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Opinion: Cigarette tax would lessen suffering from cancer

More than 53,000 New Jerseyans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year and almost 16,000 will lose their lives from the disease....

Emmett’s Inn owner gave people nights to remember forever

It was early April 1978. The legal drinking age in New Jersey was 18 and I had turned 18 on March 27. For months, a...

NJSIAA executive states case for high school sports

By Colleen Maguire During the past five months, the lives of our student-athletes have changed drastically.  In March, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association...

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...
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Opinion: Together we can make America beautiful again

America is not black, white or brown, America is made with all beautiful colors and this country belongs to all people. Please respect and...
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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...

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...

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...
Matt Denton

Opinion: Remember those who gave their lives for liberty: commemorating the 80th anniversary of...

“This is no exercise! These planes have swastikas painted on their tails!” Those were the words of a British director witnessing the German surprise invasion...

Opinion: Urge Congress to allow national vote-by-mail

With the severity of the coronavirus situation and the upcoming elections on the horizon, it is crucial we protect our democracy and ensure Americans...
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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...
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