David Brearley PTO Seeks Vendors and Crafters for Back to School Fundraiser

August 18, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – The David Brearley Middle and High School PTO is looking for vendors and crafters to participate in its back to school fundraiser.

All types of vendors and crafters are welcome, including clothing, purses, equipment and more. Only one vendor for each product type will be permitted.

“All proceeds from the vendor and craft fair will go towards the educational ...

Plainfield Native Donates School Supplies for Local School Kids

PLAINFIELD, NJ –  No matter that Ms. Patricia A. Fields left Plainfield some time ago, she still returns home every year, at various times during the year, to provide donations to schools, community groups, agencies, families, and more.

Fields, a former executive, who through the Family Care Development Fund at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, provided millions of dollars to fund ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

EB Athletes off the Fields during Solar Eclipse on Monday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With the much anticipated solar eclipse taking place on Monday, August 21 between 1:20 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. (EDT), NJSIAA Medical Advisory Committee  Chair Dr. Jack Kripsak advised NJSIAA members to proceed with caution.  East Brunswick Athletic Director Christopher Yannazzo assures EB parents and athletes that they will be safe: "All of our athletes will be ...

Eclipse Viewing Party on August 21 at the South Orange Public Library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There will be an eclipse viewing party on Monday, August 21, beginning at 1 p.m., at the South Orange Public Library (SOPL).

The eclipse on August 21 is the first total solar eclipse to occur in the United States in nearly 40 years, and it's the first time since 1776 that it's happening exclusively in the U.S., according to an update from the SOPL.

According to ...

Roxbury Native Becomes Middle School Principal in Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Roxbury's Brian Kitchin was chosen recently to be principal at Memorial Middle School in Spotswood, a Middlesex County borough near Raritan Bay.

Kitchin, the son of Succasunna dentist Dr. Lloyd Kitchin, was approved by the Spotswood Board of Education at the July board meeting. Memorial has had two principals in the last five years and the district was ...

Berkeley Heights Schools Now Have Their Own App

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Another milestone in the history of the Township schools was marked this week, when Judith A. Rattner, Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools, announced the launch of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools Mobile App. This is another step in the district’s continuing efforts to keep its school community well-informed.

The Berkeley ...

More Than 11,000 Books Read By Chatham Kids in Library Summer Reading Club Celebrated with Picnic

CHATHAM, NJ - More than 600 Chatham children joined the Library of the Chathams Summer Reading Club and from the last week of June through Aug. 17 they read and answered questions about 11,000 books.

The official total for the 2017 Summer Reading Club was 623 members who read 11,188 books. Of that total, 301 read enough books to earn an invitation to the grand finale - a ...

State Upholds Decision Removing Former Bona Trustee from Buffalo School Board

ALBANY, NY -- State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on Thursday upheld the Buffalo City School District Board of Education’s application to remove Carl Paladino, a St. Bonaventure University graduate and former trustee, from the board.

According to Elia's decision, the evidence showed that Paladino disclosed confidential information regarding collective ...

Finalized Randolph Middle School Music Schedule Receives Criticism from Parents and Students

RANDOLPH, NJ - After announcing the final schedule for the Randolph Middle School program, the Board of Education and administration received more comments from parents and students. The new schedule moved strings and chorus rehearsals before school and band rehearsals after school.

Superintendent Jennifer Fano began the meeting by reminding the public why she considered changing the ...

Cranbury Library Supporter: 'All Politics Are Local'

August 17, 2017

Honorable Cranbury Township Committee Members:

“All politics are local.” is a phrase former House Speaker Tip O'Neill is reputed to have coined.  While people continue to have differing interpretations as to the meaning of that famous phrase, it remains clear that small local changes can and do have profound impacts on the health and welfare of our nation. Anyone paying ...

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Academy of Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities Enrolling for Fall Semester

August 18, 2017

The Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) in Cranford is accepting applications for its August 28-October 20 semester. ACE offers adults with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to pursue continuing education as an alternative to traditional day programs.

"Adults with disabilities who have graduated from the public school system or specialized schools often have limited ...