Some things are just destined to go down in flames. I’m starting to think that the time honored and much cherished summer vacation from school is one of them. As an educator, I don’t like this because I am so use to my life revolving around the traditional school calendar that I don’t think I could adjust to something new at this stage of the game. But, the writing’s on the wall.
TRENTON – Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) has scheduled a voting session on Monday to attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to New Jersey’s budget.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New Jersey’s two senators and their colleagues from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia introduced a resolution that calls on Americans to come together as a nation for a Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2011.
PLAINFIELD – Nearly a dozen reputed members of the MS13 street gang were arrested or charged during a number of raids by law enforcement over the last several days, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. The alleged gang members lived and operated in Plainfield and are charged with a variety of crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder.
TRENTON – Another former Middlesex County sheriff’s investigator was arrested today on charges that he assisted former Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo in collecting a bribe from an individual seeking a position in the sheriff’s office, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forty-two states have higher obesity rates than New Jersey, according to a new report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Jersey’s adult obesity rate is 24.1 percent.
HAMILTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced a number of reforms designed to curtail the improper prescription, distribution, possession and usage of anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) among law enforcement personnel and state and local employees.
ELIZABETH — On Tuesday, a Union County jury convicted a member of the Crips street gang of an assault and robbery that took place in Elizabeth last year, said Union County Assistant Prosecutor Brent A. Bramnick who prosecuted the case.
RAHWAY – The Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Foundation will hold its annual golf classic this September to raise money to aid the hospital.
Dear EarthTalk: What are the major issues with protecting migratory birds that groups like the Nature Conservancy are working on? — Lorinda Bennet, Alnuquerque, NM