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NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

May 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

A Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

NJ State Police, Dept. of Education Advise School Boards That HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

Local Family Surprises College Graduate with Celebration Parade

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic and the need to be socially distant has really put a damper on typically well-celebrated milestones. So far we have seen birthday parades and visits from parish leaders on children’s First Holy Communion dates on social media.  As we all try to make lemonade out of lemons, you may find yourself wondering, what could be next?  College ...

New Jersey Schools to Remain Closed Through Rest of School Year

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all New Jersey schools to keep their doors closed for the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year.  The announcement came at his May 4 press conference and does not come as a surprise to many.

Murphy also mentioned that private schools with longer school years will remain closed until at least June 30.

"We have a single goal ...

Remote Learning at The Albrook School -- Not All Heroes Wear Capes

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Throughout our forty year history, The Albrook School has been a close-knit community. This was clearly evident during this difficult time through a remote learning lesson entitled: Not All Heroes Wear Capes shared by Mrs. Delia, one of Albrook’s preschool teachers. The Albrook students designed and decorated paper hearts and, along with their teachers, displayed ...

Gold Award Girl Scout Brings Beauty to a Local Elementary School

Girl Scout Creates an Inspirational Program for Transitioning Students

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be challenging. We’ve all been there.

In the blink of an eye, students go from being the top dog in their schools to being at the bottom rung of the ladder in a completely different place where everyone looks, well, old. And during ...

State Educators Urge Murphy to Keep NJ Schools Closed for Remainder of Year

TRENTON, NJ - If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations. 

Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on Monday.

Responding to a reporter's question at Saturday's press briefing, Murphy said:

"We ...

The Albrook School Celebrates Anita Albers' 91st Birthday with Car Parade

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On the morning of Friday April 17th, a car parade of ninety cars filled with students, parents and teachers cruised past Ms. Anita Albers’ Basking Ridge home to celebrate her 91st birthday.

Albers, one of the founders of The Albrook School in Basking Ridge, was surprised to see such a showing.  According to the school’s facebook page, Albers shared that she ...

Bernards H.S. Ranked in U.S. News & World Report 2020 List of Best High Schools

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2020 Best High Schools list, which includes rankings for the state of New Jersey and nationally.

Bernards High School was rated No. 52 in New Jersey. It was ranked 135th among all schools in the New York Metropolitan Area.

    1. Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 23, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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Bridgewater Youth Fatally Struck by Train

May 26, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater juvenile has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a NJ Transit train Monday at around 4:20 p.m. just west of the Bridgewater station, according to Lisa Torbic, of NJ Transit.

Torbic said the eastbound Raritan Valley Line train 5526, which left from Raritan at 4:16 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Newark Penn Station at 5:15 p.m. struck the juvenile ...

Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Business or Organization? New Jersey Wants to Hear from You

May 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey is requesting your input to better understand how to help you get back to work safely and productively. By filling out an online survey about your operations you can help inform the State’s reopening strategy and upcoming business and organization assistance opportunities.

Survey questions include inquiries about COVID-19’s impact on your ...

Quick Response to Stroke Symptoms Must Trump COVID-19 Anxiety; May is Stroke Awareness Month

May 14, 2020

As a vascular neurologist, I’m concerned that people’s fear of catching COVID-19 is stopping them from seeking health care, even those who may be gravely ill. Having a stroke is a major emergency that requires immediate medical intervention, yet people with symptoms erroneously believe the risk of coronavirus infection is a greater threat.

I assure you it is not.

Anyone who ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...