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Somerville HS Students Design Commemorative Coin for Police Unity Tour

April 11, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three proud Somerville High School seniors have something tangible to show for their participation in a competitive project in Linda Conklin’s communications design class.

Emily Hickson, Gillian Belkin and Junior Ramirez combined their artistic talents to design a limited edition commemorative Challenge Coin that combines a variety of elements reflective ...

Rutgers University: Clinton Encourages Female, Youth Empowerment and Voting

PISCATAWAY, NJ - She wasn't there to explain what happened.  She did not opine about the current administration.  She did not shake her fist at the moon.  Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Rutgers University on Thursday to encourage women and young people to become involved in politics and to vote every chance they get.

Before an audience of about 6,000 at the Rutgers ...

Hillsborough: Suspended HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years,, had been suspended ...

School Bus Driver Charged with Sex Assaults Against Students

MONTGOMERY, NJ – An 84-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against an 8- and 12-year-old and as many as seven other children while a bus driver going back to the 1960s, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Edward Atoeff of Cherry Valley Road was the owner and operator of Jastyke Transportation at the time of the alleged ...

Somerville: Van Derveer Students Drink Gallons of Lemonade to Support a Cause

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Instead of pushing their way through the  doors at the end of the school day this week, students at the Van Derveer School took their time and hung out in the lobby each day, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade.

The students are supporting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization working to ...

East Brunswick: Congresswoman Hears the Voices of Students

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Over 200 students and residents attended a town hall meeting held by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman at the East Brunswick Community Center on Sunday, when the New Jersey's Representative from District 12 honored her promise to hear them voice their concerns following the massacre of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, FLA on February 14.  Watson ...

Somerville: Students Make a Statement about School Safety and Eulogize Florida Shooting Victims

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Somerville High School students participated in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to draw attention to the issue of students' safety while in school.

The students gathered outdoors on the track in front ...

Walk Out? Franklin High School Stands Up Against Gun Violence 

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community. 

"The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable moment, one of our main missions is to promote active citizens. Citizens that are ...

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