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NJ immigration directive: Courts should nullify it
Ocean County is suing NJ over a directive limiting the types of assistance law enforcement officers may provide to ICE. We wish the county...
Election excitement builds … for 2020The election ballot in New Jersey in 2019 will be topped by state Assembly races, which pretty much ensure low voter turnout.
Who will take lead on tackling Lakewood’s school issues?Hopefully, the recent activism by the Hispanic parents in Lakewood will finally get Murphy and the legislative leadership to get off their hands.
Red-flag laws can help stem gun violenceAll in all, it is a common-sense approach that seems to be gathering steam as the body count from mass shootings across America continues to pile up.
Methane rules rollback will place NJ at riskAt a time when America should be leading the way in reversing climate change, it has a president no more evolved on the issue than William McKinley.
Newark’s sad water saga all too familiar in NJPeople have been voicing support for decisive action on Newark’s water crisis for several years, but the politicians dragged their feet.
NJ Transit improves, but still a long way to goWhile we are seeing what NJ Transit CEO Kevin Corbett described as “incremental improvements” in operations – the agency still has a long way to go.
New Jersey court reform: Deja vu all over againHopefully, there are enough members in the NJ Legislature who don't profit from the municipal court system to finally act to overcome those who do.
Cringeworthy performance by board attorney InzelbuchAt a Lakewood Board of Education meeting, board attorney Michael Inzelbuch's arrogance and condescension reached soaring new heights..
More fiscal clouds looming in N.J.It was our faint hope prior to Gov. Murphy's election that he would soften his position on pensions and benefits, and the interest arbitration cap. No such luck.
New gun laws put N.J. on ‘smarter,’ safer pathNew gun laws in New Jersey on the whole are common-sense gun safety laws that need to be given a chance to work.
Republicans must condemn Trump’s racist rantWhen we first heard Trump's latest, and most blatantly racist tweet ever, we waited, for someone Republican leader to come forward to declare it totally unacceptable. We're still waiting.
Murphy, Grewal overplaying hand on ‘Immigrant Trust Directive’Gov. Phil Murphy's progressive policies toward undocumented immigrants have ratcheted up the animosity toward them.
OPINION: Lakewood schools bite the hand that feeds them, sue state over their own budget shortfallsThe Lakewood School District's perpetual funding problems should never have reached this stage
Oyster Creek: Stay on top of nuclear plant decommissioning to protect wallets, safetyFor the two most important questions surrounding decommissioning, how can nuclear waste be moved off-site and stored safely, there are no answers.
Licensing of NJ cops remains necessary reform: EditorialThe abuses of bad cops in NJ will continue until the problem is addressed in a professional manner through an independent state licensing board.
Why didn’t Murphy act on warnings about SDA patronage?How did the Murphy administration respond to Jane Kelly's warning about patronage at the Schools Development Authority? It didn't.
Murphy tone-deaf on personnel: EditorialThe entire, sorry Katie Brennan saga, coupled with the ongoing SDA scandal, reveals a Murphy administration that continues to be out of touch.
NJ SDA scandal keeps on givingThe dysfunction being cataloged at NJ's School Develpment Authoriy run much deeper than the arrogance and incompetence of Lizette Delgado-Polanco.
NJ marijuana legalization: State goes ‘back door’Steve Sweeney and others have expressed full confidence that recreational marijuana will pass in New Jersey. Not if we can help it.
Is tax relief on horizon in NJ? EditorialNJ state Sen. Steve Sweeney and Gov. Phil Murphy are squarely at loggerheads on taxes and fiscal policy.
NJ should seek congestion pricing deal: EditorialThe Gov. Murphy administration needs to sit down and do the hard negotiating with Gov. Cuomo’s people on congrestion pricing in midtown Manhattan.
NJ’s best school rankings? Time for reassessment: EditorialMonmouth and Ocean counties' educators need to take an in-depth look at what they can be doing to prepare students for life beyond high school.
NJ marijuana legalization: Medical marijuana could move on without recreational legal weedNJ should give citizens ample opportunity to register their feelings at public hearings and to have their concerns addressed on the state's website.
Stop dumbing down, dividing us: EditorialThe cable networks should pick one issue a week. Devote an hour of program a night to debating and discussing it.
Mueller report paints troubling picture: EditorialMore answers must be made available for all Americans to judge for themselves whether collusion or obstruction occurred.
SDA head finally getting a critical lookWhy on earth is Lizette Delgado-Polanco still in charge at NJ's Schools Development Authority?
7 more reasons to stop legal weed in NJOnce again, forces opposed to legalized recreational marijuana in NJ will have to organize prior to another attempted vote.
Cory Booker hops on the reparation bandwagonDemocrats pushing reparation gives Donald Trump another piece of red meat with which to portray them as radicals out of step with most Americans.
End charter schools exploitation: EditorialGov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature must improve the transparency and oversight of private entities that own and operate NJ's charter schools.
NJ gas tax: When more is less (revenue)New Jersey's last vestige of a relatively low tax -- the gasoline tax -- is forever gone.
Make pot crime expungement fit crime: EditorialIf you want to stop legal weed, you will have to keep the pressure on NJ legislators — with phone calls, emails and research.
Assisted suicide NJ:: State allows itNJ's Aid in Dying bill provides patients and families with options that can be pursued with dignity and compassion.
NJ marijuana legalization: Stop recreational weedNew Jersey seems to be fast-tracking the legalization of recreational marijuana. This is a bad idea for the Garden State.
NJ marijuana legalization editorial: Don’t rush without getting answers firstThe best approach to NJ marijuana legalization is one that is cautious, comprehensive and fact-based. It should learn from other states' missteps.
First, check state’s school aid math: EditorialThe nj school funding formula instituted last year created winners and losers. Some districts in the two Shore counties were among those hit hardest.
Let the paring to NJ budget begin: EditorialGov. Phil Murphy's budget proposal was just that: a proposal. It's unlikely it will end up looking much like what he presented today,
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