Farmland Preservation Saves More Than Just the Land

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.

Report Reveals Medical Mistakes

STATE—New Jersey’s 72 hospitals in 2007 committed nearly 9,400 “serious medical mistakes” that threatened patient safety, according to a report issued by the state Department of Health and Senior Services. Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth was the lowest rated facility in…

Less News Is Bad News

STATE—New Jersey faces a growing crisis in coverage of news and public affairs, according to a New Jersey Policy Perspective report, ‘Less News is Bad News: The Media Crisis and New Jersey’s News Deficit.’