PRINCETON — New Jersey State Board of Education President Arcelio Aponte today announced that the board’s Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force has held initial meetings and soon will hold regional public hearings to gather input on how to best address the state’s academic achievement gap.
TRENTON – Assembly committees will consider toughening penalties for failing to report the death or disappearance of a child, allowing New Jersey to implement sports gaming should federal law be changed, promoting shared services and several economic development bills today.
TRENTON – Legislation that would provide veterans who want to further their education with better access to educational information has received final legislative approval.
TRENTON – The General Assembly has approved legislation to allow students with special needs to bring service animals to school.
BRIDGEVILLE – New Jersey ranks 41st worst in the country for the lack of help it offers citizens to quit smoking according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2011” report that cites the five least quit-friendly states in the nation.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a mutually-owned community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, collected more than 1,500 pounds of food through its 2011 Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of local community organizations, Loaves & Fishes Interfaith Food Pantry in Garfield, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside.
TRENTON – Renewed legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to create the Back to Work NJ job creation and economic growth program was approved Monday by the Assembly.
TRENTON –The full Assembly approved a measure on Monday that is intended to help provide towns with a long-term solution to ward off future flooding problems.
TRENTON – The General Assembly approved a measure aimed at easing commuter bus congestion and delays on Monday by a vote of 65-9-4.
TRENTON – Forty people – including six former Motor Vehicle Commission clerks, 21 customers, and 13 brokers and other intermediaries – have been indicted for allegedly participating in criminal rings that illegally sold New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons at five local motor vehicle agencies, authorities announced.