Parent demands superintendent’s resignation Joseph P. McAleer II I have been an outspoken critic of Matawan-Aberdeen Schools Superintendent Michael Klavon for some time, so naturally when I see a full page article wherein Klavon takes issue with the state of New Jersey school assessment test results, I pay close attention. As I read the article …

Keyport Police Director Frank Miele earned respect of all It is not often that a person, or for that matter, a community, can count among its blessings the knowledge that they have been made better for having known just one person. We who live in Keyport are even the more fortunate in that we have …

New Jersey’s core curriculum standards deplorable We were promised "world class" academic standards. We were also promised "rigorous" standards and "tougher" state assessments. What we have received from the State Board and Department of Education are deplorable standards. Every parent and taxpayer in this state should go to the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Web site …

Improving scores not an impossible dream for Keyport In your article dated March 1, your headline stated, "Keyport Happy With New Test Results." Would you please let me know who is happy with results that rank our high school in the bottom 25 percent of schools in Monmouth County (I’m being kind with the 25 …

Thanks Kyrillos for attending meeting of VFW Auxiliary On behalf of the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2179, we would like to thank Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr. (R-13th) for attending the organization’s meeting on March 2 at the post home. Kyrillos spoke on very informative issues …

Voters can’t cut and run T he vote to introduce Middletown’s proposed 2000-01 school budget was peculiar, to say the least. It wasn’t so much the 5-1 approval vote, although the absence of three members was a little strange. What was really peculiar was the voting by the Back-to-Basics faction, which has controlled the board …

Ab’deen voters want honesty, not deception So now, Aberdeen residents are being told the conditions of our roadways "will continue to deteriorate if an adequate evaluation, maintenance and improvement program is not implemented," and that we should "seriously consider allocating additional funds" to fix this problem. In fact, our township manager has asked the township …

Middletown committee, school board need to get priorities in order I truly believe that the members of the Middletown Township Committee and Board of Education believe that money does grow on trees. The Middletown Township Committee is determined to destroy approximately 10 acres of trees and wildlife in order to expand Fairview Park’s existing two …

Hazlet PBA donation to Amanda Cokelet deeply appreciated We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hazlet PBA 189 for the generous donation to the Amanda Cokelet Fund. Following Amanda’s double-lung transplant at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York last May, the financial burden still lingers. Thanks to the Hazlet PBA, our …