America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.
September signals more than summer’s end and back-to-school for children. For the seventh year, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month (NPM) to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.
For my third grade special project last year, I needed to find a system that I was a part of that was broken. I picked school lunches because there weren’t always healthy options.
On September 17, 1787, the final draft of the Constitution was adopted by members of the Constitutional Convention.
On September 17, 1787, a group of visionaries and leaders signed our Constitution. They were intent on creating a functioning government based on universal truths and extraordinary principles in an environment complicated by disparate regional economies and wildly divergent parochial interests.
This year, 123 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.
President Barack Obama was far from candid when he announced the end of combat operations in Iraq last month, but he did nothing to hide the fact that he is a neoconservative when it comes to the American empire.
The American Military Society is a veterans’ organization whose membership includes active, reserve, National Guard, retired and veterans of the uniformed services, their families and survivors.
As I look around the world today and see terror attacks, protests regarding houses of worship or the burning of sacred texts, I can understand both sides of the argument.
When it comes to mountains, New Jersey has peak envy. There just isn’t anything in this state we’re in that compares to the majesty – or climbing challenges – presented by iconic mountain ranges like the Rockies. But it’s not the size of the mountain that matters; it’s how you use them. And the advent of the New Jersey 1K Club proves it.