Here are some highlights from our region.
: As Neshaminy School District teachers picketed in front of Pearl S. Buck Elementary School in Middletown on Monday, New Jersey Army National Guard Sergeant. 1st Class Shawna Frey, whose daughter attends the school, stood silently across the street in her military battle dress uniform holding a homemade sign that read, “What if we strike.”
: Pennsylvania legislators introduced bills in 2011 to prohibit teacher strikes. A representative from the PSEA says strikes are a last resort necessary to ensure fair compensation.
: The Vice President and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will visit Central Bucks High School West to discuss college affordability.
: Five jazz bands – including Central Bucks East Jazz Ensemble, Central Bucks South Jazz Ensemble, Central Bucks Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Central Bucks West Jazz Ensembles I and II – performed Wednesday night at Central Bucks West alongside nationally recognized musician Ed Palermo.
: In the woods off Ash Circle in the Warminster Heights section of the township Tuesday afternoon, a fire ripped through a structure that was inhabited by a homeless person, and the cause remains under investigation, authorities report.
: As Centennial school distrct parents recover from the initial sticker shock of the $100 million preliminary budget for the 2012-2013 school year, several officials have given assurances that the final budget adopted in June will be reduced below the century mark. "It's a long process," said school director Michael Hartline. "We just need to get this preliminary budget approved to get the process moving."
: The family-owned eatery has been closed since late August following devastating flood damage in the wake of Hurricane Irene
: educators are teaming up to help the children of a employee who lost her courageous fight to a rare form of breast cancer in late December.
: Lower Moreland cops also report a hit and run and arrows found in a yard.
: Philadelphia man allegedly threatened 83-year-old woman at knifepoint.
Giant operates 17 stores within a 10-mile radius of Newtown, which has to see in the town and township.
: Northampton Township police released a report of weekend activity.
: Bristol Township students will mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a creative project on Friday. Students at , representing the Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Italian, Irish, Sign Language and other cultures will share a piece of their history.