UTAPAO, Thailand – For the daughter of an Elizabeth woman, being an ambassador for peace in a country known for its spicy cuisine, magnificent colorful temples, and lush jungles where deadly cobra snakes are king, was quite an experience recently.
TRENTON – A Newark woman was sentenced yesterday for assisting a former employee of the City of Newark in a conspiracy to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers.
PERTH AMBOY – Representatives from Perth Amboy Public Schools will present a check for over $19,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the Haiti earthquake relief efforts today.
ELIZABETH—Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will host its 26th annual awards night celebration on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at L’Affaire in Mountainside.
TRENTON – Two bills to help laid-off police and firefighters have received Assembly approval.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club invites AAA members and the general public to donate to its pet collection, which will benefit local animal shelters.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services reports that the H1N1 flu virus remains active and that the chance of contracting H1N1 remains a serious health threat.
NEWARK – Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the Vet2Vet program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) into a national program.
RAHWAY — In what seems to be a historical season, the Rahway boys & girls winter track team continues the program’s storied tradition.
EDISON—Middlesex County College has signed an articulation agreement with St. Peter’s College in Jersey City that links the two schools’ Biotechnology programs. Middlesex students who graduate with a grade point average of 2.75 or better in Biotechnology will be guaranteed admission into the St. Peter’s Bachelor of Science Biotechnology program.
ISELIN – Students at Kennedy Park School in Iselin raised $1,100 for the Red Cross Haiti earthquake relief efforts through a “Hearts for Haiti” program. Students designed paper hearts and donated $1 to display them in the school’s main hallway.
There aren’t many easy choices for balancing the state’s budget this year and next. The deficit is real, and the state simply does not bring in enough revenue to meet its obligations. But some of the cuts being made this year and floated for next year deserve a closer look.
CLARK – Clark Public Schools will evaluate children between the ages of three and 21 to determine if they need special education services through the Project Child Find program.