This past weekend I visited a festival at a church in a working class area of my district. These events are opportunities for people from the community to gather, to eat ethnic foods, listen to music and enjoy each other’s company; before the brisk, brooding Cleveland winter begins to set in.
For years I had heard about the horrors of cancer but never had it affect my life like it did seven years ago. My father, Richard, lost a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, devastating our tight-knit family and taking away an active member of the Clark community with the Clark Historical Society as well as a teacher and friend.
Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett’s belief that imposing a sales tax upon services can automatically facilitate the reduction of property taxes is fundamentally flawed as it incorrectly assumes that consumers will continue to spend on those services at the same rate after these sales tax increases are implemented.
After attending a Middlesex County Freeholders meeting on Oct. 15, I felt compelled to write to describe a most disheartening situation. The Sayreville Board of Education has been pursuing for the past three years an effort to relocate the voting polls out of the elementary schools.
by James J. Devine
Jon Corzine has waged a campaign for re-election that does not even attempt to cloak his four years as governor in robes of success.
Instead, only reason given to re-elect the Wall Street billionaire who presided over a New Jersey that’s gotten worse than it was under McGreevey, is that you should be afraid of his opponent, Christopher Christie.
There are some who spread lies about the voting by ward system because of the election in New Brunswick.
In making a decision on voting for New Jersey Governor, it is imperative that the candidate for Lt. Governor be considered a factor. We need someone who can step into the office of Governor at a moment’s notice.
Race for the breast cancer cure. It sounded like a compassionate thing to do. That is, until I discovered, a few days before the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Perth Amboy on Saturday, Sept. 24, that part of the organization’s proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortion services.
More than 1.4 million acres of farmland and open space have been preserved in New Jersey. As voters consider a $400 million November ballot question to continue this effort, they may logically ask: Is this a wise investment?
With more than 1,800 farms preserved in New Jersey, a steadily increasing number of “Preserved Farmland” signs dot our landscape. The signs are no doubt reassuring to those who welcome them as a promise that green farm fields will never give way to residential subdivisions. But those signs hold much more meaning that is not so readily apparent.