10/23/11 Volume XLIV, No. 36
If New Jersey is the Garden State, our garden is watered by plentiful rivers, springs, streams and creeks flowing from corner to corner. Many waterways are out of sight and out of mind until they overflow their banks, as they did during Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms.
Given the cost in dollars and human suffering, there’s no question we must act to prevent future flooding. So what can we do?
How about starting with the causes of the problem . . .
9/22/11 Volume XLIV, No. 37
An amazing piece of New Jersey’s colonial history was just saved by an agreement between the state Department of Environmental Protection and Mercer County. The Petty’s Run archeological site at the State House in Trenton will not be reburied, as was proposed, and will instead be interpreted for the public.
Remains of colonial-era buildings were discovered in 1996 when Thomas Edison State College was preparing to add a new wing to the rear of a building on West State . . .
9/8/11 Volume XLIV, No. 35
As a recent national poll demonstrated, farms and farming are “top of mind” for most people who are asked about New Jersey. For years, many New Jerseyans have been savoring “Jersey Fresh” produce – and appreciating the tremendous importance of agriculture to our state.
Buying New Jersey-grown fruits, vegetables and farm products has more than a few benefits. One, it’s healthy. Two, it saves energy on transportation. Three, it tastes better. . . .