EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Peter Barnes will hold a public hearing in Edison on Thursday, Jan. 20, to give students, parents, teachers and residents an opportunity to share how the governor’s $1 billion cut to public education has impacted their lives and their schools.
PERTH AMBOY — The City of Perth Amboy, in conjunction with the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) and the Perth Amboy Urban Enterprise Zone will hold a small business workshop for first-time entrepreneurs on Jan. 19.
STATE – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot could be worth as much as $96 million.
The Obama Administration has yet to come up with a plan to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which are draining our economy, prevent the continuing mortgage meltdown, get more Americans back to work, or do away with pork-barrel spending and government corruption, to name just a few of the overriding concerns plaguing our nation today.
UTICA, N.Y. – A majority of American voters support repealing the healthcare reform bill passed last year by Congress, but an equal number believe that the Republican effort will fail.
ELIZABETH — A confirmed high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced today to 50 years in state prison, First Assistant Union County Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Education approved 23 new charter school applications today. This marks the largest number of charter schools approved in an application cycle since the Charter School Program Act was signed into law in 1995.
TRENTON — Data released by the Department of Education today shows the majority of charters in urban areas last year outperformed other public schools in their host districts on required standardized testing. However, many of the charter schools still performed below state average.
STATE – A new statewide poll shows that less than half of New Jersey voters approve of President Barack Obama. Sen. Bob Menendez has similar numbers, but had more support than six potential Republican challengers that may face him in the 2012 election.
Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.