Guest Column

May 13, 2021

To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere: Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to ...

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After more than a year of remote learning, social isolation, canceled activities and school events, summer camp in the great outdoors has never been more important for our children.  Summer camp gives children so much of what’s been missing since the pandemic began – space to explore nature, ...

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented levels of grief and upheaval to our communities. These extraordinary times have created a confluence of factors which have placed tremendous amounts of both financial and emotion stress on everyone. Often, such burdens have meant that too many families ...

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Dear Community,  It is a sad state of affairs when legitimate political discourse is replaced by name-calling and outright lies designed to shut down discussion of an issue.  For example, whenever you hear an elected or appointed official use terms such as “privilege” or “toxic masculinity” or ...

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Summertime is just around the corner, and for parents thinking about enrolling their children in camp, now is the time to explore the wide variety of options for outdoor fun and adventure.  Yet with so many choices - and concerns about the lingering pandemic - searching for the right ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents, Happy Spring! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather the last few days. I am looking forward to more nice weather.  I want to update everyone on a few initiatives going on throughout Monmouth County. On Monday, March 8th, Monmouth County launched a ...

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With Spring only a few weeks away, we can all begin looking forward to getting outside and enjoying our open spaces. In the meantime, it has been uplifting to see residents join in on the Holmdel Township social media fun and showing their pride with Holmdel Facemasks. I would like to take a moment ...

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Happy March! We are just a few short weeks away from Spring.   I want to start my article this week expressing my fellow Commissioners and my strong opposition to the added components of the legalized marijuana bill that was voted through last week. The majority of New Jersey residents last fall ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents, I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during last week’s snow and ice storm. We anticipate more inclement weather this week and as always, the County is prepared for whatever comes our way. I’d like to thank our department of public works employees for working ...

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