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Together in Crisis

As I write this on March 14, 2020, Cumberland County and the surrounding region in southern New Jersey has not been directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic—that is to say,

Records Retention

Recently, I was surprised to find myself worked up over an opinion piece by Columbia University history professor Matthew Connelly that ran in the New York Times in early February.

Norms Versus Laws

With this past President’s Day, there were a few programs on radio and television about the presidency and role of various presidents in our nation’s history. One program I happened

Tourism Dollars

Tourism is growing throughout our community and Cumberland County. In 2018, $44.7 billion (yes, billion) was spent in New Jersey by residents and out of state/country visitors. This includes money

Lifeguards Needed

Over the course of my time as an elected official, I expect to have a fair number of issues that call for the utmost in persistence and perseverance. These issues

Winter into Spring

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Plan now to make your dinner reservations at one the popular and delicious restaurants in the Glasstown Arts District. The Levoy Theatre will present 9 to

Code Blue Mandate

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have been an advocate and a volunteer for Code Blue since 2013 when a number of volunteers got together to launch a network


For the most part, I have always regarded reading as a relatively passive and harmless activity—something to stimulate the mind and possibly spark the imagination. But reading an article that

Political vs. Practical

As an elected official at the municipal level of government, I find it difficult to think about issues in a purely political way. At the local level it’s more about