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Smith earns endorsement from ‘The Jersey Girls’

As Sept. 11 widows known as "The Jersey Girls," we have spent 19 years fighting for truth, justice, transparency and accountability with regard to...

A contemplation about life before death

In one of his public speeches recently, Vice President Mike Pence briefly touched on the subject of religion, where he proceeded to give his ecclesiastical...

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...

Brookdale did a great job with graduation

It was one of the hottest, most humid days of this summer, taking unimaginable detail management and many hours to accomplish. But most of all,...

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...

It is time to rethink public utilities

By Kin Gee More than 1.4 million homes and businesses experienced a power outage in the wake of tropical storm Isaias. In particular, more than...

Sierra Club director offers support for Jackson open space initiative

By Jeff Tittel Jackson Township is considering increasing its open space tax rate from 2 cents to 3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Jackson...

Two incidents grabbed public’s attention at outbreak of pandemic

At the start of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in March, Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal decided they needed...

Residents will feel sting of losing homestead benefit

I noticed my township’s website recently notified residents that the state will not be giving residents the second quarter homestead benefit to real estate...
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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...

Resident suggests following the ‘Golden Rule’

Placing the words "Follow the Golden Rule" on the back of every police vehicle sets the behavior between citizens and law enforcement. The "Golden Rule"...

State is correct to do away with title of freeholder

I applaud Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed bill to change the freeholder title to commissioner. In 1776 by definition, a freeholder was an elected official...

State’s position amounts to grand-standing

The announcement that the state has decided to change the title of county freeholders, in the middle of a pandemic, is mind-blowing. This is...

Jackson residents fighting for ‘fair process and our quality of life’

By Elenor Hannum How is it possible that the interests of New Jersey developers can supersede vital provisions in the Fair Share Housing Act, A-500,...

Summer camp: A place to build resiliency in wake of pandemic shutdowns

By Eileen Higgins CEO, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore As New Jersey camps reopen and welcome children and teens for summer adventure in the great...

New report on plastics refutes false claims on reusables

We are in the middle of a health emergency, however, what happens to the environment still matters. Plastics are still getting into our waterways...

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...
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