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East Brunswick's Sikorskaya Recognized for Scholarship

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From left, Han Le (Somerset), Katsiaryna Sikorskaya (East Brunswick) and Fernando Faura (Avenel). Credits: Middlesex County College
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EDISON, NJ - Three Middlesex County College students were recently honored for essays they created on the topic of "Thinking About Education." In the contest, organized by the MCC History and Philosophy Honor Society, the students read the story of a Native American child who went to Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1890. They then answered two questions in their essays: What is the purpose of education, and did the main character receive a good education? Their essays were published in the society’s journal, Free Thought/ Pensamiento Libre, issue 2, 2017, and each received a plaque. The winners included Han Le (Somerset), Katsiaryna Sikorskaya (East Brunswick) and Fernando Faura (Avenel).

 

The History and Philosophy Honor Society, created in 2015, empowers and fosters students’ interest on history and philosophy and aims to strengthen members’ ability to transfer to history and philosophy programs around the nation, and ultimately to graduate school.

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New Brunswick Water Department Workers Guilty in Scheme Costing City $500,000

April 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two city Water Department employees have pleaded guilty to charges of falsely reducing water to about 50 different properties in exchange for bribes, costing the city about $500,000, state officials announced.

Joseph “Gordo” DeBonis, 55 of Toms River, a suspended senior account clerk, and William “Billi” Ortiz, 56, of North Brunswick, a meter ...

Stories About Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

April 23, 2018

Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their fingernails.

Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...