Education

January 13, 2019

CRANFORD – Union County residents who are interested in attending Union County College tuition-free for the spring 2019 semester should fill out the free application and apply for financial aid as soon as possible. In September, at Union’s Cranford campus, Governor Murphy announced that Union was ...

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LINDEN, NJ - McManus Middle School in Linden was awarded a grant from the NFL Play 60 organization to bring the action and activity of flag football to physical education class.   McManus got 50 flags, 10 footballs, four kicking tees, and a curriculum book. The flags are worn around the waists ...

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Linden, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded grants to the elementary and middle schools in Linden School District. The program launched under Freeholder Chairman Granados’ “Moving Union County Forward” Plant-A-Seed initiative with the goal of enabling local school districts ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Deerfield School No. 9 and Highland Avenue School No. 10 collected a total of 415 new pairs of pajamas during this year's pajama drive. The pajamas will be distributed to children in uncertain situations to help them feel cozy and warm at bedtime.   The Pajama drive was ...

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LINDEN, NJ - New head coaches are stepping up at Linden High School for both the boys and girls programs. Each one is a former assistant coach. James Harper is taking over the girls program after having been an assistant coach for two years under Jason Fekete, who was promoted to Vice Principal ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Linden Public Schools family traveled around the City of Linden, on Dec. 10 “Caroling for a Cause,” spreading joy with holiday music and accepting donations for the district’s third annual holiday toy and gift drive. Three buses transported carolers along with Santa ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department responded for the second time this week to Linden High School on reports of a bomb threat, Thursday morning. According to authorities, students were evacuated from the main building to the Academy building across the street after a bomb threat was received ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Students at Linden High School were forced to shelter-in-place for several hours following a bomb threat made at approximately 8:45 am, Friday morning. According to authorities, school officials received the threat and immediately notified the Linden Police Department. Students ...

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UNION, NJ - Kean University adjunct professor Irisa Leverette, a resident of North Brunswick, helped her students learn algebra, through rapping.  It was reported that Leverette's rapping has helped to encourage students to do homework, and reduced “math anxiety”. “She’ll be in the middle of a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Linden Public Schools family will go around town on Dec. 10 “Caroling for a Cause,” spreading joy with holiday music and accepting donations for the district’s third annual holiday toy and gift drive. Several buses will transport carolers – along with Santa Claus – ...

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LINDEN, NJ _ Students at Soehl Middle School in Linden delighted in seeing, touching, and learning about Animals during an educational wildlife visit on Nov. 28. Jesse Kovacs of Rizzo’s Wildlife World in Roxbury visited the school cafeteria with several of her little — and not so little — ...

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LINDEN, NJ - When Isabella Buss stands to salute the flag each morning, her mind is no longer on her sixth-grade class at McManus Middle School.  Instead, she is thinking of all that her parents went through to come to America from Brazil and how grateful she is that that struggle has allowed her ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School senior Kyle Lipscomb on Monday, Nov. 19, committed to joining the Rutgers University track and field team. He will compete in shot put and discus, two events he has excelled at in high school. In his junior year at Linden High School, Lipscomb won a state ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School Navy Junior ROTC honored dozens of local veterans as well as military tradition on Nov. 12 with its annual Veterans Day ceremony and Navy/Marine Corps birthday celebration. More than 400 cadets – about a quarter of the total school population – stood in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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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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