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Update: Murphy Announces Outdoor Pomp & Circumstance OK for Class of 2020

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - High school and college seniors throughout New Jersey will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of an outdoor graduation with their fellow students and parents in attendance as Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday announced a relaxation of his crowd size and social distancing executive orders issued in March.

"To the class of 2020, I am proud to say that you will have your opportunity to ...

Hillsborough Schools Submit Graduation Proposal to State for Review

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors in the high school gym, while the mayor's plan envisions an outdoor ceremony at Mountainvew ...

Hillsborough Mayor Offers Graduation Plan to School Officials

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, and Millstone Mayor Raymond Heck sent a proposal to the Board of Education Wednesday outlining a scaled-back, full-day graduation ceremony on June 22 at Mountainview Park for seniors in the class of 2020.

The plan would require each senior to arrive at the park at a pre-determined time; wait in line with other vehicles and as they neared the stage, exit ...

Murphy Still Hopeful for In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to remain hopeful that a way can be found to hold graduation ceremonies this summer.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey COVID-19 task force briefing, a reporter asked Murphy if those school districts still holding out hope for traditional commencement ceremonies should remain so.

Murphy responded,  ...

Dr. Lisa Antunes Appointed Hillsborough Schools Supterintendent

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Board of Education has unanimously appointed Dr. Lisa M. Antunes as Superintendent of Schools affective Tuesday, May 12.

She has been serving as Hillsborough’s Acting Superintendent since October, 2019, when her predecessor, Dr. Jorden Schiff, abruptly resigned and retired.

Prior to that, Antunes had served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and ...

'It stinks:' Murphy, Callahan Clarify Graduation Crowd Control Policy

TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car caravans.

Over the weekend, the head of the state police advised school districts ...

Nothing Personal: NJ Advises All Celebrations Must be Virtual

TRENTON, NJ -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police ...

Hillsborough Lacrosse Player and Team ‘Sew Up’ Hospital Service Project

SOMERVILLE, NJ - To keep his team connected and motivated, Immaculata Boys Lacrosse Coach Ryan Licht of Branchburg meets with his 27 players via Zoom every Wednesday.  They discuss keeping in shape and game strategies and Licht also has guest speakers (college coaches and professional players and coaches) discuss lacrosse with his players.

During one such session, the question ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Close 10 Catholic Schools

Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year 

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to ...

Update: New Jersey Schools to Remain Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement at today's daily press briefing.

“This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school,” Murphy said. “However, I have been unwavering on the message that we need to make ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

May 27, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...