TRENTON – State school aid increased by $850 million over last year’s budget, and Middlesex County school districts will get $92 million more than last year according to figures released this week by the Christie administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of the Public Debt announced Wednesday that as of Jan. 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. The move is expected to save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) marked the second year of its refrigerator and freezer recycling program by hosting a group of fourth and fifth graders from a local YMCA summer program on a tour of a de-manufacturing plant. The facility has processed more than 25,000 old, energy-wasting units since its July 2009 opening.
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ELIZABETH—Dr. Richard Stone, executive director of the Senior Citizens Council of Union County, recently shared his more than three decades of knowledge of senior health and societal issues with an audience at Trinitas Regional Medical Center during a program hosted by the hospital auxiliary.
FLORHAM PARK—With continued high temperatures predicted for our area, AAA reminds motorists that heat can take its toll on vehicles. Extreme heat can push a vehicle past its limits, and once again this year, some drivers may find themselves stranded at the roadside because of it.
SUMMIT – A well-known photographer’s efforts to document the “retirement” of old New York City subway cars will be on display at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit later this month.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Gabriela Moura of Clark has been named to the spring 2011 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring semester of 2011.
SCOTCH PLAINS – This spring, Union Catholic High School hosted the awards ceremony of the annual writing contest sponsored by the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English (NJCTE). Thirteen students from high schools throughout the state were recognized for their entries in three categories—poetry, personal essay, and short story.