Opinion

The Olympics Masked China’s Disdain for Human Rights

By:  Michael M. Shapiro The Beijing Olympics will be remembered for the stellar performances of Olympic athletes, from Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt.  It will also be memorialized for its top-flight athletic facilities and venues.  What may not be remembered,…

New Jersey’s District 3: A Democratic Pick-Up?

By Michael M. Shapiro Much of the talk in New Jersey regarding contested Congressional seats this Fall has centered around District 7, where Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender is running against Republican State Senator Leonard Lance to fill the House seat…

Preserving Open Space In Woodbridge

By Mayor John McCormac I am pleased to report that the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently approved the purchase of two tracts of undeveloped land in Woodbridge Township as part of Middlesex County’s and Woodbridge Township’s open space…

Safety Is A Year-Round Concern

By Assemblyman John Wisniewksi As the month of August comes to an end, thoughts of summer fun are replaced with lengthy to do lists and errands as everyone tries to get ready for the new school year. In September everything…

The Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative

By Michael M. Shapiro Assemblyman Bob Straniere, a conservative Republican running for the 13th Congressional District seat in New York, recently announced the Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative, a proposal to encourage the hiring of wounded veterans or their families by…

Will Councilman Hsing Decide the Seventh District Race?

By Michael M. Shapiro The Seventh Congressional District in New Jersey is one of the most hotly-contested races in the state and throughout the country this year. This is due, in part, because Assemblywoman Linda Stender narrowly lost to Congressman…

It’s The Secrecy, Stupid!

By Michael M. Shapiro Rutgers is, once again, making news; however, this time it is not favorable. The Star-Ledger recently reported that Rutgers head football coach, Greg Schiano, negotiated a number of side deals which would induce him to remain…

Christie’s Probe Of Katz May Cause Him More Harm Than Good

By Michael M. Shapiro The conventional wisdom is that the recently announced federal probe into the dealings of former Corzine friend, Carla Katz, with the local CWA which she had led, will score United States Attorney Chris Christie political points…

Get Ready… Get Set… Go… Woodbridge Township to Host 2008 New Jersey Senior Olympics

by Mayor John McCormac I am extremely proud to announce that Woodbridge Township has been selected to host and sponsor the 2008 New Jersey Senior Olympics which will be held on Sept. 12, 13 & 14. The Woodbridge Community Center…