Opinion

Green Stimulus

By Kathleen Rogers A massive stimulus package of nearly $600 billion holds promise for the economy, and could mean more federal spending on infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. An estimated $400 billion in that bill will repair lots of bridges…

Year End Reflections

By Red Stinger My new-found free time is allowing me to reconsider years of memories.  My office is littered with pictures and stuff.  A lot of the stuff is about Jiminy Cricket.  I really don’t remember what got me started,…

Shoes For Christmas

by Paul Z. Myers Lots of people complained that throwing shoes at the president was an act of violence, and therefore beyond the pale of what should be allowed. I think they’re wrong, that it’s a harmless expression of naked…

O Christmas Tree, are you eco-friendly?

by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation For many people, it’s not Christmas without a tree.  Many of these same folks care about the environment enough to wonder:  “What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?”  Finding the greenest…

Good Riddance, Zarinsky

If there is a hell, accused serial killer Robert Zarinsky is burning there right now. Zarinsky died at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton on Friday, Nov. 28, 50 years to the day after he shot and killed Rahway Police…