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Sexual harassment in NJ politics must end now
Those who work in state politics, and within the brutal, patriarchal structure that resides there, can at last finally be heard.
by North Jersey Editorial Board | 6 days ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rutgers passing baton to accomplished new leader
Newly appointed Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway is an accomplished scholar, proven administrator and principled leader.
Don’t compromise on bill to eliminate religious exemption
People's right not to be unnecessarily exposed to a disease or illness because of the irresponsible actions of others should trump all other considerations.
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.
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.
End the carnage of high-speed police pursuits
The circumstances under which police pursuit should be permissible in New Jersey should be dramatically limited.
Don’t defer to courts on school segregation
It' not too late to develop legislative remedies for NJ's school segregation issue, which would be better than having the courts dictate solutions.
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 minimum wage: Don’t stall needed tweaks
We opposed raising NJ's minimum wage to $15, largely because it lacked provisions for adjusting increases based on changing economic circumstances.
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 are endorsing for District 12 and why
Ticket splitting seems to be largely a relic of the past. But there will be no ticket splitting in our choice for the two District 12 Assembly seats.
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 immigration directive: Courts should nullify it
Ocean County is suing NJ over a directive limiting the types of assistance law enforcement officers may provide to ICE. We wish the county well.
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.
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..
Toms River should rid itself of school board member Leonard
If Toms River school board member Daniel Leonard refuses to resign, the school board should seek every available avenue to force him out.
More fiscal clouds looming in N.J.
It was our faint hope prior to Gov. Murphy's election that he would soften his position on pensions and benefits, and the interest arbitration cap. No such luck.
New gun laws put N.J. on ‘smarter,’ safer path
New gun laws in New Jersey on the whole are common-sense gun safety laws that need to be given a chance to work.
Murphy, Grewal overplaying hand on ‘Immigrant Trust Directive’
Gov. Phil Murphy's progressive policies toward undocumented immigrants have ratcheted up the animosity toward them.
When will state finally deliver on Route 9 traffic improvements?
Which is most likely happen first? Major traffic improvements coming to Route 9 in Lakewood or man putting a space station on planet Jupiter?
OPINION: Lakewood schools bite the hand that feeds them, sue state over their own budget shortfalls
The Lakewood School District's perpetual funding problems should never have reached this stage
Oyster Creek: Stay on top of nuclear plant decommissioning to protect wallets, safety
For the two most important questions surrounding decommissioning, how can nuclear waste be moved off-site and stored safely, there are no answers.
Licensing of NJ cops remains necessary reform: Editorial
The abuses of bad cops in NJ will continue until the problem is addressed in a professional manner through an independent state licensing board.