TRENTON – An Assembly committee on Thursday cleared legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson, Charles Mainor and Bonnie Watson Coleman that would create a pilot program to weigh the merits of extending the public school day and year in New Jersey.
TRENTON – New Jersey employers added 17,600 jobs to their payrolls in May, the largest monthly gain in more than seven years. New Jersey’s economy has now added jobs in eight out of the last nine months. Over the year, May 2011 – May 2012, total nonfarm employment in New Jersey has increased by 59,800 jobs.
Director Ridley Scott’s grim sci-fi thriller, “Prometheus,” about a circa 2089 voyage to outer space in search of humankind’s roots, sent me hurtling back a few eons to Professor Halberstoddter’s class at Olde Ivy Film Criticism College, lecture #53, May 19, 1967. The good doctor wanted to give us something to contemplate over the summer hiatus.
Any day now the Supreme Court will issue its opinion on the constitutionality of the Accountable Care Act, which even the White House now calls Obamacare.
As the U.S. military heads for the door in Afghanistan, one of its most important tasks is to train Afghan police to take control of the nation’s security. But a billion-dollar Afghan police training contract, now being administered by the Army, has encountered some troubles, according to a new report by the Defense Department’s Inspector General’s office.
PERTH AMBOY — With the official start of summer just over one week away, Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd of the Department of Health and Senior Services and Commissioner Allison Blake of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) spoke to more than 100 fourth grade students at the Raritan Valley YMCA to stress the importance of staying safe while having fun this summer.