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Principals and teachers can give students ‘mask breaks’ but face coverings are still required in Franklin schools 

June 12, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ – Principals and teachers in Franklin’s public schools will be choosing when to allow kids to take their masks off, school officials said.

With Gov. Phil Murphy leaving it up to districts to make their own decisions on wearing masks indoors on Wednesday, Franklin is holding to its restart and recovery plan by mandating masks be worn by staff and students in ...

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Graduates Inaugural Class

SOMERSET, NJ - Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School celebrated 28 seniors with its first graduation ceremony Friday, June 4, at Colonial Park. 

"TEECS has grown a grade each year since its inception 9 years ago and was extremely excited to celebrate their first graduating class," TEECS Lead Person, Oguz Yildiz said in a news ...

Franklin High School Student Awarded National Merit Scholarship to Rutgers

EVANSTON, IL — Janine Q. Yanes of Somerset was the only Franklin High School student included as National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,100 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2021 National ...

School board hires FHS alum and Warrior For Life co-founder to head world language programs and equity efforts

SOMERSET, NJ – The Franklin Township Board of Education appointed Daryn Plummer as the district’s supervisor of equity, inclusion and world languages. The former Franklin High School vice principal and co-founder of the Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation will hold a dual role in his new position, leading world language programs and equity initiatives across the ...

Franklin's Mark Saba to Graduate Somerset Vo-Tech with Associate's Degree

FRANKLIN, NJ –  All of Mark Saba's hard work over the past four years at Somerset County Vocational and Technical (vo-Tech) School has officially paid off. The Franklin resident will head to graduation next month two steps – or rather two years – ahead in his college journey having already earned an associate's degree from a local community ...

Superintendent Ravally: We Look Forward to Welcoming Back All Students 

FRANKLIN, NJ –  Franklin Township Public Schools, following an announcement earlier this week that virtual/remote instruction will no longer be allowed come the fall, is working on plans to safely welcome students back. 

"We look forward to welcoming back all of our students to our school buildings in September," Superintendent Dr. John Ravally ...

Rutgers Celebrates Class of 2021 Graduating During a Time of National Challenges

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey addressed graduates during a virtual ceremony shaped by the pandemic

Two-time Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey told the Rutgers Class of 2021 graduating during a global pandemic and racial unrest that has gripped the nation over the past year that they can use the convergence of these two difficult moments in our history to build a more ...

Dr. Barry C. Black, 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate - Pillar College Commencement Speaker

NEWARK, NJ - Dr. Wayne Dyer, Vice President of Strategic Alliances is thrilled that U.S. Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, is the keynote speaker at the Pillar College commencement on May 15. The ceremony which starts at 11 a.m. will be live streamed and people can tune in via https://pillar.edu/commencement2021 or watch on Pillar College's Facebook page. 

“It is our honor ...

School Groundbreaking Ceremony a 'Remarkable Day' for City, School Distirct

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city.

The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is part of a sweeping $750 million project, is expected to be completed in the ...

Rutgers, Middlesex College Say Funding Will 'Cushion the Blow' After Lost Revenues

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tuesday’s announcement that Rutgers would be receiving about $148 million in federal funding and Middlesex College will get about $26 million comes as the county’s two biggest schools – along with several other institutes of higher learning across the state - are facing with budget shortfalls.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drops in ...

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Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

EBPD: Thieves Use Distractions to Rob Drivers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they pretend to offer assistance. While appearing to render aid, a member of their crew will enter the ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

EBPD: Thieves Use Distractions to Rob Drivers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they pretend to offer assistance. While appearing to render aid, a member of their crew will enter the ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Projects Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Projects Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...