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School board elections 2011

Posted by edison1205 on January 22, 2011

Candidates considering running for Edison Board of Education in 2010 have until Tuesday, March 8, 2011, to file their nominating petitions.

Each nominating petition, available from the Board of Education, only has to have 10 valid signatures from voters registered in Edison.  To run, a candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of Edison for 1 year.

Incumbents Gene Maeroff, William Van Pelt and Aimee Szilagyi are coming to the end of their 3 year terms. It is unknown whether any or all of them will be running for re-election.

Potential candidates and voters can obtain more information from the NJ School Boards Association or the Edison Board of Education.


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Ricigliano to give State of the Township address

Posted by edison1205 on January 22, 2011

Edison mayor Antonia Ricigliano will present her “State of the Township Address” on January 25, 2011.

The day’s events start with a cocktail party at 5:30 pm, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. There is a $25 fee to attend.

The speech itself begins at 7pm, and there is no fee to attend the speech.

To register for the reception, visit this link at the Edison Chamber of Commerce.

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Sen. Buono to hold public hearing on school cuts

Posted by edison1205 on January 19, 2011

Senator Barbara Buono, joined by 19th District Assemblymen Peter Barnes and Patrick Diegnan will hold a public hearing in Edison Thursday, Jan. 20, to give students, parents, teachers and residents an opportunity to share how the Governor’s $1 billion cut to public education has impacted their lives and their schools.  The hearing is at Edison High School and runs from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

According to a press release from the Senator, she wants to get a better sense of the impact of Chris Christie’s public school cuts.  She wants to hear “about the impact of these cuts and feel their stories are vital in order to help gain a full appreciation of the consequences these cuts have had on education.”

Buono’s hearing will also touch on the state’s school funding formula, of which she was a key author.  The formula was not fully funded in this budget cycle, and the State Supreme Court has issued an order raising serious questions about whether this was proper.

Buono said that “all members of the public are invited to attend and share their stories for the public record.”

Who: Senator Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Peter Barnes

What: Public hearing, “Coping with the Governor’s Education Cuts”

When: Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6PM – 8:30PM

Where: Edison High School Auditorium
50 Boulevard of the Eagles
Edison, NJ 08817

Contact Info:

Office of Sen. Buono
(732) 205-1372

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