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.
The Atlantic City Police Department used to have problems with the use of force by its officers. They used force too often during arrests, there were too many complaints of excessive use of force, and the resulting lawsuits cost the city millions and damaged its image.
The world is warming, especially its oceans, and that should be a special concern for those living along the coast or even regularly visiting there. It could affect the number and strength of hurricanes that threaten lives and property at the Jersey Shore. It could make salt water in streets…
New Jersey’s 49 hospitals that deliver babies began an initiative in April that is intended to reduce cesarean-section deliveries 10 percent by next June and by nearly a third eventually.
Since March, the Democrats controlling New Jersey’s administration and Legislature have made clear they would increase spending and taxes dramatically. It was only a question of exactly where and how much.
The idea of letting people take a test to show their proficiency in the high school curriculum goes back to World War II, when it allowed people returning from the war to avoid further delays in their career paths.
New Jersey law has long required people to be at least 18 years old before marrying, but until last week it allowed two exceptions.
The suicides of two admired celebrities and sobering findings by federal health officials combined recently to make clear to society its need to do more to understand the causes of and address the increase in people taking their own lives.
Trenton Democratic leaders desperate for new and higher taxes are searching the state for private money to pillage as Saturday’s annual budget deadline nears. On Wednesday, one set his sights on a key segment of New Jersey’s $44 billion tourism industry.
Momentum for greatly reducing plastic pollution has been building in New Jersey and elsewhere. Nine municipalities have existing or pending ordinances to reduce or ban single-use bags. Atlantic County is poised to eliminate bags from its parks and has encouraged towns to take action. Two sta…
The original game in Atlantic City was selling access to the beach and escape from oppressive summer heat in the days before air conditioning. Selling alcohol made the game bigger while Prohibition lasted. When the city couldn’t compete with other places offering beaches and entertainment, t…
New Jersey is no longer alone in its groundbreaking program that lends residents cameras to keep an eye on loved ones in nursing homes and other care facilities. Wisconsin has started doing so, and six other states explicitly allow surveillance in such homes but stop short of lending cameras…
The late Sen. Jim Whelan had a long list of accomplishments benefiting the city where he was mayor, the county he represented and the state as a whole. One cause he put a lot of time and effort into tends to get less attention — saving people, especially children, from drowning.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has evaluated how state public pension plans would perform if the economy enters a recession or their fund investments return less than expected.
In October we said state officials in the coming years would continue to divert money from environmental settlements to the general budget, despite overwhelming public support for November’s referendum restricting such funds to pollution cleanup.
Gov. Phil Murphy approved massive new subsidies for the nuclear and solar power industries last month, without modifications sought by many, including this newspaper, to protect electricity customers from unnecessary cost increases.
State officials have to produce a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 by the end of this month, and there are signs their desperation for marijuana revenue might lead them to take hasty and unreasonable risks with public health in New Jersey.
Legal sports gambling, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law this week, will be a significant addition to Atlantic City’s attractions. Not a game changer, but another big new thing for visitors this year along with two new mega-resorts and a more vibrant and optimistic atmosphere.
New Jersey has good, strong open-records laws and the courts have largely taken an appropriately expansive view in applying them.
Heading to college can be a daunting experience.