TRENTON – The Department of Education today released Report Cards for each public school in the state for the 2010-11 school year. Based in part on these results, the Department of Education has already begun interventions in Priority Schools – the lowest-performing five percent of schools in the state over the past three years – with full support to begin in September through the state’s new Regional Achievement Centers.
TRENTON – The president of the Elizabeth School Board has been indicted for allegedly stealing from the Elizabeth School District’s free lunch program by filing false applications for her children, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced. The federally funded program offers free and reduced-price lunches for students who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
TRENTON—With the deadline for filing for school board candidacy quickly approaching, the president of the New Jersey School Boards Association is urging citizens sincerely interested in education to consider running for their local board of education.
NEWARK – NBA fans will have the opportunity to welcome the next generation of stars as tickets for the 2012 NBA Draft go on sale today. The 2012 NBA Draft will again be held at Prudential Center in Newark on June 28. Tickets are priced at $15, $20 and $30 and will be available at ticketmaster.com or the Prudential Center Box Office.
Well, this is a nice surprise. Traditionalists should be happy to know that director Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Men in Black III,” for all its cutting-edge psychedelia, avoids most of the pitfalls that usually plague sequels, especially summer films, with a rather old technique. It’s called writing. Using its power, screenwriter Ethan Cohen saves the world, in a way.
TRENTON – Joined by company representatives, Gov. Chris Christie announced Wednesday afternoon the beginning of a long-term partnership with global internet retail giant Amazon.com starting with the company’s plans to begin construction on two fulfillment distribution center facilities in the state in 2013.
LINDEN — Two Union County men were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on one count of third degree theft, after it was revealed they allegedly stole more than $60,000 from the Linden Knights of Columbus and Columbian Club, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – Although the dry conditions that led to wildfires that burned more than 1,000 acres in New Jersey last month have lessened, wildfires remain a pervasive threat to residents living in rural and heavily wooded areas.