Dinner was a huge hit, thanks to supporters Once again, South River American Legion Post No. 214 would like to thank the advertisers and the wonderful people who came to support us at our St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Day Dinner. We would be hard put to imagine having a bigger success or serving nicer …

Support for principal shows positive side of teen-agers W ho would ever imagine that high school students would turn out in droves to rally behind a school staff member? Even more so, who would imagine that high school students would rally behind the highest ranking administrator in their school — the one who calls you …

Guest Column Mayor responds to assertions W hen the losing Demo-cratic candidate for mayor of Old Bridge, Jim Phillips, failed to follow the normal courtesy and congratulate me as the winner of my third term as mayor, I chalked it up to disappointment or perhaps forgetfulness. But his letter to the editor in the March …

Late councilman’s family grateful for love O n behalf of the entire Mannino family, I would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we experienced at the passing of my father, Peter. Your kind words, prayers, cards and flowers were appreciated more than can be expressed in words. While we …

Historical society staff wins praise A few weeks ago we attended the reopening of the Sayreville Historical Society building on Main Street, next to the Senior Citizens building in Sayreville. The building the historical society uses was one of the oldest school buildings in Sayreville. What has been done with the new displays is astounding. …

New rail line would bring prolonged delays Proposed Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex (MOM) trains will not go from Lakewood to New York City but will terminate at Newark. Diesel-powered trains are not allowed in the rail tunnel. A story in a recent issue of a local newspaper points out that with train delays, the time between Penn Station, …

Board did not do the right thing concerning high school principal First, I would like to say thank you to Mr. Arnold Oftedal for a job well done. Second, I would like to commend Kevin Ciak, Arthur Rittenhouse and Ronald Van Tine for attempting to do what we know is right — keep Mr. Oftedal …

Reader thinks O.B. voters were victims of an election hoax The Democratic contenders for Township Council in the recent election in Old Bridge ran and were able to win based mainly on a platform targeting what they called "overdevelopment." But they now have Zoning Board members who include a developer and others who have approved …

Citizens need to work with police for safer streets O n Thursday South River residents received the sad news that one of their neighbors died as a result of brutal and senseless tragedy. John Harvey, 47, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick as a result of injuries he suffered in an …

Former mayoral candidate looks forward to change in Old Bridge Please allow me to express my sincere appreciation to all the Old Bridge voters who cast ballots for me in the most recent mayoral election. The election was close, we were not victorious, but clearly our message of fighting overtaxation, overdevelopment, overcrowded schools and the …