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Opinion

Washington understands it takes a village to raise a child

Washington understands it takes a village to raise a child
BY HILDA L. SOLIS
COMMENTARY

A colleague of mine in the Obama administration sparked a political controversy about 15 years ago when she wrote about the impact a village can have in raising a child. While I'm sure many are disappointed that the politics guiding that debate remain much the same, there is little doubt that caring for a child involves the village now more than ever.

In today's America, families look different than they did in the past. Modern families have changed complexion, changed composition, and changed expectations. Yet regardless of the changes within a family, its function in our society remains the same — to provide for and nurture the development of future generations.

 

Merging with Cherry Hill could save Merchantville

Merging with Cherry Hill could save Merchantville
BY GINA GENOVESE
COMMENTARY

In Merchantville, Camden County, a group of concerned residents are moving their community toward long-term sustainability by proposing that their town seriously look at conn...

Leasing N.J. parks to private companies would be a violation of the public trust

Leasing N.J. parks to private companies would be a violation of the public trust
BY JEFF TITTEL
COMMENTARY

Gov. Chris Christie is again advocating for increased privatization in the state government. The governor recently released a report that called for leasing out management of a...

Ranking in Money Magazine’s Top Places to Live in U.S. reveals troubling trend for N.J. town

Ranking in Money Magazine’s Top Places to Live in U.S. reveals troubling trend for N.J. town
BY MICHAEL MORRIS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Money Magazine recently came out with its annual list of the "Top 100 places to live in United States" for 2010; kudos goes to Middletown for once again...

The New Jersey budget ‘hunt’ is over. Now what?

The New Jersey budget ‘hunt’ is over. Now what?
BY SHARON E. SCHULMAN
COMMENTARY

The hunt is over. Our elected leaders have "bagged the game" and now have to figure out what to do with it.

After all the parrying and maneuvering, our Governor and Legis...

The economic drought continues, and there's no water in Obama's pitcher — Editorial cartoon

The economic drought continues, and there's no water in Obama's pitcher — Editorial cartoon
BY MIKE SCOTT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The heat across the country isn't limited to the weather. 125,000 jobs were lost in June, even though the unemployment rate fell to 9.5 from 9.7 percent (largely due ...

Christie commission should remember why NJN was created before making recommendation

Christie commission should remember why NJN was created before making recommendation
BY CARL GOLDEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

When New Jersey Public Television launched its first broadcast in April of 1971, it carried the hopes of a determined band of activists — including future ...

What happened to the N.J. Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate in new state budget?

What happened to the N.J. Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate in new state budget?
BY CHARLOTTE VANDERVALK
ANALYSIS

The dust has settled on the FY 2010-11 State budget debate, but many seniors and the disabled are still uncertain about just what was decided. Specifically, they want ...

Lengthy battle against N.J. property taxes must continue

Lengthy battle against N.J. property taxes must continue
BY PAUL MORIARTY
COMMENTARY

New Jersey recently struck a crucial blow in what will no doubt be a lengthy battle to once and for all slay runaway property taxes.

As a prime sponsor of this historic, bipar...

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