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.”

N.J. bear hunt begins after judges rule against animal rights groups

By: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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.


On ‘disgusting’ report about women’s soccer, Governor Murphy’s silence is troubling

By: - October 7, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy should be transparent about what he knew about the conduct of the now-former coach of his women's soccer team.

Attorney general says ironworkers union official retaliated against Black workers

By: - September 7, 2022

The state's civil rights division is moving forward with charges that an ironworkers union violated N.J.'s law against discrimination.

New Jersey to lower gas tax one cent per gallon in October

By: - August 29, 2022

This will be the second year in a row the gas tax has decreased, after last year's 8.3-cent dip.

Governor Murphy signs group of election bills into law

By: - July 29, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy said the bills will make democracy in New Jersey stronger, more accessible, and more transparent.


Yes, public records access in N.J. is a disaster. No, it’s not all the state’s fault

By: - July 29, 2022

Local governments share much of the blame for why the state Government Records Council operates at a snail's pace.