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Montclair Board of Ed: Investigation into Discrimination Allegations Pending, Special Ed Audit Recommends Systemic Changes

May 7, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the community demanded the Board of Education (BOE) conduct a thorough investigation into mistreatment allegations described in a letter from Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Robert Kelley in Wednesday’s BOE meeting. 

The letter refers to a “years-long pattern of ‘employee discrimination and criminal sabotage’,” some of which ...

Newark’s New Fashion and Design School Partners with Leading Arts Institution to Establish Curriculum 

NEWARK, NJ — A partnership formed this week between the Newark Public Schools District and The New School’s Parsons School of Design will establish a curriculum guided by sustainability, innovation and inclusivity for students attending the Newark School of Fashion & Design this fall. 

The partnership is aimed to leverage Parsons’ education model for students at the ...

Great Oaks Legacy Charter Hosts Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for School Community 

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 100 parents and students in the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School community received COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday during a pop-up clinic hosted by the school’s administration. 

The clinic was held at Great Oaks Legacy Middle School campus on South 16th Street in partnership with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to open up appointments and additional ...

Newark Board of Education Appoints New President, Swears-In Newly Elected Members 

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education reorganization meeting on Tuesday was deemed “historic” by district officials. Dawn Haynes was appointed as president, she is the first Muslim woman who wears a hijab to lead a school board in New Jersey. In addition, Haynes and Asia Norton were re-elected to a board with their locally-elected colleagues as well after ...

High School Students Compete for up to $300,000 in Scholarships at Universal Technical Institute Bloomfield

Bloomfield, NJ - Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus welcomed high school students from New Jersey and New York to compete for up to $300,000 in scholarships using in-demand automotive technology skills and knowledge. 

Two students from Wayne Valley High School walked away with the grand prize: full UTI scholarships. 

Eighteen, two-person teams from high school ...

Parents to Launch South Orange-Maplewood’s First Independent Elementary School

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school.

The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through fifth.

Conversations about wanting to open an independent school started last year on the local ...

Newark Trust For Education to Hold Virtual Summit on Social-Emotional Learning

NEWARK, NJ — After the COVID-19 pandemic forced students to face unprecedented upheaval, social isolation and learning loss, experts say the only way to help them is through social-emotional learning. 

In order to inform residents on topics surrounding these issues, the Newark Trust for Education will address and examine various topics on SEL through its third ...

Newark Public Schools Will Field Suggestions From Public How to Spend $84M in Federal Aid

NEWARK, NJ — An online survey opened this week offering residents the opportunity to make recommendations for how the Newark Public Schools District should allocate $84.22 million it is eligible to spend in Federal Elementary & Secondary Emergency Relief Funds. 

The $1.2 billion federal CARES Act funding program is intended to provide local education agencies with ...

U.S. News & World Report: 5 Newark High Schools Rank Among Top 150 in New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — Five high schools in Newark made the list of the top 150 2021 Best High Schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report, considered the “global authority in education rankings."

The top Newark schools in the state include:

Science Park High School (No. 20)
Technology High School (No. 35)
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School (No.

Summer Programs Registration is Open for Newark Public Schools Students. Here’s How to Sign Up

NEWARK, NJ — Parents and guardians of Newark Public Schools students looking to enroll their child in a summer program can do so right now with various options available to them. 

“The summer months are crucial to continuing your child’s academic success. We want your child to enjoy their summer, and we will provide incredible learning and fun activities so that they can ...


Faculty Symposium at Pillar College on May 6th

April 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - God, America and Politics: Faith & Culture, is the topic for the fourth annual Pillar College Virtual Symposium that convenes on May 6th from 10:30 am – 1:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please use to register.

Dr. A. R. Bernard from the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, will be the keynote speaker.


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PSE&G Announces Gas Main Replacement Work in Newark

May 7, 2021

Newark, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on:

South 17th Street (between 18th Avenue and Avon Avenue), South 16th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue), South 15th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue), South 16th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue),   South 14th Street (between 18th ...

HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

Former City Employee Sentenced for Distributing Crack

May 7, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A former Newark Parking Authority employee was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Thursday for distributing narcotics, authorities announced. 

Aughkay Green, 50, of Newark, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with possession of heroin and cocaine base with intent to distribute and with being a felon in possession of ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

April 13, 2021

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...