Across New Jersey, Students 'Walk Out'

March 14, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ  — It’s been one month since the shootings at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead and another 17 injured.

“Our community is still grieving and healing,” said Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky.

“People will choose many different ways to acknowledge this day. Some will walk out, some will walk up, some will do both and some will ...

Seven Stafford Juveniles Arrested for Terroristic Threats

STAFFORD, NJ — The Stafford Police Department arrested seven male students who attend the Stafford Township Intermediate School, charging each with making terroristic threats. 

The arrests were the result of two separate incidents in which the male students made threats to shoot up the school and stated that they were going to become active shooters, according to police.

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Franklin High School Student Arrested with Loaded Gun in Classroom

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who had been sitting in a class with a loaded 9mm handgun in his backpack, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The 17-year-old was escorted from the class with his backpack and searched the student's backpack after securing a search warrant, according to Robertson.

Robertson said the ...

Washington Crossing State Park Brings on Spring with Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

TITUSVILLE, NJ — The art of maple sugaring, known as a harbinger of spring, is featured in a series of educational programs to be held through early March at Washington Crossing State Park.

"Maple sugaring is a hands-on activity that serves as an excellent vehicle for teaching many important natural resource concepts," said Mark Texel, director of the N.J. Department of ...

A Call for Entries: New Jersey Teen Media Contest Celebrates Family and Diversity

Trenton, NJ — "What Does Your Family Tree Look Like?"is the theme of the 23rd Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, sponsored by the Department of Human Services.

All New Jersey middle and high school students are invited to enter the contest, which challenges them  to illustrate the theme through art or the written word.

This concept can be taken literally, ...

Millburn Teen Gives Laptops New Life for Charity

MILLBURN, N.J. — A junior at Millburn High School is using his skills with computers to help young women half a world away have a chance at higher education. Alexander McBride, the founder of Laptops4Africa.org, has already sent 21 laptops to deserving female students by teaming with a family friend who hand delivers donations to a girls leadership training school in Tanzania.

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State Fish Hatchery in Warren County Stocks Record-Setting 5 Million Fish in 2017

HACKETTSOWN, NJ — The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery stocked a record 5 million fish representing 15 species in 2017, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

The fish, totaling 5,082,841 with a total weight of more than 26,000 pounds, were produced at the Warren County facility — far surpassing the previous high of 3,774,885 set in 2014. And most of the fish ...

New Jersey Olympian Horace Ashenfelter III Dies at 94

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge resident and 1952 Olympian Horace Ashenfelter III died on January 6 at age 94, less than a month before his 95th birthday.

Ashenfelter was an American athlete most known for competing in international athletics from 1947 to 1956. During his tenure, he garnered 15 national Amateur Athletic Union titles and three collegiate national ...

Turtle Back Zoo Breaks Attendance Record with 900,000 Visitors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Turtle Back Zoo broke its annual attendance record on December 27 as the Owens/Kusik Family became the 900,000th visitor.

Pictured above, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., welcomes Joseph Kusik, Alanah Williams and Ikea Owens of East Orange as they visit the Holiday Lights Spectacular shortly after 6 p.m. The family is joined by zoo mascot Myrtle the ...

Re-Enactment of Washington’s Crossing of Delaware to be Held Christmas Day

TITUSVILLE, NJ — Visitors can relive a crucial turning point in American history with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day — the 241st anniversary of the iconic crossing that helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War at a time when the fledgling nation's prospects seemed hopeless.

Visitors to the Washington ...

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