True to his slogan, "Art Works," Rocco Landesman was dedicated to showing art's economic benefits in local communities and to the Gross Domestic Product.
With supermarkets shut down, residents still rely on relief-center groceries three weeks after Sandy.
The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy. There are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.
The purpose of the money raised is to assist hurricane victims beyond the money they receive from insurance and FEMA. VIDEO
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
Lessening the impact of storms has diverted attention from campaign financing, the minimum wage and marijuana possession laws.