Education

December 4, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - “The Snowman Project” is enjoyed by many as they walk through Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Avenue, but many do not know where they came from, who created them. Here is what you don’t know about the amazing project! David Strochak, Executive Director for The Elizabeth Avenue ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. - John E. Dwyer Technology Academy senior Ya-Sha-Rah Brathwaite was recently selected as a 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner. Nearly 42,000 applications were received for this year’s competition from high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m. The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A letter from Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmyer went out to parents in Elizabeth today about a reported luring incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 of an Elizabeth student.  According to school officials, the Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. - Elizabeth High School (EHS), is ranked among the top 25 schools in the state according to the rankings published by New Jersey Monthly. The rating methodology used by New Jersey monthly included measures of the school environment, student performance, student outcomes, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Interim Executive County Superintendent of Union County Daryl Palmieri visited Elizabeth Public Schools as the district welcomed back its students for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The Elizabeth native chose his hometown district to make his first school visits as the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: "We're pleased to announce that all seats will be FREE with RSVP due the support of our sponsors! RSVP now! Refunds for all tickets will be made," says Theo Perkins the shows Director and producer.  The Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble (EYTE), The Office of Youth, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - With the first day of school quickly approaching, Elizabeth Public Schools look to start the new year with new security protocols in place. Some of which to include no classes on Election Day and parents and visitors will be asked to schedule appointments to enter school ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. “Our ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The filing deadline for School Board Election Candidates was on Monday at 4 p.m. The candidate list for the November School Board Election is as follows. There are three seats up this year for the three-year term and nine residents have filed for those three seats.  City of ...

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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 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ  – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of the  Elizabeth Campus of Union County College effective July 1. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division. As Dean of Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District High held its graduation this past week at Williams Field in Elizabeth. This year the district graduated 1,351 students from its senior class for 2018.  In a letter to the graduating class, Little wrote:  “Congratulations to all my District Senior ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Seventy-six students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing's 160th Convocation Ceremony held recently at St. Michael's Church in Cranford.  Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, sixty-eight women ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey held a grand opening for their new, state-of-the-art health center in Elizabeth, NJ.  The new health center that is conveniently located in downtown Elizabeth will serve the reproductive health needs of the local ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Ten students and two teachers from Elizabeth High School were at the State House on Monday as the quests of Assemblywoman Annette Quijano. The students were shown the ins and outs of the legislature as they toured the Assembly and Senate committee rooms and joined Quijano on the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Twenty deserving graduates from Elizabeth High School received a record total of $35,000 from The Albert & Louise Davis Scholarship Fund of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth at a special meeting of the Rotary Club held today at the Garden Restaurant, Union.  These “American Dream” ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth students were given the opportunity to observe municipal business as part of the 64th Annual Youth in Government Day. The event held on May 22, was chaired by First Ward Councilman Carlos L. Torres.  “Youth in Government Day is a unique opportunity that offers an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Amanda Guas has been dancing since she was old enough to pull on a pair of ballet slippers. “I’ve been dancing since I was two years old,’’ said Guas, who lives in Elizabeth and is a senior at Union Catholic.  That’s what happens when you grow up in a family full of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This week is Teachers Appreciation Week and one Elizabeth student went out of his way to show his teachers how much he appreciates them giving the awards. Kason Little a Student Advocate Coordinator in Elizabeth created V.I.T. – VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER awards and presented them to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Students from the Elizabeth Public School, in grades 8-12 recently completed a beautification project on Elizabeth Avenue, painting decorative murals on Traffic Utility Boxes at seven locations throughout the district.  The project was spearheaded by the Elizabeth Avenue ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites music fans of all ages to Rhythm and Blues by the Brook, a free outdoor music festival that will be held in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Saturday, June 2.  This year’s event includes a celebration of African-American ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders presented resolutions to the winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented the resolutions to the students. One ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue ...

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Trenton, NJ—More than 500 charter school parents, educators and advocates from across the state gathered at the Statehouse in Trenton Monday for a CharterStrong Parent Action Day rally to celebrate New Jersey’s 50,000 public charter school children and to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 ...

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UNION, NJ – Over 500 students, parents, public officials, and activists marched and gathered in Union Saturday morning for the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event.  The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in ...

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