Want to run for Hoboken school board? File signatures by this…

first_imgHOBOKEN– The filing deadline to be a candidate for the Hoboken Board of Education is Monday, July 30 at 4 p.m.There are three seats for three-year terms up for election on November 6. The existing seats are currently held by Board President Thomas Kluepfel, John Madigan, and Elizabeth Walker.Nominating petitions are available from the Office of the County Clerk Elections Division between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The County Clerk is located at 257 Cornelison Ave, 4th floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302. The contact number is 201-369-3470 extension 2767 or option 6. ×last_img

News story: Christmas contact hours

first_imgThe Insolvency Enquiry Line and Redundancy Payments Helpline will be offering a reduced service from 24 to 31 December inclusive. During this period our opening times will be 9am to – 2.30pm.Our Redundancy Payments Helpline operates from Edinburgh and will be closed on 2 January 2019, as this is a Scottish Bank Holiday.last_img

Revised Florida Stand-Your-Ground law is unconstitutional

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Google On Monday, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that Florida legislators reached beyond their authority by amending the state’s Stand-Your Ground-Law earlier this. The change in the law would give prosecutors authority to disprove a defendant’s self-defense claim in attacking someone during a pre-trial hearing. According to Judge Hirach only the Florida Supreme Court has the authority to effect changes to the law. The law “cannot be legislatively modified” the judge wrote in his ruling.Since its inception under the administration of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2005, the law which gives residents in the state the right to defend themselves by deadly force, usually by the gun, if they believe they are being attacked in or out their home has been controversial.The controversy peaked in 2013 when community watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of North Miami teenager Trayvon Martin. Martin was on his way from a convenience store and walking to his father’s home in a Sanford, Florida, residential community when he was accosted by Zimmerman who assumed he was a criminal. Zimmerman’s defense claimed he shot Martin in self-defense because he felt his life was threatened by the teenager.Most state prosecutors opposed the law seeing it as a means for those accused of murder and other gun-related charges to be acquitted by claiming they were defending their lives by the act of violence.It is believed by the opponents of the law that the ruling by Judge Hirsch’s could be the beginning of other courts in Florida ruling likewise resulting in an appeal for the revised law to be reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court.Since the Travyon Martin shooting, and Zimmerman’s acquittal several attempts have been made by Florida Democratic legislators to repeal or change the law, arguing that it gives people with guns the right to shoot a victim indiscriminately, with a chance to be acquitted. However, Governor Rick Scott has remained adamant in not repealing the law.The Florida Supreme Court previously ruled that defendants in shooting cases who seek immunity from criminal prosecution under the law must offer solid proof they were acting in self-defense.Despite strong opposition from prosecutors and gun-control advocates, the Florida Legislature amended the original law to place the burden on state prosecutors to prove through convincing evidence that a defendant was not acting in self-defense. If prosecutors succeed in disproving the self-defense claim at the pre-trail hearing they would need to do this again at the actual trial.last_img read more

Blow for Arsenal! Celtic defender going nowhere, claims Deila

first_img Virgil van Dijk in action for Celtic Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving the club during the January transfer window, according to manager Ronny Deila.The 23-year-old centre-back has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks and the Gunners have reportedly watched the Holland under-21s centre-back in action on several occasions this season.Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen his defence and wants to buy the former Groningen star, who signed for the Glasgow giants in 2013.But Deila has confirmed Van Dijk will not be leaving the club this month as he wants to make sure his squad is strong enough to retain the Scottish Premiership title.Ahead of the Bhoys trip to Kilmarnock, he said: “Hopefully we’ll have a good January transfer window and we’ll be strong going into the second part of the league.“Our aim is to keep the players here so we have consistency and to get in players who will make the squad better.” 1last_img read more