Friday Briefs From WOBM News
News from Ocean & Monmouth counties and around New Jersey.
WALL (AP) – A homeless Wall man whose videotaped beating was posted on YouTube is out of the hospital after suffering a seizure. David Ivins was at the Belmar Police Department on Wednesday night picking up a bicycle that had been donated to him when he became stricken. Police Chief Thomas Palmisano says officers rushed Ivins to the hospital, where he was stabilized and later released.
TRENTON (AP) — Governor Chris Christie’s administration has reached a four-year contract agreement with public sector unions representing about 5,000 New Jersey state employees. The agreement was made with the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers and the Service Employees International Union.
TRENTON – Efforts to shelter the homeless at the shore are getting millions in end-of-year state and federal grants. Harbor House in Toms River, transitonal housing in Tinton Falls and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission will share in nearly $4million from the state Department Of Community Affairs. The shelter support grants will also help support families and veterans in crisis.
WASHINGTON D.C. – New Jersey education efforts in 2012 get almost $38-million in federal support. The Garden State is one of seven sharing in $200million dollars of Race-To-The-Top money to improve academics in grades K through 12. Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania also get funding.