NJ Expands Student Head Injury Protocols

July 27, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) that would require students participating in intramural sports programs to be included in the student-athlete head injury safety program has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Under current law, students who participate in interscholastic sports programs or cheerleading programs who ...

Rutgers Ranked Best 4-Year College in New Jersey


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University- New Brunswick has been ranked the No. 1 college in New Jersey by a national online education service.

The rankings released Monday by are based on an analysis of 13 different criteria.

Thirty-three 4-year schools in New Jersey were each scored on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available from government sources ...

Hillsborough Teens and 'Tweens Spend Day Job Shadowing in Library


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey recently hosted a job shadowing program for teens and 'tweens at six of its branches, including Hillsborough.

Other branches participating were Bound Brook, Bridgewater, the Mary Jacobs branch in Rocky Hill, North Plainfield and Warren.

"When we originally planned this program, we wanted to create a ...

Two Hillsborough HS Students Make Robotics Presentation at Elite Rutgers Forum




PISCATAWAY, NJ – Six dozen elite students from high schools throughout New Jersey, including two from Hillsborough High School, put their intellectual skills to the test Friday at the New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology.

The research symposium was held at various locations on the Rutgers University Busch campus.

The New Jersey ...

Former Hillsborough School Board Member Lorraine Soisson Fills Vacancy

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former school board member Dr. Lorraine Soisson has been elected to fill a seat left vacant by former board member Steven Cohen who resigned at the board's June 19 meeting.

Her term will expire Jan. 7,2018.

Soisson was elected by current Board of Education members at the board's July meeting. Soisson was a board member from 2012-2015.

Prior to becoming a Board ...

Rutgers University Increases Tuition, Student Fees

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, approved tuition and fee increases of 1.85 percent for the 2017-2018 academic year for in-state undergraduate students Wednesday.

“Rutgers is committed to providing our students with the highest quality education,” said Sandy J. Stewart, chair of the Board of Governors. “Once ...

Hillsborough Author Nominated for 3 National Book Awards


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Just four months after its publication, “The Duchess of South Somerville,” a 179-page chronicle of Doris Duke, her legacy, her beloved mansion and its controversial demolition in 2016, has been nominated for three national book awards.

Writen by Rikki Lynn Hauss, a 2012 graduate of Hillsborough High School, The Duchess of South ...

Somerset County Library System Launches New Website



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The  Somerset County Library System of New Jersey has launched a new website.

“We did a complete overhaul of the look and content,” said Carolann DeMatos, SCLSNJ’s director of marketing and public relations. “Our goals for a new website included: integration of modern user experience best practices, improved search engine ...

Hillsborough Seeks Candidates for Board of Education; Application Deadline July 13

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Board of Education continues to accept applications from residents interested in filling a vacant seat on the township school board.

The term expires on Jan. 7, 2018. The seat was vacated by former board member Steven Cohen, who resigned at the board’s June 19 meeting.

Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

- must be a citizen of the United ...

Bateman Bill Provides $125M for New Jersey Libraries


TRENTON, NJ  - The “New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act,” sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-16) has passed the State Senate and how heads to Governor Christie’s desk.

The legislation would give voters the ability to approve funds for the repair, construction or expansion of local libraries.

“Public libraries ...

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Zwicker Book Drive Donates Thousands of Children's Books

July 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY, NJ – A month-long summer book drive organized by the legislative district office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th  has donated 4,000 books for local students in kindergarten through grade 12.

“Research shows that daily reading is a critical way to keep kids engaged and learning year-round. I am so proud of the way our community came together to ...