Category: Opinion

Fresh Air Fund Thanks Local Volunteers

This year, 137 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Northern New Jersey. Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures, including afternoons of swimming, fishing at sunset and roasting s’mores over a campfire.

Save Our Volunteer District Ethics Committees

Disciplinary oversight of New Jersey’s 70,000 attorneys is governed by a multi-tiered system. The New Jersey Supreme Court is the final arbiter of attorney discipline. Through the Rules of Professional Conduct and decisional law, the Court has established the highest standards for the members of the bar.

Saving Colonial History At Petty’s Run

An amazing piece of New Jersey’s colonial history was just saved by an agreement between the state Department of Environmental Protection and Mercer County. The Petty’s Run archeological site at the State House in Trenton will not be reburied, as was proposed, and will instead be interpreted for the public.

Trudi’s Corner: Time Flies

Unbelievable how time flies, as is said, when you’re having fun. I attended a church picnic on Saturday the 17th, and fortunately the weather was great. My only regret is the fact that so many friends were missing.

Looking Over the Tar Sands Precipice

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.

New Jersey: Garden State Or Flooded 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.