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Editorial: Paying the price for skimping on health spending
Editorial: NJ needs more PPE and we need it now
We don’t understand why, given New Jersey’s dire need, the federal government is not expediting more masks, gowns and equipment to the Garden State
by North Jersey Editorial Board | 2 days ago
Coronavirus: We can stop it if we all do our part and stay home
This coronavirus crisis is very real. This crisis is very frightening. This crisis could cause panic and chaos. It must not.
Don’t panic over COVID-19; just be prudent
We must not only safeguard ourselves and our families against COVID-19, but ensure that any risks we take don't pose a threat to others.
Coronavirus: While feds dally, local leaders act
Trump's attempt to gloss over the realities of the epidemic represent a failure in leadership. Our towns, counties and state are stepping up.
Jackson shaming campaign counterproductive
The attempt to shame officials in Jackson via social media and cable TV ads will do more harm than good.
Use common sense on coronavirus
“The overall risk in New Jersey is low, but we’re not taking this casually," Gov. Phil Murphy said. Residents should do their part.
School aid fight well worth fighting
Is enrollment growth or decline really the main factor in the revised distribution of school aid in New Jersey?
Murphy budget more depressing news for middle class
Without significant pushback from taxpayers, life will continue to be a struggle for many in the middle class Gov. Murphy purports to represent.
Asbury Park, Ocean Grove should collaborate on parking challenges
In opinion: Asbury Park and Ocean Grove both are taking steps to deal with their parking problems. But some of the planning for it should be done together.
Fight Jackson Parke, settle Jackson Trails lawsuit
In opinion: Jackson should settle the Jackson Trails lawsuit, instead focus on fighting Jackson Parke and welcoming, rather than demonizing, the Orthodox.
NJ must dig its way out from under pile of debt
Our current crop of state leaders cannot do anything about the reckless behavior of the past, but they can be more responsible going forward.
Jackson shouldn’t cave on demands, but it should begin to talk
The Jackson NJ mayor and council should not accede to all of Richard Roberts' demands, but agree to sit down and reach some sort of compromise.
Editorial: Trump likely acquitted, but trial was worth it
Yes, the Trump impeachment has been a long, painful exercise. But the country has been divided before. Let's hope we can repair our republic.
Editorial: Murphy lays out a clean-energy road map
One of the major selling points of Phil Murphy's campaign in 2017 was that he would take major steps to make New Jersey a greener state.
Rutgers passing baton to accomplished new leader
Newly appointed Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway is an accomplished scholar, proven administrator and principled leader.
Economy not working for the middle class
President Trump and New Jersey Gov. Murphy both claim to be champions of the middle class. Snake-oil salesmen would have nothing over either of them.
Don’t bank on self-driving cars to reduce auto death tolls
Will autonomous cars eventually be the antidote to the senseless carnage on the roads? Human behavior being what it is, don't count on it.
End the carnage of high-speed police pursuits
The circumstances under which police pursuit should be permissible in New Jersey should be dramatically limited.
Crack down on New Jersey’s ‘legal corruption’ too
NJ AG Gurbir Grewal is to be congratulated for his vigilance. But he should work to close off the opportunities for legal corruption as well.
NJ marijuana legalization: Give voters a decriminalization ballot option
Urge NJ legislators to opt for decriminalization of weed or a ballot question that provides a choice between legalization or decriminalization.
Are taxpayers being taken for a ride on Seaside Heights carousel?
We support historic preservation when it has broad public support and doesn't come at the expense of the enjoyment of public beaches.
Toms River Regional needs a Plan B for school aid
For subscribers: If school funding fairness is truly the goal of NJ leaders, they need to heed the legitimate concerns of districts facing major cuts.
Flexibility needed in Asbury Park’s Boston Way tenant applications
The Asbury Park Housing Authority must help residents navigate the application process and make exceptions for victims of an unyielding bureaucracy.
NJ Legislature, DCA must take lead on problems at Manalapan Manor
The problems at Manalapan Manor should not be left to local officials and police to deal with. They must be addressed by NJ DCA and the Legislature.
NJ election: Few voters, few surprises in Assembly, county races
Tuesday’s election in NJ was largely lacking in drama and offered few surprises. But it would be a mistake to say the results were inconsequential.
NJ election: Our choices for Assembly, Monmouth, Ocean freeholder
A recap of Asbury Park Press' preferences for NJ Assembly, county freeholder boards, Toms River mayor and statewide and Ocean County ballot questions
NJ Election: Yes to veteran’s tax deduction, no to Ocean open space
Reject Ocean County referendum on open space funding; support NJ veterans' tax deduction
NJ election: Here’s who we endorse for Toms River mayor and why
In Toms River, the next mayor must show strong leadership in tamping down the anti-Orthodox sentiment. Mo Hill is best positioned to do that.
These are our choices for Assembly District 13 and why
If you are unhappy with NJ Gov. Murphy and the Trenton Democrats, vote for the two Republicans in the 13th District, DiMasi and Scharfenberger.
Here’s who we are endorsing for Assembly District 11 and why
The 11th District NJ Assembly Democrats, Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, have backed most of Gov. Murphy’s liberal agenda for the past two years.
Here’s who we are endorsing for Ocean freeholder and why
The advantage of experience, particularly when it’s coupled with one-party rule, as it is on the Ocean County freeholder board, can be offset by arrogance.
NJ elections: Here’s who we are endorsing and why for Monmouth freeholders
NJ elections: Endorsement for Monmouth County freeholder board
How low can Murphy’s approval ratings go?
How is NJ Gov. Murphy doing as he nears the midway point of his four-year term? Somewhere between a so-so and a shoulder shrug.
Election excitement builds … for 2020
The election ballot in New Jersey in 2019 will be topped by state Assembly races, which pretty much ensure low voter turnout.
Who’s going to take lead on tackling Lakewood’s school issues?
Hopefully, the recent activism by the Hispanic parents in Lakewood will finally get Murphy and the legislative leadership to get off their hands.
New Jersey court reform: Deja vu all over again
Hopefully, there are enough members in the NJ Legislature who don't profit from the municipal court system to finally act to overcome those who do.
Cringeworthy performance by Lakewood school board attorney Inzelbuch
At a Lakewood Board of Education meeting, board attorney Michael Inzelbuch's arrogance and condescension reached soaring new heights..