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State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

September 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

Area Ceremonies Set for Sept.11

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, area towns will remember and  honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Green Brook

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Top of the World Park at 100 Top of the World Way.


Long Hill Township

An ecumenical candlelight vigil service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at The  Shrine of ...

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 ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Intergrate NJ Schools by Friday

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

The lawsuit, filed by New Jersey Coalition for Diverse and Inclusive Schools, claims that decades of residential segregation and state laws ...

Remembering Sept. 11 in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A silent procession will travel on Somerset Street from Greenbrook Road to Lincoln Place on Sept. 11.


A Memorial Ceremony will be held at the Fire Bell at 8:45 a.m. The Borough invites all to, “join as we pay our respects to the almost 3000 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, aboard ...


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Vermeule to Participate in Weekend Journey Event Oct 13-14

September 13, 2018

The Vermeule Mansion announces their participation in the annual Weekend Journey Through the Past, a weekend tour of historically significant places in Somerset County.  Approximately 30 sites will participate in the event run by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, scheduled for Saturday, Oct 13th, 10-5 pm and Sunday, Oct 14th noon-4 pm.  This is the 13th year for the ...