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September 23, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway delivered an address to the University Senate on Friday, Sept. 23. Boosting students’ success while creating a robust and engaging student experience is at the center of all Rutgers is working toward as the university moves beyond ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2, The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation today announced the names of over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Somerville High School student Rishi V. Purohit. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University-New Brunswick is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings released Sept. 12. Named #19 of Top Public Schools Among National Universities, Rutgers-New Brunswick climbed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services is seeking volunteers to help students who are struggling on their path to academic achievement. Volunteer tutors can help boost a child’s confidence and help them reach their academic potential. In this program, volunteers will ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Normal is how Somerville High School Principal Jerry Foley characterizes the beginning of the 2022-23 school year - social distancing, masks and virtual learning are being left behind in favor of what was normal before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Public Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, is one of over 160 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association to conduct digital literacy workshops using Digitallearn.org resources to help those left ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Free adult literacy programs for English-language learners of all skill levels are available this fall for residents of Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board’s Literacy Committee and its providers strive to share information as well as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Board of Education is seeking candidates to apply for a vacant seat on the school board. The deadline to apply for the position is Sept. 15. Candidates mut submit a letter expressing interest and include a resume f background experiences to Bryan P. Boyce, Board ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It may be worth waiting to buy Back-to-School items until Aug. 27th.  That day starts a Sales Tax Holiday (through Sept. 5th) according to the New Jersey Division of Taxation which will save customers 6.625% on a variety of purchases. According to the Division’s website, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A loosely-knit army of combatants will descend on the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday night to comfort one another and confront the enemy - the disease of addiction. The event is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m.; in the event of inclement weather, the alternate venue is ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing. Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education on Thursday announced the 21 educators who have been named the state’s 2022-2023 County Teachers of the Year, including Ian Evans, a 7th-grade literacy teacher at Hillsborough Middle School.   He was honored along with four other ...

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UNION, NJ - More than 2,500 students were named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List at Kean University including several from Somerville ad Branchburg. The following local students made the list, released last week: Elrad Exil of Somerville is a senior majoring in Sociology. Jeremiah Harnanto ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – As the parents of two adult children, both alumni of Immaculata High School, Brian and Maureen Cote understand that a strong foundation in high school can set the course for the rest of a student’s life. The couple witnessed first-hand the strong foundation laid by IHS, first ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A select group of 17 sixth- and seventh-grade students experienced first-hand the daily routines, challenges and rewards experienced by police officers who work the streets and neighborhoods of the 2.5 square-mile municipality, the seat of Somerset County government. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors Tuesday approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-2023 academic year that includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, nearly two-thirds below the current rate of inflation. “We remain committed to providing excellence in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Row after row of smiling faces have popped up on the front lawn of Somerville High School, 287 placards reflecting the relief, joy and achievement of high school graduation. Congratulations to the proud members of the 2022 Class of Somerville High School. One-by-one, ...

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  WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 15-year-old student at Watchung Hills Regional High School has been charged with phoning in a threat to the school, claiming he was in a bathroom at the school with weapons, threatening to shoot up the school when the bell rang in between periods when the hallways would ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - After years of hard work and unexpected challenges, the 455 graduates of the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen, who together amassed more than $113 million in scholarships and awards, have reached the culmination of their high school careers. Across the four ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A handful of selected seniors from the Somerville HS Pioneers football team passed on the opportunity to slip into their pads, buckle up their football helmets and lace up their cleats one last time to play in the annual Basilone Bowl at Bridgewater-Raritan High School Tuesday, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough Police detectives responded to the Middle School on Friday after administrators reported the existence of a "concerning" post on a social media platform and spent the weekend investigating, concluding there was no credible threat, according to a message circulated to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Chants of "Enough is Enough," "Vote Them Out' and "Vote" punctuated Saturday's protest against mass shootings, gun violence and the unwillingness or inability of legislators to fix the problem as 300 determined activists gathered outside the Historical Somerset County Courthouse to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Auten Road School was locked down for 25 minutes Friday afternoon after an argument escalated between two parents who had been called to the school office over a dispute between their children. The lockdown triggered a shelter-in-place situation for all students, teachers ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today. For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Samantha Edge of Somerville has been named the recipient of the Raritan Valley Community College Service Learning Leadership Award. Edge is a student in the College’s Medical Assistant Certificate program. The annual award honors students for their outstanding leadership and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland. “He had come here to visit and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) awarded associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,200 graduates at its commencement, held Saturday, May 14. The ceremony was held on the soccer field at the College’s Branchburg campus. The event also honored 84 graduates from the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White. The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Coey of Flemington and Olivia Gaibor of Martinsville have been named the  Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Immaculata’s Baccalaureate Mass is Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.at Immaculate Conception Church with Immaculata High School with Director Rev. Msgr.

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