WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate approved a bill to authorize $6.9 billion in disaster relief funding yesterday, by a 62-37 vote. The money is needed to help pay for recovery efforts from the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters around the nation.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Fair featuring MusicFest is underway at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The annual event is a celebration of free outdoor music combined with traditional county fair activities.
Women are notorious for being overly self-critical of themselves and of other women. Men are not immune from this, but women are the clear winners here. Maybe that’s because we compare ourselves to bony movie stars and supermodels and, of course, every other woman we see in the course of our day.
EDISON – The Edison Township School District is the first in the state of New Jersey to implement a full algebra curriculum on iPads. On Monday, Edison High School kicked off a year-long pilot program to integrates technology with learning to enhance students’ classroom experience.
UNION COUNTY – Four Union County schools are among the 305 nationwide that were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education today. Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 in Elizabeth, New Providence High School, St. John the Apostle School in Clark and Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield received the recognition.
TRENTON – Relying on evidence gathered from its contract reviews, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) released a report today that shows how a series of flaws have rendered New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play law essentially meaningless in the effort to prevent local governments from steering contracts to politically favored vendors.
TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State fell in August, down by 7,100 jobs largely due to a labor strike affecting 7,000 Verizon employees. After accounting for the Verizon strikers, who have already returned to work, total employment in New Jersey declined by 100 jobs.
NEWARK—NJ Transit will add on-board cameras to its entire bus fleet in a move aimed at enhancing the overall safety and security of both customers and operators.
ELIZABETH – School Board President Marie L. Munn’s attorney, Sean M. Pena, Esq, submitted this statement on behalf of his client:
Ms. Munn would like to respond to Ted Sherman’s article titled “Elizabeth school officials’ kids don’t pay full meal costs, records show” dated August 21, 2011 and published in the New Jersey Star Ledger.
STATE – Residents of New Jersey now eligible for individual disaster assistance should know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs.