It’s the Boo season again and has been since the last hot dog of summer came off the grill on Labor Day. Since that time, we have been bombarded with jack-o-lanterns, black cats, ghosts, wicked witches and an assortment of ghouls and other characters worthy of Halloween madness. I know that I’m probably in the minority here, but I love Halloween.
Misinformation, fear and hate are turning the school board election into an auction.
PERTH AMBOY – Billy Delgado’s genuine concern for people, specific plans to revitalize the economy and decades of experience showed. Incumbent Mayor Wilda Diaz’s lack of readiness was painfully apparent. Robert McCoy, Miguel Morales, Frank Salado, and Sharon Hubberman seemed content to watch the principle contenders battle for undecided voters.
PERTH AMBOY — School board member Israel Varela has charged Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his state education commissioner with a bigoted attack on local control over the city’s public education system, arguing that the state never overturned a hiring or firing decision except in the predominantly Hispanic community, where a majority of elected representatives voted to fire a neoconservative administrator.
NEWARK – Calling him “a tireless and effective fighter for the African American community and the entire population of the Garden State,” more than two dozen prominent African American religious, community and government leaders today announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Sen. Bob Menendez for re-election.
TRENTON – New Jersey state senators voted to approve a bill to criminalize the manufacture, sale and possession of synthetic marijuana on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation to require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, and in turn require schools to notify parents if a student fails to attend, was approved 39-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
TRENTON — The full Senate today advanced bipartisan legislation protect the privacy of job seekers by preventing employers from seeking passwords to access their Facebook or other social media accounts.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced a project to replace the Route 27 bridge over the Middlesex Greenway, which runs along an abandoned Conrail freight railroad line, in Metuchen Borough.