SPRINGFIELD – Elementary school children will be able to wear costumes to class on Monday after all. In a decision that received widespread media attention, Superintendent of School Michael Daviano issued a directive banning Halloween costumes in the classrooms earlier this month. The decision was made “to minimize the interruption of instruction.”
NEPTUNE-Less than two months into the New Jersey hurricane recovery efforts more than $200 million in assistance has been approved, announced state and federal officials.
TRENTON – With no jackpot winners in weeks, the Powerball top prize will roll to $203 million for the Saturday, Oct. 29, drawing.
Blood Drive • Oct. 28 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
When did it all get so crazy? I’m talking about people who have to post updates on social networks about the daily ‘events’ of their lives. Now, I don’t mean something like “Good news! Mom’s surgery went well!” I’m talking more like “Out shopping and SNAP! Couldn’t find the shoes I was looking for.
TRENTON – The Joint Budget Oversight Committee today approved a request to issue $1.3 billion in bonds to fund transportation projects across the state as part of Gov. Chris Christie’s 5-year transportation capital plan.
CLARK – You may have noticed “Stop Clark Overdevelopment” signs popping up on lawns in the township recently. They’re the work of a group of Clark residents who are opposed to a proposal to build a 39-unit condominium project on the site of Miele’s Greenhouse on Lake Avenue.
TRENTON – An Israeli citizen living in Brooklyn, N.Y., admitted today to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for payments of $120,000 or more before he was caught conspiring to organize another black market sale, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — The Sierra Club has announced its endorsements for New Jersey State Legislature candidates running in the Nov. 8 election. “We believe the legislators we endorsed for re-election have done more to help protect New Jersey’s air water and…
TRENTON – State officials today offered several tips to the public aimed at keeping zombies and vampires, many of whom are set to roam the streets this weekend, safe and sound. Of course, these creatures, along with many others, will be the thousands of children who will be trick-or-treating this weekend, prompting Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky to encourage motorists and parents to take the necessary steps to have a safe Halloween.