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June 20, 2021

NJ to Giving $600 Million in Federal Funds to Special Education Students with Disabilities

Todd DeFeo / The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey will use $600 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to fund a one-year extension of public education and related services for thousands of students with disabilities. Gloucestercitynews.net files Concurrently, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3434/A-5366, authorizing the temporary one-year extension of education to students with disabilities who “age out” — or exceed the current age of eligibility — during the 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. “The pandemic has been especially hard on students with disabilities who rely on school programs to ensure they have... Read more →


Down The Shore: South Jersey Gas Conducting Paving Remediation Operations

Through June 25th South Jersey Gas and the County of Cape May have informed the Borough of Avalon about required paving remediation work that will be conducted in the Borough through Friday, June 25th. This paving is to be done by a contractor hired by South Jersey Gas to do paving on streets in some neighborhoods where multiple work was being done, including gas main service and the installation of excess pressure valves. There will be no paving operations in Avalon past June 25th due to the volume of traffic in our community. South Jersey Gas’s contractor will return in... Read more →


Down The Shore: Avalon's Independence Day Boat Parade and 4th of July Fireworks!

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 3 starting at 4PM. The parade starts at the Avalon Yacht Club. The theme is Patriotic. Participating boats must arrive no later that 3:45 PM SUNDAY, JULY 4 FIREWORKS AT DUSK Read more →


GUEST OPINION: HERE IS THE TRUTH ABOUT WOLF'S EDUCATION FUNDING

Marc LeBlond | Commonwealth Foundation Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference on the Capitol steps capping off a more than four-month campaign to promote drastically increasing district school funding. But his central claim, that school districts are underfunded and charter schools are the culprit, is the exact opposite of reality. Wolf spoke from a podium prominently emblazoned with a sign proclaiming “Pennsylvania is 45th in education funding.” But Pennsylvania is not 45th in education funding – not even close. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Pennsylvania is 8th in the nation... Read more →


BUCKS COUNTY DETECTIVES CHARGE BRISTOL TOWNSHIP MAN WITH POSSESSING, SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

JUNE 18, 2021 A 21-year-old man was charged Friday with possessing several videos and images of child pornography, which he shared on an instant messaging app. Brendon Vladimir Lauff, of Bristol Township, was charged with the dissemination of photos or films of child sex acts, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility, all third-degree felonies. Lauff was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Kevin P. Wagner who sent him to Bucks County Correctional Facility under $500,000 bail, 10 percent. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 30, 2021. An investigation by Bucks County Detectives began... Read more →