A lottery winner?

    By Schuyler Velasco From the Christian Science Monitor AFTER FINISHING HIS shift managing a Gold’s Gym in Boise, Idaho, Brad Duke pulled into a Jackson’s gas station to check some numbers he had played in…

  • The Grandaddy of Festivals Is Back

    By Daniel Murphy, Jr. I AM TALKING about Riverfest, the Grand Daddy of all festivals in the State of New Jersey. It was rated in 1998 by Life magazine as one of the top 100…

  • Once Upon A Summer Day

    By Margaret Nitka TODAY IS TRULY extraordinary.  The sun is so warm with temperatures hovering in the low 60s and winds out of the south that the neighborhood has come out of hibernation and everyone…

  • Writing Medicare’s Prescription

    By Douglas E. Schoen   THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY in Florida brought discussions of healthcare, particularly Medicare, back to the forefront of the national discourse. With its sizeable senior population,  Medicare  and Social Security were top…

  • Phil and His Shadow

    By Jillian MacMath for Accuweather.com SINCE THE TRADITION Groundhog Day began in Punxsutawney in 1886, Phil has seen his shadow, on record, 99 times. There were 16 times that he did not see his shadow,…

  • Letters to the Editor

    Go Red For Women To The Editor:   In its ongoing effort to elevate public awareness about cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is teaming up with Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth…

  • Letters to the Editor

    The Grow Monmouth Initiative To The Editor: Today more than ever before, Monmouth County is helping businesses survive and prosper. Last year’s reorganization of the Department of Economic Development has positioned the county to focus…

  • Howard P. Boyd: A Conservation Trailblazer

      By Michele S. Byers     BY THE TIME Howard P. Boyd graduated from high school in 1932, he had earned every possible Boy Scout nature merit badge. Those two loves – scouting and…

  • Ten Free Trees

    To The Editor: Residents of New Jersey can ring in the New Year by receiving ten free, flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012. By becoming a member of…

  • Middletown Offers Safety Classes

    To The Editor: The Middletown Fire Department Training Academy is offering classes to civilians on CPR, automatic electronic defibrillators and boating safety. A course for health care providers on CPR and use of Automatic Electronic…