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AG’s ICE directive doesn’t tie law enforcement’s hands | dasGupta
In cases of serious crimes, local law enforcement is not constrained by NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grenwal's immigration directive.
Columbus Day: Italians deserve respect, not protests | BinettiThe one day in the year in which Italians get noticed is Columbus Day. However, Columbus Day gets protested by ignorant people every year. by Christopher Binetti | 5 days ago
Why assemblywoman discussed her weight on Facebook | KellyThe notion that political figures actually deal with medical issues, personal emotional battles or other problems is largely kept from view. Mike Kelly | 6 days ago
Reasons to doubt Murphy’s lead plan | StileThe governor laid out his plan to clean up the lead in water, but it's not a sure thing. Here are four reasons why. Charles Stile
Springsteen exhibit: Sharing a piece of Freehold native’s historyI'm not a diehard Bruce Springsteen fan. But if you have lived in NJ as long as I have, chances are your life has somehow intersected with his music. by Randy Bergmann | 5 days ago
Springsteen revisited: Local newspaper profile of emerging star in 1975The Bruce Springsteen exhibit at the Monmouth County Historical Association museum included reference to a 1975 article written by Randy Bergmann.
Murphy and his millionaire’s tax will yield budget re-run | GoldenWhile it appears NJ Gov. Murphy is committed to the millionaire’s tax, he would be better served to moderate his stance rather than dig in his heels.
Don’t allow NJEA to buy Assembly candidates | KneisserIt’s disturbing to see NJ Assembly candidates, both incumbents and new ones alike, humiliating themselves by submitting to the NJEA’s screening.
Lakewood schools: Listening to all sides isn’t pandering | InzelbuchLakewood students, pubic and non-public, face many obstacles that students in neighboring towns do not, including poverty, crime and a hostile press
Don’t pander to agitators at Lakewood meetings | NakdimenAgitators at Lakewood Board of Education meetings attempt to create chaos and hysteria, and divide our community along racial lines.
Behind the scenes of America’s military mortuary | KellyThe emotional journey of the military unit that cares for the bodies of America's war dead — and the rising number of suicides. Mike Kelly
Rutgers football: For fired head coach Ash, losing pays |BergmannIf you are committed to building a big-time college football program, sacrifices have to be made. Rutgers and Chris Ash are living proof.
Cory Booker, come home to NJ | KellySen. Cory Booker should pack up his campaign and withdraw from the 2020 presidential race. New Jersey needs him more, Mike Kelly argues. Mike Kelly
Oyster Creek decommissioning: Another black mark for HoltecResurrect New Jersey's Independent Safety Panel to oversee the decommissioning of the Oyster Creek nuclear reactor.
Let pedestrians take restored bridge to Ellis Island | SharpWhy should two people who just want to visit the Ellis Island immigration museum be forced to fork over $37 to a ferry operator?
911 emergency: Repeated complaints going unanswered | NadlerDespite the dozens of staff members and millions of dollars in resources, my calls to the 911 dispatch center in Monmouth County went unanswered.
Close floodgates on development on and around LBI | Fillmaninstead of working against Mother Nature, Long Beach Island officials must start taking a hard look at what they can do to become part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Lakewood schools can’t afford Inzelbuch, in more ways than oneThe question the Lakewood school board should be asking itself is how many millions is Michael Inzelbuch costing the district in lost state aid?
NJ Orthodox Unity Project: Looking back and aheadThe Unity Project's goal is to educate the Lakewood-area community about the Orthodox and to develop ways to increase interaction between the Orthodox and non-Orthodox.
NJ education department reneging on graduation assessment compromiseNJ education department reneges on graduation requirements
NJ water infrastructure: “Out of sight, out of mind” no moreMore than half of NJ's 290 water systems covered by the Water Quality Accountability Act have no complied with its requirements.
N.J. college rankings: Which schools are at the top of their class?Four N.J.colleges were among U.S. News’ top national universities, and nine were in the top 200. In its Regional North category, were in the top 25 %.
Student Voices contest back for another yearThe Asbury Park Press Student Voices essay and video contest is back for its 21st year in the 2019-20 school year.
Are we really winning the war on childhood cancer?On average, only 4% of all cancer fundraising goes to childhood cancer research. That includes some of the most popular, well-known organizations.
Kelly: White nationalism is the new terror threatAmerica is now fighting itself — and how to face up to the new form of nationalist terrorism and mass shootings
Thanks to Trump, I now dread teaching about U.S. governmentI am now hesitant defending what I used to refer to as the “genius” of the framers of the Constitution because I no longer have confidence in the checks and balances
Amid mysterious deaths, I went to Dominican RepublicAs number of tourists' deaths in Dominican Republic rises, all I can think about is how adventurist, determined or plain dumb I must have been to go
Kiss summer goodbye, roll with the post-Labor Day punchesIt's the summe when many of the best lifelong memories are made, whether it's hanging out with friends or family vacations.
Murphy using power of purse to punish his opposition: GoldenMurphy appears intent on bringing his opponents to heel in most effective manner possible — using control over state resources to reward or punish.
NJ legislative elections: Time to amplify voices of average votersPublic financing of New Jersey legislative elections is needed to help offset the impact of special interests and the huge advantage of incumbents
I am your Orthodox Jewish neighbor and I want your understandingLakewood's neighboring towns have legitimate concerns, but don't stereotype Orthodox Jews
Ill-informed attack on Middletown’s affordable housing recordNJ needs to take the affordable housing process in MIddletown and elsewhere out of the courts.
Middletown failing to comply with affordable housing mandateMiddletown’s elected officials want to continue excluding low-income families from town — and are upset the law doesn’t allow them to do that.
NJ marijuana legalization: Don’t ignore research on dangers of potStudies released since NJ's canceled vote on marijuana legalization have confirmed worrisome links between marijuana use and severe mental illness
Let feds deal with immigration enforcementNJ's Immigrant Trust Directive allows all of us to feel more secure in our communities and more confident in our constitutional rights.
NJ not getting money’s worth on gas taxNew Jersey should be getting a better return on investments in roads and bridges.
Hey President Trump: Hands off Special OlympicsHe wants to cut a $10 million grant. A look who that money helps reveals how bad of an idea that is. Culture
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