Morris Township residents living in the U.S. under temporary protected status shared stories last week about their lives in the U.S., their families, their jobs and their homes with clergy and local leaders during an event at St. Margaret's Church in Morristown. Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green reports that many face the prospect of having to leave their U.S.-born children behind to return to countries they haven't lived in for decades, some of which are among the most dangerous places in the world.
PARTNER OF CONSULTANT WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO TAX EVASION CHARGES RESIGNS FROM PVSC
Kiburi Tucker resigned from his position at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission late last week, days after his business partner Linda Jumah plead guilty in federal court to tax evasion. Mark J. Bonamo of TAP Into Newark reports that Tucker, who was the commission's senior external relations representative, is a longtime friend of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. His company with Jumah, Elite Strategies, is a political fundraising and consulting company.
FROM WOOL TO WHISKEY: AN ENCORE CAREER
At an age when many people are content to take leisurely vacations, Virginia Citrano of MyVeronaNJ writes that Verona resident James Ammeen instead has an encore career that has him traveling backroads at a punishing pace. Ammeen, chairman of Conecuh Ridge Distillery, maker of Clyde May’s Whiskey, is looking for just the right spot for craft whiskey brand to build a new distillery and “experience center."
SWASTIKA, RACIST AND SEXIST LANGUAGE ADDED TO 8TH GRADE ONLINE DOCUMENT AT PRINCETON MIDDLE SCHOOL
An eighth-grade class at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton was subjected to racist and sexist language inserted into an online class document over the weekend, Krystal Knapp of Planet Princeton reports. The racially and sexually-charged language, along with a swastika, was placed into a Google spreadsheet that was accessible to all 261 students, who were given access so they could add data from home following science lab experiments. The school's principal sent a letter home to parents about the incident and asked them to be more vigilant in monitoring their children's Internet activities.