In November, when lawmakers were discussing the defense budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a dire warning: In a letter to Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, he wrote that a threatened deep reduction — about $1 trillion over the next decade — would create “an unacceptable risk in future combat operations.”
TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 – a new quarterly high for the company.
When first the Tuskegee Airmen take to the sky in “Red Tails,” director Anthony Hemingway’s action-filled chronicle inspired by the African-American 332nd Squadron’s service during WWII, you want to be a pilot, too. At least I did. And the six fifteen-year-old boys to my right, who quieted down once the pageantry began, apparently agreed.
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ELIZABETH – Students at Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 are scheduled to speak with Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this morning. Through a partnership with NASA, students will be able to ask questions of a Mission Control Flight Officer through an established Distance Learning Network (DLN). They will also witness the inner workings of the International Space Station’s (ISS) mission control.
PERTH AMBOY— When a crisis affects the community, the Cathedral International Church answers the call with a solution. In response to one of the nation’s hardest economic downturns since the Great Depression, Cathedral International in Perth Amboy will host a career development boot camp for its members and the surrounding communities.
ELIZABETH – Five-year-old Yarelis Bonilla and her seven-year-old sister and donor, Gisselle, underwent bone marrow transplant surgery yesterday at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A Middlesex County grand jury indicted a former New Brunswick police sergeant today on charges of mishandling 81 internal affairs investigations during a five-year period, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
STATE – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin criticized Gov. Chris Christie for making what she termed a “rookie mistake” when he made comments about Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich this weekend.
TRENTON — An audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found the state has significantly overpaid state-funded child care providers and failed to remove ineligible participants from the state’s child care assistance program.