Education

October 21, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Michael Botting, a senior at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition. Botting, a Piscataway resident joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — School safety, smart spending, and academic achievement were on the minds of six candidates vying for three seats in the election to the Piscataway School Board. Incumbents Dr. Atif Nazir, Isaac Peng, and Ira Stern faced off against challengers, Jeffrey Fields, Shelia Hobson, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — An early afternoon gas leak near the intersection of Old New Brunswick and Stelton Roads prompted Eisenhower Elementary School to be evacuated as a precautionary measure, said Piscataway police on Thursday. The students were taken to Westergard Library and all were reported to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College is one of 13 community colleges in New Jersey selected to receive funds for providing tuition-free education. Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced the county colleges selected in what he called the first step toward free community college ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Parents with Pre-K students enrolled in the Children’s Corner programs will soon see some changes as the Piscataway school district expands instruction and staffing thanks to recent state aid it received in the form of a $1.8 million grant. According to district officials, “the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Brian S. Dong, a senior at Piscataway High School has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition. Dong joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to high achieving high school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences. The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 2,000 students have returned to classes on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools to find innovative new programs and facilities. The district, the oldest county vocational school district in the nation, offers more than 40 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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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 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - A new year of learning is now in motion. During the first few days of school, TAPinto Piscataway received your ‘First Day of School’ entries for the 2018 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and gift card contest. We are pleased to announce that Pari Melkote is this year’s winner who ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Goodbye summer vacation, hello first day of school!   Parents: share a photo of your children heading off to a new school year for the TAPinto Piscataway 2018 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. Email all photo ...

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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 ...

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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. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s annual Welcome Back/Open House event will be held on Wednesday August 29th from 6p-8p.   This night provides the opportunity to meet with friends and faculty before the school year begins.  Parents and students are encouraged to bring in their school ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Pat Grazioso, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager for Investors Bank presented Piscataway High School with a check for $10,000 as part of a five-year, $50,000 grant to upgrade the school’s weight room, district officials said in a Thursday news release. While the new ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Adults interested in careers in cosmetology still have time to register for the fall sessions on the East Brunswick and Piscataway campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Classes, which begin Sept. 6, are held Monday to Friday on each campus: noon ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College will start the upcoming academic year with an interim president, following the retirement last June of then President Joann La Perla-Morales. The college board of trustees appointed Dr. Mark McCormick, college's vice-president of Academic and Student ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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Piscataway, NJ - In a post on the Piscataway Township Schools’ website, district officials thanked the Piscataway Knights of Columbus for their recent fundraising efforts for special needs students. The post states: “Thank you, Piscataway Knights of Columbus, for your breakfast fundraiser and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Eight students from Piscataway have qualified for Seton Hall University’s Spring 2018 Dean’s List, said school officials. The university announced on Thursday that the following students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements: Karen Cherian Andrea ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway homeowners can expect a bit of relief in this year's property taxes as school district officials announced how it will allocate its increase in state aid it recently received as part of Governor Phil Murphy’s 2018-2019 school district funding plan.  In a Thursday news ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy will be implementing two new science programs beginning September 2018. They are Makerspace and Science Dimensions by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Makerspace is a place where our students will have the opportunity to explore their own interest.  They will ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - As the start of the 2018-2019 school year approaches, Piscataway School District officials have announced the appointment of a new principal at one of the township’s intermediate schools. Christopher Baldassano has been appointed principal of Arbor Intermediate School, according ...

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KINGSTON, RI -  Pat William Procaccini of Piscataway received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Rhode Island's 132nd Commencement.   Graduation ceremonies were held on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, and approximately 3,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students became ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools granted diplomas to 469 students in graduation ceremonies held simultaneously on all five campuses on June 27. “I know that all of the people here have been a part of your journey and they are all still committed to ...

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EDISON, NJ - Two graduates from Edison area high schools received a total of $6,875 in scholarships recently from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund. The scholarships, financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, a longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, journalist and arts activist,were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ  — Nick Morgan was dressed to impress. He sported a neat, navy blue suit, black dress shoes, and a patriotic American flag tie for the final round of the Somerset Patriots Kid CEO competition on Thursday night. An hour before the rain-delayed game against the Bridgeport Bees ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - With summer vacation just under way for Piscataway children, township parents eager to get a jump start on school supply shopping for next year can find out now what they will need to buy. District officials announced in an email on Monday that school supply lists for next ...

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