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Local Students Teach Kids Rubik's Cube at New Providence Memorial Library

January 20, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Memorial Library hosted a Rubik's cube learning session as part of STEM activity program offered by the library for kids and teens.

There were 20 students from four different elementry schools that participated in the learning session. 

Members from Team AIRO and Team AIRO jr volunteered to teach ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Hears Reports on Technology, Superintendent Search, Revamping Media Centers, Contract Woes


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday night's Reorganization Meeting of the school board was a long one. The public session, which began at 7:30 p.m., ended about 11:30 p.m. 

When meeting attendees arrived, they were greeted by sign-carrying members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) outside the school. Inside the multi-purpose room used for the meeting, more BHEA ...

Santa Fe Educational Childcare Hosts Open House January 16 - 18, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Santa Fe Educational Childcare of New Providence invites you to an Open House January 16-18 – from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Santa Fe has been in the local community for over 20 years and under new management since May. We're opening our doors for parents to learn more about the unique home-like infant care, educational philosophy, new programs and ...

New Providence BOE President Reflects on Past Year’s Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, the re-elected President of the Board of Education (BOE), reflected on the district’s and the students’ achievements during the past year at the Thursday, Jan. 3 reorganization meeting. He began citing a recent article published on the New Jersey School Boards Association’s “Leader” Magazine titled “13 Things School Board ...

The BOE Begins the New Year with Reorganization; Swearing in Coniglio, Dinerman and Smith

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) had its first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 3. School Business Administrator and Board Secretary James Testa officiated the swearing in of Rebecca Coniglio, Robert Dinerman and Adam Smith as board members for the next three years.

Testa read the official Nov. 6, 2018 election results ...

New Providence High School STEM students achieve high honors at Bridge Building Competition

CRANFORD, NJ - New Providence High School attended the Union County College Bridge Building competition, sponsored by Union County Community College in Cranford, NJ, on Thursday, December 5, 2018.  This is the 11th year that NPHS participated in this competition.

There were six teams from New Providence, consisting of thirty-five students in grades 9-12.  Students from the STEM ...

Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes $38,000 in Grants to Programs Helping Individuals with Autism

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $38,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”.

The Drive for Autism foundation holds an annual golf outing each September, as well as several other smaller fund-raising ...

Swimming World Internship Contest for Local Students: Immediate Action Required

Exciting opportunity for students to intern with Professional Sports Journalists

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Berkeley Aquatic Club and Swimming World Magazine, an international swimming publication and leading swimming website, are providing journalism, photography and videographer opportunities to local students. 

Berkeley Aquatic Club will be hosting the Winter Invitational 2019, its ...

Students, Parents Feel the Pain from Teachers’ Contract Limbo in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The lack of progress in the new contract negotiations have left New Providence teachers irritated and many staff members have voiced their demands pleading for better salary and benefit packages at the Board of Education (BOE) meetings since June. However, it was mostly frustrated students and parents who approached the board at the Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting and urged ...

Salt Brook School, Morris-Union Jointure Commission Each Receive First-ever STEM Scholars Grants from Freeholder Board


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Salt Brook Elementary School and the Morris-Union Jointure Commission have each received a grant through the Union County STEM Scholars grant program this year. Salt Brook School received a $480 grant for an Afterschool STEM program and the Morris-Union Jointure Commission a $500 grant for a Project Based Learning program.

They are two of the of 15 school ...


Six Months Without A Contract for Our Teachers

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor, 

As of January 1, the teachers in the New Providence School District have been teaching on an expired contract for six months, since July 1, 2018. 

One of the Board of Education’s primary functions is collective bargaining, which results in a contract between the Board and the New Providence Education Association that dictates the salaries and benefits our ...


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January 21, 2019

This week we are continuing our Ethics in Journalism series.  On Tuesday we will welcome the online journalist and founder of Matt Rooney – see listings below for details.  Coming up soon and not to be missed:  Harry Potter Drawing Workshop for teens with comic book artist Doug Barron!  Register online or call the library at 973-635-0603.