There is talk about “merit pay” for teachers, as if this was something other than a fraud. Those who work earn pay as compensation.
STATE – For the first time since 1976, New Jersey voters rejected more than half of the budgets on the ballot in yesterday’s school election.
RAHWAY—The city’s next mayor will have to contend with shrinking revenues and rising debt, as well as a declining credit score, according to former Housing Authority Chair Renee Bridges Thrash, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Freeholder Richard Proctor, who is also the city’s health official.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman and Parks Commissioner Vinny Bellino recently announced an award of $480,000 in funding towards the multi-parks improvement project.
SAYREVILLE—Eighty law enforcement officers have signed up to attend an annual conference aimed at training police officers to handle bias-related crimes, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A former Carteret resident will spent at least 40 years in state prison for his role in the 2006 shooting death of Rahway resident Robert Funderberk.
LINDEN—Want five minutes with the mayor? You’ll get your chance every Thursday night if Derek Armstead is elected as Linden’s next chief executive.
RAHWAY – An elementary school teacher was arrested last week on charges that he sexually assaulted two young girls in Pennsylvania, authorities said.
ELIZABETH – Three suspects in a 2009 Elizabeth homicide are in custody, according to officials in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A member of a street gang has been sentenced to serve up to 9 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for selling a handgun to an undercover police officer, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Two Carteret residents have pleaded guilty, and a third has been sentenced, for taking part in a conspiracy to steal thousands of dollars from bank accounts, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.
JERSEY CITY – To celebrate Earth Day, The Provident Bank will offer eco-friendly grocery bags to the first 100 customers at each of its 80 plus branches on April 22.
UNION COUNTY—With combined courthouse experience of 60 years, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Sheriff Ralph Froehlich are asking voters to extend their tenure for another term.