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Vote yes to legalization of cannabis on Nov. 3

On Election Day, Nov. 3, New Jersey voters will decide if the state will proceed with legalization of cannabis for adult use. The current status...

Murphy, legislators enact significant laws under cover of pandemic

By Marc Gaswirth Soon after the nightmarish effects of the coronavirus pandemic subside, school district administrators may ask themselves this question: Where is Chris Christie...
PHOTO COURTESY OF NEW JERSEY CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Comet Neowise illustrates the importance of dark skies

Since the earliest days of human civilization, the night sky has been a source of fascination and mystery. Ancient star-gazers saw human and animal...
PHOTOS BY KATHY CHANG/STAFF

Opinion: Speed enforcement non-existent on Amboy and Eggert avenues in Metuchen

Having lived at Amboy and Eggert avenues for 40-plus years, I am severely distressed by the half-hearted, fraudulent way the speeders on these roads...

Opinion: Enjoy the outdoors while still being safe

As of July 2020, many government restrictions related to coronavirus are being lifted, like the stay-at-home order. However, COVID-19 still has a widespread impact...
Scott Jacobs

Opinion: Thank you to Metuchen officers who saved resident’s life

We want to thank the Metuchen Police Department for their service. We appreciate our officers who put their lives on the line every day...

What #Black Lives Matter and COVID have taught me about being a teenager in...

A few days ago I watched my friends graduate from high school, on my computer screen. The speeches were pre-recorded, the montage of the...
Matt Denton

Opinion: D-Day’s legacy of courage and self-sacrifice can be seen every day in service...

On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 soldiers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada stormed the beaches on the coast of...

Opinion: We must protect cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic

I’m a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, writing on behalf of cancer survivors and their caregivers. I write out of concern for this...

A message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing. Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s...

Opinion: A season of loss, from COVID-19 to the ‘virus’ of racism

This has been a season of expectations and loss. Only because I am an optimist and I have very good friends who give me cause...
Matt Denton

NJSIAA begins to plan for students’ return to high school sports in New Jersey

By Mary Liz Ivins In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we...

Opinion: Chelsea Senior Living has 30-year history of caring for seniors

Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 assisted living residences in New Jersey and New York. During the horrific COVID-19 pandemic, our senior population has been...

Opinion: Assemblywoman offers tips on how to control utility usage while staying at home

Under the stay at home order, households are likely to see increases in their monthly utility bill. Naturally, being home throughout the day means...
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Opinion: Postal employees ask for communities to observe social distancing during deliveries

During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a...

Opinion: First responders deserve line of duty death benefits due to coronavirus crisis

As a matter of practice, policy and procedure, the vast majority of law enforcement agencies provide for certain employment benefits for all sworn personnel,...

Opinion: Ask legislators to support vote-by-mail security

It’s almost election time. Our primary is just over two months away, which should place it right smack in the middle of a global pandemic....
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JENNIFER LaSCALA

Opinion: All businesses should support veterans’ poppy sales

As of March 8, the days of winter were being left behind. In rapid succession, Daylight Saving time was followed by St. Patrick’s Day,...
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