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Articles Posted in the Letters & Commentary Category

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    : Halloween is an exciting time of year for children. The last thing that any parent wants is an accident or injury to ruin the holiday. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14…

  • Safer Teen Driving Initiative

    To The Editor: A new, first-in-the-nation education initiative designed to help high school coaches make student athletes aware of the New Jersey Graduated Driver License (GDL) program has been unveiled by the NJSIAA (New Jersey…

  • No High Bridge

    HEAD: No High Bridge To The Editor: We do not need a high bridge to entertain the small number of giant boats on the west end of the Navesink. Kindly ask those boaters to keep…

  • A Debt to Dr. King

    To The Editor: Sunday’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. was to coincide with the 48th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and King’s famed “I Have a…

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    Pay The Customers

    To The Editor: The president of JCP&L was interviewed in the Asbury Park Press* regarding his company’s response to the action taken by JCP&L during Hurricane Irene. In part, Mr. Lynch said that the state…

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    Salvation Army Needs Kettle Volunteers

    To The Editor: The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles will begin appearing at retailers, malls and grocery stores beginning on Friday, November 18th. Donations collected from these kettles during the holiday season are used for…

  • Consider A Vote for Change

    To The Editor: I am a mother of two whose family goes back four generations in Middletown and whose children were educated in our Middletown schools. For the first time in my family’s history, I…

  • Diane Gooch with Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ)

    Pediatric Brain Injury

    Strong New Jersey Chairwoman Diane Gooch met with Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) early in the summer to express her support for his co-sponsorship of the Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act, which will fund a…

  • Strong New Jersey Chairwoman Diane Gooch speaks with Re/ Chris Smith, who is chairman of the African Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Smith helped to obtain a health visa for Ker Deng and his caretaker, Agot Deng, so that Ker could receive potentially life-changing surgery at the Wills Institute in Philadelphia. Ker is now learning English and studying music at Lighthouse International, a school for the blind in Manhattan. Lighthouse's president and CEO is former Howell Township Mayor Mark Ackerman, who, with Smith, have been valuable partners in the effort to help Deng.

    An Update on Strong New Jersey

      By Diane Gooch   “WE PLAN AND God laughs,” so the old adage goes, and never have I felt more connected to that sentiment than now.  Many of our readers may recall that it…

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    Fee Hike At Sandy Hook, But Not New York?

    By George Moffatt The National Park Service is trying to stick it to New Jersey residents again. It was bad enough when the Park Service abysmally tried to commercialize Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook. Now…