CLARK — St. John the Apostle School in Clark has been named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Awareness of skin cancer and the need for sun protection may be at an all time high, but many people are unaware of a phenomenon that can accelerate and exacerbate sun damage, making the need for caution outdoors even more urgent. This phenomenon is called photosensitivity.
UNION – Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in Union County on Monday afternoon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate approved a bill to authorize $6.9 billion in disaster relief funding yesterday, by a 62-37 vote. The money is needed to help pay for recovery efforts from the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters around the nation.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Fair featuring MusicFest is underway at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The annual event is a celebration of free outdoor music combined with traditional county fair activities.
Women are notorious for being overly self-critical of themselves and of other women. Men are not immune from this, but women are the clear winners here. Maybe that’s because we compare ourselves to bony movie stars and supermodels and, of course, every other woman we see in the course of our day.
EDISON – The Edison Township School District is the first in the state of New Jersey to implement a full algebra curriculum on iPads. On Monday, Edison High School kicked off a year-long pilot program to integrates technology with learning to enhance students’ classroom experience.
UNION COUNTY – Four Union County schools are among the 305 nationwide that were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education today. Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 in Elizabeth, New Providence High School, St. John the Apostle School in Clark and Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield received the recognition.
TRENTON – Relying on evidence gathered from its contract reviews, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) released a report today that shows how a series of flaws have rendered New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play law essentially meaningless in the effort to prevent local governments from steering contracts to politically favored vendors.
TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State fell in August, down by 7,100 jobs largely due to a labor strike affecting 7,000 Verizon employees. After accounting for the Verizon strikers, who have already returned to work, total employment in New Jersey declined by 100 jobs.