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Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

January 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Woodland Park Schools Take Part in Souper Bowl Food Drive

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Charles Olbon School and Beatrice Gilmore School are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger and they are asking the community to help supply canned and dry, boxed goods to the less fortunate in the area. As the upcoming NFL Super Bowl is approaching, many of us prepare with celebrations of food and snacks. It is important during these times to ...

Young Audiences Program Brings Teaching Artists Into the Classrooms in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Charles Olbon Elementary School launched its Young Audience Arts for Learning of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania program in select classes last week. Beatrice Gilmore  Elementary School is also again participating this year.

The program brings arts experiences by professional teaching artists directly to students. By doing so, it eliminates barriers to ...

Montclair State University Offers Free Training for Federal Employees During Shutdown

Montclair State University will give free professional development classes tomorrow to all federal employees to help them gain skills while they are out of work during the government shutdown.  

The classes include training in skill transferability, Microsoft Excel, bitcoin and blockchain. The American Federation of Government Employees union, the National Treasury Employee Union and ...

Passaic Valley Band Association Plans Annual Tricky Tray

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley Band Association supports the Passaic Valley Regional High School's Music Department by providing supplies and necessities that the school could not otherwise provide within its current budget. The department includes the concert band, choir and maching band. The association's goal is to raise as much money as possible to support and ...

Paterson's InnerFaith Performing Arts Center Welcomes New Chair

PATERSON, NJ - The InnerFaith Performing Arts Center has announced that Dr. Wrathell Gause will serve as Interim Chairman of the Board Directors for the Paterson based non-profit that seeks to empower children through creative and performing arts.

Gause, according to a statement by outgoing Chairwoman Lynda S. Smith, is a Paterson native, husband, and father of three, as well as “an ...

Woodland Park Board of Education Will Consider Approving New Dress Policy This Evening

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Board of Education will hold an open public meeting tonight, Jan 14, at Memorial School at 7 p.m.

Among the agenda items is approval of the second reading and adoption of Policy 5511 regarding Dress and Grooming. 

There will be an opportunity for the public to speak at this meeting. In accordance with board policy, comments are limited to ...

Eighth Grade Parents Hear About Curriculum Changes at Passaic Valley High School

Passaic Valley Regional High School on Wednesday evening hosted an orientation for eighth grade students and their parents from Little Falls, Totowa and Woodland Park. The incoming Class of 2023 students ...

Incumbent, Two Newcomers Sworn In To Woodland Park Board of Education

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark at the Borough Council's annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 2 swore in the three trustees elected in November to the Woodland Park Board of Education for three-year terms - Chris Mania, Adam Chaabane and MaryAnn Perro.

The following evening at the Board of Education reorganization meeting, trustees selected MaryAnn Perro to ...

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How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

January 21, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

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Little Falls Education Foundation Plans Fundraising Casino Night

January 22, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Education Foundation (LFEF) recently announced and recognized the recipients of fall grants at a Board of Education meeting. The LFEF is proud to announce they were able to fund over $14,000 in grants to teachers in the district.

The mission of the LFEF is to support educational excellence in the township public schools through community involvement. A ...