January 24, 2013 |
The painful $600,000 budget shortfall facing East Greenwich Township is hardly unique. Municipalities across New Jersey are grappling with dwindling support from the state and other dried-up sources of revenue. But the budget crisis in the small Gloucester County town has become distinct for the intensely personal turn it has taken. The spark was set by the controversial layoffs of a part-time police officer and a part-time civilian employee this month that critics said were surreptitiously engineered by the mayor.
January 3, 2013 |
Camden's plan to lay off all its uniformed police officers and replace them with a new, county-run force has received approval from the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, according to Mayor Dana L. Redd's office. The mayor also announced this afternoon that the layoff of more than 250 officers is now set for April 30. "We cannot sit back and allow our children and families to experience another 2012. We have an opportunity to improve public safety by bringing back community policing and adding more law enforcement officers to patrol our neighborhoods and business corridors," she said in a statement.
December 1, 2012 |
Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd submitted a plan Thursday to the state Civil Service Commission to lay off the city's entire police force, paving the way for a controversial Camden County-run department and potentially setting up a legal battle with police unions. The firing would be the second mass layoff in two years of officers in a city that has seen a record 61 homicides so far this year and is perennially ranked among the nation's most dangerous. In January 2011, Redd laid off 168 officers - nearly half the force then - because of a $26 million city budget deficit, but many were later rehired.
November 14, 2012 |
Bucks County officials are trying to avoid raising taxes and laying off workers for the second consecutive year as they work on the 2013 budget. "I intend to make sure the budget doesn't have a tax increase," Commissioners Chairman Rob Loughery said Monday. "I am hopeful that based on actions we took this year, we won't have additional layoffs, but we can't be sure until we get through additional adjustments to the budget. " The county has laid off 24 workers this year, and has cut about 200 other positions through a hiring freeze, retirements, and attrition.
November 8, 2012 |
When the clock hit zero on Tuesday afternoon, the Bishop Eustace girls' soccer team rushed the field as if it had just won the World Series. A 2-1 victory over No. 1 seed Holy Cross in the second round of the Non-Public South A tournament was the second big-time road playoff win in five days for the ninth-seeded Crusaders. They looked sharp, and played with energy, chemistry, and passion - clearly, a team with momentum. But now what? The unavoidable consequence of Sandy for the NJSIAA soccer tournaments was that it set the state finals back to Dec. 1-2, meaning that Bishop Eustace, like many other area teams, is facing almost a two-week layoff before playing its next game.
November 8, 2012 |
When the clock hit zero Tuesday afternoon, the Bishop Eustace girls' soccer team rushed the field as if it had just won the World Series. A 2-1 victory over No. 1 seed Holy Cross in the second round of the Non-Public South A tournament was the second big-time road playoff win in five days for the ninth-seeded Crusaders. They looked sharp, and played with energy, chemistry, and passion - clearly, a team with momentum. But now what? The unavoidable consequence of Sandy for the NJSIAA soccer tournaments was that it set the state finals back to Dec. 1-2, meaning that Bishop Eustace, like many other area teams, is facing almost a two-week layoff before playing its next game.
November 3, 2012
Acme Markets owner Supervalu Inc. on Friday said it would lay off 700 people at its Shaw's and Star Market supermarkets across New England by Nov. 3 in a cost-cutting move coinciding with ongoing efforts to find a buyer for the debt-addled corporation. Hundreds of store-level workers have been laid off over the past two years at the Acme division as well. In recent months, Supervalu has been pursuing buyers interested in pieces or all of the Minnesota-based corporation, which owns grocery chains across the country as well as a wholesale food distribution business.
November 3, 2012 |
A week off from field hockey after playing two games in three days last week might have been just what Central Bucks South needed Friday afternoon. The Titans took control early with a goal off a corner by Mackenzie Harding in the fifth minute and never looked back, beating Wissahickon in the District 1 Class AAA semifinals, 4-1. "It was huge to set the tone," Central Bucks South coach Jeff Harding said. That's exactly what Harding wanted to do after having a little more than hour of practice time with his team this week because of the hurricane.
September 19, 2012 |
THE FLORIDA PANTHERS announced the layoffs of an unknown number of staff members Tuesday, only the third full day of the NHL's lockout. The Panthers are thought to be the NHL's second team to publicly announce layoffs since the league's collective bargaining agreement with its players expired at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and ushered in the league's fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years. The Ottawa Senators already have had layoffs, and full-time employees have been placed on a reduced work week.
August 20, 2012 |
A for-profit company that runs alternative-education schools in the region said it was prepared for students to arrive next month - despite laying off its staff in July. "They are open and ready to go," said Alan E. Casnoff, an attorney who represents Delaware Valley High School. He said the school had agreements in place with suburban districts for its campuses in Reading and Warminster but does not have a signed contract with Philadelphia for the two sites it has operated in the city.