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Middletown Board of Ed. talks about COVID-19 safety and virtual learning guidelines

June 1, 2020

For Middletown Township Public Schools Virtual Home Instruction Plan (Revised May 13, 2020), click HERE. 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Township’s Board of Education tried to address, among other things, how it hopes to reduce COVID-19 risks in school buildings for the sake of student safety and take into account parental concerns about how schools would be able to ...

Middletown North and South to Jointly Protest Graduation Plan

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It's a rivalry that usually brings together two highly competitive high schools; Middletown North and Middletown South, lined up in competition against each other. Yet COVID-19 has given them a different and shared mission - to be able to graduate, and not virtually, with each other. So, they are joining to protest the Superintendent's path on graduation.

The ...

STOPit Solutions Empowers Local Communities with 'Cyber Safe Schools Video Series'

HOLMDEL, NJ - Schools may be closed but cyber-bullying remains open. Now, a series of powerful videos about Cyber Safe Schools is available to Students, Parents and School Faculty at STOPit Solutions.

STOPit Solutions, located in the iconic #Metroburb of Bell Works in Holmdel, is an award-winning technology company that is sharing many timely resources through ...

Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies Approved for July

HOLMDEL, NJ - Get ready graduates!
 

According to Governor Murphy, "beginning July 6th, schools WILL have the opportunity to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing – ensuring the health and safety of all in attendance." 
 

This is sure to be welcome news to all.

Rutgers Student's Parent Files Law Suit Seeking to Recoup Tuition, Other Costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The parent of a Rutgers student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking repayment for tuition and other costs Rutgers is withholding in violation of state law, the suit alleges.

The parent, who is represented by the Seattle-based firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, is not identified in the lawsuit that was filed Wednesday in Middlesex ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for In-Person School Graduation Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Excellence: Holmdel's Madeline Fields Wins Two Performance Awards

The article below is being featured as part of the  Talk About the Good  campaign.

HOLMDEL, NJ - April 22, 2020 - Madeline Fields (junior) demonstrated her superior artistry as a violinist in two recent performance competitions. Last month, Fields was crowned as the first-ever champion of the ArtsMadness Tournament conducted by the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

Traditions Upended? State Police, NJ Dept. of Education Advise School Boards: HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- 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 Colonel ...

New Jersey Schools and Spring Sports to Remain Closed

NEW JERSEY - An anticlimactic message on New Jersey public schools was delivered by Governor Murphy on Monday, May 4th, at12PM. Schools will stay shut and remote learning will continue.

While this is not much of a surprise, he did hold out hope and waited until middle of May. He made the call earlier.

" I had hoped that we could get back to a sense of normal by ...

State Educators Urge Murphy to Keep NJ Schools Closed for Remainder of Year

TRENTON, NJ -- If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations. 

Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on Monday.

Responding to a reporter's question at Saturday's press briefing, Murphy said:

"We ...

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Three Approved Graduation Scenarios from the State of NJ: Virtual, Drive-in or Modified in-person

May 28, 2020

 

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Considerations for all Postsecondary Commencement Ceremonies May 27, 2020

To celebrate commencement during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher education should plan for multiple scenarios in order to select the ceremony type that best fits institutional needs and context, and comports with the required level of ...

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A letter to Governor Murphy from Holmdel School Board President, Vicky Flynn

May 22, 2020

Dear Governor Murphy,

I have the pleasure to serve as the President of the Holmdel Board of Education. As you can imagine, members of our community are requesting that we do whatever we can to advocate in favor of a live graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 and their families. They fully understand that a graduation ceremony would need to be operated in a manner that conforms with the ...

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I Photographed a George Floyd Protest in Newark, This is What I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -- I entered Newark, NJ, on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia smoldering occupied my news and Twitter feeds the night before.

Would the same happen in Newark?

It turns out, no. Not on ...

Red Bank Tiffany & Company Board Up Windows

June 2, 2020

Red Bank Tiffany & Company Board’s Up Windows

RED BANK, NJ: In a possible response to the violence that followed the peaceful protest demonstrations in honor of Minnesota police brutality victim George Floyd, Tiffany and Company has boarded up their windows at their Broad Street location.

The action comes as high-end retail neighbors such as Cartier, Versace and Saks Fifth ...

COVID 19 Sanitation- Local Pest Control Company Provides Essential Disinfecting Services

June 2, 2020

As New Jersey slowly reopens, concern about COVID-19 has many Middletown residents and business owners proceeding with caution. To ensure staff and customers return to a clean facility and those still quarantining are secure at home, the Monmouth County branch (and other locations) of Western Pest Services are offering expert disinfecting treatments.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 primarily ...

JON STEWART TO HOST LUNCH BREAK'S VIRTUAL “RISING TOGETHER” EVENT  ON AUGUST. 27th

Annual Fall Gala postponed to October 2021 AND Virtual event to be held August 27th, 2020.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will host Lunch Break’s virtual fundraising event “Rising Together” live from the organization’s headquarters from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th. The evening will feature musical performances by local ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Obituaries

Dec 21, 1932 - Jun 26, 2020
Josephine P. Allocco, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Holmdel on Tuesday, May ...
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Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jul 22, 1944 - May 24, 2020
Suzanne Claire Petrizzi, 75, of Manalapan, passed away early Sunday morning surrounded by her ...
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Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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