A bill that would require members of a board of education to undergo criminal history background investigation, for which the unpaid elected officials would pay a tax, has been approved by both houses of the Legislature and is waiting for action by Gov. Chris Christie.
My ancestor, Pedro Francisco, was born on July 9th, 1760 to a wealthy family in the beautiful Azores Islands. Five years later, young Pedro’s life was changed forever when he was kidnapped by pirates and never saw his family again.
When people think of farmland, large swaths of corn or grain likely come to mind. But in the Garden State, farmland means everything from apples to zinnias – and a diverse array of agricultural products that includes delicious cheeses and wines.
Are you struggling paycheck-to-paycheck, unemployed or underemployed, without health insurance or underinsured? Have you lost your home, or is it worth less than the mortgage you owe? Are you one of America’s millions of poor children?
New Jersey’s Green Acres Program celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. This highly successful program is the longest continuously-running, state-supported open space program in the nation – a testament to the foresight of those who established it and to countless New Jersey voters who voted yes for open space preservation in the face of aggressive development, rising property taxes and a rollercoaster economy.
The Edison Township Council is a joke. I was disgusted after watching the meeting in which the Mayor defended herself against these pit bulls.
In Union County Freeholder chairwoman Scanlon’s reorganization speech titled “The Right Priorities” (a copy can be found on the county website) she stated “I am clearly family oriented and for many, our family and children remain a foundation of support”.
Personal preparedness is crucial for you and your family to be able to manage through an emergency, especially at times when you lose power or will be stuck in your home for several days.
The establishment of a system of universal public schools for all American children was a historic event for the world and the key to our Nation’s development and prosperity. It provided unmatched literacy levels for our citizens and a commitment to excellence as a national goal.
The published proposals for legislative re-apportionment continue to promote narrow partisan agendas. For 20 years I’ve been advocating “let the machines do it”. — using simple rules having no objective other than proportional (fair) representation.