A new legislative proposal would raise the punishment stakes for fraudsters who use charity crowdfunding sites, but the sites’ operators should get some scrutiny, too. If you Google “gofundme,” the first thing on the search engine’s list is a paid ad for the official GoFundMe platform, whose headline describes it asRead More →

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption. The year 2018 is over, but the drive to ‘Clear the Shelters’ goes on. ‘Clear the Shelters’ is an annual pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC- and Telemundo-owned television stations across the country. More than 91,900 pets were adopted since the 2018Read More →

He promised transparency. Now his senior aides are raising big money from secret donors, and breaking their promise to reveal the names. One great advantage of electing a governor as rich as Phil Murphy, we were told, is that he could not be bought. With his own chest full ofRead More →

“Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway.” Asphalt is a naturally occurring building material found in both asphalt lakes and in rock asphalt (a mixture of sand, limestone, and asphalt). According to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the first recorded use of asphalt as a road building materialRead More →

While the governor has had a reasonably successful first year in office, year two is where he’ll be expected to start making good on some of those promises. I love the New Year. It’s a time of renewal, of hope. It feels like the chance for a fresh start. ThisRead More →

Consider a new pet in the new year from a shelter or rescue. Here is this week’s collection of some of the dogs and cats in need of adoption in New Jersey. If you’re considering a new pet in 2019, think about adopting from one of these or the scoresRead More →

And everything else. The following is brief history of President Trump’s signature issue, the southern border wall. The idea for a wall traversing the southern border of the nation is birthed in the midst of the campaign by alt-right/actual trolls like Steve Bannon and Steven Miller (sans aerosol hairpiece). TheRead More →

Hard data, gathered by police themselves, shows that local police in New Jersey are far more likely to use force against African-Americans. Will Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal fight hard to end the disparity? In April of 1998, troopers with the New Jersey State Police fired theirRead More →

Tod M. Thedy writes in admiration of how Buena High School’s Andrew Johnson and his family are handling this situation. I am writing to applaud Buena Regional High School student wrestler Andrew Johnson and his parents for the dignified manner in which they are addressing the controversy surrounding the cuttingRead More →