Education

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 ...

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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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ROSELLE, NJ -  “Well, I survived field day,” said Wimbush after he just donated bicycles to four students at the Washington Elementary School in Roselle.  “We put all of the names of this year's honor roll students into a hat a drew names,” says Wimbush.  According to Wimbush, his goal is to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A surprise that most did not see coming happened at the Abraham Clark H.S. annual “Prom Showcase” on Wednesday evening when a student got down on one knee to propose to his date. Students again this year had a chance to walk the red carpet just like celebrities at the OSCARS with ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The students at the St. Joseph Carpenter School in Roselle has created their own drug intervention assembly as part of the Lead and Seed initiative they have been working on in their school. Last week the students presented the drug intervention assembly to the 8th-grade class. On ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School is looking to the community for help in supporting this year's Project Graduation, scheduled for June 21.   As in the past, the ACHS PTO and the Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition are sponsoring the 2018 Project Graduation event. However, funds are still ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two members of Union Catholic's Class of 2018 gathered with their families, coaches, classmates, and school administrators for a special ceremony in the main lobby of the school on Friday morning to sign their National Letters of Intent. Josh Njoroge signed to play soccer at ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Two seniors at Abraham Clark High School are accomplishing big things as they finish their last year of high school and set their sights on their future.  Gersy Sorto came from El Salvador four years ago not knowing any English at all and has exceeded expectations of teachers and ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Dr. Richard Corbett announced his resignation as Roselle Public Schools superintendent Monday night as the district announced that it would embark on a search for its chief administrator by establishing a search committee comprising community leaders, administrators, teachers, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders presented resolutions to the winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented the resolutions to the students. One ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle had its first Circle of Sisters Expo, the event was hosted by Derithia Williams, Vice Principal of Grace Wilday, Jr. High School and Dr. Cynthia Atkins, President of Women of Shachah, Inc. (Women's Advocacy).  The event occurred at the Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, NJ ...

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