Guest Column

September 12, 2020

 A new school year is officially upon us and though it may look different from past school years, we still must be extra cautious when driving around our communities! It’s always important – and especially now that children are back in school – that everyone obeys speed limits, stops for ...

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In anticipation of questions voters may have surrounding the new, state mandated 2020 General Election process, Clerk Hanlon has created a Frequently Asked Questions page which can be found on our elections website, MonmouthCountyVotes.com.   This FAQ page addresses all of the new rules about ...

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The Dysfunction of Our Government in Action Well folks, our troubles are over.  Now I know that we are in the middle of a pandemic with a $10 billion budget shortfall, unemployment in chaos, lines and fistfights at the DMV, the economy in shambles, businesses closing every day and the highest ...

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On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I am asking Gov. Phil Murphy to either permit restaurants to host indoor dining or, at least, put together a staged plan with dates on when this next phase will begin. Our restaurant industry has suffered for nearly 15 weeks with no ...

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Compared to the United States, India has dealt with the coronavirus promptly, showing no hesitation to reinforce lockdown procedures and ensure proper sanitation protocols. India has almost 4 times the population of the U.S, boasting 1.3 billion people, yet their mortality rate with regard to ...

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The Coronavirus pandemic has left the world partially scarred, stirring hysteria and fear amongst the most secure communities, and causing a period of global dormancy, which raises questions not only of the present, but also of the future. The loss of loved ones, the decline of the national ...

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To put it mildly, July’s all mail-in Primary Election held in New Jersey was a disaster and provides all the evidence needed to show that in-person elections are critical for the General Election in November.   One of the biggest takeaways from the all mail election “experiment” is that a ...

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Enough Already - Stop Tearing Down Our History! Anyone who watches the nightly news may think they are watching a science-fiction movie, as roving bands of violent mobs deface and destroy statues, monuments and public buildings.  Sadly, it is real life playing out right before our eyes. One of ...

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“America will never forget their sacrifices” COVID-19 has silenced our traditional July 4th fireworks. This silence reminds us of President Truman’s words which greets visitors to the American cemetery in Normandy, France.  Seventy-six years ago, 73,000 American troops stormed Normandy; 6,603 ...

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