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November 22, 2021

PATERSON, NJ —The award-winning Paterson Music Project (PMP), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, announced today that it has launched a new partnership with the John P. Holland Charter School to serve 230 students with specialized music instruction. Through this new music ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - School board members lashed out Monday night at comments posted on social media following news of charges against a former Ridge High School fencing coach for sexual assault of two teenage girls in the county. Board member Jennifer Korn said she was responding to comments ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In November 1771 Old Dutch Parsonage's Frederick Frelinghuysen offered the first tutorials for Queen's College, launching two and a half centuries of teaching that continue today at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Free tours will be given at the Wallace House/Old ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ — A Watchung man was charged with sexual assault of two teenagers and then arrested and charged for giving false statements in his detention hearing, authorities said.  A 16-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted in Bridgewater by fencing instructor Stephen Kovacs, 49, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Ridge High School Drama Club will present the comedy "Puffs, or Seven increasingly Eventful Years At a Certain School of Magic and Magic" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,  Nov. 12 and 13, at the school's Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge. Rehearsing for the show ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Rutgers Preparatory students now have access to a state-of-the-art information platform through the recent addition of a Bloomberg Financial Lab on the school's Somerset campus.  "What we are trying to do is give our students real-world skills and access to real-world data and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — All teachers and school personnel in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be regularly tested, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday.  Under Murphy's Executive Order, all pre-school through grade-12 school personnel will be ...

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KINGSTON, R.I. — A student from Bedminster, N.J. was named to the University of Rhode Island's Spring 2021 Dean's List.  Stefanie Valera of Bedminster received the honor for 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable during a semester and achieving at least a 3.30 quality ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There was a rally at a Middlesex County elementary school Friday morning consisting of about 150 protesters who were voicing their opposition to Governor Phil Murphy's latest statewide requirement for students to be masked when they return to school this year.  Protestors ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — In an effort to help provide school supplies to local students in need, the Bernardsville Police Department will be collecting donations of Back to School Supplies during the month of August as part of the department's ongoing community policing activities.4 Each year many ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Following a year's interruption due to COVID-19, the 2021 Somerset Hills AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale returns to the Bernardsville Middle School on August 5, 6 and 7. Masks will be required for entry, as per order of the Somerset Hills Board ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Pingry School is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of the Purnell School in Pottersville, a transaction that Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs addressed at Monday night's Township Committee meeting. The Pingry School plans to utilize the Pottersville Campus as an ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminster congratulates the Bernards High School Class of 2021. The graduates received their degrees at a ceremony on Thursday at the high school with no crowd restrictions, a far cry from the COVID limitations under which the school, the borough and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. “When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Anna Gonella, a senior member of the Bernards High School girls lacrosse team, last week was named the school's Skyland Conference Scholar Athlete. The conference recognizes a member of each school's athletic program with the honor. Gonella has scored eight goals in four ...

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NEW JERSEY — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show. Somerset Hills Schools Superintendent Gretchen Dempsey makes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Garden State Scholastic Press Association recently awarded Bernards High School second place in all of New Jersey in Division B for Overall Excellence in Print Journalism. The second-place finish honored the ongoing level of quality of The Crimson, the school newspaper ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association and other local education association leaders have written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to give public school employees priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To do so would assist with the safe reopening of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset Hills Board of Education approved several personnel changes within the district at its most recent virtual meeting on Jan. 27. The district approved the retirement of Patrice Leavenworth from Bedwell Elementary School, where she has been a first-grade teacher.

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Coaches of boys basketball, girls basketball and fencing at Bernards High School were approved to receive stipends from the Somerset Hills School District for the winter sports season, but the Board of Education was still unsure of how and when the winter season would actually ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Heather Santoro was unanimously approved by all nine board members present at the Jan. 6 virtual meeting to be the new president of the Somerset Hills Board of Education. The oath of office was administered to Santoro, Samantha Frenda and Kathleen Tober, all of whom were ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 ...

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A new statewide poll found that New Jersey families want a better remote education experience for their children who have been forced to forego in-person learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group on behalf of JerseyCAN and the New Jersey ...

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