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June 27, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year. According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township school officials said Monday night “we’re working on it” to Ridge High girls’ softball players and their parents upset about what they have called an unplayable varsity field at the school. At the Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Nick Markarian ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of 2022, which lived through the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and roared back with a slew of accomplishments during the students' senior year, graduated on Friday afternoon, June 19. Perhaps appropriately, the ceremony was held during ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Praise, smiles, hugs and applause were given to the “teachers of the year for each school building at the Bernards Township Board of Education’s meeting Monday night, June 13. As part of the honor, each teacher will be given a personally marked parking spot close to the ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett, on Wednesday, provided an update to the learning community regarding the May 25 lockdown at the school. The update follows a joint release from the Somerset County Prosecutors' office on Tuesday night. SEE HERE Jewett also addressed ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - About 630 staffers in the Bernards Township schools have agreed to a three-year contract through the 2024-25 school year. On Monday night, the Board of Education approved the contract, which grants most employees a 10 percent raise in salary over three years. The Bernards ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A handful of selected seniors from the Somerville HS Pioneers football team passed on the opportunity to slip into their pads, buckle up their football helmets and lace up their cleats one last time to play in the annual Basilone Bowl at Bridgewater-Raritan High School Tuesday, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Service and community pride are cornerstones of the people and history of Bernards Township.  May 24th marked the inaugural Bernards Township Day - A Day of Service and Pride. The all volunteer non-profit organization, Mr. Local History Project, encouraged pride and community ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Business as usual takes a pause on Monday, May 30, as the township and nation recognize the Memorial Day holiday. Bernards Township schools, the township library, and township offices are all closed on the national holiday. The township school system had already closed on ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A ninth teaching position for the next school year was abolished Monday, May 23, in the Bernards Township district. The Board of Education voted to reduce the number of social studies teachers, but Assistant Superintendent Sean Siet said no person would ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Eight teaching positions were abolished Monday night when the Bernards Township Board of Education finalized its school budget for the 2022-23 school year. The $111.7 million budget was approved by an 8-1 vote, with Kirsten Light voting no. Using figures from the township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Board of Education members will hear about staffing and projected tax effects before they vote on the 2022-23 school budget on Monday night. Superintendent Nick Markarian said by email that he anticipated Monday’s presentation would be similar to those in ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Drop by the Bernards Township Library on Saturday, May 7, and learn about falcons in a free, family friendly program from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in Program Room A & B.  Learn about the three types of falcons living in New Jersey. Explore their differences in habitat ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Grandparents expressed their outrage Monday night, April 25, to the Bernards Township Board of Education over pending state health curriculum changes. It is common for parents to come to meetings and comment, ask questions or criticize board policy and actions, but ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Retirement notices of seven staffers were accepted at the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 25. Six are effective at the end of the school year. They are Ridge High School science teacher John Brum, Cedar Hill School aides Olga Crincoli and Judy ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Board of Education members criticized one of their own at the April 11 meeting for allegedly going outside of board policies and procedures. In the open-ended “board forum” part of the meeting, Board President Robin McKeon and particularly member Jennifer ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., - District schools will test using computer software designed to keep students’ minds on tasks, as well as open the future vista of tech teaching methods. It’s part of a comprehensive three-year technology plan district staff described Monday, April 11, to the Board of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Surveys that will kick off the Bernards Township schools equity audit will go out before the end of April, leaders of a consulting firm assured Board of Education members Thursday night at a meeting held virtually. Representatives from US2, an independent consulting firm, ...

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EMPORIA, KANSAS – A career teacher at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey was surprised Wednesday afternoon at what was expected to be a Debate Club meeting after school. Robert Fenster learned that he has been selected as one of only five career teachers to be inducted into The National ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ -- A GoFundMe page has been established for the family of John P. Viggiano, a phys ed and health teacher at Essex Fells Elementary School. Viggiano, 45, was a resident of Basking Ridge. He died suddenly on Friday, April 1. He was married with one son and one daughter. “John ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township School District mailed notices Wednesday that personal information may have been breached through the school computer data system last year. The district sent a news release from its attorney saying the school will physically mail incident notification ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - School taxes are projected to rise less steeply than they have in the past decade, district administrators projected Monday night, March 28. Business Administrator Roderic McLaughlin described a budget for the 2022-23 school year that increases by less than $1.3 million to a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is informing public schools of a statewide emergency recall of Guida’s milk and is asking for all products to be removed from the school’s cafeteria and distribution suspended. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - School boards meet twice a month in public to conduct business, but much of the work happens in committees, where members meet in smaller groups to chew over details. Committees deliberate over spending money, hirings and staffing, what and how classroom courses to ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Parents for Exceptional Children (PEC) is offering a training session to new and current mentors to learn tips and techniques for mentoring special needs children. Any student older than 10 who thinks they might like to be a buddy to a child with special needs ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Fewer Ridge High School seniors took college preparatory tests last year than their 2020 counterparts, but scores were generally slightly higher, according to the school district’s assessment of data. The SAT and ACT assessments are commonly referred to by colleges when ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two longtime teachers had their retirement notices accepted by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its last two meetings - Feb. 28 and March 14. The board received the letters from Mary Henry, a math teacher at William Annin Middle School, effective at the end of ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - More than 92 percent of the 460 graduates of the Ridge High School Class of 2021 enrolled in four-year colleges this fall. Many of them chose to go to schools that the district considers the most competitive, but Bernards Township Board of Education members at the ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Ridge Alumni Scholarship Fund is accepting applications through March 15 for the $20,000 Ridge AMS 2022 award. All Ridge High School seniors are eligible to apply for the annual Ridge AMS award, whether they are qualified to graduate or not.   While most ...

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