STATE – Before Gov. Chris Christie delivered his budget message on March 16, most school districts were preparing for a worst-case scenario involving a 15 percent cut in state funding. For most school administrators, that would represent a very welcome scenario indeed.
As Governor Chris Christie sells his budget plan to an anxious over taxed over and over burdened public he often states that he does not want to rely on one-shot gimmicks. We find this position laudable.
SOUTH AMBOY – Mayor John O’Leary will not seek a seventh term as the chief executive of South Amboy. He is the longest-serving mayor in Middlesex County and will have been in office for 24 years when his current term ends.
PITMAN – Freshman Steve Nappe (Edison) has been selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday.
WOODBRIDGE – Up to 162 civilly committed sex offenders that are currently housed at a temporary facility in South Kearny will be moved to Woodbridge, the state Department of Corrections announced last week.
LINCOLN, R.I. – The East Coast is again getting hammered with torrential rains, with flood watches and warning being issued in many regions. So Amica Insurance is offering some tips for protecting yourself, your family and your property in the event of flooding.
This season though, Kyrie Irving’s Celtic team was denied an opportunity to defend their NJSIAA Tournament of Champions crown and state championship after a discovery of illegal out-of-season-practices by the Celtics coach Kevin Boyle.
HIGHLAND PARK – The 2nd Annual Run in the Park to Honor Riki Jacobs is slated for May 23 and organizers are hoping to double the number of participants.
Raising a family is challenging, even under the best circumstances. For those with special needs children, however, the emotional – and financial – stakes are raised dramatically. Medical bills and specialized care often far outweigh normal costs.
RAHWAY – The annual Cub Scout Pack 30/Boy Scout Troop 330 Rahway River clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 17.
STATE—The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey has announced that four scholarships are available to law school students seeking careers as prosecuting attorneys, and to police officers hoping to attend college to advance their careers in law enforcement.
Over the years, countless fad diets—such as the cabbage soup diet, the lemonade cleanse, and the low- carb diet—have promised a path to quick and effortless weight loss. It’s tempting to believe that you can follow a “simple” formula and drop pounds without ever breaking a sweat. But as with many other things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
LINDEN—Line dance classes for all Linden senior citizens, age 50 and older, will run from April 9 through June 25 at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden, Friday mornings from 10-11 a.m.