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Sen. Lesniak suffers minor stroke

August 30th, 2012 — State Sen. Ray Lesniak (District 20) suffered a minor stroke after  playing a round of golf last week.  The 66 year-old legislator experienced balance issues, and other problems while driving home,  according to news reports. As symptoms became more severe, …

Christie gives keynote at GOP convention

August 30th, 2012 — New Jersey enjoyed the spotlight at the Republican National Convention this week as Gov. Chris Christie delivered the keynote speech. Christie began by citing the improbability of his speech. “A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national …

Christie signs college merger bill

August 23rd, 2012 — Against all odds, a restructuring of New Jersey’s universities became a reality this week when Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill merging parts of Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The new plan gives …

Rible hosts business breakfast at CIANJ

August 23rd, 2012 — Assemblyman David Rible, the GOP Conference Leader, and three of his Assembly colleagues from both sides of the aisle listened to the concerns of business leaders during a breakfast at CIANJ headquarters in Paramus this week. More than 45 business …

Building a coalition

August 16th, 2012 — Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Tom Kean called together New Jersey leaders in business, labor and higher education to ask their support in winning voter approval of a $750 million bond sale to build new classrooms, libraries and other …

Christie gives keynote at GOP convention

August 16th, 2012 — Gov. Chris Christie will be in the national spotlight with more than 20 million viewers tuning in to his keynote speech on Aug. 28 at the Republican National Convention, where Mitt Romney will formally receive his party’s nomination to run …

Healy named vice president of Kearny Federal Savings Bank

August 9th, 2012 — Michael R. Healy of Montville has recently been named Vice President/ BSA Officer of Kearny Federal Savings Bank. Healy has been with Kearny Federal since 1994, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President/BSA Officer. Prior to joining Kearny Federal Savings, …

Bond sale on the ballot

August 9th, 2012 — Education was the focus of action in Trenton this week as Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill putting a $750 million bond sale for higher education on the November ballot. If voters approve the referendum, the state’s colleges, research institutions …

Teacher tenure reform

August 9th, 2012 — Months of intense negotiations succeeded in producing a tenure reform bill that education advocacy groups, teachers’ unions, business and elected officials all endorsed. Gov. Chris Christie signed the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey Act (TEACHNJ) …

Ramapo College Honored for Student Engagement, Teaching, College Community and Graduate Success by

August 2nd, 2012 — Ramapo College is now featured on, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education. “Schools designated as “Colleges of Distinction” create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said …

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