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Rowan SAT flap blamed on error

Rowan University’s top administrator blamed “human error” Friday after the school was found to have released a misleading comparison between its students and those at Rutgers-Camden.The fact sheet comparison reflected the negative impact of lower SAT scores for disadvantaged students at Rutgers-Camden, but not at Rowan. That gave a 92-point…
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Keeping a flat tax rate hurt Medford

Despite the recent economic turmoil and the township's apparently insatiable demand for amenities, its tax rate stayed flat from 2006 to 2010 and went up only slightly last year. And that is precisely why the community now faces a financial emergency, say leaders of the five-member, all-Republican Town Council and…
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Raise in minimum wage moves ahead

A plan to hike New Jersey's minimum wage by $1.25 to $8.50 an hour is a step closer to approval after the Senate Labor Committee passed it, 3-1, Thursday. The bill, which would peg the wage rate to inflation, passed an Assembly committee last month. Leaders in both Democratically controlled…
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Raise in minimum wage moves ahead

A plan to hike New Jersey's minimum wage by $1.25 to $8.50 an hour is a step closer to approval after the Senate Labor Committee passed it, 3-1, Thursday. The bill, which would peg the wage rate to inflation, passed an Assembly committee last month. Leaders in both Democratically controlled…
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Christie calls law student veteran an 'idiot'

Gov. Christie told William Brown, 34, a former Navy SEAL and second-year Rutgers-Camden law student on Thursday that his school will definitely merge with Rowan University, sparking a yelling match that led the governor to dismiss him as an “idiot.” Brown, a former candidate for state Assembly who served in…
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NJ Dems offer tax-cut plans

The Legislature's Democratic leaders unveiled their counterproposals Tuesday to Christie's plan to cut income taxes 10 percent across the board, an idea he included in his budget proposal in February. Sweeney wants to offer taxpayers the equivalent of a 10 percent property-tax cut: Those who earn $250,000 or less a…
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Christie backs plan to fund anti-bullying law

A bipartisan agreement has been reached to fix the state's anti-bullying law - considered the toughest in the nation - following complaints by school districts that it was financially burdensome. Gov. Christie announced support Tuesday for an amended bill backed by both parties that will be fast-tracked through the Legislature.…
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NJ Transit eyes rapid-bus system

To reduce traffic congestion and ease commutes from South Jersey to Philadelphia, transit planners want a $46 million "bus rapid transit" system on the heavily traveled corridor that includes Routes 55 and 42, and I-676. The proposed NJ Transit system would allow
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Consolidation meetings stalled

The self-appointed Consolidation Commission opened and closed their meeting in short order on Tuesday, March 6th when vice-chairman, Rich James, announced that the pending RFP seeking a consultant to study a possible municipal merger of Merchantville and Cherry Hill had run into a roadblock. Cherry Hill Township wants several legal…
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Little League program in need of support

The Camden County Parks Freeholder Board is proud to support the North Camden Little League and our Parks Department has been hard at work refurbishing the baseball field at Pyne Poynt Park. You can join this effort by sponsoring a child’s registration fee of $20. Checks can be made payable…
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Hazardous waste collection event

Mark your calendar for the next Camden County Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled for March 17th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex, 1 Perina Boulevard, Cherry Hill. List of what to bring. If you have any questions about what or what not to…
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