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Articles Posted in the Letters & Commentary Category

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    Horgan Will Work For NJ

    To the Editor: The state of New Jersey needs responsible representatives in Trenton. We need Assembly people with a clear eye and consistent voice who will focus on the reduction of redundancy and patronage which…

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    What’s Their Occupation?

    By Stefan Gooch For weeks, Occupy Wall Street protesters have gathered in the streets of New York to speak out against corporate greed and the practices of “profiteering.” In general, they seem to be a…

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    Open Letter About Oceanic Bridge

    To the Editor: Living and working abroad in a Third World South American nation is no small feat. One must become accustomed to the harsh realities of a society that is desperately struggling to get…

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    Jumbo Jubilation!

    To the Editor: If there’s an award meted out to a play with the longest title, the winner could be “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” currently at The Two River Theater. This many-layered opus…

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    Open Space Pays In Many Ways

    By Michele S. Byers A newly-released study backs what open space advocates have long known:  preserving land bolsters both the economy and the environment. Southwick Associates, a consulting firm specializing in wildlife economics and statistics,…

  • Real Solutions

    To the Editor: Like President Obama, Middletown’s Democrats want you to believe that we can tax and spend our way out of any predicament.  Unlike Obama, however, Middletown cannot print money—it comes from your pocket—which…

  • New Jersey: Still Sprawling

    New Jersey: Still Sprawling By Michele S. Byers DESPITE A STATE “smart growth” policy, we’re still sprawling. That’s the conclusion of a new Rowan University study with a sprawling title: Evidence of Persistent Exclusionary Effects…

  • Princess in a Parka

      By Dorothy Bloy THE PRINCESS COSTUME I put together for Halloween 1972 was going to be the best one ever. Rummaging through the basement cedar closet, I found a pink satin dress my older…

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    Hit The Foliage Trail Close to Home

    Hit the Foliage Trail Close to Home By Margaret Nitka INTENSITY IS ANOTHER word for fall. Think deep blue sky, brilliant scarlet, orange, yellow and deep mahogany leaves all sparked by golden sunlight. Mid to…

  • Election Outlook: Status Quo

    By Patrick Murray, Director The Monmouth University Polling Institute A BARE MAJORITY of New Jersey voters are aware that the state legislature is up for election in a few weeks, and fewer really care. The…