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Actor Frederick Morsell Returns to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights

January 17, 2018

On Thursday, January 11, acclaimed actor Frederick Morsell returned to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights to perform his one-man show, “Presenting “Frederick Douglass: the Early Years.” Mr. Morsell has been visiting the school annually since 1988 to present his show to the eight-graders.

He gave a powerful performance as Douglass as an adult, looking back on his ...

How One Paterson Teacher Sparked an Education Revolution

PATERSON, NJ- For nearly six decades, Ms. Jane Silverstein has brought her special brand of teaching to the Paterson Public School system. As a teacher, Chair of the Science Department, and founder of the STEM Academy at JFK, she has left a distinct mark on the lives of thousands of students. But, according to some within the school, her work has had a much more far-reaching effect. 

To ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Hears Updates On Subscription Busing, Safe Routes to School, More

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Bad weather postponed two Board of Education meetings this month, but on Thursday, Jan. 11, the board held its first meeting of 2018. Only six people attended the meeting.

School Business Administrator and Board Secretary Donna Felezzola, who was sitting in a place normally occupied by Board President Doug Reinstein, asked Bill Cassano and ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 11

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight is rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Middle School due to today's weather conditions.

Visit the Berkeley Heights Public School District website for school updates.

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Meeting Reschedules Reorganization Meeting to Monday, Jan. 8

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Board of Education has announced that the Combined Conference, Regular and Organization Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2018 was cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018. Executive Session will begin at 7 p.m.

Public session will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Middle School MultiPurpose ...

Two-Hour Delayed Opening at Berkeley Heights Schools on Friday, Jan. 5

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Friday, January 5, 2018.

There will be no AM Kindergarten or AM Preschool. If there is a need to close school - you will be notified prior to 7:30 AM. Be careful and stay safe!

 

Two-Hour Delayed Opening at Berkeley Heights Schools on Thursday, Jan. 4

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Thursday, January 4, 2018, due to the pending snow storm, according to a notice on the school website.

There will be no AM Kindergarten or AM Preschool. If there is a need to close school - you will be notified prior to 7:30 AM. Be careful and stay safe!

 

Matheny Residents Partner with Local Police on ‘Brave Bag’ Project

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - When adult residents at the Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, NJ wanted to give back to the community that gives so much to them, they met with Nicole Araujo and Deanna Willard of their Adult Services Program to brainstorm ideas.

“As a specialized hospital for children and adults with severe developmental and physical disabilities, it’s often hard to find ...

Union County Freeholders Step Off of Roselle Mind and Body Complex Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s back to the drawing board for the controversial Roselle Mind and Body Complex as the Union County freeholders this week pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the project.

In their final meeting of the year, the freeholders removed from consideration the second reading of an ordinance that would have guaranteed the Roselle Board of Education’s portion of ...

Award Winning Highlander Marching Band Honors Seniors after Successful Season

Editor's note: Photo credits to AnnMarie Stecher.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This past season, the award winning Gov. Livingston Highlander Marching Band performed a show titled ”Outside the Bachs," that earned top ranking after their rigorous fall schedule.

Prior to the Thanksgiving Day game, the band honored their seniors along with their parents as they stepped ...

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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Theater Arts Performances January 19 – February 2

January 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will present six drama and musical theater performances January 19 through February 2 in its black box theater located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 908-790-0700 or visit www.whartonarts.org.

Musical Theater Arts students will perform ...