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Microplastics: An invisible threat – May 15

By Michele S. Byers The South Branch of the Raritan River is one of central New Jersey’s prettiest waterways. It winds through mostly rural and...

Pine Barrens ‘mudders’ focus of new documentary

By Michele S. Byers It was a warm, rainy May night in 2016 and filmmaker Jared Flesher was searching for threatened and rare Pine Barrens...

New Jersey moves to block seismic blasting

By Michele S. Byers Imagine someone blasting an air horn next to your ear. Now imagine that sound thousands of times louder. That’s how experts...

Comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform is needed

By Rumu DasGupta I was disappointed to read that the members of the Township Committee in Freehold Township passed a resolution to oppose, “policies to...

Losing federal health law would be ‘catastrophic’

Various opinion pieces minimize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Very importantly, the Affordable Care Act narrows the gap between the between the...

Mary Oliver, nature poet

By Michele S. Byers The late Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, was...

Monmouth freeholders work to hold line on county spending

By Tom Arnone The 2019 Monmouth County budget was approved during the March 18 meeting of the Board of Freeholders. The adopted budget is $449.6 million,...

Citizens must demand fair redistricting for elections

Currently the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering two cases involving gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the practice of establishing political advantage for a party or...

As weather warms, watch for invasive spotted lanternflies

By Michele S. Byers Spring is here and this state we’re in is greening up. Flowers are popping, bees are in action and buds are...

Writer seeks support for environmental protection

Under the golden dome in Trenton, an unremarkable piece of paper sits on a desk in the Legislature. The inconspicuous proposition calls for a...
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