John P. Passero, of Glendora, formerly of Bellmawr, Member of Roofers Union Local 30
Military Appreciation Football Game, Friday

NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ TO DIVEST $182M OVER BEN & JERRY'S ISRAELI BOYCOTT

 

 
The state's Division of Investment announced yesterday that the state will dis-invest $162 million from the parent company of Ben & Jerry's, Unilever. The move is in response to the ice cream company's boycott of Israel's settlements in Palestine. This is in accordance with a new law that requires the state's pension funds to dis-invest from boycotting companies. New Jersey's law resembles many other anti-BDS laws nationwide. (NorthJersey)

232f7841-c767-4c7d-94c1-8e10af2e4ad4SIX SCHOOL OUTBREAKS SINCE CLASSES HAVE BEGUN


Since the school year began, COVID-19 outbreaks have spread through six schools, among at least 20 students and staff. There are two schools in Atlantic County, one school in Cumberland County, one school in Morris County, one school in Monmouth County, and one in Union county. (NJ Pen / NJ.com)

TEACHER SHORTAGE LEAVES NEWARK SCHOOLS WAY SHORT


As of Sept. 7, the Newark school district had a gap of 120 teachers, and at least a dozen bilingual teachers. The U.S. Department of Justice recently unveiled a major investigation into the district's program for English language learners. That settlement requires the district to recruit these teachers, and it's now including a $4,000 bonus package for any teacher who gets certified as a bilingual instructor and/or as a second-language teacher. (NJ Spotlight News)

GOV. APPOINTS 23-MEMBER WEALTH DISPARITY TASK FORCE

 
On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the creation of the Wealth Disparity Task Force. Members will be tasked with suggesting policy actions to take on this topic. "Income inequality is one of the preeminent and far-reaching issues in today’s society," the governor said said. "We cannot have a stronger and fairer New Jersey without examining the causes of our wealth gaps and without establishing strategies to combat this long-standing problem." (ROI-NJ)

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