Wednesday Morning News RoundupBy Summer Dawn Hortillosa • Sep 12th, 2012 • Category: Blog, News
Unanimous Vote Puts Teacher on JC School Board: Gerald Lyons, who finished in fourth place in April’s school election, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the nine-member Jersey City school board.
9/11 Commemoration on Waterfront is Somber: At Jersey City’s 9/11 commemoration event yesterday on the waterfront, a man held a sign with a straightforward message: “Never Forget.”
Embankment Deal Stalls: A deal to turn the Sixth Street Embankment into a park in the spirit of Manhattan’s High Line has hit a roadblock, with one of the parties involved balking on a settlement proposed to resolve the decadelong dispute.
Culinary Arts Program at HCCC Earns Renewed Accreditation: Two culinary-arts programs at Hudson County Community College received renewal program accreditation and exemplary status.
Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $150K Sold at Exxon Station in JC: A $149,000 Jersey Cash 5 ticket was sold in Jersey City, two weeks after a $1 million Power Ball ticket was sold in the city.
New York Red Bulls Soccer Clinic: Members of the Red Bulls soccer team will be at Newport Green for a free soccer clinic.
Ladies On The Mic Chili Mac Fundraiser: Enjoy vegan chili or macaroni and cheese at Made With Love while helping Ladies on the Mic continue its programming throughout the city.
Crime Blotter: A Jersey City felon plead not guilty after being charged with slamming his SUV into a taxi while on drugs and triggering a fiery crash that claimed two lives in January.
In Statewide News:
North Bergen’s Former DPW Boss Admits Sending Crews to Work Out of Town: Besides pleading guilty to using township workers to perform chores at his home, the former assistant superintendent of the North Bergen Department of Public Works admitted sending crews to work on election campaigns in Jersey City and Bayonne while being paid by the township.
NJ Schools Prepare to Implement New Teacher Evaluations: With teacher’s tenure now tied to the evaluations, the state is setting deadlines for districts to decide on the process and performance models.
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Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a Staff Writer for the Jersey City Independent. She is also a freelance arts and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in the Jersey Journal, the International and other publications; creative writer and theatrical director.
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