Terrence T. McDonald

Terrence T. McDonald

Editor Terrence T. McDonald is a native New Jerseyan who has worked for newspapers in the Garden State for more than 15 years. He has covered everything from Trenton politics to the smallest of municipal squabbles, exposing public corruption and general malfeasance at every level of government. Terrence won 23 New Jersey Press Association awards and two Tim O’Brien Awards for Investigative Journalism using the Open Public Records Act from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. One politician forced to resign in disgrace because of Terrence’s reporting called him a "political poison pen journalist.”


Sen. Menendez flips New Jersey the bird

By: - September 27, 2023

New Jersey deserves better than a senator who will spend the next few years arguing that it’s OK to take gold from friends seeking official favors.


Governor Murphy flip-flops on aiding immigrants

By: - September 4, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy ran for office suggesting New Jersey become a sanctuary state. Now, he's turning his back on asylum seekers who need our help.

Matt Platkin

Millville court officials discriminated against Spanish-speaking litigants, complaint says

By: - August 8, 2023

Attorney General Matt Platkin called it "disappointing, disheartening, and unacceptable" that anyone would face discrimination from a public entity.


New Jersey Supreme Court sends correct message on political corruption

By: - August 8, 2023

The New Jersey Supreme Court does not want to make it harder for prosecutors to go after corrupt politicians. Is the U.S. Supreme Court listening?


Big, ugly win for N.J. Democratic leaders who pushed for campaign finance overhaul

By: - July 27, 2023

After New Jersey Democrats pushed a major overhaul to our campaign finance laws, the party gets to skate on some alleged violations.


Daniel’s Law is bad for N.J. journalists — and everyone who wants government accountability

By: - July 17, 2023

Daniel's Law was intended to protect judges and others from being targeted. Instead, it's being weaponized to prevent the public from access to important information about their elected leaders.


An assault on transparency in Trenton

By: - June 19, 2023

Four bills introduced last week would sharply limit how New Jersey residents can access public records.


Gimmicky StayNJ bill favors wealthy taxpayers over struggling seniors

By: - June 10, 2023

The solution to making New Jersey more affordable is not to award big tax breaks only to senior citizens and give most of the money to the wealthy.

New Jerseyans should continue to stay inside as air quality remains unhealthy, Governor Murphy says

By: - June 8, 2023

As of Thursday morning, air quality in New Jersey was deemed by the Environmental Protection Agency to be either unhealthy or very unhealthy.


Governor Murphy, stop letting New Jersey play second banana to New York

By: - May 30, 2023

New Jerseyans are used to outsiders making us feel like we're not worthy. Must our governor do it, too?


Ruling on New Jersey gun law shows Democrats didn’t do their homework

By: - May 17, 2023

A federal judge's ruling on New Jersey's gun law highlights Democrats' apparent refusal to consider whether the law is constitutional.

Both sides of Rutgers impasse announce deal to end strike

By: - April 15, 2023

The agreement includes "unprecedented gains" for Rutgers faculty members who have been on strike for five days, a union leader said.