Tuesday, April 30, 2013
'Free China: The Courage to Believe,' an award-winning film about human rights abuses in China to be shown at community center at 6 p.m.
A free screening of the award-winning documentary “Free China: The Courage to Believe” will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Livingston Community Center, the offices of Assemb. John F. McKeon and Assemb. Mila M. Jasey (D-27th District) announced Tuesday. The lawmakers announced the screening, in collaboration with New Tang Dynasty Television, after some District 27 approached the pair about human rights abuses in China, the legislators said in a press release. The film highlights human rights violations in the country “that include the arbitrary detention of dissidents and harvesting of organs from live prisoners of conscience,” the release said. The Livingston Community Center is located at 204 Hillside Ave.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tentative 2013-2014 School Year Budget is Passed in Livingston
The Livingston Board of Education (BOE) unanimously approved a tentative $106 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year Monday night. The spending plan includes curriculum and special education initiatives, staff adjustments, and facility improvements. A presentation on the preview of the budget process can be seen by clicking here The spending includes the dollar figures attached to state aid including operating budgets, debt aid and grants that are paid back, with operating budget funds. The tentative budget of $106,170,578 will now be sent to the county Superintendent’s Office for review. Community forums on the budget in Livingston are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18, and 10 a.m. March 20. A public hearing will be 7:30 p.m. March 21…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McKeon and Jasey want expanded bus service, jitneys to NYC.
The following news release was sent by the office of Assembly members John McKeon and Mila Jasey (both D-Essex/Morris). Assembly members John McKeon and Mila Jasey (both D-Essex/Morris) are working with residents and NJ Transit on solutions to ease the crippling transportation situation for Manhattan-bound commuters in the 27th legislative district. Jasey and McKeon have reached out to NJ Transit officials with a number of suggestions to ease the nightmare commutes to New York City, which residents in South Orange, Maplewood and West Orange, in particular, are facing as a result of the damage caused by Sandy. The lawmakers asked that every effort be made to accommodate the worthwhile suggestions, a number of which came directly from …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Officials from around District 27 attended the grand opening of John McKeon's new offices on Main Street in Madison this month.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Assemblyman John F. McKeon recently called on constituents to consider his offices as their offices, during a four hour open house in which he hosted residents and local officials from across the 27th Legislative District. McKeon moved his Assembly offices to 250 Main Street in Madison earlier this year, following last year's legislative redistricting in which several Morris municipalities were added to the 27th Legislative District that he represents, along with Senator Richard J. Codey and Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey. Jasey attended the open house and grand opening. Joining Jasey were Madison Mayor Robert H. Conley and Borough Council President Jeannie Tsukamoto, Livingston Mayor Stephen Santola and Deputy Mayor Rudy Fernandez, South …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Audience members at a symposium talked about both the financial burden of the law as well as issues around enforcement.
- Mary Mann
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights" created a financial burden on school districts as well as an implementation and enforcement burden that was often poorly executed by school staff — according to attendees at a symposium in Newark today. Assemblyman John F. McKeon fielded those comments and other questions and said he was open to criticisms and feedback regarding the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights after he gave the keynote speech at the day-long anti-bullying symposium at Seton Hall University School of Law this morning. The symposium came just a week after little-known Council of Local Mandates struck down four provisions of the anti-bullying law as an unfunded mandate. McKeon (D-27th District) sponsored both the Anti-Bullying Bill of …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Assemblyman McKeon's keynote will address measures to restore 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.'
Assemblyman John F. McKeon on Tuesday will keynote a day-long anti-bullying symposium at Seton Hall School of Law just a week after a state panel ruled that a new anti-bullying law amounts to an unfunded mandate and is therefore unconstitutional. At the symposium, which begins at 9 a.m. at the law school in Newark, McKeon will address plans to restore the “Anti Bullying Bill of Rights” following a recent ruling by the Council of Local Mandates, which struck down four provisions of the law as an unfunded mandate. "We pledge to work in a bipartisan manner with lawmakers and the Christie administration to find solutions to restore the 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,' a landmark measure to protect our children and youth from harassment and …