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Elizabeth HS Marching Band Wins Competition

ELIZABETH – Competing in a field of 42, Elizabeth High School Marching Band won the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Group V State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Union. The marching band’s stellar performance earned them first place with 97.163, the highest score of the day.

Elizabeth Man Sentenced To 6 Months In Prison For Bomb Hoax

NEWARK – A private security guard contracted by NBA Properties, Inc., an affiliate of the National Basketball Association, was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home detention with electronic monitoring for making several hoax bomb threats to a Secaucus NBA Properties office, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Rules Change Lets Home-Schooled Students Play HS Sports

ROBBINSVILLE — Under new policies developed by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association), in conjunction with the state Department of Education, student athletes who are home schooled or who elect to attend one of New Jersey’s approved Choice schools or school districts will now have the opportunity to participate in high school sports.

Menendez Co-Sponsors Bill To Help Unemployed Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to help New Jersey’s veterans get back to work. The “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” combines components in the President’s American Jobs Act and additional initiatives to boost employment opportunities for veterans.

Repatriation Con Games

Lobbyists are storming Capitol Hill, pushing a tax holiday that would give billions of dollars in tax breaks to less than 1 percent of American businesses – and stick the other 99 percent with the bill. But of course, they can’t say that. So tax holiday advocates are using a high-powered version of the email con known as the “Nigerian scam.”