Christie not doing enough to ease property tax burden on N.J. residents

In response to the governor's budget proposal Tuesday, Democrats, who control the Senate and Assembly, say the governor should forgo the income-tax cut and redirect that revenue to offset New Jerseyans' property taxes, a plan they say is fairer.
Published in New Jersey

SJU volunteers needed

In the spring of 2012, Friends of L'Arche New Jersey's first home will open in Merchantville, NJ. Four adults with disabilities and four assistants will live in the home as a family, placing priority in relationships of mutuality and trust. St. Joe's Alumni are invited to participate in Global Community…
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Cherry Hill neighbors bemoan plan for jumbo Wawa

Neighbors of a proposed mega-Wawa in Cherry Hill say the store will be far from super - and far too close to their homes. A public hearing on the final plan is set to continue before the township Planning Board on March 5. The project does not require a zoning…
Published in Neighbors

A blue oasis in a sea of red and yellow

High property taxes consistently rank as one of NJ voters' biggest concerns. A color coded, interactive map shows property tax changes from 2009-2011 during the first two years of Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure. Data includes the total tax levy, total tax rate, average home value, property tax bill on that…
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Poll: Most in N.J. oppose merger of Rowan and Rutgers-Camden

More than half of New Jersey’s registered voters disapprove of a proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday. According to the poll, 57 percent of 914 adults interviewed by phone between Feb. 9 and 11 oppose the plan. Twenty-two percent support a merger…
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Garden State Company Converts Biomass into 'Green Gasoline'

Primus Green Energy hopes to break ground next year on commercial plant. It may only amount to a drop in the bucket for a nation as thirsty for oil as the United States, but a Hillsborough company is betting it can convert wood pellets and other biomass into a renewable…
Published in New Jersey

Parents encouraged to come to Visitation Day

In celebration of "Take Your Family To School Week", MES is hosting a Parent Visitation Day during the school day on Thursday, February 16th. Come see the great things that happen every day at Merchantville School. The following class periods have been selected for parents to visit: 2nd period from…
Published in Elementary

N.J. Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Legislation that would let gay couples marry in New Jersey was passed Monday by the state Senate but would need to add three supporters to overcome Gov. Chris Christie’s promised veto. The Senate passed the bill, 24-16, adding 10 supporters since the bill failed 14-20 in January 2010. If the…
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New Jersey DOE descends on Camden Tuesday

A team of 28 specialists in various fields, including curriculum and instruction and finance, will be conducting an “in-depth analysis” of the district. In the latest Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) performance review, the district received failing grades in four of the five categories — instruction and program (7 percent);…
Published in Neighbors

Classic Towns photo contest

Love is in the air. So what better way to show your love than the “I Love Classic Towns” Photo Contest? Enter the “I Love Classic Towns” photo contest. Prizes worth up to $1,500 plus the opportunity to be part of a traveling exhibition. This year we’re inviting professional and…
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Camden Catholic wins its ninth straight state title

The wrestlers change with each new season, and the coaches come and go, but the state wrestling championships keep coming for Camden Catholic High School. The Fighting Irish annexed their third straight Non-Public B championship Sunday, and their ninth straight title overall (the others coming in Non-Public A), with a…
Published in High School
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