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Celebrating With Dance, Music and Art to Re-open Robeson School

October 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents and other city residents filled the halls of Paul Robeson Community School on Thursday night to celebrate the re-opening of the building after a two-year expansion and renovation.

Students performed dance works and showed off their art for the adults who came to see the school  that was closed in 2016. Work was completed in time for students to return last ...

325 Students honored for PARCC State Test Results

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents and children filled the auditorium at New Brunswick High School on Tuesday as school board officials spread the news of improving scores on the state required PARCC tests and recognized students who had performed well.

Board members honored 325 students in grades three through six who exceeded grade-level level expectations on the most recent test standardized ...

Hundreds Honor Vice Principal Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

Eisenhower School Evacuated after Gas Leak Closes Area Streets in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ — An early afternoon gas leak near the intersection of Old New Brunswick and Stelton Roads prompted Eisenhower Elementary School to be evacuated as a precautionary measure, said Piscataway police on Thursday.

The students were taken to Westergard Library and all were reported to be safe, said school officials. Westergard Library is the school’s official evacuation ...

Rutgers Board Approves Improvements on All Campuses

CAMDEN, NJ— A new business school building is in the works at Rutgers-University Camden.

“It is quite feasible for us to have a business school building in the next several years," University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon said at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Thursday. 

“Most universities in the area that are our size have an up-to-date, state-of-the-art ...

Middlesex County College Approved for Free Tuition Program

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College is one of 13 community colleges in New Jersey selected to receive funds for providing tuition-free education.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced the county colleges selected in what he called the first step toward free community college education.

“Today we are putting the dream of higher education within reach of more students and ...

Franklin Township: Motivational Video Goes Viral

SOMERSET, NJ - Who got the props? Franklin High School's administrative team is who. 

The team published a video produced and directed by Michael Pinnix, FHS performing arts teacher, last Wednesday, it has gone viral with more than 4,000 views. 

"It is attention-grabbing, FHS Principal, Frank Chmiel said. "Once we have the students’ attention, they can see ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

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 joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

High Lead Levels Found in 29 of 335 School Water Outlets

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently.

Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice makers and other outlets were tested and the majority showed lead levels below the permitted ...

$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were ...

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