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There is a warm weather ban for dogs on all beaches and the promenade within The City of Long Branch from May 1st THRU September 30th.
"ANIMAL CONTROL REGULATIONS REQUIRE ALL ANIMALS TO BE LEASHED AND OWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE WASTE.
PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR BEACHES, BOARDWALK AND PROMENADE SAFE AND SANITARY."
Pollution: Dogs do not pollute water by swimming in it and waste issues are easily overcome by providing bags and bins and by policing compliance.
Also in regard to pollution, I live here in Pier Village, and I am on the beach at least once a day, if not three times a day with my dog, 365 days a year. So, I can testify that it is not the animals and there owners that are causing the pollution of our public beaches. It is the people who leave all of their trash, water bottles, clothing, amongst many other things on the beach throughout the year that are causing our beaches pollution, especially in the warmer months. I for one, am a pet owner who cleans the beach of plastics and other trash that is left on the beach by responsible members of our community and/or visitors during my walks with my dog, and I know a lot of other dog owners that do the same.
Safety: Dogs love nothing more than a walk along the beach. Not only is it good for their health, but ours as well. It allows us to work off adrenaline, and enjoy mother nature at her best. The beaches are a place where dogs and dog-owners can come together to socialize. Dogs are a vital component in human well being, and should be allowed to accompany their owners on beach walks throughout the year.
Please sign this petition to show that you support fair usage of our public beaches, and that you consider recreation with dogs to be a mainstream form of recreation which needs to be acknowledged at the state level.
Who should sign to make our petition most effective? Monmouth County Residents (Full time or Part Time), Tourists and those who travel to the Long Branch Beaches regularly. If you are not in the county, please explain your connection to Monmouth County in order for the petition to be as effective as possible in the local government.
Your dog would always stand up for you...it's time for you to stand up for your dog, and a compromise on this issue should to be reached.
The purpose of this petition is to rally support for Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver to run for U.S. Senate.
Sheila Y. Oliver for U.S. Senate 2014.
Administrator, Essex County
N.J. Legislative Apportionment Commission 2010-11; East Orange Board of Education 1994-2000, President 1999-2000, Vice President 1998-99; Essex County Board of Freeholders 1996-99; N.J. Democratic State Committee 1994-96
General Assembly 2004-present, Assembly Speaker 2010-present, Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore 2008-09, Assistant Majority Leader 2006-07.
William Paterson University of New Jersey should provide scholarships for 5 undocumented students who attended U.S. high schools with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who can become legal citizens.
Dunellen, a small town in New Jersey, was incorporated on October 28, 1887.
Nicknamed the "Railroad Town," Dunellen started as a train stop and grew into the square-mile quintessentially American blue-collar town it is today. Sir Thomas Lipton lived here as a teen, boxer Bob Fitzsimmons walked his pet lion downtown, and resident Christian Schepflin brought the sport of lawn bowling back to America.
Currently, Dunellen is home to a world-class table tennis center run by a former U.S. Olympian, an ice hockey rink frequented by Jersey Devils team members, and one of the first dine-in movie theaters in the country. Although it is one of the smallest towns in NJ, it has a respected school system and numerous championship sports programs. Its annual Halloween parade is one of the oldest, continuous parades in the country.
Dunellen is centrally located in Middlesex County on the borders of Union and Somerset counties. It shares a zip code with Green Brook, home of "Jerseylicious" Gatsby Salon. Dunellen is on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line and has several bus lines going to NYC.
How did Dunellen get its name? There are several stories. The most accepted is that it was named after Ellen Betts, a family friend of John Taylor Johnston, owner of the Jersey Central Railroad. It is the only town in the United States with this name.
Dunellen is turning 125 on October 28, 2012.
In recent years, health care policy makers and providers have taken steps to develop initiatives that will advance cultural competence in the medical field.
Evidence that cultural competency improves quality of care and eliminates racial, ethnic, and religious disparities has given health care providers and policy makers the impetus to be more culturally attuned.
Research has shown that a successful provider-patient encounter bolsters patient satisfaction, increases the likelihood that medical instructions will be adhered to, and can be linked to a positive health outcome. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it is important that all workers who come into contact with patients are prepared to encounter myriad perspectives regarding medicine and health.
The provider-patient relationship is of such prognostic importance that several states have either proposed or passed legislation mandating that physicians and medical students take courses that increase their sensitivity towards and make them more responsive to the needs of minority patients. In 2005, New Jersey made this training compulsory for physicians who wish to obtain or renew a medical license.
While these measures have undoubtedly been instrumental in fostering positive attitudes towards patient differences, awareness of the unique issues pertinent to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population is scant. In particular, the transgender population is the most likely to experience mistreatment, harassment, and bias in a health care setting. Even in the progressive state of California, the Transgender Law Center reports that its clients encounter discriminatory conduct. Across the country, transgender people are asked inappropriate and unnecessary questions about their genitals, endure slurs and name calling, and are denied the request to be addressed by their preferred name and gender. Some medical providers will even condemn their transgender patients and openly express disgust and hostility.
According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the largest compilation of data concerning transgender people to date, 28% of respondents reported being verbally harassed in a medical setting, and 2% reported being physically attacked. Half of all respondents found that their doctors are ignorant of basic tenets of transgender health. Finally, 19% of respondents have been denied treatment altogether, even though fourteen states, including New Jersey, have laws in place that prohibit health care discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming patients. High profile cases include that of Robert Eads, a female to male transgender with ovarian cancer who died after he was denied treatment by over twenty doctors, and that of Tyra Hunter, a pre-operative transgender woman who died at the scene of a car accident after emergency medical technicians uttered derogatory slurs in references to her genitalia and withdrew medical care.
The impact of marginalization is so powerful that it has ostracized transgender individuals from the medical community entirely. One fourth of survey respondents reported that they postpone care due to the disrespect that they anticipate from providers.
Additionally, it has come to the recent attention of this petition's author that certain NJ medical facilities are in dire need of culturally competent care that caters to the LGBT community, especially the transgender population. In particular, anecdotal evidence concerning the misconduct demonstrated by workers in the psychiatric department of a New Jersey hospital has elucidated the need for reform as soon as possible. Unacceptable behavior reported includes: refusal to comply with a patient's desire to be addressed by a preferred gender, consistently unsympathetic attitudes towards related requests, the denial of medically necessary and previously prescribed hormonal treatments during inpatient hospital stays, the heavy reliance of the staff on psychotropic drugs to treat gender dysphoria, the fabrication of sexual abuse incidents during a patient's childhood to rationalize gender dysphoria, hostility towards patients who revealed their homosexual or gender nonconforming status, and threats to hospitalize a patient indefinitely because it was believed that their gender non-conforming status was indicative of mental illness. The transgender population is disproportionately represented among suicide statistics.
The 41% suicide rate among transgender people is more than 25 times the rate of the general population, which is 1.6%. Thus, it is imperative that psychiatric facilities be equipped to assist the transgender people that come to them in a state of crisis. The treatment of transgender people in doctor's offices, hospitals, and psychiatric wards is reprehensible. Oftentimes, the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients is not much better.
Mindless Behavior hasn't been in NJ for a very long period of time.
They have a new tour coming up; but they haven't scheduled any time for their NJ fans.
Need Support so please sign petition to approve or look into the case for the return of vetoed Digital Media and Film Tax Credit. The Governor hasn't given any ground on the issue, though the Fort Lee Film Commission has Bergen County Senators Loretta Weinberg and Paul Sarlo in their corner.
The two Democrats pushed to reinstate the tax credit in October of last year so let's all pitch in by passing this Petition to see if we can make this happen for 2012.
Why reinstate the Film Tax Credit in the State of New Jersey?
1. It would create jobs.
2. It would bring television and film productions and visitors to the state and celebrate Fort Lee’s rich film history.
3. It would preserve New Jersey’s motion picture legacy.
The issue has caught the attention of Actor, producer, director, filmmaker and energy/green activist Antonio Saillant, who lives in New York City-[but grew up in Northvale, NJ], could well be called a Renaissance man – a man with many passions and talents.
I am looking to filming in NJ, a movie entitled The Golden Knights, is partly autobiographical and wholly inspirational. A movie about the 1979 Old Tappan football team which tells the tale of how a losing [team] began to [turn that streak around and] sow the first seeds of promise and pride in the school and surrounding towns. The whole turning point of the Golden Knights was then, where my older brother Angel [died in a 1987 car accident, but was the football team's captain] was on the 1979 team. “[After a very long losing streak] they started being successful and then they won states in 1985, and the journey continues.”
Every night, I see myself up late poring over ways to make this happen, reading your letters, and writing notes to people I met. I am doing that for you -- working hard every day to make sure we can finish what we all started together.
I need you to have my back.
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Union City, NJ is the most densely populated city in the United States. We have a very large immigrant population, who use the post office for much more than simply buying stamps.
Our main post office is already overburdened, with long waits for service and no parking. Our many senior citizens and residents without use of a car depend on the branch offices. If the branch offices are closed, it will be a huge disservice to our community.
December 21, 2011 - February 21, 2012 is the post office’s 60 day community input period. In addition to signing this petition, it is very important to complete the survey that the postal service mailed to every residence. The survey is also available at the post office.
Finally, please contact Mayor/State Senator Brian P. Stack and let him know how you stand. Call, write or email:
3715 Palisade Ave.
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 376-1942 (his cell phone)
Mayor Stack is against the closings, and will forward our correspondence to our other elected officials.
Please take action as soon as possible before February 21st. If we don’t speak up, our voices will not be heard.
Union City, NJ, es la ciudad más densamente poblada de los Estados Unidos. Tenemos una población inmigrante muy grande que utiliza la oficina de correos para mucho más que simplemente comprar estampillas.
Nuestra oficina principal de correos ya está sobrecargada, con largas esperas para el servicio y sin estacionamiento. En esta ciudad habitan muchos ciudadanos mayores y residentes que no cuentan con un vehículo para movilizarse y dependen de las sucursales. Si esas sucursales se cierran, se causara un gran perjuicio a nuestra comunidad.
Desde el 21 diciembre 2011 al 21 febrero 2012 el gobierno está evaluando la importancia de las oficinas de correos para la comunidad. . Por favor, estimado conciudadano, además de firmar esta petición, también es muy importante que complete la encuesta que el servicio postal envía por correo a cada residencia. Ese cuestionario también está disponible en la oficina de correos.
Por último, por favor póngase en contacto con el Alcalde y Senador estatal Brian P. Stack y permítale saber su opinión y su posición en este sentido. Llame, escriba o envié un correo electrónico. Estos son los datos:
Oficina del Alcalde
3715 Palisade Avenue.
Union City, NJ 07087.
(201) 376-1942 (su teléfono celular)
El alcalde también está en contra de los cierres, y, a su vez, enviará la correspondencia que usted envíe, a otros funcionarios electos que nos representan ante el gobierno.
Por favor, tome medidas tan pronto como sea posible antes del 21 de febrero. Si no hablamos, nuestras voces no serán escuchadas.
States with right-to-carry laws have lower violent crime rates. On average, right-to-carry states have 22 percent lower total violent crime rates, 30 percent lower murder rates, 46 percent lower robbery rates, and 12 percent lower aggravated assault rates, compared to the rest of the country. The seven states with the lowest violent crime rates are right-to-carry states.
Want to lower crime in New Jersey? Pass concealed carry in the Garden State.
148 New Jersey high school football teams played during the 2010 Thanksgiving Day/holiday period.
These 74 games represent approximately 25% of school districts statewide in 19 counties with tens of thousands attending consisting of student-athletes, cheerleaders, marching band performers, students, alumni, families and local residents who gather together on this national holiday.
Certain teams have established annual rivalries since 1906!
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association,
("NJSIAA"), is strongly considering plans for adoption of legislation to expand its state football tournament playoff schedule to crown a single champion in each of the four public Groups (I, II, III, IV).
These plans would require scheduling additional calendar periods allowing more teams to be bracketed.
To accomplish this near term goal (2013) certain conversations, discussions, schemes and proposals have included the elimination, unilaterally, of any and all existing Thanksgiving Day or holiday football games.
What's the explanation for terminating these games and traditions?
Thanksgiving Day games occupy a strategic calendar period that could be used to schedule state playoff games.
For some Thanksgiving Day games and traditions are "old-school", passe and meaningless. Thanksgiving Day games are an obstacle to those who seek to "modernize" and monetize interscholastic athletics.
But at what cost?
Thanksgiving Day high school football for many schools and communities is a prized cultural asset, providing an identity and a beloved element of the local quality of life.
Traditions should not and can not be trampled, dismantled or legislated into extinction by outsiders who have neither the respect, appreciation or sensitivity for these 148 distinct communities.
Thanksgiving Day high school football should not fall victim to the greed, administrative arrogance and egos of those who need to expand playoff calendar brackets.
11. Save Our Trees!
Construction workers will be tearing down a beautiful landscape and replacing it with a strip mall. We want to vote against that. Famous minds once said:
"Our trees in our forests need protection to ensure that
those cut are replanted and cutting is done wisely."
"Clear cutting of our forests should be illegal, selective harvesting should be employed."
"People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people."
"The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth."
-Frank Lloyd Wright
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
-George Washington Carver
"No shade tree? Blame not the sun, but yourself."
"I think that I shall never see, a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all."
Shading us with its towering form in the summer, blanketing the road with colors and painting the sky yellow, orange, purple, brown and red in the fall, catching snow flakes with it's mighty branches in the winter, and crying along with the sky in the spring. These trees deserve more than just to be aimlessly chopped down.
The Port Authority has bought the land where the 9.11 Tear Drop Monument is located along with smaller Monuments for Bayonne residents who lost their lives in the attacks on The WTC.
Now authorities want to move it and we want it to stay!
OBJECTIVE: The Approval of the New Jersey "Choose Life" License Plate.
IMPORTANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Children First Foundation (CFF), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and support adoption as a positive choice for unwanted pregnancies or newborns, is the official sponsor of the Choose Life License Plate in New Jersey. This nationwide specialty plate helps support women who choose life and adoption.
To date, the "Choose Life" License Plate has been approved in 25 different states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia. Since the year 2000, approximately 500,000 plates have been purchased or renewed nationwide, raising over $11 million dollars throughout the country for hundreds of pro-life agencies that help women who maturely and courageously choose life and adoption for their unwanted pregnancies and newborns.
Unfortunately CFF’s plate has been unconstitutionally blocked by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission since 2003, and CFF has been forced to take legal action through its lawyers with the Alliance Defense Fund. For more history on CFF’s efforts to get the Choose Life plate on the road in New Jersey, go to:
You can help get the New Jersey "Choose Life" License Plate approved by signing this important petition today and by forwarding it to family, friends and colleagues.
If possible, please also help us gather more signatures by "linking" this petition on Facebook, web sites, blogs, etc. There is helpful "linking" information available at the bottom of this petition.
Thank you so much for "Taking a Stand for Life." This is a grassroots effort, and we greatly appreciate your time, support and prayers for the approval of the "Choose Life" License Plate in New Jersey.
54 RINKS in 54 HOURS
Nearly 1.4 million disabled people – 16% of the state population – call New Jersey home. That is double the state poverty rate. It’s also the same number of students enrolled in the state’s 2,500 high schools.
New Jersey also leads the nation with a staggering 1 in 94 children diagnosed with Autism. Additionally, there is a higher incidence of obesity and depression among disabled New Jerseyans, leading to other health issues.
Suprisingly, hockey has proven to be great occupational therapy for the physically and developmentally disabled.
To prove it, a group of disabled athletes will make history, Jan. 29-31, by visiting all 54 rinks in the State of New Jersey in just 54 hours to raise awareness for Disabled Hockey.
This incredible, record-setting journey is entitled EveryBODY Skates New Jersey (ESNJ), and will take place during Hockey Weekend Across America.
The mission of ESNJ is to convince New Jersey ice rinks to allocate just one hour of ice time per week, in season, to Disabled Hockey.
From Pittsgrove and Pennsauken to Woodbridge and West Orange, the state already has several Disabled Hockey programs in existence. These programs are self-sustaining. In fact, they often have an easier time raising funds than traditional programs.
The challenge these programs face is ACCESS TO REGULAR ICE TIME EACH WEEK during hockey season. Ice time at the state’s 54 rinks is at a premium because preference is typically given to house, travel league and high school programs.
Convincing these business owners to set aside ice time for disabled programs, especially ones they know little about, is a challenge; but Disabled Hockey programs can pay their own way. We’re not looking for financial support or sympathy. Our programs just need a chance to grow, a small commitment from the rink on ice time, and little support from the community.
I am presenting to you a petition in the fight to create a museum in the state of New Jersey that is solely dedicated to preserving trace fossils. Trace fossils include anything from dinosaur footprints, insect trails, prehistoric reptile tracks, plant material, occurrences in nature preserved in rocks, etc.
It has been a dream of mine to create a museum dedicated to this cause for a number of reasons. For one, most of the trace fossils found throughout the state of New Jersey are hidden away in private collections and not visible to the public to see or research. Secondly, the State of New Jersey has done very little in the effort to preserve any of the trace fossils found in New Jersey. And third, dinosaur tracks and other trace fossils are very unique to New Jersey and are actually a very rare fossil that is in need of preservation and recognition as a part of New Jersey's historical past. Through this petition I am hoping to gain support enough where we can raise enough money to at least purchase a facility that is open part time to the public as a nonprofit museum for everyone to enjoy, use for research, and educational purposes.
To date, I have one of the largest collections of dinosaur tracks and trace fossils in New Jersey and would like to donate my collection to this museum if it is lifted off the ground. My collection is larger than the State Museum of New Jersey, and to my knowledge any other university or museum in the state. So with your support we can build a museum for all the public to enjoy. To learn more about the museum please go to:
The UBC Quarry in West Paterson, NJ has been a unique fossil locality for scientific research and spectacular fossils from the Passaic formation in the Early Jurassic period of NJ since the 1960's. Many discoveries over the years have yielded a great deal of knowledge to the scientific community in the area of trace fossils (ichnology) during this unique time period.
Large museums and universities have done research projects and collected at the quarry to add to their collections and preserve these fossils. Ironically most of the fossils from this quarry are in private hands and not in a museum for folks to enjoy. The quarry was once an active quarry for many years but now has been sold to a developer to create high end condos that overlook NYC.
The remaining fossils in the quarry will be forever lost if the developers are allowed to demolish the remaining section of the quarry to complete their development. No more fossils from this period will ever be able to be collected again as this is the only place in NJ that has fossils from this time period. Once this section is gone there will be no more science or fossils to be gained. There is one section of the quarry left next to Rifle Camp Park that is of scientific significance that is threatened to be lost forever due to the development of these condos.
Some of the best preserved dinosaur and reptile footprints have been found in this quarry which do not compare to any other locality from New Jersey. Dinosaur tracks and fossil trace fossils have been a very unique, rare, and are an important piece of our fossil history and deserves to be protected. The state of New Jersey has done very little to protect fossil localities compared to other states in the USA and that is why we need your help. Trace fossils are a very important part of the state of New Jersey's history just like Hadrosaurus foulki and deserve to be protected, preserved and enjoyed by future generations. Let's not make this just a memory like other fossil sites in Northern NJ.
Let's make it a preserved site forever. Time is running out and only a few months left till it is gone forever. Thanks.
After more than 200 years of internment on foreign soil and US government indifference, it's time for the American people to bring home 13 heroes from America's first foreign conflict, a fight that goes on to this day for freedom of the seas. In 1801, the United States went to war to stop pirate attacks on its ships in the Mediterranean.
The war went on for three years, when, on Sept. 4, 1804, Master Commandant Richard Somers and 12 others attempted to execute the second-ever commando raid on foreign soil. The raid ended in disaster as Somers' vessel, the first USS Intrepid in the US Navy, exploded, killing all on board. The bodies of Somers and his crew floated ashore the next day and remain buried in an unkempt cemetery and an unmarked common grave to this day in Tripoli.
Starting in 2006, the descendants of the sailors attempted to bring home the remains of these brave men. Our own government continues to thwart these efforts.
This MUST change.
Mayor Cory Booker started the Super Summer 2009 Program this month; however Newark residents don't feel so super about how they have been treated at the city swimming pools. This month 65 Black & Hispanic children were denied access to the Valley Club pool in P.A. because they feared it would "…Change the complexion of the pool...” However in our inner city communities, where the complexions are a wide spectrum of yellows, browns & blacks, our children & adults are once again being denied access to the swimming pools, but this time it is due to city pool employees making up their own rules.
These policies include but are not limited to:
1. Closing the pool before the posted closing time. Today I called the pool at 2:14 PM & was told that the pool was closing at 6PM. The posted closing time was 6:30PM.
2. Blocking patrons & turning them away from even entering the pool area before the posted time of closing. Today I watched as myself & scores of other children & adults were turned away form the JFK swimming pool at 5 PM when the pool was scheduled to close at 6:30 PM. Later at the Boyland Street Center swimming pool on South Orange Avenue, I saw a similar thing happen.
3. Bullying & harassing patrons who voice their concern for the injustice of being subjected to unfair & unethical practices. Today employees verbally assaulted patrons who questioned the logic of the early closings.
4. Not opening on time because staff isn’t showing up on time. Many times we would show up to swim on time, just to find out that all the life guards are not at their stations.
5. Having whole sections of the pool closed off to swimming, even though they have the adequate number of life guards to watch the entire pool. Life guards seem to be more interested in holding conversations or hanging out than working.
6. Closing the dive boards while the pool is open, this sould have a life guard posted at all times that have enough getting paid to do so but not doing their jobs.
7. Not doing scheduled maintenance of the pool i.e. cleaning during slow days or hours as to avoid interrupting the scheduled hours of operation.
8. Not announcing sufficiently ahead of time the scheduled routine maintenance times so as to avoid patrons wasting time, energy & gas to show up to a closed pool.
9. Reducing the hours of operation of the pool from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. There is nothing super about this. The hours of operation should be the same in the summer as it is in the spring/winter hours or longer. Its makes no sense that the hours have been reduced in the summer, that is just plain stupid. This is the time that people need to come to the pool & cool off.
These are only a few complaints about the running of the city’s swimming pools. I am sure the Mayor who I voted for, is unaware that these detestable acts are happening on his watch, so it is our duty as citizens of Newark to bring these matters to his attention.
- America is supposed to be the land of the free - why take away teen freedom?
- 30% of teens are killed in car accidents, the rest are adults
- Adults talk on the phone & text while driving.
Many young adults work late hours, making their curfew earlier can make it difficult for them to find a ride home. Having their parents stay up late to go and get them is unfair. Also, teens who play sports may have to give people a ride home after games if their parents are unable to come get them. Putting a decal on teens cars is just another way a perve can find them and follow them because they know a teen is in the car.
Finally, their are a lot of young teen parents. Only allowing them to have one extra person in their car can cause problems if they have two young children.
This bill is pointless and it's an abuse of power. Young drivers are not the cause of every car accident. They should not be punished for it.
This petition is intended to show the NJ Nets that their fans would generate a massive amount of interest in the three preseason games played at the Prudential Center.
We are particularly targeting the teams CEO Mr. Brett Yormark. Which stated "I'm open and willing to consider any venue for some preseason games, if it's fiscally sound and gives me an opportunity to tap into a new consumer base -- it has nothing to do with us going to Brooklyn,".
Our intention is to bring a new consumer base from New Jersey, that would give our fans a closer perspective of the team that you are building. Thank You.
As the nation and the world finds itself in the midst of an economic downturn and crisis, now is not the time for elected officials to add to the problem by costing taxpayers more money than they already do.
Yet on the agenda during this legislative session will be a pay raise for Members of Congress. The raise is automatic, however they have ignored legislation to prevent the raise from going through.
It is anticipated that the raise will be an increase in pay of 2.8 %. This will increase their average salaries by approximately $4,700 a year bringing most elected officials salaries up to approximately $174,00.
If accepted, the increase may be a relatively small one but it is clear that, given the current state of the economy, members of Congress should be the last individuals in the American workforce to receive any pay raise regardless of how small it may seem to some.
As Congress misappropriates taxpayers dollars, increases debt with pork barrel spending on pet projects and increases our national debt while bailing out free market industries, the very last additional expense that they should place on the American people is one that puts more money in their pockets.
While consumers are cutting back, those who represent them in government should also cut back.
Therefore, regardless of how small the percent of their intended salary increase may be, any raise at this time should not be considered. Accepting any raise for themselves, at this time would be akin to Marie-Antoinette's declaration of “let them eat cake” which she made after being told that her suffering French populace had no bread to eat
If Congress has an ounce of sense and a scintilla of sincerity they will reject the thought of accepting any pay raise or cost of living adjustment for themselves as well as any other federal budget appropriation that would increase their salaries.
Please sign the petition below if you agree.
The current owners of the property commonly known as the Roycebrook East Golf Course in Hillsborough NJ are trying to change the current zoning and land use of the property to close the sale of the property to the Erickson Retirement Communities (a $1B company).
The proposed development consists of 3 "communities" that each include a community building and 4-6 residential buildings. The proposed residential buildings will be 4-5 stories tall. Where possible, they claim the buildings will be 4 stories high in front and 5 stories high in the rear.
Incorporated into the project is a 264 unit apartment building with 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments of affordable housing.
Please keep in mind that the details of this project have changed several times and to date there has been no detail site plan provided.
To make this project happen, the property will need to be added to the Local, County and State Wastewater Management Plan. It will require a DRASTIC ZONING and Land Use Change.
This property has several MAJOR environmental issues and characteristics that are the primary concerns of the community.
The Roycebrook Watershed runs directly under this property that feeds drinking wells nearby and is an environmentally sensitive resource. You can read extensive studies of this natural resource at www.thewatershed.org
The property has several wetland areas within it's borders. Neighboring areas have a history of flooding issues dealing with storm water runoff and a very high water table around this property. Streams that take the water off this property are direct tributaries to the Millstone River.
What will be the true impact of this project on the Roycebrook Watershed, our roads, our traffic, our sewage capacity, our flooding problems, our high water table, our schools, our taxes, our home values and ultimately - our quality of life?
Our organization strongly believes that this project is not a good fit for this environmentally sensitive site!
I am currently struggling with my 15 year old daughter. It s been a long 2 year struggle that always ends up no where. No matter what I do for my daughter, it always turns out to be a dead end.
We are currently residing in NJ and becuase of the law regarding uncontrolable teens, it is very difficult for me to help her and keep her off the streets where she wanders all night and day when she constantly runs away. I know she is not in good hands out there and I also know she is using drugs and she allows herself to participate in unlawfull activities.
I need my daughter to be safe, but the law here in NJ is not letting me get this done. She is only 15, why allow her to do this to herself and her family. I am not able to get her in any programs becuase the programs here in NJ are not mandatory, if the kid wants to leave, they can leave....why?? that is not right. I know of other states where is not the same as it is here.
Inpatient programs are mandatory in NY and not voluntary like here in NJ. We need to enforce this. It is not fair to parents and especially it is not fair to our children.
Please help me get this done....
CHICAGO Oct 9, 2006 (AP)— Here's some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.
March 26, 2006
Governor Corzine has proposed a $30.9 billion state budget that will impose higher taxes and fees on anyone who smokes, drinks alcohol, uses water, drives a car and purchases any merchandise subject to the state sales tax.
Stop NJ Tax Hikes is a statewide coalition of concerned citizens who are fighting to defeat Governor Corzine's budget proposal.
Join the debate and help us defeat these burdensome tax hikes.
Sign the petition today!
The signers of this petition agree: The World Cutltural Society is an important club and should be launched in Kinnelon High School.
We feel that this club would be optimal to cultural understanding in the town of Kinnelon, New Jersey.
Katz wants to sell the Nets to Ratner, who is offering $300 million for the team. Keep the Nets in New Jersey with Kushner. If 75% of the NBA Board of Governors do not approve the move from NJ to Brooklyn, then the team cannot be moved. I whole heartedly object to moving the New Jersey Nets away from their hometown and state to Brooklyn.
I feel as though it is in the best interest of the league to keep the Nets in New Jersey, and therefore the NBA Board of Governors should consider all ramifications of a NJ-Brooklyn move for the Nets. One will clearly see that it is in everyone's best interest that the Nets stay in New Jersey.
I am creating this petition to try and show Jason Kidd that us Nets fans really care and want him to stay, please take only a little time to sign it.
The PTWLL baseball organization is not treating everyone fairly. We would like to change this and make a difference so every child gets a chance to hit a homerun, or catch a fly ball, or just have fun experiencing the great world of baseball. But with the PTWLL your children may never have that wonderful oppurtunity. Please sign this petition. Make the children of Parsippany, New Jersey happy. Thank you for your time.