Opinion

Making The Case For Urban Agriculture

In his State of the Union address, President Obama enumerated ongoing problems requiring his attention: health care, the economy, job creation, environmental issues and lack of renewable fuels. In doing so, he suggested that increasing agricultural exports would help solve some of these problems.

Sleaze Survives in the Soprano State

by James J. Devine
A scandal triggered by abortion, charity improprieties and a gross abuse of power has apparently ended after five years, leaving a political career virtually unblemished while utterly destroying a woman’s life and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Land Conservation Finds Religion

Did you know that, next to the state, religious institutions are the largest landowners in New Jersey? Tens of thousands of acres of forests, farms, wetlands, riverfronts and meadows are owned by churches of all stripes throughout this state we’re in. And some of these properties are downright spectacular!

Recalled Toyota Vehicles Jeopardize Everyone’s Safety

Nearly three weeks ago Toyota announced the recall of about two million cars. Since then they have recalled thousands of Acuras. Now the newest edition the Prius is being recalled in large quantities. During this time all of the vehicles have been permitted to remain on the highways and Toyota is now beginning to repair some of the cars.

Quit Killing Kids

Cigarettes are the means of distribution and consumption of an addictive drug called nicotine and they kill 400,000 people a year. I gained 50 pounds when I stopped smoking, so I can attest that it is hard to give ‘em up. If you don’t smoke, then try to understand that kicking the habit is such a heavy load that some of our smartest and strongest neighbors just cannot do it.

Ethics Rules Prohibit Appearance

Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue, who is the brother-in-law of Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, a top deputy to Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and a political power broker, cannot ethically sit in judgment of Genarro Mirabella, who is the brother of Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and son of former Elizabeth Police Chief Gene Mirabella.