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4 Union County Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Honors

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.

NJ Jobs, Unemployment Rate Shrink In August

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.

School Board President Responds To Free Lunch Allegations

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.

Munn Won’t Quit

ELIZABETH — A lawyer representing Board President Marie Lynn Munn has denied rumors that she will resign Thursday from the the Elizabeth Board of Education seat she has held since 2007.

Obama Cut Taxes More Than Bush

If Congress passes the latest set of President Barack Obama’s proposed tax cuts, his total will rise to well more than $1.1 trillion, or nearly two percent of GDP and close to double the size of the tax cuts enacted in President George W. Bush’s first term.