Highland Park

NJ taxpayers got smoked in tobacco bond deal

Behind New Jersey’s Tobacco Bond Bailout, A Hedge Fund’s $100 Million Payday by Cezary Podkul | ProPublica TRENTON, N.J. — When state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff briefed lawmakers on New Jersey’s ailing budget in April, he brought good news. His office had just…

Officials Honor Two Middlesex County Schools For Nutrition, Physical Activity Initiatives

Principal Florence Carter at center with NJDA’s Karen Krawczun, PTA members, BOE members, Freeholder Charles Kenny, Pomptonian representatives and School Superintendent Vincent Caputo. (Photo courtesy of the NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – United States Department of Agriculture and New Jersey Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition officials presented Bartle Elementary School in Highland Park and Campbell Elementary School in Metuchen with Healthier US School Challenge Awards last week, recognizing the schools for promoting good nutrition and physical activity.

Pallone Promotes Affordable Care Act

Rep. Frank Pallone

HIGHLAND PARK — On Monday, Dec. 9, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. co-hosted an ACA enrollment event at the Highland Park Board of Health with Highland Park Councilwoman Susan Welkovits and the Board of Health Chairwoman, Diane Heimlich. Pallone, senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, discussed the benefits and savings possible as a result of the health reform law.