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Middlesex County Vote by Mail Opt-Out Deadline Is Extended

The decision to extend the deadline has been made in order to accommodate those voters added to the Vote by Mail list due to a recent change in the law, who have not had sufficient time to submit their opt out requests previously. READ MORE

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Metra Lundy’s Harriet Tubman Walk Moves Along in Pursuit of a Moving Mission

Four weeks ago, the HP Planet
ran the story of how Highland Park resident Metra Lundy, the owner and founder
of Kinetics, was inspired to lead a walk
that followed Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad route, all the way to
Canada. She invited Highland Park residents to accompany her on the portion of
the walk from Highland Park to New York City on July 19th. Ms. Lundy
provided updates for our readers by answering the Planet’s questions.  A final
update will come upon completion of the walk. (The initial story is reprinted
after the Q&A)

Q- What was the route the
walkers took to New York? READ MORE

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Letter to the Editor: Environmentalist Praises HP’s Commitment to Electric Vehicles

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

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