The state’s recent resolution of a dispute between Cumberland Regional High School and the Cumberland County Technical Education Center was fine. Even the superintendent of the high school, whose proposed solution was denied, acknowledged that designating it a “local area vocational school” …
The months-long effort to provide New Jersey’s three nuclear power plants with an operating subsidy has morphed into a political deal that would be far more costly to consumers and businesses.
The combination of another mass shooting at a school and the complete control of New Jersey government by Democrats favoring gun restrictions has brought a quick push to enact relevant legislation.
One of the first pieces of legislation that Gov. Phil Murphy should sign is a bipartisan bill that would help keep child predators out of schools in the state.
Egg Harbor City Council did the right thing for marine life last week, banning the release of lighter-than-air balloons.
Representatives from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City are to seek a variance from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority today to let the city’s newest resort blast with the architectural power of 53-foot-tall electric guitars.
New Jersey legislators have a new interest in charitable donations. As the old saying goes, taxpayers better hold onto their wallets.
The days of largely unrestricted vehicle access to North Brigantine Natural Area are over. A fabulous freedom to enjoy one of South Jersey’s most beautiful outdoor settings has been reined in after half a century, a sad loss for thousands of people … yet an inexorable advance of some of soci…
The legalization of marijuana for pleasure use in nine states and the election of a governor strongly favoring the same in New Jersey created momentum for legislators to authorize the regulated sale and taxation of pot.
Everyone likes money and can think of good things to do with it. But people in government and the business monopolies it regulates can also command people to hand over money for the things they think are good.
The medical community promotes getting a flu shot, which is the proven best way to avoid getting the flu or at least decrease the severity of the illness. But it turns out that for too many in that community, it’s do as I say, not as I do.
Last year the “temporary” Urban Enterprise Zones program began to sunset as planned when it was started three decades ago. The state gave the program a “one-time extension” of 16 years in 2001, and then former Gov. Chris Christie rejected the Legislature’s attempt to extend it again for anot…
Some of the conditions that make the New Jersey Pine Barrens a unique ecological preserve also make the area particularly susceptible to forest fires.
New Jersey now has spent a full year leading the nation in bail reform. Throughout 2017, it no longer decided whether to release the accused based on the cash they could put up and instead considered whether defendants were a risk to public safety.
The Murphy administration made a serious misstep recently, hastily tossing an accomplished black woman out of the education position it had named her to. Gov. Phil Murphy’s action and his response to the fallout from it raise significant worries about how he sees himself and his mission.
Last November, we were delighted when a Nature Conservancy study funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found that the salt marshes along Delaware Bay are “the largest, most resilient area” in the combined Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region.
The long, troubling saga of the poor treatment of Cape May’s police chief by then-Mayor Ed Mahaney and his allies reached its inevitable settlement this month. The unnecessary cost to city taxpayers: $800,000.
Whatever pleasure or work the 15-foot fiberglass speed skiff had served early in its life, for the last dozen years it had only been an eyesore in a prominent location. As a storm-tossed wreck, it sat in the marsh near the corner of two busy roads in Somers Point.
New Jersey may like to think of itself as an environmental leader, with many Superfund cleanups and lots of solar energy production for a small and not especially sunny state.
The ocean, bays and waterways belong to the people, and under the law they are entitled to reasonable access to them to swim, sunbathe, fish and more. We’ve always strongly supported that and found it offensive when towns take unnecessary actions to keep visitors off beaches or people who fi…
Opioids remain a growing public health crisis, killing more than 42,000 Americans in 2016. That year, the most recent data available, more than 1.7 million people were addicted to prescription opioids and another 626,000 were addicted to heroin.
Giant wind turbines a dozen or so miles off the Atlantic coast have great potential to cost-effectively produce massive amounts of emissions-free electricity.
The annual American Lung Association report on state efforts to control tobacco use was especially harsh on New Jersey for many years. In the recently released 2018 edition, the state is getting some credit for addressing its most glaring shortcomings, and that allows a little more attention…
The Democratic victories in fall gubernatorial elections are producing one quick change. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order directing New Jersey to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. His counterpart in Virginia has put that state on a path to becoming the first…
We were glad to read recently that a unit of the Stockton University Coastal Research Center has been gathering detailed information on New Jersey beaches for more than three decades. That’s exactly what is needed to see through the wild shifts in beach sand and show what’s really happening.
In 2016, the N.J. Business & Industry Association reported the state was losing an alarming number of residents and economic activity to outmigration.