A new poll shows Gov. Chris Christie’s approval ratings bouncing back after taking a dip this spring, the Associated Press reports.
The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll released Tuesday shows 54 percent approve of the way Christie is handling his job; 36 percent disapprove.
That’s up from May, when an equal number — 44 percent — approved and disapproved of the way Christie was handling the job.
The Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra and Darby the therapy cat will help the Haddon Township library celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The main events are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, 15 MacArthur Blvd., in Westmont.
Camden County Freeholder Scott McCray is scheduled to read Dr. Seuss stories to children at 11:30 a.m. The celebration also will include face painting, crafts, games and cake.
UPDATED: Glassboro High School’s new Fine and Performing Arts Academy (FPA) invites parents of student musicians, vocalists, artists and dancers in grades 8-11 to an information session at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Glassboro High School Library (550 Joseph Bowe Blvd., Glassboro).
Approved last spring by the state Department of Education as a school of choice program, the academy allows students to enroll from outside their home district without cost to their parents.
Students accepted into the program can take advanced coursework, earn college credits, and use practice and performance space at neighboring Rowan University, an academy partner. Let’s Dance Studio of Glassboro has signed on to expand the academy’s dance offerings in the coming year.
The Third Circuit Court in Philadelphia has agreed to give New Jersey Republicans’ one more chance to argue Olympic track-and-field star Carl Lewis off the November ballot for state Senate.
The entire federal appeals panel will hear an appeal Tuesday. Each side will have 15 minutes to present its case.
A three-judge panel from the court last week put Democrat Lewis back on the Nov. 8 ballot. His opponent in the Eighth Legislative District race is incumbent Republican Sen. Dawn Addiego.
During Hurricane Irene, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture worked with county governments to find shelter to house large livestock for owners who needed to evacuate their farms or found themselves without power or water or access to their farms.
While very few farm owners needed the shelters during the most recent storm, the Department of Agriculture is seeking to ensure there are enough facilities to accommodate large animals in the event of future emergencies or disasters.
Anyone with a facility that could serve as a large animal shelter is asked to fill out a form available for downloading here. When completing the form, please include two contact numbers that would be accessible 24/7 for each facility.
Camden County is accepting registrations for its 12th annual Women’s Health Conference, scheduled for Sept. 24 at Eastern Regional High School on Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees Township.
“It’s an informative and fun-filled day that begins at 8 a.m., with more than 60 interactive workshops on subjects ranging from yoga and zumba dancing to wellness, financial planning, legal issues, how to raise a brighter child and how to juggle career and family,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “Many of these classes fill up quickly, so you would be well advised to register online at www.camdencounty.com.”
Previous years have attracted up to 1,200 women to the free conference, organizers say. Corporate sponsorship underwrites the events, which include a continental breakfast. Free child care will be available on-site.
Haddonfield Memorial High School students will place 2,994 flags — one for each innocent victim of the 9/11 attacks — on their school lawn Friday.
Artist John Giannotti will outline the map of the United States on the lawn, and students will place flags inside, after a morning marked with solemn reflection. About 35 residents including firefighters, elected officials, reporters, will speak to a history class about how 9/11 affected them.
Cherry Hill Mayor Bernie Platt will join township police and fire officials at 8 a.m. Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The township’s ceremony at the fire administration building on Marlkress Road — among many in the area this week — will include the dedication of a 9/11 memorial, which houses a piece of steel from the World Trade Center’s north tower.
Cherry Hill’s event will include an address by Rep. Rob Andrews (D., N.J.), as well as reflections by a local first-responder who aided in rescue and recovery efforts in the days following the attacks.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about the murder of a Camden woman who was beaten to death earlier this summer.
Carmen “Shorty” Perez, 49, was found beaten on the porch of an abandoned home on the 1200 block of Jackson Street in Camden on July 23, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Perez died at Cooper University Hospital on Aug. 1, and an autopsy determined that she was killed by blunt head trauma.
The Citizens Crime Commission is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers. Tipsters can call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Lance Saunders at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Janell Simpson at 856-757-7420. To be eligible to receive the reward, information must be called in to the Crime Commission Tipline 215-546-8477 or 877-345-8477, and the caller will receive a code number from the operator.
The 30-foot statue of the Virgin Mary atop Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden has been secured with scaffolding.
A crew of engineers and hospital workers worked into the early morning hours to secure the statue in preparation for the anticipated hurricane-like conditions set to begin Saturday. Engineers will be on the hospital roof Friday, looking at ways to further secure the 15-ton statue, which cracked and shifted slightly after being shaken in Tuesday's earthquake.
The front entrance to the hospital has re-opened and operations are back to normal, according to hospital officials.