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SBA Honors New Jersey Business Owner

Kilkenny House Restaurant and Pub owner Barry O'Donovan, and his wife, Peggy Murray, are pictured with U.S. Rep Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7), as Lance presented a flag flown over the Capitol in recognition of O'Donovan's selection as the Small Business Administration (SBA) 2012 Phoenix Award winner. (Photo: John Mooney)

CRANFORD — Barry O’Donovan, a New Jersey business owner whose restaurant suffered major flood losses in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene last year, will receive the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Phoenix Award for his efforts to rebuild his business while helping his community recover.

House Republicans Vote To Cut Food Stamp Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to cut almost $36 billion from the federal food stamps program in order to preserve the Pentagon budget from an automatic 10 percent cut that’s due to take effect because a supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on how to reduce the nation’s budget deficit last year.

Lawmakers Want To Ensure NJ Students Have Equal Access To College Regardless Of Parents’ Immigration Status

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz and Senate Higher Education Chair Sandra Bolden Cunningham to ensure that New Jersey students born in the United States are provided equal access to college, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, was approved today by a Senate committee.