By MonmouthCounty Commissioner Director Tom Arnone
Happy March! We are just a few short weeks away
I want to start my article this week expressing my
fellow Commissioners and my strong opposition to the added components of the
legalized marijuana bill that was voted through last week. The majority of New
Jersey residents last fall voted in favor to legalize marijuana for use by
adults at least 21 years of age. There is no question, nor debate, on the
outcome of the ballot question.
Jack Rafferty was an extraordinary leader—a visionary and doer of great deeds—especially for the people of Hamilton Township. He was smart, tenacious, selfless and had a sense of humor that always brought a smile to anyone he met.
Nathan Cohen, 27, of Eatontown, was arrested in Sea Bright in the early morning hours of Monday, February 15 after a police officer discovered him in the back seat of his idling car embracing two 13 year old girls.
In the 1960s anti-war activists adopted songs like the Eve of Destruction and For What It’s Worth as their anthems. Disenchanted youth feared that the world was on the verge of collapse; we were nearing the end of days. Concurrently, the civil rights activists were singing the hopeful “We Shall Overcome.” (Black folks singing an upbeat and emboldening song written by a white guy would be frowned upon today.) Both groups were buoyed by the blessing of free speech. Their voices were heard. Attempts at silencing them only made their voices louder and more widespread. Even people on the sidelines began to pay attention.
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s veterans homes have been among the hardest hit places in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we have more insight into the reasons behind the severity of the outbreaks, and it doesn’t reflect well on the Murphy Administration.