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.”
Gimmicky StayNJ bill favors wealthy taxpayers over struggling seniors
By: Terrence T. McDonald - 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: Terrence T. McDonald - 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: Terrence T. McDonald - 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: Terrence T. McDonald - 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: Terrence T. McDonald - April 15, 2023
The agreement includes "unprecedented gains" for Rutgers faculty members who have been on strike for five days, a union leader said.
N.J. lawmakers do not need more money from campaign donors
By: Terrence T. McDonald - April 3, 2023
The bill's supporters say hiking donation limits will shift some dark money back into the sunlight. Doubtful.
Emails from election law watchdog reveal fixation on LGBTQ community
By: Terrence T. McDonald - March 24, 2023
LGBTQ rights group Garden State Equality wants Jeff Brindle to resign, saying he shows a "visible contempt" for the community.
Transparency claims of campaign finance bill are laughable
By: Terrence T. McDonald - March 17, 2023
Gov. Phil Murphy wants the power to unilaterally remake the state's election law watchdog.
N.J. withdraws threat of appeal in federal challenge of gun law
By: Terrence T. McDonald - March 9, 2023
A group of gun rights advocates claims New Jersey's new law limiting where they can carry their weapons is unconstitutional.
A Democratic mayor wants to run against Sen. Menendez. Will the party let him?
By: Terrence T. McDonald - February 28, 2023
Roselle Park Mayor Joe Signorello faces an uphill battle in his bid to grab the Democratic Party's nod against Sen. Bob Menendez in 2024.
Senator’s party switch is a bald move to cling to power
By: Terrence T. McDonald - February 14, 2023
Democrats are pretending that Sen. Sam Thompson's party switch is an endorsement of their party, not a craven attempt at political survival.
Judicial vacancies are an embarrassment and our elected leaders are to blame
By: Terrence T. McDonald - February 13, 2023
Our elected leaders do not appear to feel the sense of urgency that the judicial vacancy crisis demands.