Daily Archives: October 2, 2010

>11th Congressional District Challenger Douglas Herbert Endorsed by NJEA


(Morristown) – October 1st, 2010 – On Friday, the New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee voted to endorse Douglas Herbert for Congress in New Jersey’s Eleventh Congressional District. Douglas Herbert is the only New Jersey Congressional challenger that they chose to endorse. Doug said, “I am pleased and honored to be endorsed by the NJEA, an organization that has always fought for New Jersey’s students, teachers, and families. If elected, I will be the strongest advocate to make New Jersey’s public education the best in the world. The fact that I am the only challenger endorsed by the NJEA is a testament to the movement we have built in the Eleventh District.”

Barbara Keshishian, the NJEA President, said, “Each of our endorsed candidates has distinguished himself or herself by advocating for great public schools, public school employees, and for the 1.4 million New Jersey schoolchildren our members educate.”

Douglas Herbert who is running against eight-term incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen said, “My opponent has neglected his responsibility to the students of this District by consistently standing againstprograms, which would have helped them. As a father of three, I know that it is vital that we keep our educational system strong. I will not make a political gamble or place personal ambition above our children’s well-being and America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace.”

To read the statement from the NJEA

(973) 342-5775

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>Saturday Morning Cartoons: Betty Boop Halloween Party

>It’s October and Halloween is right around the corner so before I head out to start putting out the jack-o-lanterns, its time for a cartoon.

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 10/2/10: Weekly Address: Solar Power & a Clean Energy Economy

>The President points to a revolutionary new solar plant that will employ 1,000 people and power 140,000 homes. The plant is possible because of the President’s investments in the clean energy economy, which Congressional Republicans want to eliminate.


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>It’s Your Town Newsletter Volumn 2, Issue 21, 9/20/10

>This edition of the It’s Your Town newsletter that covers the Middletown Township Committee meeting of September 20,2010 has just been released.

This newsletter is a large file due to the inclusion of the monthly bill list which is a 3MB file all by itself. It seems to be such a large file because the way that the Township generates them,which makes these types of files it almost unsearchable.

To make it easier links have been included main newsletter to bring you to particular ordinances and resolutions that were voted on and at the end of them there is a link to bring you back to the newsletter. The bill list also has return links in the top right corner of each page.

This newsletter is the closest thing to being at the meeting there is without actually having to be there. The only other thing that would make it closer to being there that reading this newsletter would be if the meetings were televised. In that way you
could see everything word for word.

With the recent article in the Two River Times explaining the costs of televising meetings, there should be no reason that Middletown should not be televising the monthly Committee meetings.

There have been so many reason and excuses as to why Township can’t record and broadcast them it is ridiculous.

Some of the excuses have been:

  • – People will use it to grandstand.
  • – The BOE does not want the TV Production students to stay out so late at night.
  • – It will cost $100K to produce the meetings.
  • – Nobody will watch the meetings.
  • – Only 5-6 people have ever requested that the meetings be broadcast.

The best excuse however was told by Gerry Scharfenberger who said that “There is no public benefit in broadcasting the meetings.”

Well there is nothing like the real thing I always say.
Click >>>> Here >>> to read this edition o the It’s Your Town newsletter.

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