STATE — While science lessons weren’t on the agenda for too many high school students this summer, a few dozen recently took on a “BOLD” initiative to enhance their biology knowledge.
School funding is a significant issue in New Jersey. The question is: How can lawmakers in Trenton most equitably distribute income tax revenue so that students get the best education for the money.
What comes to mind when you think “New Jersey”? If you live here, you probably think of the Jersey shore, Jersey tomatoes, Jersey blueberries, the Meadowlands, the Pine Barrens, Cape May, High Point or maybe the Delaware Water Gap or even the light bulb!
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NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey voters have become noticeably less positive about President Barack Obama, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.
TRENTON — A former North Jersey insurance agent was sentenced to six years in state prison today for defrauding nine clients out of more than $1.9 million, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo and two men who worked under him in the sheriff’s office were indicted today by a state grand jury on charges they conspired in a jobs-for-cash scheme.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a contract to construct a massive solar energy project that is expected to save $13 million in energy costs over the next 15 years at its regular meeting last night.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation ensuring that sexual assault victims are not responsible for costs of forensic examinations on Thursday. Currently, each county provides forensic examinations by a physician or certified forensic sexual assault nurse examiners.
NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved a plan to raise tolls and fares beginning next month. The fare hikes are smaller than the Port Authority originally proposed.
CARTERET–The borough will be hosting its first Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc., have announced. Dubbed “A Fistful of Sound,” the event will promote and showcase regional amateur musical performers through fun and friendly competition, and present a new entertainment venue to area residents and visitors.
PERTH AMBOY —The city’s third annual Family Day celebration is this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mayor Wilda Diaz announced. The event is free and open to all city residents.
RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway announced this week that the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has designated the hospital a Primary Stroke Center.