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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Roselle Park Police Present School Supplies to Students in Need

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police Officers presented school supplies this week to each elementary school as part of their first annual school supply drive.

The supplies which included backpacks, pencils and papers were provided to students from the town who are in need. Thanks to all the residents as well as the Roselle Park PBA Local 27 who donated supplies.

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Roselle Creates Training and Employment Program for Youth in the Community

ROSELLE, NJ – The Borough of Roselle has created a Youth Training and Employment Program designed to help individuals from ages 14 to 21 to obtain real hands-on experience in all of the various department operations within the Borough.

The youth program works with the County of Union Workforce Investment Board and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to maximize ...

Video: ACHS Students Start New School Year with a Community Welcome Celebration

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle community came out on Thursday morning to join Principal Rashon Mickens and his staff at Abraham Clark High School to welcome students back for another school year. 

In its now fourth-year tradition, Mickens still shows his enthusiasm by dressing in a red high school cap and gown, as he reaches out to shake hands, give high fives, fist bumps, hugs, and cheer on ...

Roselle Students Get a Head Start to the New School Year with New Book Bags

ROSELLE, NJ – Parents and their children came out to Roselle Borough Hall this past Saturday afternoon for the 2018 New Beginnings School Book Bag Drive. 

The program started three years by Mayor Christine Dansereau to help students get a head start on the new school year, has grown with many residents and organizations stepping up to help.

Individuals, businesses, and community ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Integrate NJ Schools by Friday

NEW JERSEY - 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 Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white children have the ...

VIDEO: Roselle Board of Education Ousts Long Time Board Member Archange Antoine

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education (B.O.E.), voted on Monday evening by a vote of 5 to 4 to remove longtime Board of Education Member Archange Antoine from his position on the school board. 

The meeting started off with board members arguing with each other and the audience shouting out in defense of Antoine. That tone continued throughout the entire meeting. 

An agenda ...

Roselle Park Police in Need of Donations for Back to School Supply Drive

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Roselle Park Police department is hosting a town-wide “School Supply Drive” to help families who are having trouble providing certain necessities for their children this school year.

They're asking for the following items to be delivered to the Police department at 110 E Westfield Ave. on Tuesday, September 4. 

Backpacks ...

Roselle Develops Plans to Improve Local Library

ROSELLE, NJ – Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Roselle Library Redevelopment Committee are developing an action plan to compete for funding through the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act.

With $125 million available statewide for public libraries to use towards capital improvements, Mayor Dansereau and the committee are coming up with a vision plan for the redevelopment of the ...

Union County Announces 2018 Library Grants Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

“Our community is stronger when we all work together to provide every child with ...

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