Appeal Planned After Judge Drops Charge Against Piscataway Teacher

NEW BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office will appeal a Superior Court judge’s dismissal of a case against a Piscataway school teacher who was about to go on trial on a charge of official misconduct for having sexual relations with an 18 year-old female student, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Tuesday.

[OPINION] Why Widening Inequality Is Hobbling Equal Opportunity

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Under a headline “Obama Moves to the Right in a Partisan War of Words,” The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes notes Democratic operatives have been hitting back hard against the President or any other Democratic politician talking about income inequality, preferring that the Democrats talk about equality of opportunity instead.

Hardships persist for long-term unemployed

Kevin Meyer is just one of New Jersey’s 80,000 long-term jobless whose federal benefits were cut off Dec. 28. He’s happy to relocate or change careers, but like many, his job search remains fruitless. Kevin Meyer of Denville, N.J., has…

Polish American beauties sought for parade

LINDEN — St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church is now accepting applications for candidates to represent the city’s General Pulaski Memorial Parade contingent as the 2014 Miss Polonia and Junior Miss Polonia. Candidates will be required to submit a short…