Carteret High School To Receive $2.6 Million Grant For After School Programs

CARTERET — Mayor Daniel Reiman was joined by Carteret Board of Education President Dennis Cherepski, High School Principal Lamont Repollet, Alexandra Cross, CEO of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation and Tashilee Vasquez of the Boys and Girls Club of Perth Amboy this week to announce that Carteret has been awarded a $2.67 million pass through grant established by the U.S. Department of Education.

NJ Poverty Rate Increases

EDISON – New Census data released this week show an “alarming” increase in New Jersey’s poverty rate between 2007 and 2009, from 8.6% to 9.4%, according to Anjali Srivastava, co-director for Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute (LSNJ’s PRI).

Clark Police Blotter

Sept. 20 at 9:39 a.m. – At the Essex County Jail, Officer Thomas Sarnecki arrested Newark resident Earl Behlin, 27, for contempt of court. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: What are some good resources out there for learning about investments that help the environment? — Rob Johnson, Sherman Oaks, CA