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5 Reasons New Jersey Wants New Valentine’s Day

5 Reasons New Jersey Wants New Valentine’s Day
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Temperatures were in the 80s the past two days, but do you remember the winter of 2013-2014? Snow was all around us, and conditions were frigid for most of the winter, even the heartwarming holiday of Valentine’s Day.

So what are you doing on August 14th?

An Associated Press story on philly.com reports that Assemblyman John McKeon of Essex and Morris Counties is introducing a resolution that would make August 14th “Half St. Valentine’s Day.” One of the reasons is to help local businesses that were hurt by the freezing weather.

 

Students Get Amnesty for Nude Selfies

Students Get Amnesty for Nude Selfies
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Another trend involving cell phone pictures has reached a second New Jersey school, and this one has potentially dangerous implications.

The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional...

2014 NYC Zombie Bar Crawl: Reporting

2014 NYC Zombie Bar Crawl: Reporting
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A relatively new New York tradition, the NYC Zombie Crawl, claims they are mainly concerned with the rejuvenation of the living dead by feasting upon human flesh.

Okay. ...

50 Nominees For NJ Hall of Fame: Cast Your Vote

50 Nominees For NJ Hall of Fame: Cast Your Vote
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many people who were born or have lived in New Jersey have made valuable contributions to society.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame honors those among us who have made such a...

Teacher Appreciation Deals For Our Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Deals For Our Teachers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Some estimates say there are over 3 million teachers in the United States, and they often go beyond their means to pass along knowledge to countless students.

While some...

5 Reasons Common Core State Standards Rob Children of Their Childhoods

5 Reasons Common Core State Standards Rob Children of Their Childhoods
BY BRETT POUSER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“Education reform is destroying childhood as we know it at both home and school,” said Eric Sheninger on his blog at huffingtonpost.com. Sheninger, Principal at New...

New Jersey Blacklisted by National Geographic?

New Jersey Blacklisted by National Geographic?
BY IZZY TEKMEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Of places to be banned by National Geographic, controversial nations like Syria, Iran, Cuba Sudan and North Korea come to mind. But what about the American state of ...

What Really Caused Paterson Cat’s Brutal Abuse?

What Really Caused Paterson Cat’s Brutal Abuse?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In New Jersey, animals were abused by children or parents in 50 of 57 incidents of child abuse. You wonder where the kind of behavior comes from.

A male cat was beaten w...

New Jersey’s College Education Program for Prison Inmates

New Jersey’s College Education Program for Prison Inmates
BY SYDNEY GAYDA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

  The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) is revolutionizing how inmates will integrate back into society after ...

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