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Take a Walk Through History with Library Lectures, Discussions

September 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is one of America’s oldest counties with an abundant history that dates back to the 1600s.

Starting this September, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will continue to explore community, state, and world history through a series of lectures and discussions.                     ...

Two Somerville Seniors Qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two seniors at Somerville High School and Immaculata High School are among a group of 16,000 nationwide that have qualified as seminfinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program.

Nikhil X. Kamdar, who attends Somerville High School, and Peter Gallo, a student at Immaculata High School, are among the elite students nationwide that have an opportunity to ...

Hillsborough Students Wear PJs to School to Raise Money for Buddy Bench

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- During recess, the Triangle Elementary School playground in Hillsborough is a loud, fun, and energetic place to play.

But what if you are looking for a quiet place to sit and talk with a new friend or catch up with an old friend who is in a different class? What if you don’t know with whom to play? These were the concerns of then second grade student, Marielle ...

Somerville Police Respond to Emergency Lockdown Alert at Middle School

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted.

It was not a drill, with students and staff on edge, many fearing the worst for little more than an ...

Hundreds of Backpacks Filled with School Supplies Distributed

SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive.

The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies. The drive collected new backpacks filled with essential school supplies — such as pens, ...

Somerville Parents' "Chalk the Walk" to Welcome Students Back to School

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents, teachers, siblings, even principals got down on their hands and knees Wednesday night outside the Van Derveer School and Somerville Middle School to “Chalk the Walk” with comforting and inspirational messages to students who arrived early Thursday morning for the first day of the 2018-19 school year.

The Somerville PTO came up with the idea and ...

Somerville Sixth-Graders Ready to Step Up

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - They're ready, although many may not be as eager to begin the first day of school Thursday, a sure sign that summer is rapidly slipping away.

The incoming sixth-grade class at the Somerville Middle School spent two days last week learning the ins and outs of being a Middle School student, a departure from their days six years spent at the Van Derveer Elementary ...

Somerville: Middle School Peer Leaders Host “Boot Camp” for Incoming Sixth-Graders

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It was a whirlwind two hours Wednesday for  wide-eyed students about to begin their first year at Somerville Middle School, the beginning of the end of their days as the “Big Fish in the Llittle Pond" at Van Derveer Elementary School.

With one week to go before the first day of school, it was time to step up.

"Camp Somerville Middle School" ...

A True Pioneer: Somerville HS Grad First to Enroll at SCC in 1968

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Celeste Onka wasn’t interested in attending a four-year college after graduating from Somerville High School in 1968. She didn’t want to get lost in a giant sea of freshman, or spend four years focusing on one subject when she was still unsure of her career plans.

But then a new idea emerged. The newspapers began writing about a two-year College being launched ...

Enhanced Seat Belt/School Bus Safety Measure Approved


TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation that requires new school buses to be equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts.

The measure, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully, was signed by Murphy on Saturday.

“Children’s safety should always be our priority,” said Lopez ...


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