In 1777, the Commonwealth of Vermont became the first sovereign state in the world to abolish slavery. On May 26, 2011, Vermont became the first state in the U.S. to commit itself to establishing a truly universal single-payer healthcare plan.
While Americans have been busy getting and spending, the powers-that-be have erected a police/surveillance state around us.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie and the state Republican Party will pick up the tab for three helicopter flights that sparked a storm of criticism.
UTICA, N.Y. – More than a third (37 percent) of homeowners have cut back on spending for things such as food, transportation and home maintenance so that they could make their monthly mortgage payment, according to a new IBOPE Zogby interactive poll.
TRENTON – Legislation that would move New Jersey’s February presidential primary election back to June, to be held with the regular partisan primary elections, was advanced Thursday by a Senate committee.
TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has expanded and extended its free nicotine replacement therapy program
STATE – A Powerball lottery ticket matching all five numbers and the red Powerball for the June 1 drawing was sold in New York. Before taxes, it is worth up to $200 million.
ELIZABETH –Recently, the Washington Post announced the listing of the top high schools in the nation. According to the Post, Elizabeth High School is ranked No. 2 in New Jersey (trailing only Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School in Jersey City) and No. 176 in the nation.
May 24 at 4:20 p.m. – Officers James Guinta and Richard Pannone investigated a burglary at Main Street.