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NJ Education Officials Seek Remote Learning Feedback from Parents

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

NJ Mayors Honor Three Somerville HS Students' Essays on Government

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three students at Somerville High School have been recognized by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for their essays on what municipal governments do best in a statewide competition.

The Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Scholarship Competition criteria considered originality, appropriateness, articulation of theme, and technical composition, according to Mayor Dennis ...

Residents Invited to Contribute Pandemic Memories to Digital Collection

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey encourages Somerset  County residents to share their memories of the COVID-19 pandemic with the community through SCLSNJ’s digital community memories archive, "Our Lives Today."

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, SCLSNJ has created a historical and community memories archive that ...

Hillsborough School Officials Respond to Students' "Horrific" Online Posts

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Dr. Lisa M. Antunes, superintendent of schools, and Karen A. Bingert, principal of Hillsborough High School, circulated a letter to members of the school community yesterday in response to complaints about "racist, homophobic and profane" online posts from several Hillsborough High School students.

An investigation is underway.

Outraged residents, some blaming ...

Somerville Schools Eager to Finalize Outdoor Graduation Plan for Class of 2020

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - High school and college seniors throughout New Jersey will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of an outdoor graduation with their fellow students and parents in attendance as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced a relaxation of his executive orders issued in March imposing limits on crowd size and social distancing.

"To the class of 2020, I am proud to say that ...

Hillsborough Schools Submit Graduation Proposal to State for Review

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors in the high school gym, while the mayor's plan envisions an outdoor ceremony at Mountainvew ...

PRIDE in Somerville: Educators' $4,000 Donation Supports Charities

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerville Education Association are not only working hard to teach their students in a remote learning environment, but they are also giving back to their community to ensure all students and their families continue to have enough to eat.

Using a grant from the New Jersey Education Association’s PRIDE in Public Education program, the SEA has donated ...

Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund Awards Scholarship to Somerville HS Senior

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Catherine Ulassin, a Branchburg resident and Somerville High School senior is the winner of the 2020 Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund scholarship.

This is the second year the DMMF has awarded the $2,012 scholarship, given to a Somerville High School student who is carrying on their studies in writing, journalism or the fine arts.

McLachlan was a graduate of Somerville High ...

Hillsborough Mayor Offers Graduation Plan to School Officials

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, and Millstone Mayor Raymond Heck have sent a proposal to the Board of Education Wednesday outlining a scaled-back, full-day graduation ceremony on June 22 at Mountainview Park for seniors in the class of 2020.

The plan would require each senior to arrive at the park at a pre-determined time; wait in line with other vehicles and as they neared the stage, ...

Murphy Still Hopeful for In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to remain hopeful that a way can be found to hold graduation ceremonies this summer.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey COVID-19 task force briefing, a reporter asked Murphy if those school districts still holding out hope for traditional commencement ceremonies should remain so.

Murphy responded,  ...

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Car Set on Fire, 42 Vehicles' Tires Slashed on Manville Streets

June 3, 2020

MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were targeted.

The June 3 slashings were discovered when fire and police officers responded to the car fire ...