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Cranford Police Department Starts the Conversation for 'Below 100' Initiative

March 29, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The goal of the “Below 100” initiative is to reduce the line-of-duty deaths to police officers to fewer than 100 per year, a number that has not been seen since 1943. Over the past 10 years the average number of officers killed in the line-of duty is 150.

It began as a conversation around a dinner table about the deaths of officers in the line-of-duty and would ...

Summit Board of School Estimate Unanimously Adopts $69 Million School Budget; Improved Health Plan Renewal Numbers Bring Tax Bite Down to $102 on Average Home

SUMMIT, NJ—The Summit Board of School Estimate has given its approval to a 2017-18 education spending plan of $69,050,120, which will result in the tax impact -- in support of City schools -- to the average Summit home dropping from the originally-projected estimate of $129 to a final figure of about $102.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Business Louis Pepe announced ...

Westfield Board of Education Appoints New Visual & Performing Arts Supervisor

WESTFIELD, NJ – Following the retirement of Dr. Linda King, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously appointed Thomas Weber Jr. as the district’s new Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts on Tuesday night.

Weber, who has served in an identical role in Egg Harbor Township for 11 years, was selected by a committee that reviewed more than 50 applications and conducted two ...

Search for New Yorktown Schools Superintendent Begins

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A consulting firm that will lead the search for a new superintendent has been hired by the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education.

At its March 20 meeting, the school board unanimously authorized President Jackie Carbone to sign a $19,500 contract, plus expenses, with Strategic Educational Advantage, a New Jersey-based firm led by two former school ...

Southern Regional Students to Compete in 'Mathematical Mayhem' at Stockton University April 1

GALLOWAY, NJ - Over 120 students from 11 area high schools will solve their way through a math competition this Saturday, April 1 at Stockton University.

Southern Regional High School is among the schools that will be participating in the sixth annual Mathematical Mayhem event, which is also the largest one to date.

The competition brings high school students to Stockton’s campus ...

Bridgewater-Raritan District Holding Sessions on Budget and Strategic Planning

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is offering two public evening sessions for a presentation of the 2017-2018 budget and strategic planning information.

The first session will be April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy School, on Woodmere Street in Raritan.

The second session will be April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School on ...

‘Peter Pan’ Coming to Mahopac Middle School

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s time for a trip to Neverland! All you need is faith, trust and little bit of pixie dust … and a ticket!

The Mahopac Middle School Theater Company will present Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” on Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, at 2 and at 7 p.m. at the Mahopac Middle School Stage with Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, Smee and all your ...

Mahopac High School Rocks ‘Illusion’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The sound you heard coming from Mahopac High School last week was that of the student body rockin’ out. MHS held its annual “Illusion” concert, a rock show performed by some of the school’s elite musicians on March 23, 24 and 25. It began back in 1981 and over the years has featured musicians who have gone on to make a big splash in the music world, ...

Madison's Tory J Students Present "Million Dollar Project" to Board of Ed

MADISON, NJ - Tory J. Sabatini Principal Alison Sager gave a presentation Tuesday evening at teh board of education meeting with two fifth grade students that involved what they termed a Million Dollar Project, where they built the design for a structure and planned how to meet the needs of everyday life.

Students Hendrix Farrell demonstrated his Pompeii research and Jack McGuire explained the ...

Madison School Board Honors Football Team, Addresses Junior School Drug Lockdown and Budget

MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School Football Team won the state championship and was presented with plaques for each player at the Tuesday, March 28, Board of Education meeting.  “You’ve had a long tradition of excellence,” Board President Lisa Ellis said, recounting her own family’s involvement in football over the years.

Coach Chris Kubik referred to the ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC — 2017 Edition

March 27, 2017

I have three boys – two of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2-year-old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years or so and every spring we end up discussing the same ...

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Wed, March 29, 10:00 AM

Verona Public Library, Verona

Preschool Story Time at Verona Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, March 29, 2:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

National "This is Hunger" Exhibit Tour in ...

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Wed, March 29, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

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Westfield Community Center to Offer Spanish Lessons

March 29, 2017

WCC, located at 558 W. Broad Street, is pleased to announce its Course in Beginning Spanish: eight weeks in duration from April 3 through May 22.  Each class is from 7-8:15 p.m. and the fee is $90.  The course teacher is a native Spanish speaker with 29 years teaching experience at the former Westfield Adult School.

Registration is available online at ...