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Students Engaged by Visit from Middlesex County College Admissions Counselor

Students at Nuview Academy Annex learned about Middlesex County College and its support services for students with special needs, as a result of a visit from Admissions Counselor Desiree Brower. Credits: Courtesy of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Students at Nuview Academy Annex (NAA) learned a great deal about Middlesex County College and its support services for students with special needs, as a result of a visit from Admissions Counselor Desiree Brower.

In addition to sharing a wide range of information about the college, Ms. Brower facilitated a productive discussion with students regarding their future goals.

“The students were highly engaged and welcomed the opportunity to ask questions regarding their goals after high school,” said NAA’s Amanda Olexion, LSW Therapist.

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Middlesex County College offers a  variety of support services for students with disabilities including  adaptive testing services, note taker support, sign language interpreters, adaptive technology,  books on tape, and other accommodations based on a student’s needs.

The NAA is part of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey, which operates six schools with services for students ages 3-21 with autism,multiple disabilities, and at-risk behaviors, in addition to providing shared services to special education students statewide. The largest Educational Services Commission in New Jersey, the ESCNJ coordinates transportation services for nearly 14,000 students across the state, and manages a 1,100 member Co-op Pricing System, the largest cooperative buying program in New Jersey.

 

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August 9, 2017

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South Brunswick: Fire Heavily Damages Best Western Hotel, Injures Two Firefighters

September 10, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A two-alarm fire at the Best Western hotel on Route 1 in Monmouth Junction Sunday night heavily damaged an entire wing of the building, forcing dozens of guests from their rooms and injured two firefighters, police said.

According to police, 60 firefighters fought the fire, which displaced the guests in all 50 rooms and left the building uninhabitable.

The cause of the ...

South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

September 18, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Somerville: Freeholders to Place Wreath at 9/11 Memorial

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Monday, Sept. 11.

The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into ...

38th annual Raritan River Fest, Duck Race, comes to town this weekend

September 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 2017 Raritan River Festival and Duck Race is coming to town this Sunday, Sept. 24, noon to 6 p.m. at Boyd Park, on the riverside of Route 18 and Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick.

Admission is free and parking is available at the Rutgers University Public Safety Parking Deck.

Now in its 38th year, the festival first came to light in 1980, in celebration of the ...

South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Cops, FBI Searching for 2 Suspects in Fulton Street Slaying

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Two men from Newark are wanted for murdering a 31-year-old New Brunswick man earlier this month. But police need your help to find them.

Michael Martin, 26, who goes by the nickname “Maniac,” and Rayshawn Riddick, 31, have each been charged with one count of first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and second-degree possession of a ...

The Hall Mills Murder Case by William Kunstler

The Hall-Mills Murder Case (The Minister and the Choir Singer) by William Kunstler (Rutgers University Press, 1964

At the end of Brown Avenue in Lavalette, NJ sits an ancient, gloomy, gray house. Flanked by contemporary beach homes, this brooding edifice stands out as a relic of a former era. My friend, Cathy noted to me that this house has a notorious history. “It was once owned by ...

Stress, Success and Destiny: NJ Public Lecture Series

September 22, 2017

This is to announce a fascinating lecture series on the theme of ancient wisdom and its role in everyday life. The speakers are world renowned philosopher from India A. Parthasarathy (also known as Swami Parthasarathy) and his daughter-disciple Sunandaji. 

Swami Parthasarathy will speak on the “Law of Karma” and will explain how you alone are in control of your life. As he ...

World War I and America: War Illustration – A Straight Unbroken Line at the Scotch Plains Public Library

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As we mark the 100th anniversary of US entry into World War I, the Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to present the World War I and America series, which will run from September 18 through November 9.  As one of only four New Jersey institutions to have received the World War I and America grant, and with a generous gift from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service ...

Hunger Action Day Food Donation To Community FoodBank of New Jersey

HILLSIDE, NJ – This September, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, together with the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, mobilizes in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 42 million Americans, including 1 million New Jerseyans, face hunger every day.

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What You Should Know about Equifax Data Breach

September 16, 2017

Have you ever applied for a car loan, credit card, lease or mortgage? You may be among the 143 million Americans whose private data was exposed during a recent breach at Equifax – one of our nation’s top three credit reporting agencies. It’s outrageous that Equifax waited more than a month to inform consumers about this hack. And it’s unconscionable that some executives ...