Opinion

Whose Side Are Cops On?

A gun-toting Crips gang member with past criminal convictions on charges that include aggravated assault, robbery, and unlawful possession of a handgun was allowed to walk away by Elizabeth police after he misrepresented himself as a law enforcement officer by showing them a handgun strapped to his ankle.

A Hidden Agenda?

There is news of a plan to demolish the former Vocational Technical School in Perth Amboy and replace it with tenements for older people. This seems like another waste of resources given the need for additional space for high-school students.

Protecting The Public From Harmful Chemicals

A recent Washington Post article said a group of chemical industry lobbyists met at the exclusive Washington, DC Cosmos Club to develop a public relations strategy to “tamp down public concerns” around the safety of BPA. BPA is a chemical that has been linked to breast cancer, testicular cancer, low sperm count, miscarriage and other reproductive problems.