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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

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 ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have ...

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

JOE PISCOPO STARRING IN 'JOEY BENEFIT' --Don't Miss This Opportunity for YOU to Make a Movie With Joe Piscopo and Friends


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COLTS NECK, NJ: You are Invited: On Saturday, September 22, 2018  it’s ‘Lights! Camera! Action!!’ as many Colts Neck Family and Friends will arrive ...

State Gets Two Week Extension to Answer Integration Lawsuit; Settlement Possible

TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible.

A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set.

In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the request ...

Gottheimer Cuts Red Tape at the V.A. to Get Tax Exemption for Disabled Andover Veteran

Following Bureaucratic Holdup, Veteran Receives Tax Exemption He Deserves

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that his office has helped Andover veteran and former 3rd Class Petty Officer Edward Frick receive the real estate tax exempt status for which he qualified. When paperwork at the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) held up Frick’s ...

Governor Murphy Authorizes Prescribed Burns to Improve NJ Forests

CAMDEN, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation (A. 1675) that authorizes prescribed burning in New Jersey in certain circumstances.

The rationale: Fire is a normal and necessary process helping to ensure healthy habitat in New Jersey forests.

Environmentalists say it is critical for our wildlife, particularly in the Pinelands, where many rare species depend upon the ...

Sea Turtle Recovery to Release Four Healthy Sea Turtles at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept.5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have rehabilitated and released 23 endangered and threatened sea turtles.  On September 5, STR ...

Scarlet Knights Up Their Game-Day Experience for Fans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom sandwich.

Rutgers University will let fans receive the tickets in advance electronically and print them ...

Ex Rutgers Football Player Devera Released Without Bail on Fraud Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail.

Brendan Devera, 18, stood before the camera in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center wearing jail-issued ...


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