Monthly Archives: November 2010

REPORT: MED SCHOOL MAY WANT TO USE VINELAND AS CAMPUS

A medical school may was to put a campus in Vineland. The Daily Journal reports that The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has put together what the report calls “a tentative plan” that would place a campus of the school there. A memorandum of understanding has been drafted and is awaiting the proper signatures. State Senator Jeff Van Drew told the paper that good progress is being made.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BILLS STATE FOR ARC TUNNEL FUNDS

New Jersey has received a bill from the federal government to pay back the funds from the ARC Tunnel project. The state spent $271 million on the project before Gov. Chris Christie canceled it. The state is on the hook for that money. The bill gives New Jersey 30 days to repay the funds. The state does have the right for review and could dispute some or all of the charges, if it so chooses.

WILDWOOD CATHOLIC HOLDS OPEN HOSUE

An open house is being held today for Wildwood Catholic. Parents and children will have the chance to take a look at one of the schooling options in Cape May County. The open house will be taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. Teachers and administration will be on hand to answer questions. Anyone with a question should call 522-7257. Wildwood Catholic is located at 1500 Central Ave. in North Wildwood.

STATE’S WEBSITE DOWN ON MONDAY

A cooling unit failed, and the state’s website system was down on Monday. Most state websites were unavailable for a time on Monday due to this failure. The different websites were being brought online one by one throughout the day. The system was shut down to avoid serious overheating damage to the server.

STATE MISSES OUT IN $14 MILLION FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

120px-Seal_of_New_Jersey_svgThe blame game is on in Trenton for the state missing out in $14 million in federal funds to help charter schools. A report came out on Monday that the state’s application for the funds was denied. It was he second mistake the state made in education funding, including the failed “race to the top” application. The money for charter schools was available through a competitive process. Republicans and Democrats both blame each other for the failed application.

NEWARK: 167 POLICE OFFICERS TO BE LET GO

No final deal could be done and 167 police officers are losing their job in Newark. The announcement became official on Monday. It is the biggest job decrease in that department in over 30 years. Mayor Cory Booker send an e-mail in a last ditch effort to try and revive talks. The union president there turned down that offer, making the layoffs official. The change is expected to save the city $9.5 million.

NEW DEAL DONE FOR POLICE IN CREST

Wildwood Crest PoliceA new contract has been agreed to between union and borough officials in Wildwood Crest. The Press of Atlantic City reports the deal will run until the end of 2012. The deal ensures the borough will not have to go to binding arbitration. The current agreement ran out at the end of last year . The report says there will be no raises for the next two years.