Education

August 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Juan Garcia, 17, shouted orders to a gym full of freshman boys at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He wanted the younger students to yell back phrases like, “The Class of ‘22 will be different.” “You have to be here for each other, am I clear?” Garcia said through a microphone.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield's Back-To-School party and backpack giveaway will take place Saturday August 25 at Foley Field. Registration for the backpack giveaway is required.  The annual event, sponsored by Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township of Bloomfield Council, is hosted by ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Ten candidates filed petitions with the Office of County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin for the Bloomfield Board of Education. Eight candidates filed for the three 3-year seats, and two candidates filed for the 1-year seat. The two candidates for the one year seat are: Bryan ...

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Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation today to fully and fairly fund public school districts in the state. The bill, S-2, modernizes the State’s school funding formula for the first time in a decade. “New Jersey’s education system experienced eight years of neglect ...

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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.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Emotions ran high prior to and during tonight’s Board of Education meeting at Bloomfield High School. Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, about 25 parents protested outside of the main entrance with signs expressing their disapproval of the placing of armed guards in all ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield parents protested outside of the Board of Education ahead of tonight's meeting. The parents are protesting the decision to place armed guards in the district's schools. Ahead of tonight's regularly scheduled meeting, a group of about 25 parents were out in front of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The summer months are busy for the Bloomfield Recreation staff and the participants of their programs, and that includes the Special Needs Program, which is looking forward to increased recreation activities tailor-made for Bloomfield children. The wildly popular Care Station’ ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With prom and summer approaching, more than 500 Bloomfield High School seniors witnessed a realistic simulation of a two-car auto accident in which alcohol played a part.  The roles of the injured/impaired driver and passengers were played by fellow seniors and members of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The following is a list of the top 100 academically ranked students in the Bloomfield High School Class of 2018 and their post high school choices.  Congratulations to all graduating students. Lillian Hoffman The College of New Jersey Emily Paule Smith College Daven Howard ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 145th Commencement at Bloomfield College will take place Friday on the 11 acre campus in the heart of Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m.  The program will include  remarks from honorary degree recipients New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, six-time Grammy-winning jazz ...

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MADISON, NJ - MADISON, NJ - Students from Bloomfield at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Dean's and Honors Lists for the Fall 2017 semester. Scarleth Garrido  Kevin Rennie  Inesa Vogli  Gabriella Plaia  Grace-Anna ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy is set to  speak at Douglass Residential College’s 97th Convocation on May 12, encouraging graduating seniors to use their leadership skills to benefit the public in New Jersey and beyond, university officials announced. “Douglass is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.   In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago. “It ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A bill aimed at providing schools with another way of alerting authorities of an emergency situation passed the New Jersey State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday.  Sponsored by six Assembly Democrats, the bill would  require public elementary and secondary schools in New ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A West Caldwell resident is being honored by the Bloomfield Educational Foundation (BEF), a 501c-3 charity dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences for all students of the Bloomfield Public Schools, as Alumnus of the Year. Michael Casale, a Bloomfield High School Class of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Board of Education is considering a referendum to raise money for safety and security measures in its schools. The district’s Security Safety Specialist Christopher Kinney presented a plan to the board and the public at the board meeting on Monday, noting it was ...

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No one would have imagined that everyone would still be cleaning up this winter's four nor'easters this late in the season but that is exactly what is happening in school districts across the state.  Closing schools for snowstorms is built into the calendar of every school district in the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, on Prism's On3 campus, will begin accepting applications for its first class. The first class of 55 students will begin July 9 in the new school that aims to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey. Along ...

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