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Graduation: East Brunswick's Yana Titova has Top GPA at MCC

May 25, 2017

EDISON, NJ - A total of 1509 degrees and certificates were awarded to 1476 students by Middlesex County College Tuesday, May 23 at the 50th annual Commencement exercises witnessed by approximately 3500 guests in the Expo Center in the Raritan Center.

Valedictorian Sara Rose Chirco delivered the class welcome, sharing her experiences and aspirations. Ms. Chirco is a Liberal ...

Jackie Kennedy and Historic Preservation: Middlesex County History Day 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village for a site-wide historical celebration filled with demonstrations, performances and other family-friendly activities. 

Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21.  Old Town Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway.

Historical ...

South Brunswick: School District Business Administrator To Resign

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – School District Business Administrator Thaddeus Thompson informed Interim Superintendent Dr. Gary McCartney that he plans to resign his position as of June 30, officials confirmed Monday.

The Board of Education will likely vote on his resignation at its next meeting.

Thompson could not be reached for comment Monday.

According to the district, Thompson came to ...

Steven Van Zandt Encourages Rutgers Class of 2017 to Reach for Nothing Less than Greatness

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Steven Van Zandt, musician, actor and political activist, encouraged the Class of 2017 to strive for greatness and a better future for all as he shared the story of his career highs and lows during Rutgers’ 251st Anniversary commencement.

“Greatness isn’t born, it’s developed,’’ Van Zandt told a crowd of about 45,000 at High Point Solutions ...

South Brunswick: High School Principal Warns Seniors Against ‘Hanky Pranky’

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – After getting wind that some senior “pranks” may be in the offing, South Brunswick High School Principal Peter Varela sent a letter to parents on Friday saying they would not be tolerated.

“Yesterday afternoon, we received information regarding a number of senior pranks that students were planning to do at school over the next few weeks,” ...

South Brunswick: ‘Bloody’ Class Causes Students To Faint, SBHS Briefly Evacuated

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some “bloody” coursework is the likely reason three high school students fainted in class Monday morning, causing the brief evacuation of the school, officials said.

Interim Schools Superintendent Dr. Gary McCartney said during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting that three South Brunswick High School students fainted in class during the ...

Rutgers Day and New Jersey Folk Festival Officially Bring Spring

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - All 5 local campuses of Rutgers University came alive yesterday for the annual Rutgers Day event and the New Jersey Folk Festival.  It was time to dig deep into our Jersey roots and recognize new growth and deep traditions.

Like every great event in America, it began with a parade.  Rutgers musicians were joined by the North Brunswick High School Raiders ...

South Brunswick: Greenbrook Elementary School Students Explore Different Jobs

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 40 Greenbrook Elementary School Students went to a pizzeria and a school yearbook company on Thursday for Take Your “Student” To Work Day.

The students split into two groups, one visiting Alfonso’s Pizzeria in Princeton, the other visiting Entourage Yearbook Company in West Windsor.

The students made pizza by putting oil in the pan, stretching ...

South Brunswick BOE Delays Budget Vote To May 8

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Board of Education moved its public hearing and final vote on the proposed 2017-18 district budget to May 8, Acting Schools Superintendent Gary McCartney said Monday night.

The hearing and vote on the proposed $145 million spending plan was initially scheduled for Monday night’s meeting, but several members of the board were expected to be absent, he ...

Bateman Urges School Funding Reform to Help Manville and other Underfunded School Districts

   

TRENTON, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) said that Manville Mayor Richard Onderko’s testimony at a bipartisan school funding roundtable in Parsippany demonstrates the urgent need to reform the state’s broken school funding formula.

Manville, a borough within Bateman’s district, is the eighth most ...

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Free Model Railroad Event Coming to Union County

May 25, 2017

 Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club, Inc. waives its usual Saturday admission fee and opens its doors from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a public viewing of its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit Railroad Club’s sprawling HO scale layout is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic portrayal.

The free entry ...