State Police Conduct Field Exercise

UNION COUNTY — The New Jersey State Police, the NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, and emergency response and emergency management agencies will be conducting a multi-day, full scale exercise to test first responder deployment and response capabilities in New Jersey’s Urban Area Security Initiative region.

Don’t Destroy Public Schools

As a former teacher, school administrator, and educational researcher, I am concerned that a competitive business model that includes merit pay and teacher evaluations based on standardized tests will not translate into improving public schools.

Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan.

April Is National Autism Awareness Month

TRENTON–April is National Autism Awareness Month and Health and Senior Services Acting Commissioner Mary O’Dowd is urging parents with children under two to speak to their health care provider about autism and be aware of early warning signs and symptoms of the spectrum of autism disorder.