Tri Town Opinion

Blanket Crafters put skills to good use

Bat Shalom Hadassah is a charitable organization whose women members are committed to the ideal of repairing the world by helping others, regardless of...

Retiree upset with letter seeking documents

I am writing to voice my disappointment and frustration with the New Jersey Department of Pension and Benefits. In December 2018, I received a...

Eat better, avoid cancer, reduce climate change impacts

By Michele S. Byers What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? Plenty, according to Stephanie Harris, president of...

Helping American chestnut trees recover from blight

By Michele S. Byers “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is an American tradition, but the tradition actually dates back to prehistoric times. Roasting chestnuts...

Sierra Club reviews 2018, looks forward to 2019

By Jeff Tittel Despite the current threats to our environment, people are more engaged than ever. Increasing numbers of people have become more active by...

New Jersey superintendents seek action on school funding

Given the recent enactment of P.L. 2018, Chapter 67, and before irreparable harm is done to many school districts, their students, employees and their...

New Jersey is still the Garden State!

By Michele S. Byers For those who don’t know New Jersey, “Garden State” might seem like an odd nickname. After all, this state we’re in...

Protect New Jersey’s wildlife homes

By Michele S. Byers Visit the Pine Barrens in the summer and hear a chorus of Pine Barrens tree frogs, watch northern pine snakes bask...

Learn about new state law pertaining to sick days

New Jersey Citizen Action, the New Jersey Main Street Alliance and the Rutgers Center for Women and Work have announced a new community education...

Hard cider rebounds in the Garden State

By Michele S. Byers In recent years, New Jersey’s vineyards and craft breweries have surged in popularity, with new brands popping up all over the...

Preserved lands protect clean air and water

By Michele S. Byers “Forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. The forests are also...

There is great news on tuberculosis, but action is still needed

By Phyllis AlRoy The world’s deadliest infectious killer disease finally had its day. On Sept. 26, 2018, world leaders pledged to reach 40 million people...

Wild turkeys make stirring comeback

By Michele S. Byers If you live in rural or suburban New Jersey, chances are you have seen flocks of enormous dark birds foraging and...

NJDEP is letting us down with proposed power plant in the Meadowlands

In July, the Diamond Generating Corp. proposed a $1.5 billion project to build a gas power plant in the heart of the New Jersey...

Organizational leaders need to be conscious of workplace stress

As stated in an "Employment Crossing" article, titled, "How Leaders Cause Stress," “It is often the behavior, the actions or the style of the...

Support needed for the Civic Info Bill

The vast majority of Americans are most concerned with receiving information that directly impacts their lives. Unfortunately in New Jersey, this has not always...

Voting is the way to make your voice heard

Why vote? Whether you agree with or oppose the current administration, brave men and women gave up their personal freedom while others made the...

If you are happy in Howell, vote Republican

I have been a volunteer municipal official in Howell for a half-century. I have seen Howell grow from a population of 5,000 to 50,000....
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