RVCC Opens $11.5M Workforce Training Center

May 23, 2017



BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College ushered in a new era of hands-on learning on May 23 with the official opening of the College’s Workforce Training Center, designed in partnership with local industry to better serve the area's economic and employment needs.

The 47,000 square foot building houses  a variety of hands-on career-training ...

Immaculata HS Student from Hillsborough is Class of 2017 Salutatorian



SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School will hold a Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2017 on Friday, June 2nd at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 35 Mountain Ave.

Director Monsignor Seamus Brennan will be the main celebrant of the Mass.

Commencement Exercises will take place at the Church on Saturday, June 3rd at 2:30 p.m.  The Most Rev. James ...

Hillsborough HS Junior Wins 3rd Place in Teen Tycoon Contest


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Vraj Thakar, a junior at Hillsborough High School, won third place in the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Teen Tycoons competition.

The entrepreneurial contest, designed for students grades 7-12, took place May 18 at SCLSNJ's Manville Library branch.

Inspired by the TV show Shark Tank, 14 Somerset County students pitched their ...

Hillsborough Students Collect Art Supplies to Benefit Artworks Foundation

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Fourth-graders at Woods Road Elementary School are collecting art supplies to benefit ArtWorks.

Each year the fourth grade class spearheads a community service project to help give back to those in need.

ArtWorks/The Naomi Cohain Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides art supplies to children suffering chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The foundation ...

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

Steven Van Zandt Encourages Rutgers Class of 2017 to Reach for Nothing Less than Greatness

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Steven Van Zandt, musician, actor and political activist, encouraged the Class of 2017 to strive for greatness and a better future for all as he shared the story of his career highs and lows during Rutgers’ 251st Anniversary commencement.

“Greatness isn’t born, it’s developed,’’ Van Zandt told a crowd of about 45,000 at High Point Solutions ...

$128M Hillsborough School Budget Increases Taxes $40

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Board of Education has approved a $128.1M budget for the 2017-18 school year that maintains all programs and class sizes, costing the average homeowner an additional $40 per year in taxes.

The budget will also fund priorities in the areas of student mental health and English Language Arts.

Initiatives addressed by the new budget include:

● Three additional ...

Enterprising Hillsborough HS Junior Takes a Dip in the Shark Tank

MANVILLE, NJ - A "Shark Tank"-inspired competition featuring 18 Somerset County students grades 7-12 will take place at the Manville Library Friday, May 19 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Among the competitors is Vraj Thakar, an 11th-grader at Hillsborough High School. 

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s second Teen Tycoons entrepreneurial competition will involve ...

Hillsborough HS Scholar Earns Study Abroad Summer Trip to Germany

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Shridhar Parthasarathy, a sophomore at Hillsborough High School, has been awarded an all-expenses-paid summer study trip to Germany.

Parthasarathy was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 99th percentile on Level 3 of the National German Exam for High School Students.

The Exam is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Over ...

Manville-Hillsborough Elks Host Discussion on Heroin Epidemic

MANVILLE, NJ – Despite efforts to reduce its growth, the heroin epidemic in New Jersey isn’t letting up. The number of heroin deaths throughout New Jersey, including the suburbs, are triple that of national statistics.

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites adult members of the community and students in grade eight and above to a panel discussion about drug ...

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Education Officials Join Ciattarelli To Challenge Speaker’s Education Funding Plan

May 17, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli responded to Speaker Vincent Prieto’s school funding proposal Wednesday, which calls for pumping an additional $125 million in state aid to the most underfunded school districts with no reductions to overfunded districts.

“Any policy maker who is talking about increasing K-12 school funding to underfunded districts with no mention of ...