The entire state of New Jersey was once part of the range of the shortleaf pine, a native tree useful to people and wildlife. A 100-foot tree that thrives in poor upland soil, the shortleaf’s canopy lets in enough sunlight for a wide diversity of life on the forest floor.
The continued use of juvenile curfews by New Jersey municipalities is disappointing. For years it has been clear that they wrongly deprive youngsters of their constitutional rights and cost towns money if anyone challenges their enforcement in court. We’ve urged their repeal multiple times.
For years New Jersey was the epitome of states hypocritical about smoking.
What a great time this is to be living at the shore, with the beaches nearby and the ocean offering some relief from summer’s heat.
Last year Stuart Rabner, New Jersey Supreme Court chief justice, created a committee to look into the operations of and fines levied by municipal courts. While its recent report said the local courts compared favorably to those in other states, it also found cases of excessive use of contemp…
After Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson appointed his new safety director, he compared the act to signing a major league star.
Eight years after the federal government offered to pay half the cost of building a new rail tunnel connecting North Jersey and Manhattan, the funding and start of construction remain unknown.
Technology can help law enforcers see and hear much more territory, and as long as their reach remains clearly in the public realm, that’s good. Police can provide better oversight especially of urban areas at a fraction of the cost of covering the same ground with patrol officers.
People do a lot of things online and they all have this in common: They need a good secure connection and enough bandwidth for the data they’ll need to receive and send.
Hospital emergency rooms are the place to go with a medical emergency — an acute condition that requires immediate and possibly specialized treatment.
The U.S. Senate has until tomorrow to pass the latest short extension of the National Flood Insurance Program and get it to President Donald Trump, who has indicated he will sign it. If it fails, theoretically the federal government could only borrow a fraction of the money needed to pay cla…
The same week at the start of the month that State Police released their latest report on domestic violence, a man abducted a Patterson woman, shot and killed her and them died by suicide, police said.
The law is what is on the books at the federal, state and local levels. In practice, though, the law also is what is enforceable and what is enforced.
There is much to like about the inpatient drug treatment facility planned for Mays Landing by the John Brooks Recovery Center.
New Jersey and eight other states recently announced a plan to combat climate change by pushing for zero-emission vehicles, mostly electric and some natural gas.
Addiction has many terrible costs, including overdose deaths, broken families and lives misspent. Addicts desperate for cash have created another cost to be borne by society — stealing just about anything of value they can get their hands on.
The growing wave of retiring baby boomers is leaving the United States with fewer workers supporting more elderly people. Recently released census figures for 2017 show there are now 25 Americans 65 and older for every 100 of working age — up from 21 in 2010.
The state budget deal Democrats reached at the start of the month mainly raised taxes and spent even more money despite debilitating indebtedness. But it did include a significant, if partial, reform of school funding.
New Jersey businesses are overly regulated, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t many appropriate and necessary rules. Some of the best protect consumers when it would be difficult or impossible for them to protect themselves.
Several American states and cities are working toward opening sites where drug addicts can inject heroin or other narcotics under medical supervision.
About a year and a half ago, New Jersey began executing its plan to stabilize and restore nearly bankrupt Atlantic City. The Department of Community Affairs was given responsibility for city finances and former state Attorney General and U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa was designated to oversee them.
New Jersey’s more than 600 licensed facilities providing long-term care for seniors and others operate in a difficult market. They must provide regulated quality care, compete with other health-care providers for workers and accept the stingiest of government reimbursements as the major part…
The slow warming of the Earth someday will require difficult adaptations in many sectors of society, for example farming, energy and insurance.
The state budget enacted July 1 increased the tax rate on corporations earning more than $1 million a year by 28 percent.
Farming makes New Jersey a better place in many ways. One is obvious during this early part of the harvest season, when residents can indulge in fresh and locally grown blueberries, peaches and soon tomatoes. Those are highlights on many people’s annual food calendars.
The possibility of oil drilling in the Atlantic off New Jersey keeps simmering on the back burner. Judging by the latest developments, it’s cooling down a bit after barely getting warm.