ELIZABETH — Stephanie Silva of Elizabeth, a senior at Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Leadership Academy, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.
Today, college admissions are more competitive than ever. In 2010, freshman enrollment was at an all-time high — 70 percent of the 2.9 million U.S. high school graduates went to college, up from 68.6 percent in 2008 and 62.9 percent in 1999.
What we are witnessing, thanks in large part to zero tolerance policies that were intended to make schools safer by discouraging the use of actual drugs and weapons by students, is the inhumane treatment of young people and the criminalization of childish behavior.
When a plant or animal makes it onto the state’s threatened and endangered species list, it’s sad news with a silver lining. Sad news, because the listing means it’s in danger of extinction in New Jersey.
The Obama administration and Congress insist that burning forests for electricity, a technology called biomass power incineration, is “clean and green” – right up there with solar and wind. But burning trees for power is bad economic policy, ruinous for forests and hazardous to your health.
With Gov. Christie days away from introducing New Jersey’s 2012 budget, state leaders continue to overlook an opportunity to achieve significant savings simply by complying with federal law.
PERTH AMBOY — The City of Perth Amboy is seeking a redeveloper for a prime 100-acre site with rail access and 1,700 linear feet of deep-water frontage on the Arthur Kill, a major navigational channel for the Port of New York and New Jersey.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management encouraged Garden State residents and visitors to sign up for NJ Alert, the state’s mass text and email emergency notification system.
TRENTON – This year, New Jersey taxpayers have the opportunity to donate a portion of their 2010 income tax refund or make a donation to the Community Food Pantry Fund, through a check-off contribution on state income tax forms.