Writing is central to Jim’s work. It documents achievements and provides information to guide clients and to inform readers. Research, organization, organizing, applying appropriate techniques in a changing world.

South Jersey Solid Waste

South Jersey Solid Waste Atlantic County solid waste facility, Burlington County landfill and recycling plant. Current estimates are that each person in the United States produces about 4.9 pounds of solid waste each day, a figure that has been rising. This is generally what gets hauled away from homes by garbage or recycling trucks; there’s …

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Eminent Domain

A Legacy of Hurt:Eminent Domain at Tocks Island The dam was never built, but Annie Oftedal died alone at home because of it. “Why fight a losing battle?” commented Joseph H. Cook, Jr., chief of the Corps of Engineers real estate division in Philadelphia. “We wish we never heard of the damn thing.” “We uprooted …

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Tocks Island Resistance Publications

Tocks Island Project Resistance Publications The Minisink Bull was a periodic newsletter circulated in the area of Pennsylvania and New Jersey that would have been impacted by the proposed Tocks Island Dam construction. It was published by Joan Transue Matheson, a resident of Dingman’s Ferry, PA, with the assistance of unpaid local writers and supporters. …

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Women of the Delaware

Women of the Delaware Nancy Shukaitis Thoughts on Women’s History Month 2021 By Jim Alexander March was Women’s History Month. On the fourth day of that month, an elderly woman died in a nursing home in Nazareth, PA, her granddaughter at her side. Outside the region, her passing was little noticed. There is nothing unusual …

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Human Interest Writing

Human Interest and Personal Jim enjoys writing and has penned a number of articles throughout his life and career. Some may be found by using the menu drop-downs under “Writing.” This section presents topics of personal interest and experience. Regardless of subject, the same research, planning and organizing skills come into play. It’s all about …

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Spring Lake, NJ Memories

Spring Lake School Class of 1955 Following a reunion of the graduating class of 1955 of the then Spring Lake Public School, a special web section was created.  In an earlier page format, it is continued here. Included is information about H. W. Mountz, the long-time principal, the students of that class, and other information about …

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