Mother and Son Graduate from Union County College Together

July 4, 2018

CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to have served as academic tutors in the College’s Academic ...

A Q&A on “Plainfield Promise”

A Q&A on “Plainfield Promise”

In ​September 2016, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp ​wrote on his blog about  “Plainfield Promise,” a plan to support education and financial literacy​, similar to "Oakland Promise​." He ​spoke again of it in his 2017 State of the City Address, tracing his own educational journey and suggesting a ...

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarships Awarded to Area Students

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 awarded at a June 12 dinner at the Spain Inn in Piscataway.

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Michelle Lett of Plainfield graduates from Loyola University Maryland

On Saturday, May 19th, Michele Lett, of Plainfield, received a BA degree in Elementary Education at Loyola University Maryland's 166th Commencement Exercises. The ceremony was held at the Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University's arts ...

Plainfield Celebrates the Class of 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ — More than 375 Seniors beamed with pride as members of the Class of 2018 turned the tassels on their graduation caps, signifying the official completion of their high school careers on Monday.

Students from Plainfield High School and Barack Obama Academy for Academic and Civic Development marched into Hub Stein Stadium on Randolph Road where hundreds of proud families ...

PAAAS celebrates its 5th Commencement Ceremony

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sixty four students strolled across the tracks of the Hub Stein Field this afternoon under sunny blue skies to hear parting words of advice and encouragement and accept their graduation certificates. Today’s ceremony was the fifth for the Plainfield Academy of the Arts and Advanced Studies.

The academic procession was lead by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Bolandi, Principal ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Class of 2018 Graduates at Commencement

EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 135th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 8 under a giant tent on the back athletic fields.

The Class of 2018 marched in, led by valedictorian and class president Suraj Chandran of Edison and vice president Cathy Bi of Edison carrying the class flag. The program began with the Star-Spangled Banner and a welcome from Dr. Bob ...

Plainfield Senior's whirlwind effort lands him at top University in New Jersey to study Music

Plainfield, NJ – Three months ago Eddy Veliz, 18, a senior at Plainfield High School had no plans to attend college, didn’t know what the SAT was, and had no idea that a conversation with his teacher would land him at a top-ten university to study music.

In March Dr. Johanna Amaro, an English as a Second Language/Language Arts Teacher, asked her senior class what their post-high ...

Moments in American History or Moral Ethics?: Two Things You May Have Never Learned Before

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - New Jersey is not exempt from the historically charged issue of the burial of Africans. Even today, many New Jersey residents are totally unaware of the existence of slavery and the role of slavery in this colony and state.

On a small plot of land near downtown Bedminster lies the unmarked graves of an undetermined number of Americans from the post-Revolutionary War ...

Plainfield Superintendent Announces Changes Aimed at Improving Student Achievement in District Schools

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Parents and teachers applauded as the Plainfield Public Schools interim superintendent pledged to put children first in the district, announcing changes that will go into effect in time for the start of the next school year.

“This is the beginning of us looking at reorganizing the district,” said Dr. Ronald Bolandi at Tuesday’s board of education ...

Plainfield BOE Member on Naming of the New School

July 12, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – I, Carmencita Pile, an elected Plainfield School Board member presented this during the Plainfield School Board monthly business meeting to the public and to the board after being recognized by Plainfield School Board President Mr. Richard Wyatt.

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 12:10PM an email was sent from the Plainfield School District's Postmaster that ...

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Earn The Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) at Union County College in Five Weeks

July 16, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22.

If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, benefits administrator, supervisor or meetings and events planner, this program is for ...