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May 20, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Business wasn’t brisk at The Yard on College Avenue one recent morning, with Rutgers students all off cramming for finals.  The sluggish sales, however, did little to diminish the enthusiasm a group of Pathways to Adult Living (PAL) students have for their burgeoning ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - It takes hard work and dedication. But that’s what makes this year’s group of 14 “Youth of the Year” finalists so special, as upstanding, service-oriented teens, says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who shared words of wisdom to this year’s group, ages 14-18, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Corey Tucker was surveying the softball field at Alice Jennings Archibald Park on Monday morning, checking whether the overnight rain would force the postponement of the afternoon’s JV game. “It doesn’t look too bad,” he said, shifting some of the infield dirt with his shoe.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Masks - which have been a mainstay in the classrooms of the district's schools over the past two years - will be optional for its 9,782 students starting Monday, May 2. Masks will also be optional for all staff members and visitors, according to a message from School ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Brunswick High School was rated the No. 348 high school in New Jersey in U.S. News’ annual best schools rankings released Tuesday, April 26.  A year ago, New Brunswick High School was ranked 315. U.S. News did not rank New Brunswick Adult High School. The U.S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some 2,600 middle and high school students were dismissed early for the month of February in Millville in Cumberland County, where there weren't enough teachers to cover all the classes. The Camden School District, which was unable to fill 28 bilingual and ESL teaching ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Three incumbents have apparently held onto their seats on the New Brunswick Board of Education. Benito Ortiz, Ivan Adorno and Yesenia Medina-Hernandez, who ran under the "A New Beginning" banner, have fended off a challenge from Linda “Lindy” Stork, according to unofficial ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two teachers at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School – along with their 19 fifth grade students – are using the common, everyday postcard as a vehicle for delivering hope to people in war-ravaged Ukraine.  Teachers Victoria Salcedo-Martinez and Bari Taylor-Gaeta have ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The candidates for this month’s New Brunswick Board of Education election include three incumbents and one challenger. Board members Benito Ortiz, Ivan Adorno and Yesenia Medina-Hernandez, as well as Linda “Lindy” Stork, are vying for three seats. The election will be held ...

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SAYREVILLE – Beginning around 6:45 a.m., you start to see the build-up of cars and buses on Washington Road, as Sayreville War Memorial High School prepares for another school day. The traffic quickly increases and backs up, as the slow trudge to the high school becomes a bit more brisk. With ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Life changed for the city’s 10,000 or so students when the New Brunswick School District shut the doors to its schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chromebooks needed to be issued to some students, meal distribution centers had to be hastily assembled, coursework ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Esther Reyes saw her assignment in Intermediate Drawing as a chance to channel her pain and outrage into art. The junior at New Brunswick High School created a multilayered image, at the center of which is a black man crying with the arm of a police officer reaching across ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Face masks are optional for Middlesex College students on the school’s main campus in Edison or at its centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. The school will continue to require its 10,000 or so students to take a daily health assessment to attend in-person classes. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick High School Class of 2022 will be graduating in style. School district sources have confirmed that the June commencement ceremonies will be held at Jersey Mike’s Arena – a Rutgers facility still referred to as the RAC by many around the city. The grand ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Taxes for the average New Brunswick household will rise the equivalent of $1 a month based on the 2022-23 school budget that was approved at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The proposed $276.4 million budget represents an $11.60 annual tax increase for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Charter school advocates and parents from New Brunswick sent a clear message Thursday to Gov. Phil Murphy's administration, calling on him to reverse the decisions made by the state Department of Education (DOE) to deny high-performing charter schools the ability to serve more ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick School District will see an 8.6% increase in state funding for the 2022-23 school year after Gov. Phil Murphy released the allotments for New Jersey school districts Thursday. New Brunswick will receive $175,051,267 from the New Jersey Department of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lucky for the man who had just arrived her with his wife and children in tow that the first person he met in New Brunswick was Ana Perez-Arietta. She welcomed him with open arms, volunteering her time to help him locate a bunk bed for his children, helping him fill out the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  The  3rd annual D.A.R.E./Junior Police Academy will take place this summer and due to an increased interest in the program, Sheriff Mildred Scott decided to implement a summer program for all children entering 5th or 6th grade in Middlesex County in the 2022-2023 school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex College’s Pathways into Health Careers Boot Camp aims to help adult learners in New Brunswick explore and prepare to enter the health care field. The boot camps are offered throughout the year so students are never far away from the next class. The next one will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A date with destiny is awaiting New Brunswick senior Bryand Garcia on Thursday morning as the state wrestling tournament starts in Atlantic City. Garcia, who will face off with Hammonton’s Anthony Evangelista at 285 pounds in the opening round, will be carrying the flag for a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The most decorated wrestler in New Brunswick High School’s history looked around at the rolled-up mats Tuesday afternoon and said she was going to miss the hours of grueling work she did in this practice room. Kerly Borbor leaves behind a legacy of hard-fought wins, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – District teachers and students will have the option of removing the in-class Plexiglass shielding that was erected around desks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 beginning Monday, March 7. That is the same date Gov. Phil Murphy said the students, staff and visitors in New ...

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PERTH AMBOY – Recognizing the high cost of a college education and the need for accessibility to all, Middlesex College launched the “Success Bound” summer program through a partnership with Perth Amboy, targeting city teens. “We are helping teens become successful learners and get motivated to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Fostering healthy cultures in the classroom for the 123,000 students across Middlesex County is a challenge that has been exacerbated by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. Relational health – or “the way you do people,” as one participant termed it at Wednesday’s Middlesex County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The school district will be implementing the Test to Stay program for its students, teachers and staff members, allowing those who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 to stay in school. Superintendent of Schools Aubrey Johnson announced teachers and staff members who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The mother’s voice trembled with emotion. She was recalling how her daughter had innocently asked her how her day was and she let some of the pent up frustrations and fatigue from her work day seep into her answer. When the conversation turned to how her daughter’s day had ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Next week’s Board of Education meeting will be held by phone conference in response to the continuing spread of COVID-19 cases in the city and across the state. The board held its meetings remotely from February 2020 through June 2021. It returned to in-person meetings in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Aubrey Johnson announced Wednesday that district schools will commence virtual instruction once winter break has ended. The district's 10,000 or so students will begin virtual instruction on Jan. 3.  The plan is for them to return to in-person ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual Reason for the Season, Jennifer Olawski has always said, has always been about making spirits bright. There were a lot of bright smiles and some tears of joy at Paul Robeson Community School of the Arts on Wednesday and Thursday when the physical education teacher ...

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