Education

August 20, 2018

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Technology is making a significant and positive difference in the schools and on how the district communicates with parents and students. That’s the gist of the Five Year Strategic Plan Update presented to residents and the board at its Aug. 16 school board ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Don’t expect there to be a full day Kindergarten (FDK) offered in September 2019, but 2020 or later it could happen … or not. Board President Doug Reinstein brought up the topic during “new business,” at the Thursday, Aug. 16, meeting of the Board of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Schools open in a few short weeks and the school board will make sure all is in order for the opening during its meeting tonight. The agenda is long – 29 pages – but many items are routine – including approving a leave of absence for a staff member, stipends, approving ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership.  According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Judith A. Rattner, Superintendent of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools since 2005, has announced her intention to retire from her position effective December 1, 2018. Rattner began her employment in the Berkeley Heights School District in August 2000, when she was ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Three people filed to run for two seats on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. Two are incumbents, Doug Reinstein and Chris Reilly. The third candidate is Gentiana Brahimaj. Jeane Parker, who represents Mountainside on the Berkeley Heights school board, did not file ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Berkeley Heights No. 20, up from No. 25 last year.  It ranked Gov. Livingston High School No. 47 among public schools in the state. Niche gave Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – State aid to the Berkeley Heights School District has increased by $90,127 from the amount the board expected to receive and factored into its 2018-2019 budget earlier this year. Now the question is what to do with the extra money. Board Administrator Donna Felezzola said ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12. Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The first class of the summer at the Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy graduated on Friday, July 20, following a week of exciting and educational activities. The program began with a presentation of a $1,000 check from Dr. Patrick Smith, the race director of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston 2018 graduate Nicholas Kwan was the Berkeley Heights recipient of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for his outstanding community service. Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic and the Vice Chairman of the ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The young students of Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center have learned about giving back to children in need, all while learning bike safety at their annual Wheel-a-thon. The Wheel-a-thon, in its 9th year, has raised over $22,000 [since inception], to support St.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School’s Victoria Vanriele was named Gatorade New Jersey Girls Track & Field Player of the Year, which recognizes "the most outstanding high school athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character." The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pride and tradition stood tall up on "The Hill" as 278 members of the Gov. Livingston class of 2018 filed onto Frey Field for the 58th annual commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.   The class of 2018 had a beautiful, but hot, evening for graduation. As family and friends ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Columbia Middle School eighth grade promotion ceremony took place inside at the Ken Stiefel Theatre Monday evening due to the severe heat. The tropical sound of the Columbia Steel Pan Ensemble kept the air festive as the 156 graduating eighth grade students ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Due to excessive heat on Monday, the Columbia Middle School Graduation will be held indoors at the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre at Gov. Livingston High School. There is limited seating and admission will be limited to those with tickets. There will be a live broadcast on the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On June 13, four graduating Governor Livingston students received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. The presentation and dinner took place at Chimney Rock Inn in Gillette, where Douglas Ladzinski, Grace Pitingolo, Keren Amkraut and Sarah Lalavee were ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Glitz and glamour filled the air as Gov. Livingston High School held its annual Senior Prom at Mayfair Farms in West Orange last Friday, June 8.   We asked readers to send their photos. Click on the photos to see these young men and women dressed to the nines for the event ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) recognized 15 graduating seniors on Monday evening for Senior Night at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Eight students performed for the event: Katherine Buchan of Summit, who has ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – More than 100 students received recognition for their academic, artistic, and athletic achievements at the annual “Honoring Outstanding Students” event. Among those honored were Student Representatives to the Board of Education, senior James Pitingolo, who has served two ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over the next few weeks the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside communities will be seeing "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" signs and banners around town. The program is to raise public awareness and educate parents and their children about the health, safety and legal risks ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Ann Clifton, the director of health, physical education and athletics will stay in the Berkeley Heights School District. The Board of Education voted to rescind the acceptance of her resignation at the June 7 meeting. The board had accepted Clifton’s resignation from her ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every two years, since 2007, Gov. Livingston High School's TREND club coordinates the "Days of Realization" program to challenge students to think about the consequences of driving while impaired or distracted and its devastating effects so they will make responsible mature ...

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