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    Helping NJ Residents Recover from Super Storm Sandy – One Family at a Time

    By Richard E. Constable, III As part of our commitment to transparency, the Christie Administration held three public hearings in February on our plans to execute the next round of federal Sandy recovery funds. During…

  • How New Jersey Got its First Subdivision

    By Michele S. Byers Had things gone differently, this state we’re in might have been called New Netherland, New Sweden, Nova Cesarea or even Albania. But we ended up as New Jersey, a name that…

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    Commentary for Feb. 21-28

    Monmouth Poll: Sandy Aid Applicants Yet to Feel ‘reNEWed’ By Monmouth University Polling Institute Applicants for New Jersey’s federally funded Super Storm Sandy assistance program, reNew Jersey Stronger, are generally dissatisfied with the pace of…

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    Commentary fo Jan. 17-24

    By Michele S. Byers New Jersey is a beautiful, green and fertile state – and a great place to live – just as it has been since its founding 350 years ago. In fact, it’s…

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A bicyclist rides on the ice-covered Navesink River past the Seabird Steamboat at Red Bank Dock, what was known as the Steamboat Dock, a precursor to Marine Park. Note the iceboat on the river in this undated photo. Courtesy of Dorn's Classic Images

    Commentary for Jan 10 – 17

    Is America Going to Pot? By Patrick J. Buchanan Smoking Marlboros is now forbidden in Irish bars in New York City. But buying, selling and smoking marijuana is legal in Colorado. It doesn’t take a…

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    Our Veterans Need More Than a Day; They Need a Career By Thomas A. Kennedy America is home to 21.2 million veterans – men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country.…

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    Support for a Bill to Educate Students About ‘Winter Celebrations’ By Thomas A. Arnone During the Dec. 10 meeting of The Board of Chosen Freeholders, a resolution was passed regarding Assembly Bill 4481, which provides…

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    West Side Lofts Construction is Amazing By Daniel Murphy  The West Side Lofts project is now in full swing and being in business and living in the middle of a construction site you might think…

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    Where Do the Robins Go? By Michele S. Byers With the onset of the first winter storm, you’re probably envious of robins’ and other birds’ southern migration to warmer climates. And you may wonder how…

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    New Fertilizer Law Goes ‘Greener’ By Michele S. Byers Lawns don’t usually green up this time of year –but there’s hope yet. New state regulations on lawn fertilizers just kicked in. This means a winter…