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New Brunswick Charter School Teachers Rally Over Contract Issues

February 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Teachers and management of the Greater Brunswick Charter School are at an impasse over the terms of a new contract.

The charter school’s 53 educators, represented by the Brunswick Charter Education Association, have been without a contract since July 1, 2017. The school’s educators are responsible for teaching ​an estimated 400 students who attend the K-8 ...

As Black History Month Begins, A War Hero’s Memory Lives On

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As was the case for African American men during the First World War, Richard O. Goines was officially barred from any combat role.

It didn’t stop Goines from signing up. And so he became one of 250 men from New Jersey who served in the decorated  “Harlem Hellfighters,” a segregated​ "​colored​"​ unit, officially called the 369th ...

New Brunswick Library to Unveil English for Beginners Program

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city library will be unveiling an English for beginner's program, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA). 

ALA officials announced New Brunswick's grant in a Jan. 26 press statement, along with 19 other libraries across the country. New Jersey's only other library to get the grant was the Princeton Public ...

A Dark Past: New Brunswick’s Only Racially Segregated School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the American Civil War drew to a close in the mid-1860s, slavery gave way to Jim Crow Laws, the de jure institutionalized racism​ that stretched into 20th​ century America.

For African Americans across the United States, it meant the ​painful ​segregation of public schools, residential neighborhoods, businesses, transportation and virtually any public ...

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Free Online Learning Platform Provides 4,500 Courses For Middlesex Residents

February 14, 2018

All Middlesex County residents can take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex.

Middlesex County has launched this free online learning platform that offers over 4,500 courses provided by Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider.

It builds on the ...