Under the banner of creating a business friendly atmosphere, governments facing economic downturns are not only tempted to give away the farm, but also our forests, parks, and other open spaces to private interests.
Every fall in my Econ 101 course, during the last class period before we part for Thanksgiving, I share a lesson from early American history. It is particularly timely, because it deals with those we credit with the first American Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.
As we enter the holiday season, we can’t help but notice all the shedding of blood in our state: shootings, murders, fights, robberies, etc. I suggest this is so frequent because many people have actually lost their respect for the gift of human life.
As the Superintendent of Schools in Clark, I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation to our 22nd Legislative District Assemblywoman Linda Stender and Assemblyman Jerry Green for their attendance and support of various school functions over the first two months of the school year here in District.
As the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pushes forward with its plan to place full-body scanners in all American airports, experts in the scientific community are raising serious concerns that the full-body scanners are not medically safe for the millions of people that will be exposed to them each year.
A very sincere thank you to the voters of Middlesex County who re-elected me as County Clerk. I pledge to continue my efforts to provide the most current, accurate and extensive record system in the state. My office will remain user-friendly and be “there for all of you.”
Every year around this time, public attention focuses on enormous evergreen trees – the kind that are festooned in twinkling lights at Rockefeller Center, the White House lawn and other public places.
As a Certified Public Accountant and business owner, I know the impact of taxes up close and personal. And the claim that ending Bush-era tax cuts on income over a quarter of a million dollars will hurt the economy, reduce employment and burden small businesses is patently false. Let’s take a look at the evidence.
As George W. Bush hawks his memoir, Decision Points, he seems especially driven to justify his decision to invade and occupy Iraq. He emphasizes how sickened he was at learning that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, though not too sick to kid about it at the White House correspondents’ dinner.
Here in one of the most densely developed states in America, we still have lots of space for solar panels and other renewable energy facilities. Parking lots, rooftops and reclaimed industrial sites, or “brownfields,” are often ideal locations, since they are close to energy consumers and don’t harm natural resources.