A delicate cleanup and investigation await after a freight train
derailed on a New Jersey bridge, sending four tanker cars partially
into a creek and spewing hazardous gas into the air, sickening
dozens of people.
Most school board elections won’t be held until Nov. 6, but under a new state law that moved the election, residents have to file their nominating petitions by 4 p.m. June 5 at their county clerk’s office.
Gov. Chris Christie has promised to close a loophole in New Jersey’s 2 percent property tax cap law by ending a practice by some municipalities of imposing “user fees” for certain services — and local mayors are not pleased about what they call another shifting of the financial burden from the state to municipalities.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Finding ways to help business and economic development while decreasing regulatory road blocks was a key topic Friday at the Southern New Jersey Development Council’s annual Sound Off for South Jersey event.
WOODLAND TOWNSHIP — When the New Jersey Conservation Foundation
bought 9,400 acres of forest and wetlands in the heart of the
Pinelands in 2003, it was the largest private land acquisition in
New Jersey’s history.
Schools in the state Public School Choice program have begun
recruiting students for the 2012-13 school year. Parents have until
Nov. 1 to notify their hometown school district that they plan to
transfer their child to one of the 70 approved choice districts
It’s hot. Not necessarily record-breaking hot, but that could
change today. And right now, it’s hot enough that weather officials
are advising people to wear loose clothing and stay indoors if
Nycole Lyles-Belton teaches special education
at the Uptown Complex School in Atlantic City, has a doctorate in
education and preaches at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic
City. She also writes and performs rap music and just recorded her
first music video, for her song "4-Eva."
At 86, Raymond Robinson is concerned he and his
wife, Myrtle, might need to use wheelchairs soon;
they are already using walkers. So, he is building a handicapped
accessible ramp to his front porch - by himself - and expects to
finish this week.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A 44-year-old man died Saturday night
after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the back of a Ford
Expedition in the westbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway,
police said Sunday.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May — a steady pace that shows strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment.