To The Editor:
Air pollution threatens the sustainability of the environment and harms human health by causing multiple respiratory diseases. Transportation is the leading cause of air pollution, and, as such, I was happy to see that Highland Park passed a municipal resolution supporting increased electric vehicle usage. The actions of the Highland Park Council members result in better air quality in Highland Park, as well as throughout New Jersey. Environment New Jersey, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group, commends the Highland Park council members for their commitment to reducing air pollution and protecting human health. Electric vehicles are cleaner than petroleum fueled vehicles resulting in fewer environmental impacts and health problems.
Through the work of Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey has taken several steps towards creating a more sustainable environment. READ MORE
Beautification & Safety Improvements In Store for Downtown Lot and Community Event Space READ MORE
Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi will leave Rutgers at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, according to published reports. His departure will represent the end of an eight-year tenure marked with successes and challenges.
The American Repertory Ballet encourages boys to enter the ranks of its dance students. An Open House is schedule for 19 July. READ MORE
Rutgers Regional Report examines generational changes from the mid-20th century to the 2020s and beyond. (Pictured one of report’s co-authors Dr. James W. Hughes) READ MORE
A man from Highland Park has been arrested and charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 16-year old teenager from Pennsylvania that he met on social media. READ MORE
County Prosecutors Association offers scholarships to those who want to pursue law enforcement/justice careers READ MORE
Richard R. Bird, retired Rutgers University graduate registrar, passed away peacefully on June 17th, 2019. Richard was born in New York City-Governors Island, where his father was stationed during WWII. His father James Bird and his mother Mary Ames predeceased him. In high school, Richard was active in sports and was a first-rate ¼ miler for the Highland Park High School Track & Field team. After serving in the Army he attended Rutgers College, class of 1963, where he played La Crosse, and graduated with a degree in Geography. READ MORE
Highland Park’s sustainability profile is rising to new heights with new trees READ MORE
The public is invited to the hoop-shooting event on June 19 at the high school to celebrate community rather than guns. READ MORE