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Guest Column

April 9, 2024

Terrell Homes, originally named FDR Apartments after our wartime president, was built in 1946 as U.S. Army barracks and later renamed in honor of its tenant and apartment manager, Millard E. Terrell. At the time, the East Ward neighborhood, along the Passaic River, was brimming with a large, ...

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Unfortunately, we cannot teach empathy, compassion or grace. However, we can remind each other that all three are imperative in our fight against homelessness.  We live in a day and age where homelessness has been demonized, politicized and weaponized at alarming levels. How many times have ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As part of "Getting Past Plastics II -Accountability in Sustainability’s CALL TO ACTION," Rose Domino, Rob Sullivan and I took the tour of the Edgeboro Landfill.  As we gathered with others over coffee and bagels we met a commissioner, executive director, superintendents and ...

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HIGHLAND PARK - As state lawmakers focus on passage of the fiscal year ’24 budget by the end of the month, Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) remains a significant cost driver. We applaud Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers for increasing our state’s investment in UPK year after year. This ...

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Since the state enacted the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in 2002, it has served as an important tool for residents to receive prompt, transparent and accurate information about government operations.  But it has also been abused by profiteers, misusing public resources to wrangle free research ...

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We must address the fact that our higher education system is in trouble. For generations, colleges and universities were ascending escalators that drove social mobility. Now, they have become an obstacle.  American society and politics are split between those with and without degrees; K-12 ...

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BEEKMAN ROAD, EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - This unassuming stretch of road has been a source of intrigue and wonder to me for over 10 years. The surrounding forest is home to many animals, but some are more secretive than others.  Late winter and early spring present a unique opportunity to see into the ...

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We must address the fact that our higher education system is in trouble. For generations, colleges and universities were ascending escalators that drove social mobility. Now, they have become an obstacle. American society and politics are split between those with, and those without, degrees; ...

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New Jersey is experiencing a rash of car thefts not experienced since the 1980s, when vehicles were easily hotwired and sent off to chop shops for cash windfalls. Today, with the enormous advancement in anti-theft technology, including keyless ignition and engine immobilizers, one would assume ...

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We are Rutgers’ — and all of academia’s — underpaid and exploited dirty little secret. Part-time lecturers. Adjuncts. Higher education’s gig workers. And the university could not run without us. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has acknowledged this. He told members of the adjunct faculty ...

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As the cost of basic commodities and goods continues to climb, everyday Americans are paying the price. Following years of pandemic-related stagnation, runaway inflation has made a bad situation worse for the American economy. High rates are hurting American consumers and small businesses, and we ...

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As the cost of basic commodities and goods continues to climb, everyday Americans are paying the price. Following years of pandemic-related stagnation, runaway inflation has made a bad situation worse for the American economy. High rates are hurting American consumers and small businesses, and we ...

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As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat. Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the ...

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