by Alan Grayson Today is Presidents Day (or, as we used to call it, Lincoln’s Birthday). That makes it a good time to talk about one of the great anomalies in Presidential history: the fact that President Abraham Lincoln, our…
Ask any biologist and they’ll tell you that invasive species stink. In the case of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, they really mean it! Chances are you’ve had the “pleasure” of meeting and smelling this latest invasive insect in your home.
Governor Christopher Christie will present his Budget Address before a Joint Session of the State Senate and General Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This leaves little time to address the Legislature and the Governor to urge their support for full restoration of the Homestead Rebate and Senior Property Tax Freeze programs.
Let’s skip the sad fact that Presidents’ Day is focused on car sales and mattress discounts and get to the painful truth: Too many Americans – even college seniors – don’t know about the individuals who led our nation and shaped our world.
Recently, I was asked by a family member if I had any pictures or information about my sojourn to America. This is something I had given to a granddaughter sometime ago and a niece as well for a school project at those times.
Recently, Governor Chris Christie said that we should be careful about increasing the Homestead Credit because “it is other peoples’ money.” He also went on to note that the average property tax rate increase in 2011 was 1.8% IF the Homestead Credit that the Governor supports is included in calculations (as opposed to 2.4% without).
This state we’re in often gets a bad rap. New Jersey is known more for hairspray and concrete than natural wonders. But, in truth, our state’s diverse terrain – from the Delaware to the Atlantic, from High Point to Cape May – offers an amazing variety of outdoor hiking experiences.
From the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon to the whimsical ingenuity of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the United States is a land of world-class attractions. But it isn’t always easy for foreign travelers to get here. Too often, a cumbersome U.S. visa process has encouraged travelers from countries such as Brazil and China to spend their money at other international destinations.
When Whitney Houston died last week, the world was shocked. One of the world’s best-selling artists from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, Houston turned out such hits as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” ”How Will I Know,” ”The Greatest Love of All” and “I Will Always Love You.”
The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association believes that a positive school climate is essential to creating a safe and secure learning environment for all students. There is no doubt that bullying has no place in our schools. That is why we want to help ensure that NJ adopts the most effective approach to bullying prevention.