Education

November 7, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic’s Brian Touma was honored on Wednesday morning with the 19th annual Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship award. The scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Hammeke by his wife, Grace, and is supported by the Knights of Columbus Summit Council 783, of which Mr.

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ROSELLE, NJ - The journalism class at Abraham Clark High School (ACHS), received a special visit from Ken Rosato, the lead weekday morning and noon anchor on abc’s Channel 7 Eyewitness News New York, on Wednesday, October 24. Rosato talked with the students about his career and the industry, as ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Abraham Clark High School (ACHS) might seem small on the New Jersey map, but it is making a huge difference in the landscape by helping recent hurricane victims.  Rashon Mickens, the high school principal at ACHS, working with the Sigma Beta Club, a community service fraternity, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education recognized the Students of the Month during Monday nights school board meeting.  Students recognized are as follows.  Anya Dominguez - Roselle Preschool Annex Pre-K  Valerie Ziama - Kindergarten Success Academy Kdg.  Arianna Holmes - Harrison ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College student Krystal Nicholas, of Roselle, is one of 10 students nationwide who was chosen to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education, a $5,000 award. The Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School has been named to the 2018 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools. As one of 93 schools nationwide Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary received the second-highest level of recognition, the National Healthy Schools SILVER Award. The list, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary club recognized Beatriz Limon of Roselle Park High School and Jennifer Hailotl of Abraham Clark High School as their June Students of the Month.  Rotarian Julie Pinho coordinates the program which honors high school seniors for their ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The filing deadline for School Board Election Candidates was on Monday at 4 p.m.  The candidate list for the November School Board Election is as follows. There are three seats up this year for the three-year term in Roselle and six residents have filed for those three ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Donations are needed for the New Beginnings School Book Bag Drive. You can help local children start the new school year prepared to learn by donating some essential school supplies. The drive, sponsored by Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program and other ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Seventeen -year-old Fenov Pierre-Louis, a Roselle resident and student at Union County's Academy for Information Technology, lost his battle with stage 4 Nueroblastoma cancer last week. Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help his family.  Diagnosed when he was a second ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Bud Simmons Pine Street Park will be the site of the Community Unity Peace Tour Festival, an event to say No to Drugs and Violence this coming weekend. The event is open to all residents this Saturday, July 21, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by local D.J’s, along ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of the  Elizabeth Campus of Union County College effective July 1. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division. As Dean of Elizabeth ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A forensic audit of spending last year by the Roselle School District found a long list of questionable actions including "over threshold" payments to vendors working for the district without a contract, the purchasing of cars and Apple watches and other items. The audit, dated ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Seventy-six students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing's 160th Convocation Ceremony held recently at St. Michael's Church in Cranford.  Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, sixty-eight women ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Abraham Clark High School held its 2018 commencement exercises at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Thursday evening, June 21. One hundred and eighty-six seniors crossed the stage to receive their diplomas and were congratulated by Principal Rashon Mickens, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Dad’s received a red carpet welcome on Friday morning as they walked their children to school at the Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School.   The "Calling All Men" Father's Day activity, was decorated with balloons and a red carpeting for the fathers and their sons/daughters to ...

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