Education

November 6, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School girls volleyball team showed the power of pink on Wednesday, Oct. 24, by raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer at its fifth annual “Pink Out” match. The girls sold T-shirts and baked goods, and accepted donations throughout October, which ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski wrote a letter to Linden residents regarding recent news publications. Here is what he wrote: "In recent weeks, two political publications that were made to look like a newspaper called the “Linden Ledger” have been ...

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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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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School girls volleyball team is hosting its annual Pink Out match on Wednesday, October 24. The match raises awareness and funds to help battle breast cancer. The team raised $1,500 in last year’s effort. All proceeds go to the Rutgers Cancer Institute. “Our ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the offering of a new grant program aimed at promoting STEM-based education for county students. The STEM Scholars Grant, which was developed by Freeholder Christopher Hudak, is part of Chairman Sergio Granados’ ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The 21st Century Community Learning Center at Soehl Middle School in Linden will partner with The Crayon Initiative to collect used and broken crayons that will be recycled and given to children’s hospitals. The project will brighten the lives of young patients while reducing ...

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LINDEN, NJ - School No. 5 students had a big visitor recently. New York Jets center Jonathan Harrison came to the school on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to encourage fourth- and fifth-graders to help put an end to bullying. Many of the students and staff wore Jets gear or green clothes to welcome their special ...

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  LINDEN, N.J. – Kean University theatre student Chris Grant has already launched his professional acting career, and he hasn’t even graduated yet. The Linden resident was cast in a lead role in Premiere Stages production of Brick City at the Bauer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School and Allen High School in Allen, Texas, renewed their long-standing partnership on Tuesday, Sept. 11, through a teleconference marking the anniversary of 9/11. The featured speaker was John Lara, who was 24-year Navy veteran and a White House chef on 9/11 and ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - A Linden High School teacher, along with 21 others were named as 2018-19 County Teachers of the Year.  Barbara Brady, a Health and Physical Education teacher at Linden High School, received the prestigious award at the ceremony that took place at Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC. UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School dance and physical education teacher Barbara Brady has been chosen Union County Teacher of the Year for the upcoming school year. Brady and her students were surprised in her classroom with the news on April 24 by Union County Superintendent of Schools Juan ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will be unveiling a program in the fall to introduce golf into the physical education curriculum for elementary school students. The First Tee National School Program, through a partnership with Elizabethtown Gas, has provided the equipment and instruction for ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski released a statement this week regarding the use of Linden Public schools as polling locations on Primary Election Days. The board is considering moving election voting out of the schools for safety reasons, but have not yet ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its annual book bag drive for Linden residents on Monday, August 20. The drive, sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor's Youth Commission, along with Communities in Cooperation, Inc., Local Businesses and Faith and Community-Based Partners, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education Commissioner Ahmed Shehata wrote a letter to Linden Board of Education President Raymond Topoleski to express his views on the press release sent out by Mayor Derek Armstead regarding using school property as polling locations. The letter, which was sent on ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Mayor Armstead is calling on city residents, school board members, county, and state officials to condemn and reverse Linden Superintendent Danny Robertozzi's decision to terminate resident voting in Linden public school on primary election days. “Linden voters have voted at ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools, Danny A. Robertozzi, has requested that the County Board of Elections and the Municipal Clerk remove all polling sites from the Linden Public Schools.   Mr. Robertozzi has asked this request due to the prevalence of school violence plaguing the ...

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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. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Staff and students at McManus Middle School in Linden were working on the school’s vegetable garden on Tuesday, July 24, picking vegetables, tending to plants and putting down mulch. The garden was funded through a Union County “Kids Dig In” grant. It’s the second year the school ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Three recent Linden High School graduates were honored on Tuesday for attaining the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma. The IB diploma is the pinnacle of achievement in the high school’s most rigorous course of study, offering those who achieve it up to a semester’s worth ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Soehl Middle School in Linden hosted its four weeks of Summer STEM Academy. The program hosted 60 students for four days a week for four hours each morning, offering help with summer reading and math assignments; enrichment programs in the STEM subjects of science, technology, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden School district has received an increase in state aid.  The state aid increased  from 23,191,774 to 27,271,568; a 17.6% increase. Governor Murphy stated: "A stronger, fairer New Jersey means making sure that New Jersey's schools are receiving the funds they need to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors 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 this ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, ...

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