STATE — Bader Qarmout is hoping for an upset in next week’s Republican U.S. Senate primary election.
TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee rejected Gov. Chris Christie’s nomination of Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris to the state Supreme Court this afternoon.
TRENTON – The Department of Education today released Report Cards for each public school in the state for the 2010-11 school year. Based in part on these results, the Department of Education has already begun interventions in Priority Schools – the lowest-performing five percent of schools in the state over the past three years – with full support to begin in September through the state’s new Regional Achievement Centers.
NEWARK – The leader of the local chapter of the Communication Workers of America expressed shock that a Newark city police escort was used to escort an apparent campaign caravan for Congressional candidate Donald Payne Jr.
TRENTON—With the deadline for filing for school board candidacy quickly approaching, the president of the New Jersey School Boards Association is urging citizens sincerely interested in education to consider running for their local board of education.
STATE – A Superior Court judge ruled last week that New Jersey can suspend cost-of-living-adjustments for its retired public employees.
TRENTON – A home improvement contractor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 by taking money from clients, including a church in North Jersey, and failing to perform the work for which he was paid, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Joined by company representatives, Gov. Chris Christie announced Wednesday afternoon the beginning of a long-term partnership with global internet retail giant Amazon.com starting with the company’s plans to begin construction on two fulfillment distribution center facilities in the state in 2013.
TRENTON – Although the dry conditions that led to wildfires that burned more than 1,000 acres in New Jersey last month have lessened, wildfires remain a pervasive threat to residents living in rural and heavily wooded areas.