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Letters to the Editor

November 22, 2022

Dear Editor, As CEO of Preferred Behavioral Healthcare Group, a provider of high-quality behavioral healthcare for children and families, I was heartened to learn that the state’s highly effective School Based Youth Services programs will continue operating in 90 school districts ...

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“The High Cost of Going Green” by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (LD13) A recent report by Affordable Energy for New Jersey blasted the ratepayer impact study for the Governor’s Energy Master Plan (EMP) saying among other things: EMP report ignores all direct consumer costs Only ...

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Hello Everyone,    During his 1966 run for Governor, Ronald Reagan stated what came to be known in political circles as Reagan's "11th Commandment" that "Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican." Bill Spadea seems to have not gotten that message. Public reports are suggesting that ...

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Dear Holmdel Residents, Holmdel Events Calendar - The perfect calendar doesn't exist . . . wait a minute! It does exist!  Welcome to the new  Holmdel Events Calendar. Our calendar includes events from Holmdel Township, Holmdel School District, Holmdel Police, Recycling, Brush Pick up, Leaf Pick ...

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Time To Stop Being Hyphenated Americans My good friend Darius Mayfield, Congressional candidate for CD-12, has a saying for his campaign; “Not Black, Not White – American.”  The brilliance of that simple credo holds the answer to the perennial question as to how a deeply divided nation can ...

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Progressives lead Holmdel ballot reform push “Progressives have been leading a slow grassroots ballot reform effort in municipal committees” (Charles Stiles Asbury Park Press 6/3/22).  Their clarion call; divide the people, eliminate political norms and wipe away 150 years of Holmdel ...

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OPINION:  Dear Community,  We hear and see the term “equity” bandied about lately in mission statements from corporations, schools, government – even the military.  It sounds so noble and righteous; how could anyone possibly have an issue with it?  The problem is it is completely inaccurate ...

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Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending ...

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As legalized recreational marijuana gets set to start in New Jersey, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss with my fellow New Jerseyans the public policy disaster that is about to befall our great state. Gov Murphy and his enablers have promised that legalized recreational marijuana would ...

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Dear Community, Nothing draws the ire of parents more than government usurping their role in raising their kids.  Lately, New Jersey has become the leader in passing legislation that mercilessly tramples the rights of parents.  One stunning example is A 4454, which mandates that sexual ...

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As we watch the brave people of  the Ukraine defend themselves against overwhelming odds, our political class has focused on the use of economic sanctions against Russia as the best course of action. But the simple fact is that they won't work. Economic sanctions against Russia won't work because ...

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One of the blessings of Gov Murphy's politically based Covid policies has been the awakening of parents to what is going on in their schools. Parents across the state have been attending school board meetings, becoming more aware of school board policies and responsibilities, and many parents have ...

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Dear Community, We are writing as the presidents of the League of Women Voters affiliates in Monmouth County to acknowledge and congratulate our County Clerk, Christine Hanlon, Superintendent of Elections, Mary DeSarno, and Board of Elections Administrator, Robin Major, for their hard work and ...

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After the most recent results of our election, I am starting to wonder how long before we see bumper stickers that say "Don't blame me, I voted for Jack" on cars throughout New Jersey. And I also wonder if those bumper stickers will be on employees of our lucrative biopharma industry as they are ...

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Dear Community, New Jersey should be doing more to help our volunteer first responders and Citizen Soldiers and Airmen pursue education and job training. Emphasizing our shared values of opportunity, responsibility, and hard work involves more than just lip service. I am running to represent ...

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      In 2017 Gov Murphy said that he "wanted to make New Jersey the California of the East Coast." If that is his desire, then let's see what that would look like based on the evidence and the facts as they really are.    Since Gov Murphy's expressed his desire to turn our great state into the ...

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Dear Community, To say that covid changed the world in 2020 is a given, but it personally changed my Mom’s life and mine forever. At year-end, the call I dreaded receiving from my Mom’s senior living community came, “Your Mom tested positive for covid.” Things were going well with her recovery ...

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Dear Community,   Many people in New Jersey live in, or may be familiar with municipalities that have so-called “non-partisan” elections.  Under this system, candidates for local office do not run under the banner of a political party rather, their names appear on the ballot with no political ...

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Let me begin by saying that everyone already knows of my strong support for Mr. Jack Ciattarelli for Governor; however I am writing this independent of his campaign and simply as a proud citizen of New Jersey which is the state that I love, where my two young daughters were born, and where they ...

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Dear Monmouth County Voters,   I have had the good fortune of working with Vicky Flynn for the past 5 years on the Holmdel Board of Education. During the past 4 years, Vicky was selected to serve as Board President by her board peers.  Throughout her tenure, she has treated this position with ...

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A Message from Monmouth County Commissioners Thomas A. Arnone, Susan M. Kiley, Dominick DiRocco and Ross F.  Licitra. "We are proud to endorse Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicky Flynn for Assembly in Legislative District 13." "We know that they will support the right policies on behalf of the ...

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Dear Editor:  According to the Pew Research Center, no matter what your party affiliation, there is equal agreement that citizens should follow what happens in government and politics. The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit 101 year old organization, believes that democratic ...

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I hope everyone had a great Mother Day Weekend with their families.  I have been staying extremely busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around Monmouth County. As you may be aware, April 30th was Arbor Day. To celebrate, my fellow Commissioners and I ...

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There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact ...

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   Today Gov Murphy and his campaign leveled an outlandish attack on Jack Ciattarelli by labeling him a misogynist.  This accusation is so incredibly far from the truth (which we will get to in a moment) that as a father of two young daughters and a strong supporter of Mr. Ciattarelli I felt the ...

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From the Desk of Chairman Shaun Golden                                  March 11, 2021   Dear Fellow Republicans:   I am writing to you with an important message about the upcoming county convention scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021.  As you may know, there are three ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -  Dear fellow Republicans: We are proud to endorse Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicki Flynn for Assembly in Legislative District 13. We know that they will support the right policies on behalf of the residents of Monmouth County. Both Vicky and Gerry have been leaders in ...

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Dear Community,   As Co-Chair of the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund, I'm happy to announce that Phase II of Funding is now open. The New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) was created by a coalition of funders to ensure the strength and survival of the nonprofit arts, ...

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Gov Murphy said in his "State of the State" address that New Jersey is "stronger, fairer, and more resilient" than before. In addition, he said that "It's a day (post-Covid), we will not enter fearing what's next but knowing where we're heading." My response is simple: Gov Murphy, where have you ...

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New Jersey Republican Party Chairman, Doug Steinhardt announced he was running for Governor today. A cursory look at Mr. Steinhardt's record as the Chairman of the NJGOP would show that despite Mr. Steinhardt's best efforts, his overall record as Chairman has been less than stellar.  For example, ...

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