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.
BERGENFIELD – Gov. Chris Christie visited Bergenfield’s Roy Brown Middle School on Wednesday to highlight his efforts to increase accountability in education.
FORT MONMOUTH – After 94 years of service, Fort Monmouth will officially close on Thursday. An inactivation and color casing ceremony was held today.
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.
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.