Opinion

The Poisons All Around Us

Lately I’ve been reminded of an old campfire skit. The leader is speaking calmly to the gathered campers when someone races in with arms flailing, shouting: “Help! Help! It’s all around me!” The host reacts with genuine concern: “What’s all around you?!” The intruder smiles, shrugs and replies nonchalantly: “The air.”

Obama Invites Confusion About His Faith

The recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is generating much discussion over its provocative finding that an increasing number of Americans (nearly one in five) believe that President Obama is a Muslim. The survey was completed before Obama’s recent comments endorsing the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero.

Carteret Does Need A Full-Time Mayor

Before I deconstruct Mr. Failace’s August 13, 2010 response to my editorial, I must say it is an honor to have the ex-mayor of Carteret so fervidly object to my points discussed. In his long-winded editorial, Mr. Failace took the hapless reader for a trip down his distorted perception of the world.

Imagining A World With Paid Sick Days

There are many areas of life in this country where it appears that we live in two worlds. And that’s no different when we consider paid sick days. In the first world, if you’re sick, you stay home from work, take care of yourself, and have the time to get better.

Sica & Reiman Rebuilt Carteret

I read with disgust ex Mayor Jim Failace’s letter to the editor in the Home News Tribune. Failace was soundly defeated by Reiman eight years ago this year. Failace now attempts to take credit for everything good in Carteret while blaming others for everything bad.

Zoning Officer Defends Mayor On Cell Tower Issue

I serve as the Zoning Officer and Construction Official for the Borough of Carteret and have worked in the Borough for 40 years and for the borough of Carteret for 20 years under three different administrations. While I have had a good relationship with all the Mayors I’ve worked for none has been a stronger working relationship than with Mayor Dan Reiman.