Contact Us
Make My Homepage
Opinion

Opinion - Page 6

Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images
Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images
[

POLL: Is New Jersey’s PARCC test a complete waste of time?

Is it time well spent to give a test to students in grades 3 through 11 twice a year to try and assess their “readiness for college and careers?”

Some might think the answer to that would be a flat “yes!” stating that it’s the best way to gauge a student’s educational progress – and assess their future needs

Read More|Comment

Justin Sullivan Getty Images News
Justin Sullivan Getty Images News
[

VOTE: Do you believe reports of a father and adult daughter moving to NJ to get married?

I guess the Mason Dixon Line has moved north.

According to an article that appears in New York magazine in its “What’s It Like” column, which delves into unusual relationships - (of which I have to wonder whether or not the relationship described is valid) - an 18-year-old girl from the Great Lakes region claims she’s marrying her biological father and moving to New Jersey where adult incest isn’t against the law.

The unnamed teen claims that she’d only seen her father when she was a mere child and never had a

Read More|Comment

Esaw Garner, center, walks to the Staten Island site of husband Eric Garner’s death, with the Rev. Al Sharpton, center right, and mother-in-law Gwen Carr, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Esaw Garner, center, walks to the Staten Island site of husband Eric Garner’s death, with the Rev. Al Sharpton, center right, and mother-in-law Gwen Carr, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
[

VOTE: Does NJ’s proposed chokehold legislation hamstring police?

After the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner at the hands of members of the NYPD, much has been said about the chokehold that prompted his death in the first place.

And in the wake of the man’s death, protests have sprung up calling for – among other things – the elimination of the use of the chokehold by police to apprehend suspected criminals

Read More|Comment

Youtube screenshot
Youtube screenshot
[

VOTE: Is ‘Uptown Funk’ the best song you’ve heard in a while?

Last year about this time, singer Pharrell released his chart topping hit “Happy!”
And there was a reason why it was chart-topping.

It was just that good – and unlike a lot of the dreck being served up by pop artists

Read More|Comment

Youtube screenshot
Youtube screenshot
[

POLL: Hasbrouck Heights pastor asks forgiveness for punching student

Could you forgive a clergyperson who, at one time, may have punched you out for not “seeing the light?”
How badly did you get “beaten” by a nun, priest, brother, or other clergy member for the error of your ways?

“To err is human; to forgive,

Governor Chris Christie (R) at a press conference (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie (R) at a press conference (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
[

POLL: Do you want Chris Christie to be the next president?

As of this writing, the top RNC fundraiser is stepping down from his position and is poised to join a Christie in ’16 campaign.

Or so the pundits say.

I have yet to hear the State of the State, but I’m waiting to see just how the Governo

Read More|Comment

Michael B Jordan as Adonis Creed - Tasos Katopodis Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
Michael B Jordan as Adonis Creed - Tasos Katopodis Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
[

VOTE: Would you want to see another ‘Rocky’ film?

And here I thought Rocky Balboa dies at the end of the last installment of the “Rocky” series.
Doesn’t he “blur” away after he leaves his wife’s graveside?

I thought that was the end of the series – but, oh no, I was wrong

Read More|Comment

Pool/Getty Images
Pool/Getty Images
[

VOTE: Do you view police in a positive or negative light?

It always warms my heart when I ask the question, “when has a police officer ever done you a solid?” – and the phones overflow with positive stories.

And in the wake of another couple of police shootings – this time injuring 2 police

Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
[

VOTE: Should men wear women’s pantyhose to keep warm outside?

In researching this piece, I never realized that it was exactly one year ago today I’d posted this piece on men who work in the frigid cold wearing panty hose to keep warm.

And now that we’ve entered the doldrums of winter with all that it has to offer – why not ask i

Read More|Comment

George Najjar, Sayreville War Memorial High School football coach (Youtube)
George Najjar, Sayreville War Memorial High School football coach (Youtube)
[

POLL: Should Sayreville football coach George Najjar get his job back?

As of last night's Board of Education meeting in Sayreville, School Superintendent Rich Labbe made the announcement that the Sayreville War Memorial football program will return in 2015.

What was not discussed - but will come up - will be the status of former Coach George Najjar - who'd been suspended back in October - when the football sea

Read More|Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.