Commission’s dissolution has erosive effect

As appeared in the Independent on 3/27/2014 On the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Civil Rights Act, the American people can celebrate the progress that has been made in seeing the equality of all citizens. Although there is much more work needed, the foundation has been laid for generations to come. In 1968, in response to the Civil Rights... Read more →

Christie cronyism extends to municipal level as well

As appeared in the Asbury Park Press on 3/16/2014 Thanks to the Asbury Park Press for reporting the many ways in which “Friends profit from Christie connections,” in its aptly titled March 9 article. Fortunately for Gov. Chris Christie’s allies, the cronyism has made its way to the local level, too. In 2010, Christie appointed his friend and fellow Republican... Read more →

Mid’twn library trustees recognize former president

As appeared in the Independent on 4/19/2012 At the April 18 meeting, the Middletown Library board of trustees presented former board president and 25-year trustee Randall Gabrielan with a plaque commemorating his quarter century of service. Considering the stories you may have read in the press — the recent headlines concerning our library were hard to miss — some readers... Read more →

Additional Letters to the Editor

All of the below letters are via The Atlantic Highlands Herald unless otherwise noted.

October 22, 2012 – Destruction of Library Board is Reason to Vote Democrat in Middletown

October 17, 2012 – Airing Middletown Township Committee Meetings

September 26, 2012 – Middletown’s Disappearing Boards

September 19, 2012 – Middletown Must Ensure Harassment-Free Environment

August 29, 2012 – Brookdale President Should Start By Renaming Larrison Hall

June 15, 2012 – Middletown Township Committee Moves to Abandon Strong Pay-to-Play Rules

May 24, 2012 – Remove School Tax From Property Taxes

May 11, 2012 – Conflicts in Middletown Medical Marijuana Case / Middletown: Is a fair municipal trial possible?

April 19, 2012 – Middletown Library Trustees Recognize Former President Via The Independent

March 13, 2012 – Affordable Care Act Provides Substantial Benefits

March 7, 2012 – Super Pacs Jeopardize Democracy

Jan 17, 2012 – Martin Luther King Jr. and Middletown Human Rights

Jan 5, 2012 – Reflections of a Freeholder

Jan 4, 2012 – Middletown Paralyzes Human Rights Commission

Jan 4, 2012 – Go Get ‘Em Amy

Dec 31, 2011 – Middletown Human Rights Commission Being Abolished by Attrition

Dec 23, 2011 – Secret Public Hearing at Middletown Sewage Authority

Nov 14, 2011 – Fracking Continues to Pose Threat in New Jersey

Nov 5, 2011 – Statistics Meant to Mislead Middletown Residents

Nov 1, 2011 – Derailed Fiscal Policy, Empty Promises, Unfulfilled Expectations in Middletown

Nov 1, 2011 – Taxes Sky High in Middletown

Oct 21, 2011 – Middletown Hides Mismanagement

Oct 10, 2011 – Make Middletown Affordable

Oct 10, 2011 – Fowler Deserves Support in Middletown Election

Oct 6, 2011 – Hypocrisy Reigns in Middletown

Oct 1, 2011 – Middletown Democratic Candidates Support Videotaped Meetings

Sept 28, 2011 – The Middletown Sewerage Authority – Living Large on Your Dime

Sept 20, 2011 – Middletown Democrats Get Thumbs Up

July 11, 2011 – Solar Savings Numbers Don’t Add Up

July 11, 2011 – Departing Politics as Usual in Middletown