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Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

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 this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

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 House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Beloved West Orange Science Teacher Dies at 54; Colleagues Establish Scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Beloved Liberty Middle School science teacher Susan Zaccaro, 54, died following an illness on June 30. 

Zaccaro was born in Edison and lived in Nutley. She taught science at Edison Middle School from 1990-2005 and moved to Liberty Middle School when it opened its doors in 2005, teaching until the time of her death. She was known not only as a mentor for teachers, ...

Essex County College Taken Off Probation

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was taken off probation by the region’s higher education accrediting agency.

The community college was put on probation last year by Middle States Commission of Higher Education for failing to meet guidelines pertaining to institutional resources and governance. Middle States also warned the college it was in jeopardy of losing accreditation in 2016 ...

New Jersey Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

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 educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

Teen-involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day Between Now and Labor Day

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.

As school lets out for the summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for ...

Half Days at Bloomfield Public Schools June 18 and 19

The Superintendent and BOE President have decided to ensure pupil and staff safety in the predicted heat, all Bloomfield Schools will operate on a 1/2 day schedule, Mon., 6/18/18 as well as again on Tues., 6/19/18.

Visit the school district  website http://www.bloomfield.k12.nj.us  for details. Stay cool!

Applications to Rutgers jumps nearly 10 percent; increase from out-of-state students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Bloomfield College Celebrates 145th Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield College Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation in May, at the school’s 145th Commencement. Over 300 students received their degrees in Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts. The day was met with perfectly chilly, yet not rainy, weather.

Adhering to the school’s German Presbyterian background, Reverend Terri Ofori, M.Div., ...

Second Year of Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Brings Authors and Readers Together

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday.

The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full day of author panels covering a wide range of topics that included "#MeToo: From ...

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Watchung Booksellers: Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip, July 11

July 8, 2018

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip, Wed, July 11th, 4:30pm-6:30.pm

https://www.watchungbooksellers.com/event/scholastic-summer-reading-road-trip

Join Scholastic on the ultimate reading road trip, as they tour the country with some amazing authors, illustrators  and characters!

The tour bus will be stopping by Watchung Booksellers on Wednesday, July 11th, at 4:30pm with ...