Peddie and his family continued to
support the school into the 20th century. After achieving success in business, Peddie entered politics. A Republican, he was elected to the state
Assembly in 1864, became mayor of
Newark in 1866, and served a single
term in the U.S. House of Representatives starting in 1877.
As a philanthropist, Peddie also
threw his support behind the First
Baptist Church of Newark. After his
death in 1889, the church was renamed the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church of Newark.
This year, Peddie School is recognizing its namesake as part of its sesquicentennial celebration. The school
will mark Founders Day in February,
and host a celebratory alumni weekend in May. “Our dreams have grown,”
says Peter Quinn, who was installed as
the school’s 16th headmaster this year.
“But we haven’t stepped away from
that pride in contribution.” ;
HOT and COLD
Sixteen-year-old Jacquie Lee from
Colts Neck sang her way to second
place on NBC’s popular The Voice.
For her show finale, Lee (above,
right) performed the Christina
Aguilera ballad “We Remain” with
Aguilera herself (left).
Atlantic City’s murder rate dropped
to a 30-year low last year, according
to reports. Three murders occurred
in 2013, compared to 18 in 2012.
New Jersey was ranked last for its
lack of e;ort to control tobacco
use among minors by the Campaign
for Tobacco-Free Kids, a coalition of
health organizations, including the
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
at Rutgers University. Despite receiving millions a year in tax revenue
from the tobacco industry, says Dr.
Jill M. Williams, a Rutgers professor,
the state spends nothing to support
smoking prevention and treatment
programs for children.
Several o;cials from the Port Au-
thority of New York and New Jersey
received subpoenas to appear before
a panel investigating the September
2013 lane closures on the Fort Lee side
NO ONE ELSE CAN
of the George Washington Bridge. Two
key o;cials with close ties to Governor
Christie resigned after the story broke. P H O
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