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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rutgers Raises Record Amount of Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Linden High School September 11 Ceremony

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School and Allen High School in Allen, Texas, renewed their long-standing partnership on Tuesday, Sept. 11, through a teleconference marking the anniversary of 9/11.

The featured speaker was John Lara, who was 24-year Navy veteran and a White House chef
on 9/11 and later spent time as a teacher at Allen High School. He spoke from Allen and was
viewed on a large ...

Linden Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing Neighbor

September 21, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for fatally shooting his neighbor late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Shansey Abernathy, 24, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez, Jr. for being responsible for the death of 27-year-old Alphonso Pearson. 

Shortly ...

Linden Businesses Set to Participate in Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Several Linden restaurants and businesses have agreed to join the Rotary Club of Elizabeth in celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community during its annual food-tasting event.

The “Taste of Elizabeth” event will take place on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A ...

Linden Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing Neighbor

September 21, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for fatally shooting his neighbor late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Shansey Abernathy, 24, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez, Jr. for being responsible for the death of 27-year-old Alphonso Pearson. 

Shortly ...

Linden Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing Neighbor

September 21, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for fatally shooting his neighbor late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Shansey Abernathy, 24, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez, Jr. for being responsible for the death of 27-year-old Alphonso Pearson. 

Shortly ...

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Success Without Stress Free Lecture series in NJ

September 18, 2018

SUCCESS WITHOUT STRESS: Free Lecture series in NJ 

Where: Trayes Hall at Rutgers University, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

When: September 28 to 30, 2018, 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. 

Free Admission. All are welcome.

More information and RSVP: www.vedantausa.org

This is to announce a fascinating lecture series on the theme of ancient wisdom and its role in ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

New Linden Homeowner with Record of Community Service Launches Campaign to Modernize Linden's Public Schools

September 24, 2018

New Linden homeowner Kyle B. Holder has officially launched his campaign for Linden's Board of Education. In a letter to Linden City Residents, Holder introduced himself as the product of a family of educators, a new husband, a future father, and young candidate eager to create positive change in his community: 

See the full letter below- 

Dear Neighbor:

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