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.”
Initial rulings on New Jersey gun law should worry gun control advocates
By: Terrence T. McDonald - February 2, 2023
A judge's rulings represent warning signs for anyone who thinks strict gun restrictions in New Jersey can stand after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision.
Let students put whatever name they want on their diplomas
By: Terrence T. McDonald - January 30, 2023
It's no one else's business what name a student wants on their diploma — only the student's opinion counts.
Irvington takes another stab at limiting access to public records
By: Terrence T. McDonald - January 9, 2023
After taking an 82-year-old woman to court for filing too many records requests, Irvington is again trying to limit transparency.
Lawmakers’ push to shield their home addresses is misguided
By: Terrence T. McDonald - December 19, 2022
Lawmakers are on a mission to make it harder for us to find out about their financial assets.
What does it take to get New Jersey voters to vote?
By: Terrence T. McDonald - December 10, 2022
Just 41% of registered voters cast ballots in this year's November elections, one of the lowest midterm turnouts in a century.
N.J. bear hunt begins after judges rule against animal rights groups
By: Terrence T. McDonald - December 6, 2022
The judges said they weren't convinced by arguments the state misused its emergency rule-making powers when it approved the new bear hunt.
As feds crack down, Governor Murphy seeks outside management of troubled veterans homes
By: Terrence T. McDonald - December 1, 2022
Gov. Phil Murphy’s move comes weeks after the release of reports of improper care and abuse at the Menlo Park veterans home.
Gritty, Elmo and Mayor McCheese for Congress — why do people throw their votes away on write-ins?
By: Terrence T. McDonald - November 25, 2022
When choosing between two or more candidates for public office, some voters opt for none and write in a personal choice. Why?
Push for fusion voting in New Jersey didn’t end with Rep. Tom Malinowski’s loss
By: Terrence T. McDonald - November 22, 2022
Polls say we are fed up with America's political system — is fusion voting the answer?
2018 ‘blue wave’ Democrats face different challenges four years later
By: Terrence T. McDonald - November 7, 2022
Three Democrats who won election to the House in the 2018 "blue wave" are facing varying obstacles as they seek third terms this year.
New Jersey’s outrageous delay on finalizing anti-bribery law
By: Terrence T. McDonald - October 28, 2022
Gov. Phil Murphy and the state Senate are in a standoff over Murphy's suggested tweaks to a public corruption bill.
Labor union’s lawsuit alleges ‘disparate’ treatment of state workers because of race, gender
By: Terrence T. McDonald - October 26, 2022
Gov. Phil Murphy has refused to address the "disparate treatment" of AFSCME workers and the state's corrections officers, the lawsuit says.