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Oxford Taps Warren's WHRHS, Will Add "Upstander" to Dictionary

Oxford Will Add "Upstander" to Dictionary Credits: B. Nemcek

 

WARREN, NJ - Hard work pays off.  "Upstander" will be added to the Oxford Dictionaries this year. 

Watchung Hills Regional High School graduates Monica Mahal and Sarah Decker began fighting bullying by encouraging their peers to be upstanders and working to raise awareness by joining Senator Kean’s effort to add “upstander” to the dictionary.

Senator Tom Kean Jr. posted, "I was so inspired by the anti-bullying initiatives at Watchung Hills Regional High School that I sponsored a bill urging Oxford to take action. Very proud of the local students who never gave up this fight. Hard work pays off!"

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"Led by teachers Jamie Lott-Jones and Mary Sok, Watchung Hills Regional High School has become a model for Facing History and Ourselves partnerships. In a school of 2,200 students, Jamie and Mary's classrooms have become incubators for creating upstanders, said Peter Nelson, FHAO Director. Watchung Hills students have led the effort to get the word upstander in the dictionary and in 2013 created ‘White Out,’ a district-wide effort to raise awareness of bullying and promote tolerance.”

 

Watchung Hills Regional High School graduates and teachers were presented with Upstander Awards at the Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) 21st Anniversary.

http://thealternativepress.com/towns/warren/articles/watchung-hills-graduates-and-teachers-win-upstand

 

Read more here: http://www.senatenj.com/index.php/tomkean/senate-advances-kean-anti-bullying-bill-urging-publishers-to-include-upstander-definition-in-dictionaries/23169

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Have You Seen Lucy?

March 20, 2017

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Have you seen Lucy? 

Lucy has been missing from Weavers Lane in Whitehouse Station since March 18.  She is a 12 week old female shepherd lab/husky mix wearing a blue collar with polka dots but no tags. She is microchipped. Contact 908-310-1452. 

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Rutgers Appoints Warren's Karen Kessler to Chair Ethics Cabinet

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The Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) at Rutgers Business School is pleased to announce Karen J. Kessler as Chair of its Executive Business Cabinet.  Ms. Kessler, President and Founder of Evergreen PR, is recognized for her sound counsel and creative communications approach to handling ethical dilemmas faced by a high-profile client base. She recently ...

Safe Sleep for Babies Requires Effort from All, Warren's KBS Founder says

WARREN, NJ - For more than a decade, my organization, Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), has sounded the steady drumbeat of safe sleep awareness, which in turn has created bans on dangerous products and has helped enact laws that work to ensure babies are sleeping safely.

 

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RWJUH/Somerset Offers Free Seminar on Joint Replacement Surgery

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -  Achy joints? Millions of individuals struggle with pain and loss of motion due to damage caused by arthritis. A joint replacement may be the solution to regaining your quality of life.

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Hilltop Players 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Opens Thursday, March 16

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Don’t Mistake Leonard Lance’s Alleged ‘No’ Vote for Progress

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Union Hotel: Voice Your Concerns

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The proposed development of Main Street in Flemington would create dramatic changes to our area. There is strong opposition to this development as it clearly will change the landscape of Main Street. It would destroy treasured buildings: the Union Hotel and three others. The development would increase traffic with one of the buildings having occupancy for a 900 parking space ...

Warren Library Hosts Business Makers Day

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WARREN, NJ - Friday was Business Makers Day at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's (SCLSNJ) Warren Township Library branch. 

 

Over 20 local business professionals attended the mini-conference; attendees networked and learned about social media, website content, library services, and even office yoga.

 

The presenters included SCLSNJ librarian ...

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Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

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Have You Seen Lucy?

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Have you seen Lucy? 

Lucy has been missing from Weavers Lane in Whitehouse Station since March 18.  She is a 12 week old female shepherd lab/husky mix wearing a blue collar with polka dots but no tags. She is microchipped. Contact 908-310-1452. 

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