Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Township officials welcome national chain to Cranbury.
Cranbury Mayor Glenn Johnson took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Petco Distribution Center on Thursday morning. Located on Prospect Plains Road the company describes the center as a state-of-the-art facility helping customers and their four legged friends. "The center will be a significant contributor to local employment and uses state of the art technology to efficiently deliver thousands of products to Pecto stores and shelves," an official with the company said. A press release added "Petco is committed to the Cranbury community and is excited about this opportunity to work with other who share our values and are passionate about animal welfare."
Committee is one path for public employees to get around in-state-residency requirement of New Jersey First Act.
For the past two years, the meeting held monthly in a bare Trenton conference room determined the fates of hundreds of New Jersey public employees, including scores of teachers and school administrators. But the process has nothing to do with disciplinary actions or tenure or anything like that. The meetings of the five-member Employee Residency Review Committee are all about where people can live if they want to hold onto their jobs. Under the New Jersey First Act enacted in 2011, all New Jersey public employees must reside in New Jersey. There are a couple of exceptions, and the law grandfathered those who already lived out of state -- as long as they don't move. But it’s pretty unforgiving otherwise, and it takes some fairly …
Jones is a Language Arts teacher at Kreps Middle School.
A committee consisting of a parent, board of education member, past recipients of the award, and administrators met to select the District’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. Numerous nominations were reviewed based on criteria established by the New Jersey Department of Education. We are honored to announce that Natasha Jones, an eighth grade Language Arts teacher at the Melvin H. Kreps School, was selected. Jones has twelve years in education. She started teaching in the East Windsor Regional School District in September of 2005. Jones has been described as a highly effective and dedicated teacher who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. She has demonstrated leadership in educational activities at Kreps and in the …
Eisenbrey lived in East Brunswick before moving to Cranbury.
Nadja Eisenbrey died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was 66. She resided in East Brunswick for many years before recently moving to Cranbury. She was a former Communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church in South River. Eisenbrey was predeceased by her husband, James, in 1987. Surviving are 3 sons: Mark and his wife Debra of Cranbury, Andrew and his wife Terry of Helmetta and Daniel and his wife Amanda of Monmouth Junction; 2 brothers: Alex and Walter Griatszky, both of Richman, ME; a sister Luba Leonov of St. Petersburg, FL and 6 grandchildren: Crystal, Amanda, Zachary, Savannah, Dustin and Destany. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL…
Meet this month's Elks Students of the Month!
Sponsored by the Elks Organization of East Windsor, Elks Student of the Month recognizes students who are nominated by their teachers for showing improvement in school citizenship or academics or who have done random acts of kindness. Photo caption: Alix E. Arvizu, Hightstown High School Principal; students Vrutant Amin and Mary Sheridan; and Maria MacLean, the Elks Organization Representative. In addition, Cristian Osorio was awarded a Certificate but was unavailable at the time of the photograph.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent, revenues sufficient to avoid further cuts.
Gov. Chris Christie got a double dose of good news last week, as New Jersey's April unemployment rate dipped below 9 percent for the first time in four years and state revenue collections met his Treasury Department's revised targets. Echoing former President Ronald Reagan, an ebullient Christie declared at a town meeting in Sayreville that "the best social program is a job," and declared that his economic and fiscal policies were responsible for New Jersey's economic, employment, and revenue growth. “Revenues are up, jobs are up and unemployment is down," Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) declared. Treasury's announcement that April's revenues came in just ahead of target takes some of the drama out of Monday's Senate Budget…
A compilation of arrests in Hightstown between May 6 and May 14.
The following report is based on information released by Hightstown Borough police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. ---------------------------- On May 6, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. officers took custody of Jose Borrero, 26, of Mercer Street, Hightstown, on warrants issued by Hightstown Borough Municipal Court. The warrant was in the amount of $1,000 and the subject was unable to post bail. He was transported to Mercer County Adult Correction Center in lieu of bail. ---------------------------- On May 8 at 7:42 p.m. at Hightstown Liquors, Stockton Street, officers responded to a shoplifting report regarding a subject stealing an $8 bottle of liquor. Through security surveillance systems, the officers were able to identify the subject and…
Check out what is going on in East Windsor, Hightstown, and Cranbury this week.
The Hightstown Borough Council is meeting on Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hightstown First Aid Building. A public hearing on the 2013 municipal budget and resolution adopting the budget is on Monday’s agenda. For the full agenda, click here. Other municipal meetings this week: The East Windsor Township Committee is meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Municipal Building. The Environmental Commission is meeting on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gourgaud Gallery. The Historic Preservation Commission is meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gourgaud Gallery.
A teacher from each school was selected to represent the district in this year's Governor's Teachers of the Year award.
The Governor’s Teachers of the Year and the East Windsor Regional School District Teacher of the Year were recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on May 6. The Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program was developed in 1985 for the purpose of acknowledging teachers who exhibit outstanding performance. The Governor’s program is different from the school district’s Teacher of the Year. The rationale for this program is based on the premise that teaching excellence is one of the most significant factors impacting student achievement and the quality of public schools. A committee made up of a parent, past recipients, administrators, and a board of education member met and selected six candidates based on the criteria sent from the Governor’…
Check the map and gas prices to see how your morning commute will be from East Windsor, Hightstown, and Cranbury.
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