After years of plowing subsidies into solar and wind power, federal and state governments are preparing to provide support for nuclear and coal electricity generating plants. The concern is that the capacity to always satisfy the demand for power by people and businesses is coming to rely to…
In September last year a NJ Transit train slammed into the Hoboken station, killing one person and injuring more than 100. Afterward, the National Transportation Safety Board found the engineer suffered from sleep apnea and probably dozed off.
Last week’s ending to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s trial on bribery and corruption charges may have been abrupt, but it should not come as a surprise.
In general, mandatory recycling in New Jersey has been a success story since it began 30 years ago.
On Election Day, voters clearly said they were not happy with how things are being run in Atlantic City.
A state appellate court decision and the election of Democrat Phil Murphy to replace Chris Christie as governor are likely to mean changes in New Jersey’s positions on marijuana.
It’s easy to show appreciation for our military on Veterans Day.
An axiom of politics says an effort to take out a leader must be strong enough to guarantee success, lest it leave the leader wounded but still powerful and vengeful.
Gov. Chris Christie’s fight against the opioid crisis and his chairing of the president’s anti-addiction commission have put New Jersey first in a treatment-access breakthrough.
When one of Shakespeare’s characters asked if it was possible to have too much of a good thing, the answer already was obviously yes. Too much power, alcohol and sex were familiar forms of personal ruin.
The biggest cost in government, as in most private businesses, is employees. And right behind their wages is the cost of their benefits, particularly health insurance.
Twice recently, area municipalities started approving plans to add, take away or change things — and twice they reversed course on the threshold of moving ahead.
The care and protection of animals in New Jersey is strengthening, mostly in response to growing public interest and concern.
The recent report from the CDC was shocking and perplexing. Sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the United States. Yet they are quite treatable, and a decade ago, health officials thought they might even be eliminated.
People spend a lot of time looking for problems to avoid or to warn others about. That’s human nature, because it often is beneficial. But it also results in overlooking opportunities, which can be as harmful as any problem.
Recently the state Department of Education released the results for districts and schools of last spring’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers test, or PARCC. In this third year of New Jersey’s new standardized test, students excelled at several local schools and…
The mayoral election in Atlantic City is kind of typical, with incumbent Don Guardian running on his record and challenger Frank Gilliam offering a different approach and vision — but in a city taken over by the state and still being stabilized.
The four candidates for two Assembly seats in the state’s legislative 2nd District — essentially all of Atlantic County — include one incumbent seeking his third term and three newcomers. So on Tuesday, voters will initiate the state-level political career of at least one person rising from …
This year’s Senate and Assembly races in the 1st District — essentially Cape May and Cumberland counties — pit Republican challengers against Democratic incumbents. The team led by state Sen. Jeff Van Drew is running on its accomplishments and future goals, while its Cumberland-based opponen…
The region’s most important race in the Nov. 7 general election is for the 2nd District state Senate seat of the late Jim Whelan.
People are funny. When they’re conflicted about something, they sometimes try to fool themselves into doing what at least part of them thinks is the right thing — maybe by hiding the candy they shouldn’t eat or putting the cigarettes they shouldn’t smoke in an inconvenient place.
Sixteen years ago, New Jersey enacted the excellent Open Public Records Act. It and the companion Open Public Meetings Act ensured the public can see what government is doing and make itself heard on issues before officials act.
There were a lot of crashes recently at Buena Regional High School involving students trying to drive and text at the same time.
Much attention has been paid and many efforts made to stem the tide of opioid and heroin addiction in New Jersey and around the country. Just recently, Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan to spend $200 million for at least 25 state programs, most of them expanding or giving additional missi…
Area residents have a right to be cautious when officials start touting the latest plans for building an aviation industry around Atlantic City International Airport.
South Jersey has learned lessons both good and bad since Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the Jersey Shore five years ago.