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Muhlenberg: Back on Tap for Plainfield’s Planning Board

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Planning Board will hear from Applicant MBH Urban Renewal, LLC, at its April 15 meeting, according to a legal notice published Monday. The property is located at 1252-1336 Randolph Road, where Muhlenberg Hospital, which closed in 2008, used to operate. The applicant was scheduled to appear before the board in December, but its attorney submitted a letter that same day indicating the application was being withdrawn, with no reason given.

The applicant was seeking amended preliminary and final site plan approval to renovate the existing three-story Muhlenberg Hospital building, known as Building 23, for use as

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Vermont Technology Alliance announces new board members

The Vermont Technology Alliance, the business association representing Vermont’s tech sector, announces the recent addition of new board members.

New members joining the Vermont Technology Alliance Board of Directors are:

Rod Butler, Director of Software Engineering at Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand and the leading digital marketing and technology provider for the automotive industry. Rod has 15 years of management experience in Engineering and Operations.

Patrick Coughlin, Chief Development Officer for FirstLight Fiber, which provides a complete portfolio of fiber-based communications services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast. Patrick is responsible for leading all aspects of corporate development,

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With ESSER funds, Columbus School Board eyes facility needs, staffing possibilities

COLUMBUS JUNCTION — With more than $755,000 in federal assistance available to the Columbus School District through the second phase of the Elementary & Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Program, the school board met Thursday in a work session to consider several possible uses of the support.

Although no final decisions were made, the board focused on earmarking the funds for several facility needs and educational staffing possibilities.

The facility needs discussion began with district business manager Neil Mills outlining a five-year facilities plan that could use about $434,000 of the ESSER 2 funds.

Included in that plan was a $160,550

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Charlotte school board could increase in-person learning soon

Superintendent Earnest Winston is expected to recommend moving older students to Plan A, joining elementary students with four days of in-person instruction a week.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education will meet Tuesday evening to discuss a recommendation from the superintendent to increase in-person learning for middle and high school students. 

Under the current learning plan, middle and high school students are in the classroom two days a week with remote learning the rest of the week. Superintendent Earnest Winston’s recommendation would make that four days. 

On Monday, K-5 students transitioned to the new four-day model with

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How digital networks and data help promote board diversity and bust the ‘pipeline problem’ myth

Charlotte Guyman.

In the last year, protests against racial inequality and the uneven effects of the coronavirus pandemic have thrust the lack of diversity at the top levels of business into the headlines. Now more than ever, customers, employees and investors are beginning to chastise companies that aren’t making an effort to introduce top-team diversity.

Most recently on Dec. 1 the tech-heavy Nasdaq filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would require companies to disclose their board’s diversity and to have at least two diverse directors. While the proposal remains unresolved, it was the latest high-profile sign

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Parler CEO John Matze says board fired him

Parler was booted off the internet in January.


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John Matze, the CEO and co-founder of social media platform Parler, said in a LinkedIn post Wednesday that he’s been fired by the company’s board. Matze’s termination came just weeks after Parler, which had become a haven for racist and right-wing extremist content, was forced offline for allowing posts about the Capitol Hill insurrection. The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer.

“On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately

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