Rutgers University Increases Tuition, Student Fees

July 19, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, approved tuition and fee increases of 1.85 percent for the 2017-2018 academic year for in-state undergraduate students Wednesday.

“Rutgers is committed to providing our students with the highest quality education,” said Sandy J. Stewart, chair of the Board of Governors. “Once ...

Somerset County Library System Launches New Website



SOMERVILLE, NJ - The  Somerset County Library System of New Jersey has launched a new website.

“We did a complete overhaul of the look and content,” said Carolann DeMatos, SCLSNJ’s director of marketing and public relations. “Our goals for a new website included: integration of modern user experience best practices, improved search engine ...

Bateman Bill Provides $125M for New Jersey Libraries


TRENTON, NJ  - The “New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act,” sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-16) has passed the State Senate and how heads to Governor Christie’s desk.

The legislation would give voters the ability to approve funds for the repair, construction or expansion of local libraries.

“Public libraries ...

"Tank" Visits Somerville Library to "Tutor" Young Readers

SOMERVILLE, NJ - He's as big as he is gentle, trained to help children focus and improve their reading skills.'

His name is "Tank," a two-year-old Newfoundland who makes frequent visits to area libraries.

Last week he visited the Somerville branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey where he helped Amelia Hanks practice her reading skills by sharing a ...

Somerset County Vo-Tech Class of 2017 Graduates

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of 161 students graduated this week from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in 17 different vocational programs, ranging from automotive technology to the performing arts.

The Career and Technical Education Valedictorian for the class of 2017 was graphic communications student Daria Marini, of Bridgewater, and the Career and Technical ...

New Somerville Schools Superintendent Signs 3-Year Contract


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Timothy Teehan, a career educator who has worked as Academic Achievement Officer in the borough’s school district since 2012, was formally introduced as the new Somerville Superintendent of Schools at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

He will replace Dr. Timothy Purnell, who came to the borough in 2011 from the Harding Township school district.

Somerville: Historians Address Shared Heritage of Slavery, Rutgers' Founder and Dutch Reformed Church


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Historians will discuss the connections between Rev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, principal founder of Rutgers University, his family, and African-American abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, at one time their slave, plus stories of other early slave-holding leaders of Rutgers College at the Old Dutch Parsonage, 71 Somerset St. on Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 ...

Somerville Elks Offer $2,000 Scholarship to Challenged HS Students

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 encourages students dealing with physical and cognitive challenges to apply for the $2,000 Somerville Elks/Catherine Guerrera Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants should be graduating high school seniors who will begin their studies at an accredited college, university or technical school in the fall of 2017.

Students from Somerset and Hunterdon ...

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Zwicker Book Drive Donates Thousands of Children's Books

July 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY, NJ – A month-long summer book drive organized by the legislative district office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th  has donated 4,000 books for local students in kindergarten through grade 12.

“Research shows that daily reading is a critical way to keep kids engaged and learning year-round. I am so proud of the way our community came together to ...