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Plainfield Board of Ed, Part 1: Interim Superintendent Bolandi Returns

October 17, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Interim Superintendent Dr. Ronald Bolandi, who has been out due to a medical issue, was at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting and provided an update on district affairs in Plainfield.

"I’m back temporarily.  I’m starting to ease myself back into the school district.  I don’t know if the doctor agrees with it, but I’m ...

Livingston School Board Addresses Rumors Surrounding Superintendent's Resignation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The details surrounding the recent resignation of Christina Steffner, former Livingston Superintendent of Schools, and the search and selection process of a permanent superintendent, became a focal point of Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE).

On July 25, the board voted 3-2 in favor of accepting Steffner’s resignation and approving the ...

Governor Livingston Bids Farewell to Mrs. Rattner

When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, Rattner has overseen the Berkeley Heights School District for the past thirteen years. Prior ...

Roselle Park Police Host “Mallory's Army” to Speak About Bullying 8th Grade Students

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park.

Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter Mallory, who tragically took her own life after being relentlessly bullied. 

A spokesperson ...

15 Livingston Students Inducted into National Honor Society

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fifteen Livingston High School (LHS) students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) in a ceremony marked by the lighting of candles for the service, leadership, character and scholarship that characterizes these LHS students. The ceremony was held in the LHS media center and was attended by parents and school administrators.

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Demographics Show Declining Enrollment in Elementary Schools, Rise in High School; No Adverse Effect from Development

CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district.

Those conclusions were gleaned from the demographic analysis provided by Richard Grip of ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

Meet Spotswood Board Of Education Candidate Dulce Branco-Rivera

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On November 6, Dulce Branco-Rivera is seeking re-election to the Spotswood Board of Education, running against fellow incumbent Mariellen Chasan and Suzanne Krainski for one of the two seats available. Branco-Rivera has served on the Spotswood BOE for the past eight years and has been BOE president for the last three. Her daughter graduated from Spotswood High School in 2017 and ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

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Elect Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan to SOMA Board of Education on November 6

October 13, 2018

To the Editor:

We write in support of the Board of Education candidacy of incumbent Annemarie Maini and first-time candidate Javier Farfan. As two of only three educators in the race, they appear to us as the most qualified to provide governance and oversight of our school district.

We are educators ourselves, and we value educational experience on the Board. While we don’t expect ...

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Maplewood Garden Club Presents “The Chanticleer Gravel Garden”

October 16, 2018

Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, November 5, at 7:30 pm at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, when Lisa Roper presents “The Chanticleer Gravel Garden.”

Lisa is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a contemporary garden within an historic setting in Wayne, PA. She has worked and photographed Chanticleer for the past 26 years, and ...