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How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

OPINION: Illicit Budget Raid of Clean Communities Fund Will Gut Litter Clean Up Programs in NJ

September 18, 2020

In my 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug state budget holes. 

But responsible revenue policy must stay within the legal boundaries of state law. 

Case in point: the recent proposal by the state Department of ...

Candidate Statement: My Journey Back to Camden City Board of Education

September 9, 2020

Greetings Camden City Families,

My name is Clayton Gonzalez and many of you may know me from my involvement in Camden City Schools.

My journey in education began the moment my family migrated to this city in 1992. As a young scholar I was enrolled in traditional district’s public schools, attending Lanning Square Family School for most of my academic career. As a student, I was ...

School-Based Youth Services Program in New Jersey Must be Refunded

September 9, 2020

Dear Editor:

I am proud of the fact that three school-based youth services programs have supported children in the 20th Legislative District – two at Elizabeth High School and one at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle.

These School-Based Youth Services Programs (SBYSP) have provided crucial services to children with complex emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, ...

Free Virtual Coding classes

September 20, 2020

Blissful Coding Club is partnering with the Newark Public Library to bring free virtual coding lessons for students in grades 4 to 12. We had a successful summer 2020 teaching classes with Newark Public Library and are expanding to more regions.

Our Fall 2020 session runs from week of October 5, 2020–November 13, 2020.

Students will be placed in Scratch or Python ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 18, 2020

BEDMINSTER – In this Trump era, the news is numbing. The President’s ethical lapses are met with seething outrage on one side, and dismissive shrugs on the other.  Still, reporters are trying to educate the masses, for those who still read blurbs with more than 280 characters. NJ.com, for example, is now reporting that Trump’s luxury properties have charged U.S. taxpayers ...