Now that they have the governorship as well as control of the Legislature, the state’s Democrats have wasted no time increasing the burden on New Jersey’s heavily regulated and taxed businesses.
An intra-government fight lasting three years ended recently, one in which all three combatants represent the interests of people in Atlantic County.
Walking and bicycling on the Jersey Shore’s boardwalks and promenades have been popular for many decades, so much so during the summer season that rules have long been needed to reduce conflicts and keep things safe. Ending cycling at noon in the busy tourism season, for example, is common. …
New Jersey’s successful Supreme Court challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling in the state comes at a good time for Atlantic City.
If the millions of drivers crossing the Garden State Parkway bridge between Atlantic and Cape May counties look west, they’ll see the big end of one of New Jersey’s more unusual national parks.
The houseboat community at Sea Village Marina in the salt marsh section of Egg Harbor Township is a reminder that no matter how bad things are, they can always get a little worse.
With the sale of the thriving Tropicana Atlantic City to Eldorado Resorts and a real estate trust, investor Carl Icahn appears to be ending nearly two decades of involvement in the city’s gambling industry.
Gov. Phil Murphy made a big show last month of announcing what headlines typically called his “free-college plan” or “tuition-free college plan.” The stories made clear, though, that it was only community college where tuition for students would be covered under the three-year plan.
Last month, physical therapists with Shore Medical Center in Somers Point led an educational demonstration at the Flyers Skate Zone.
People handle batteries all the time, so let’s put the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s new big battery in perspective.
Economic news in South Jersey has been depressing at best since the national recession that began more than a decade ago.
Miss America contestants all know their fate depends on the judges.
For decades, travelers heading to and from the shore along Route 40 in Salem County have been able to count on the iconic site of Cowtown Rodeo and its giant, red-shirted cowboy.
It is hard to tell a person in pain that he or she must have patience, but that is what is called for when it comes to cutting the cost of medical marijuana in New Jersey.
The choice between foxes and plovers in North Brigantine is a difficult one to make from the heart.
The opioid crisis demands a response on many fronts, coordinated across government, nonprofit and private entities. Many new approaches are needed. But even a national emergency doesn’t mean that anything goes.
Nearly a decade ago, researchers at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice invented a new tool to help predict crime. Instead of focusing on how likely people are to break the law, which can lead to discriminatory profiling, Joel Caplan and Leslie Kennedy analyzed environmental fa…
Millions of people enjoy the Jersey Shore and probably many of them hope nature and mankind will somehow spare them the worst effects of changing climate, geology and weather.
New Jersey’s Democrats have controlled the state Legislature for years, which ensures that their bills are the ones sent to the governor, who now is also a Democrat.
There is enough that’s new for visitors to Atlantic City this year to justify a high level of optimism on that score alone. It has been decades since two major casino hotels opened in the same year, and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and the Ocean Resort Casino will amplify t…
Gov. Phil Murphy seems to have painted himself into a corner on the issue of subsidizing the three nuclear generating plants in Salem County, soon to be the only ones left in New Jersey.
There are two unfortunate trends regarding disease-preventing vaccinations in New Jersey.
Gov. Phil Murphy made clear at the start of this month that he’ll maintain the momentum of the state’s fight against the opioid crisis, but do it his way. That will immediately yield some benefits and may turn out to be more effective.
Open bidding on government contracts and projects is long-established as the method fairest for companies and most cost-effective for New Jersey residents who must pay the bills. Special no-bid sweetheart deals sometimes serve interests of political party machines and the firms that support them.
Toward the end of last month, the state Department of Treasury reported New Jersey borrowed $3.2 billion the past fiscal year, bringing its bonded debt to a record $46 billion. That’s a huge jump from 2016, when the state managed to reduce its bonded debt a little.
After four years of a Republican mayor, Democrats in Atlantic City resumed control of city government at the start of the year. Their achievements so far: an apparent and perhaps yet-unresolved party coup, criminal charges by the party against its newly elected mayor, and a fight over $1.3 m…