Opinion | Page-152 | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

newjerseynewsroom.com

Friday
Oct 31st
  • Login
  • Create an account
    Registration
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    REGISTER_REQUIRED
  • Search
  • Local Business Deals

Opinion

Christie Whitman: Family memories last when enjoying New Jersey’s natural treasures

Christie Whitman: Family memories last when enjoying New Jersey’s natural treasures
BY CHRISTIE WHITMAN
COMMENTARY

In this last official week of summer, it is worth reflecting on the time that summer traditionally allows for being with family and enjoying the outdoors.

Some of my fondest memories are of summers growing up in New Jersey on my family's farm. When I wasn't stuffing myself with our concord grapes, I spent hours on a tree overhanging the Black River. Catching fireflies in a mason jar to light my room at night was the essence of summer, as was falling asleep listening to the tree frogs outside my window.

I am now especially glad that my grandchildren are enjoying many of these same activities in the same rolling hills and forests of New Jersey. To pass on those natural treasures we all cherish has always been my biggest motivator when developing environmental policy, especially in a state like ours with such diverse natural features. From the Pine Barrens to the Jersey Shore, and the Appalachian Trail to our state's numerous historic sites, there is so much to do and see outside in New Jersey.

 

Distracted driving kills

Distracted driving kills
BY ED FERNANDEZ
COMMENTARY

Let's cut to the chase: driving while distracted kills.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation , distracted driving took the lives of about 6,000 Americans ...

An honest report on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

An honest report on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
BY MIKE FERNER
COMMENTARY

A veteran's perspective makes it clear that two major points must be made in response to President Obama's announcement regarding combat troops leaving Iraq.

First, there is no ...

Is Chris Christie a leader or a bully?

Is Chris Christie a leader or a bully?
BY PATRICK MURRAY
COMMENTARY

Much has been made of New Jersey Governor Christ Christie's initial harangue over the state's loss of Race to the Top funds. The governor lambasted federal bureaucrats and ...

Chris Christie is decisive, but divisive

Chris Christie is decisive, but divisive
BY IRWIN S. STOOLMACHER
COMMENTARY

The hallmark of Governor Christie's tenure to date — his basic modus operandi — has been to come up with up with "shake things up" approaches to our state's big proble...

Glenn Beck is an empty shell

Glenn Beck is an empty shell
EDITORIAL CARTOON BY MIKE SCOTT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

With all the egg recalls across the country, I wonder if the crowd that attended Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally checked out the one egg on sta...

N.J. state colleges need opportunity to control workers compensation

N.J. state colleges need opportunity to control workers compensation
BY MICHAEL W. KLEIN
COMMENTARY

"Doing more with less" is a recurring theme these days for families and businesses. It's also true for New Jersey's state colleges and universities. Step one is figuring...

Linda McMahon, you’re no Christie Whitman!

Linda McMahon, you’re no Christie Whitman!
BY ALAN J. STEINBERG
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

I will always be most proud to have served in the administration of former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman. She was an outstanding Governor, wi...

N.J. might be the first state in Northeast to run out of water without action by state’s leaders

N.J. might be the first state in Northeast to run out of water without action by state’s leaders
BY JEFF TITTEL
COMMENTARY

Even with the rain we had earlier this week, New Jersey still faces drought conditions as we head into fall with reservoirs and groundwater levels well below normal. With recor...

Page 152 of 240

Follow/join us

Twitter: njnewsroom Linked In Group: 2483509