The establishment of a system of universal public schools for all American children was a historic event for the world and the key to our Nation’s development and prosperity. It provided unmatched literacy levels for our citizens and a commitment to excellence as a national goal.
STATE – Voters are fairly evenly split in their reactions to Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released this week. Forty-eight percent are displeased with the governor’s budget, 45 percent are pleased and seven percent are undecided.
NEW BRUNSWICK — More than 20 percent of New Jersey’s population is foreign-born, and health care providers must recognize this multicultural population’s diverse and changing health needs in order to provide the best health care, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh said Tuesday in releasing “The Health of the Newest New Jerseyans: A Resource Guide.”
MOUNTAINSIDE — Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $36.5 million are awaiting about 31,000 New Jerseyans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007. To collect the money, a return for 2007 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 18.
Feb. 21 at 4:26 p.m. – In the vicinity of the Garden State Parkway southbound, Officer Marty Venezio arrested Keansburg resident Jakeem Calhoun, 21, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. He was subsequently released after posting bail.
ELIZABETH – The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs awarded the Distinguished Service Medal to New Jersey veterans during a ceremony at the Jersey Gardens Mall on Tuesday.
UNION – The Kean University Players on Tour will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from March 30 to April 3 at the University Center Little Theatre in Union. Following the on-campus run, the troupe will bring their production to schools in the region, including Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.
CRANFORD – On Sunday, March 13, Craig McManus, author of the books “The Ghosts of Cape May” and “400 Years of the Ghosts of Cape May,” and renowned ghost investigator will speak at the Roy Smith Theater on the College’s Cranford campus, as part of the Union County College Alumni Association Authors Series.
RAHWAY — Arts Guild New Jersey will present the historic radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m.