NEWARK – Former Elizabeth Public Schools Equipment Manager Robert Firestone admitted Wednesday that he conspired to defraud the school system through fraudulent business practices for his personal gain, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
LINDEN – Police have arrested a 17-year-old Linden man who allegedly robbed a taxi driver last year following a two-month investigation.
UTICA, N.Y. – After tying an all-time low approval rate of 39 percent in early December, President Barack Obama’s popularity bounced back a bit in the latest poll from Zogby Interactive.
TRENTON – Ten New Jersey schools were recognized today by the New Jersey State Board of Education for achieving prestigious federal “Blue Ribbon” status. New Jersey’s acting Commissioner of Education, Rochelle Hendricks, said the program identifies and shares best school leadership and teaching practices.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Temple University defensive tackle Muhmmad Wilkerson plans to skip his senior year to enter the 2011 NFL draft, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service opened the 2011 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Democrats unanimously selected Edison Councilman Charles Tomaro to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
TRENTON – The New Jersey State Library, local libraries and school libraries from across the state have partnered with the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to encourage readers to “Read Like a Library Champion” by giving them the opportunity to win tickets to IZOD Center events by logging in the books they read at www.njlibrarychampions.org.
Dear EarthTalk: I saw a TV ad for toilet paper with no cardboard core to save paper. I understand that green groups recently struck a deal with Kimberly-Clark to protect eastern U.S. forests from decimation for, among other things, toilet paper.