Education

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu). “It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Kason Little 18, and a “Student Advocate” at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth received a surprise when he opened his email to find a response from President Obama. According to Little, he emailed President Barack Obama in October to let him know how much he is missed ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Applications are now being accepted for the Union County Freeholder Scholars Program. The program helps eligible students by giving them an opportunity to attend Union County College (UCC) tuition-free. “A college education should be available to any qualified student ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – No snow…no problem. Whether it snows or not, there will be a Klondike Derby and, on Saturday the derby took place, with not even a snowflake to be seen, much less a snowbank. Dozens of teams pulled, pushed and, in some cases, carried sleds throughout The Loop area of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--Throughout the months of January and February, the Elizabeth Public Library, in partnership with Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Partnership for Maternal and Child Health, is hosting a series of free information sessions for the public. According to the Centers for Disease ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--In a year-end statement released Friday by the district, Elizabeth School Board President Stanley Neron lauded the district for improvements and the implementation of myriad initiatives this past year. “Together with our entire board, the Superintendent of Schools, central office, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Students in possession of tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices, or found smoking or vaping on school grounds will be subject to disciplinary action under a new policy adopted by the Hillsborough Board of Education. The update in the policy also includes a ...

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CRANFORD – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced that Union County College Women’s Soccer player Maya Lawler, of Cranford, was named to the 2017 NJCAA Division III All-American Second Team. Ms. Lawler is the first Union County College Women’s soccer player to be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s back to the drawing board for the controversial Roselle Mind and Body Complex as the Union County freeholders this week pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the project. In their final meeting of the year, the freeholders removed from consideration the second reading of an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--A holiday toy drive was sponsored recently by the Elizabeth Board of Education, board member Jose M. Rodriguez and various community members. A Christmas presentation to distribute the toys will be held this evening for over 125 students at School 20 tonight, December 20, 2017, at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--Giacomo Sacca, Captain of the Elizabeth Police Department completed a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on December 15. Sacca has served as a member of the Elizabeth Police Department since 1995.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017. A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ—The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is the new sponsor of the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Programs of Trinitas Regional Medical, announced officials. The alliance will enhance medical education and patient care at Trinitas. In existence for over 30 years, ...

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Union County, NJ –Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop into the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout. A favorite Union County seasonal tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung ...

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Springfield, N.J.--With the continued rise of social media, an alarming number of children and teens are targets of online bullying. To learn more about cyberbullying tactics and how to fight back against them, parents and caregivers are invited to attend “Bullying & Our Children,” a free ...

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Union, N.J.--The Union Public Library in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service will be offering free classes to help legal permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of the citizenship exam and interview, as well as legal assistance in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH Program at Overlook Medical Center,Project  a one-year intensive employment training program for young adults with disabilities, has begun recruiting students for Cohort #3, which begins in September of 2018.  Student interns spend an entire year inside Overlook ...

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Elizabeth, NJ.--Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business ...

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Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend. Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans. Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ—Parents and students in Elizabeth public schools are concerned about an issue they say is going unchecked and could pose a hazard to their children’s health. Parents, teachers, and students at the Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Leadership Academy say that most of the school’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ--If your love of history is stronger than your fear of zombies, then mark Saturday, Oct. 21, in your calendar. As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, the Rev. Chaz Hutchison, pastor of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, will lead a lantern tour of one of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the County Board of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ—The County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the launch of the Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The consortium’s program has a goal to develop the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit sector. The program launched with its ...

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ELIZABETH--Elizabeth residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit any of seven Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in October to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ—The parents of Elizabeth Public School students are saying that their children are coming home sick. According to parents, teachers and students, many school buildings have little or no air conditioning, with many reporting room temperatures in excess of 86 degrees. Several ...

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