Ed McClinchey used to live in Camden County and was appointed as that county’s representative on the state Pinelands Commission in 2010. He had a second home in the Seaview Harbor section of Egg Harbor Township and at some point made that his primary residence. He resigned as Camden’s commis…
The Atlantic County Bar Association and state Sen.-elect Chris Brown in November announced they had created a bipartisan panel to review and recommend candidates for judicial and administrative appointments.
Artificial reefs have been used for centuries to create habitat for fish and opportunities for fishing. Placing durable objects and materials on a largely flat ocean or bay bottom provides a home for algae, bivalves, crustaceans and small fish. Larger fish come to feed on them and concentrat…
The Atlantic County Republican Committee wants the U.S. Attorney General’s Office to investigate possible vote fraud in November’s election. We don’t think the federal government will take the issue any more seriously than the state Attorney General’s Office, which already declined to look i…
The 143-year-old Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood is a tourist favorite. A 2013 editorial called it one of Cape May County’s hidden gems, discovered by many since.
Education only works if students show up to be educated, so absenteeism has been a problem as long as there have been schools. A century ago, a quarter of the kids in the Chicago House of Corrections were there for truancy — an example of how seriously government can take the attendance requ…
There’s widespread agreement that the former Trump Plaza, empty since closing in 2014, should be torn down. There is no interest in acquiring and repurposing it, and it’s headed for eyesore status in the heart of town in the expressway entrance area.
Participants in last month’s “Breaking the Cradle to Prison Pipeline” forum in Mays Landing described some common ways kids’ lives go wrong, such as being abused or being in families with serious problems.
The sequence of events that ended in the Nov. 15 escape of four inmates from the Harborfields juvenile detention center in Egg Harbor City began in 2004.
Congress apparently didn’t kick the flood insurance can hard enough in September. It only bounced as far as Dec. 8, so by Friday the can will probably get another kick.
The Rutgers Center for State Health Policy took an interesting poll a year ago, asking state residents about how much stress they experienced in the past month.
In mid-November, the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home suffered an outbreak of a very common and unpleasant illness. Norovirus inflames and unsettles the digestive tract in messy ways, and also can cause cramps, headache and fever. Thankfully, it typical lasts only from one to three days.
Saltwater marshes are among nature’s most productive ecosystems, a base for the web of aquatic life. Their vegetation feeds microbes and insects that are eaten by crustaceans, fish and mussels — which in turn become prey for birds and bigger fish and turtles coming in with the tide. The top …
Children and people of all ages with disabilities who need care in a group setting shouldn’t have caregivers who might harm them. So at a minimum, such caregivers shouldn’t have a history suggesting they might.
Few people eat menhaden, or mossbunkers, so the foot-long fish is familiar mainly to those who use it for bait to catch bigger fish such as striped bass. Lots of other animals, such as ospreys and dolphins, eat them, too, and people also use them for fish-oil supplements, feed for aquacultur…
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.