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  • Budget Cuts Potentially Take Away Opportunities that Our School Offers
    by Tori Cassano and Shannon McNelis
    August 27, 2010

    There are many changes, including the budget and health care, happening in our state. Throughout all the debates and arguments concernin...

  • Don't Cut School Sports
    by Michael Bamundo, Eli Scheinholtz, and Matthew Parmett
    August 27, 2010

    Due to recent economic difficulties many schools are considering cutting sports programs out of their budget. We believe that this is on...

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    by Carly Lussier
    August 27, 2010

    The Health Care Reform Bill was signed into law last month and everyone is talking about it. The spotlight remains on this bill, yet some...

  • Notification to Our Readers
    by Michael Shapiro, Editor, TheAlternativePress.com
    August 27, 2010

    The Alternative Press would like to notify our readers that we have removed a few letters that have come to our attention that may possib...

  • Board Watch- Holding School Boards Accountable
    by Mitch Slater
    August 27, 2010

    My name is Mitch Slater and I am the only non-incumbent running for the Westfield School Board on April 20th. This has been an extraord...

  • How About Really Saving the Children!
    by George Rogers
    August 27, 2010

    As a parent who recently had surgery I thought I was still under the affects of anesthesia when I read that our Superintendent of Berkel...

  • Summit Board of Education's Proposed 5.8% Increase
    by Bob Nowaczyk
    August 27, 2010

    Challenging times call for serious objectivity, solutions and a few aspirin. I don't believe we've seen the first two yet. But the heada...

  • On Millburn's Proposed School Budget
    by Rona Wenik
    August 27, 2010

    As everyone likely knows by now, on Tuesday evening the Board of Education voted to approve the 2010-11 budget for the Millburn Schools....

  • Stop the Witch Hunt in Livingston
    by Suzanne Wainberg
    August 27, 2010

    Why did some board members feel the dire need to spend our taxpayer dollars filing a formal complaint against board member Sheri Goldber...

  • An Open Letter to the Residents of Livingston
    by Arlene Johnson, Rudy Fernandez, Buddy August, Stephen Santola and Gary Schneiderman
    August 27, 2010

    Difficult times often bring out the best from dedicated people. That was certainly true in the past weekends when our township employees...

  • Westfield Candidate Responds to Budget Cuts
    by Mitch Slater
    August 27, 2010

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." The grim reality of Governor Christies' slashing of our towns' education budget f...

  • About Last Night's Westfield Board of Education Meeting
    by Mitch Slater
    August 27, 2010

    I will start by giving Assemblyman Bramnick credit for showing up at the Board of Education meeting last night. Senate Republican leader ...

  • Westfield Candidate Slater Speaks Out about Guidance Issues
    by Mitch Slater
    August 27, 2010

    This past week I officially became the only new candidate running against three long-term Board of Education members in the April 20th el...

  • Candidate Slater Calls for Out of the Box Solutions
    by Mitch Slater
    August 27, 2010

    My name is Mitch Slater and I am the only non-incumbent candidate this year for the Westfield Board of Education. During the last few we...

  • Time to Clear the Air Regarding Business Improvement District in Chatham
    by R. Andrew Copp and Carolyn A. Cherry
    August 27, 2010

    We feel the time has come to clear the air in regards to the Business Improvement District (BID). There are some points that need clarifi...

  • Thank you for Support of Rose City Police History Project
    by Joseph Longo
    August 27, 2010

    It is a pleasure to announce and thank additional donors who have responded to the Rose City Police History Project presently underway t...

  • Westfield Board Candidate Mitch Slater Speaks Out
    by Mitch Slater
    August 27, 2010

    As a parent of two, I have been fortunate to see my children experience many wonderful aspects of a Westfield education. When my son, H...

  • Thanks a Million !
    by Vince Bury
    August 27, 2010

    Thanks a million for March Football Fundamentals Clinic notification. All the best, Vince

  • Recycling Should be Applauded by Everyone
    by Eugene Fox
    August 27, 2010

    As a recycler since the late 70s when recycling, as sponsored by the Summit Resource Recovery Corporation, funded many projects for Summi...

  • Berkeley Heights Tea Party Demonstration - The Time Is NOW!
    by George Rogers
    August 27, 2010

    While many will be pleased to hear of the departure of our town's mayor, we should be troubled by Councilman Bruno's statement, "Instead...

  • Time for Reflection
    by Ray Leibman
    August 27, 2010

    I am still reading about the dissention amongst Livingston Board of Education Members and the negative effect it has had on the town and ...

  • Berkeley Heights Needs to be More User-Friendly for the Small Businessperson
    by Lynn Falanga
    August 27, 2010

    Just wondering---Berkeley Heights talking heads who have at least 19 empty retail spaces on Springfield Avenue alone, including the 17,0...

  • Articles on Livingston Board Of Education
    by Beth Bressman
    August 27, 2010

    As a Livingston resident, I am concerned about what is going on at our Board of Education. There seems to be a real vendetta against She...

  • Controls on Spending for 2010
    by John Bonacci
    August 27, 2010

    The Berkeley Heights Council introduced a new Administrative Code Ordinance at the Feb. 16, 2008 meeting without much explanation or disc...

  • Good Luck to Frank Colder!
    by John Haddad
    August 27, 2010

    This past Sunday, Frank Colder (Governor Livingston High School senior co-captain) became only the 25th wrestler in GL history to qualify...