Diwali holiday to gain school recognition in Bernards Township Schools

April 24, 2018

BERNARDS TWP.  NJ - School board members signaled their intention to recognize Diwali on the school calendar, culminating years of requests from the Indian community.

The board voted to have its policy committee draft a proposal to grant students a day off when the main Diwali holiday falls on a school day.

This fall, Diwali falls on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and school will be held for a ...

Ready for Rutgers Day this Saturday?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - RU ready for Rutgers Day?

You will not want to miss the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages. It all takes place this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is already thr 10th anniversary of Rutgers Day, There will be more than 700 free performances, demonstrations and interactive activities. Last ...

Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Montclair BOE Appoints Kendra V. Johnson, Superintendent

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a 4-0 vote, Montclair Board appoints Dr. Kendra V. Johnson as the new Superintendent of Schools effective May 1, 2018. She will replace the current interim superintendent, Barbara Pinsak, who was appointed to the position in March 2017.

After a lengthy search process that included community input and two interim Superintendents, two of the three candidates in ...

Seton Hall Fire Survivors Present "After The Fire" to BHS Seniors

BLOOMFIELD--The Bloomfield Fire Department was happy to present "After The Fire" to Bloomfield High School's senior class.  After the Fire is an award winning documentary about the arson fire on the campus of Seton Hall University in 2000. Three students were killed and over fifty were injured in a fire started as a prank but rapidly spread in a common area at Boland Hall, a ...

Holocaust Knowledge Fading; Bill Looks to Help Schools Stem the Tide

MILLBURN, NJ - On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a newly released study shows that the mantra of "never forget" is fading fast after 70 years. The findings from Schoen Consulting from their February study show that only 41% of Americans know what Auschwitz was and its role in the Holocaust, reports the New York Times.

The article also points out that 31% of Americans believe that two ...

Benjamin Paretti will perform in the Symphonic Band Concert, April 17 at SUNY New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, NY - SUNY New Paltz student Benjamin Paretti of Bloomfield, NJ will perform in the Symphonic Band as part of the spring 2018 Department of Music Concert Series.

The Symphonic Band, directed by Victor Izzo with guest conductor Megan Shafer, will perform wind band classics including A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed, Of Sailors and Whales (based on Moby Dick) by Frances McBeth, ...

PayPal President & CEO named Rutgers commencement speaker

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Rutgers Board of Governors announced Tuesday that Dan Schulman, president & CEO of PayPal, has been chosen as the 252nd anniversary commencement speaker for Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.


University officials said no honorarium is being provided to Schulman.


Schulman will receive an honorary ...

Hackensack Meridian Health establishes $100 million endowment for Seton Hall Medical School

NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees recently voted to establish a $100 million endowment fund for scholarships to Seton Hall Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton NJ. The endowment will ensure top students can afford a medical education accourding to co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health Robert C.

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A Walk in the Park, 2018

April 19, 2018

A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in ...