Often people are asked the question: “Why do you volunteer”? However, as a long time volunteer for The Salvation Army and also as its New Jersey State Board Chair of The Salvation Army I think the more important question is, “What is the value of being a volunteer?”
As the price of gasoline continues to rise, many politicians and commentators are calling for President Obama to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an effort to lower national gasoline prices. Their rationale, they believe, is that tapping SPR will lower gasoline prices and stabilize energy markets. Opening SPR would be a foolish move for a number of reasons.
One of the biggest threats to New Jersey’s public land is illegal off-road vehicle (ORV) riding. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has been on the front lines of addressing this problem for years, and has come up with a 12-point plan to protect the public lands of this state we’re in.
Every day we are exposed to contaminants from traffic exhaust, pesticides, and chemical fumes from industrial and manufacturing facilities. If left unchecked, these pollutants could accumulate in the air to levels that could affect our well-being and lead to future health problems like cancer, asthma and other lung diseases.
The recently renovated, state-of-the-art Middlesex County Police Training Center in Edison is home to an impressive list of specialized training courses designed to help local law enforcement better protect and serve the residents of Middlesex County and beyond.
As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” It costs money to make this country hum. Anyone can see that it would be impossible to have roads crisscrossing the country, federal jails and courts, national parks and monuments, environmental protection that has no boundaries, and a whole raft of other essential services without a nationwide system in which we all have a stake.
In the midst of the snowiest winter in recent memory, few of us were thinking about lawns and gardens. But on a chilly day in January when New Jersey lawns were blanketed in white, Governor Christie signed into law the nation‘s toughest fertilizer bill, aimed at protecting our waters – and the creatures living in them – from the damaging effects of chemical nutrients.
There are more than 300,000 rape-related physical assaults against women each year in the US. Nearly one in six women will be the target of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime
The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey applauds Gov. Christie and the State Legislature for creating a law that requires anyone younger than 18 years old to wear a properly fitted helmet while downhill skiing or snowboarding.
The future of Medicare isn’t just a theoretical problem for New Jersey – it’s a matter of life and death.