Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

13 School Districts in NJ to Close Schools for Diwali

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Next year, Millburn Township Public Schools will be closed on November 7 for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Thirteen schools around the state, including Millburn, will close on the most popular day of the Hindu festival Diwali, while one will close on Nov. 6. 

As the festival of lights, Diwali "aims to dispel the ...

WHRHS Wellness Day: Nourishing Teachers and Students with ‘Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative’

WARREN, NJ - Students and teachers concluded a year-long “Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative” designed to concentrate on nurturing and nourishing the mental health and well-being of students and teachers during a day-long Wellness Day, on Friday, June 8, at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).

The June 8 Wellness Day was organized by: WHRHS Student Assistance ...

Department of Veterans Affairs shares Guidelines for Properly Displaying the American Flag

WARREN, NJ - As the community celebrated Independence Day, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes.

Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However, the flag may be displayed ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

North Plainfield Board of Education Announces New Superintendent

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education announced the appointment of Michelle Vella as Superintendent of Schools on Monday. Vella has served as Acting Superintendent since December 2017, in addition to the role of Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Curriculum and Instruction, which she has held since April 2015.

The board said in the ...

39 Students from Somerset County Attend Jersey Boys State at Rider University

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University hosted the 73rd annual American Legion Jersey Boys State for 838 high school rising-senior, including 39 from Somerset County.

“In our 73rd year, we are very happy to welcome 883 of New Jersey’s brightest leaders to Jersey Boys State,” David Bagatelle, ALJBS executive director. “American Legion Jersey Boys State ...

Awards and Scholarships presented at Watchung Hills Evening Scholarship Ceremony


WARREN, NJ - Memorial Awards, PTO Scholarships, and Community and School Recognition Scholarships were presented to Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 graduating seniors at the annual Scholarship Ceremony, Wednesday night, June 13, in the schools Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Senior Daniel Zimmer led the audience of student recipients and their ...

WHRHS Graduation: The Watchung Hills Class of 2018 Commencement

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Class of 2018 walked across the stage and completed their high school careers during the 61st annual commencement ceremony at Tozier Field Friday morning.

All School Council President Sahil Patel, Senior Class President Freddie Hayeck, and Valedictorian Linda Ye all addressed the crowd and the senior choral ...

North Plainfield High School Class of 2018 Graduates

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Graduation exercises for the Class of 2018 at North Plainfield High School were held on Wednesday, June 20 at Krausche Field.


President of the Class of 2018 Anne Joseph addressed the class, followed by Valedictorian Fiona Chen, and senior essay winner Salma Abrahim.


Three year class ...

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