As hundreds of New Jersey’s emergency managers gather in New Brunswick at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Annual Conference this week, it is the opportunity for New Jersey’s local communities to take stock of what lessons were learned during Hurricane Irene.
Enough! Texas is burning. Our best croplands in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri have been underwater since June. Hurricane Irene has devastated Northeast communities. People along the Mississippi, in Tuscaloosa, and Joplin are still recovering from Biblical floods and killer tornadoes.
As technology grows more sophisticated and the American government and its corporate allies further refine their methods of keeping tabs on citizens, those of us who treasure privacy increasingly find ourselves engaged in a struggle to maintain our freedoms in the midst of the modern surveillance state.
If New Jersey is the Garden State, our garden is watered by plentiful rivers, springs, streams and creeks flowing from corner to corner. Many waterways are out of sight and out of mind until they overflow their banks, as they did during Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms.
AARP New Jersey and its members are calling for transparency from State Assembly and Senate candidates in the upcoming elections. The Association asked all candidates to respond to a questionnaire on issues important to AARP members and all New Jerseyans.
It’s not often when I’m stuck about something to write about. Believe me, right now I have any number of ideas in mind, but I can’t decide which way to go.
President Obama is proposing important steps toward doing what Americans have been asking for since the financial collapse of 2008—putting a focus on families and jobs.
The US Postal Service will be bankrupt by December without an injection of tax dollars but so would almost every other function of this republic, except Social Security and Medicare, so calling this a government bailout seems inappropriate.
As a recent national poll demonstrated, farms and farming are “top of mind” for most people who are asked about New Jersey. For years, many New Jerseyans have been savoring “Jersey Fresh” produce – and appreciating the tremendous importance of agriculture to our state.
It’s no secret that Republicans have worked for the better part of the last decade to cut Social Security and Medicare. The party’s roadmaps, plans, and bills all point in the same direction: smaller, privatized Social Security benefits for American retirees and the dismantling of the Medicare guarantee.