- Category: News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Board of Education currently has a vacancy. The term of this appointment will run until April 2012. Any person interested in filling this vacancy should send a resume and letter of interest by Thursday, April 28, 2011 to:
Christopher J. Mullins, CPA
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Highlands Borough Board of Education
360 Navesink Avenue
Highlands, NJ 07732
Any person wishing to become a member of the Board of Education must meet all of the following qualifications:
- ·A citizen of the
United States of America
- ·Able to read and write
- ·A resident of Highlands Borough for at least one (1) year preceding the date of appointment
- ·Registered to vote in the district
- ·Not directly/indirectly interested in a contract with or claim against the Board
- ·Not disqualified pursuant to R.S. 19:4.1
- Category: Monmouth County
Tinton Falls, N.J. – United Teletech Financial (UTF) and its members donated $5,000 to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in support of their efforts to feed those in need. Donations were submitted by members when they took part in UTF’s “Skip A Payment” program, which allowed members to defer a loan payment during the holiday season. That sum was then augmented by a donation from UTF.
“As the community credit union for Monmouth and Ocean Counties, partnering with the FoodBank is just one way to support our mission of helping local people in need,” said Leo R. Ardine, President/CEO of UTF. “We’re very proud that so many of our members were able to take part in the program and help us donate, especially in these trying times.”
The FoodBank of Monmouth and
- Category: News
Little Silver, NJ The Red Bank Regional (RBR) PTO will sponsor a Meet the Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, April 13, in the
Vying for the Little Silver position on the RBR Board of Education are Little Silver residents, Louis D'Alloto, Eugene Koster, Jr. and Seth Rosen. The League of Women Voters will moderate the evening. Candidates will be allowed a specific time for opening and closing statements. Questions will be taken on index card from members of the audience. Each candidate’s answer will be also be timed. Little Silver residents are encouraged to come and ask their questions of the candidates.
RBR’s PTO raises money for the academic enrichment of the school, building beautification and staff appreciation. Each year the RBR PTO gives thousands of dollars in scholarship money to graduating seniors and sponsors programs and special events for the high school such as this Candidates Night.
For more information on RBR visit www.rbrhs.org or follow us on Facebook.
- Category: Monmouth County
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J – Voters are split on the continuing growth of charter schools in New Jersey, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Forty-four percent of all Garden State voters support increasing the number of charter schools in the state, while 42 percent oppose adding more charters. Fourteen percent say they don’t know if they support or oppose an increase. Black voters are stronger supporters: 52 percent favor more charter schools.
A majority of the state’s white voters would prefer to send a child to a public school, but black voters prefer charter schools by a narrow margin. While only 31 percent of whites choose charters, 48 percent of Blacks feel the same. Public schools are favored by whites, 51 percent to 43 percent.
Black voters are also more likely than whites to support school choice vouchers which would allow children to attend private schools using taxpayer funding, 54 percent to 36 percent.
“As education issues continue to make headlines here, voters are mixed on their reactions,” said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers University. “While there are traditional party-line differences, what really stands out is the difference between Black and white voters. African-Americans, while otherwise not otherwise supportive of Gov. Christie, are generally behind his plans for charter schools and vouchers.”
Results are from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll of 773 registered voters conducted among both landline and cell phone households from March 28 to April 4, with a margin of error for the full sample of +/- 3.5 percentage points.
- Category: News
Bringing Help and Healing to World Hunger
“Because, hey, that’s what God wants us to do!”
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Central Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, once again will participate in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine, a voluntary fast for youth to raise money for the world’s hungry. The 30 Hour Famine gives 13-18 year olds a chance to change the world — by going hungry to help hungry kids.
How does the Famine work?
Before the Famine starts, participants sign up and collect sponsors. On Famine Weekend, each participant takes part in a mini-course in global hunger by going 30 hours without food. The event includes youth-oriented activities to help make the Famine event a truly life-changing experience. Activities will commence Saturday, April 9th at 8 AM and conclude at the church Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at 3 PM.
When does the Famine Start?
On Saturday April 9th, 2011, participants will have early breakfast together, so everyone will start out with a good meal! Then, at 9:00 AM, the Famine will begin.
What will participants do during the Famine?
Central Baptist Church has organized two community service projects. The Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad has been kind enough to give a course on first aid basics. In addition, participants will paint, watch movies, and possibly play instruments to ‘jam’ a bit. On Sunday, many participants will perform in the “Ringing Revolution” youth chimes orchestra.
In addition to the activities above, participants will help the Area Association of Community Churches Food Pantry at United Methodist Church of Atlantic Highlands, which currently is in dire need of donations. Famine participants will help collect contributions for needy local families. Don’t be surprised if you hear a knock at the door!
Additional Information about 30 Hour Famine:
About Central Baptist Church Atlantic Highlands: