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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on "day ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have ...

Seton Hall Student Dies After Fall From Parking Deck, University Says

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan.

South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 12:15 p.m., that an individual had fallen from the roof of the parking deck located on the ...

There's a Kidney Out There with Nick's Name on It

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Nick Sauter, resident of Little Falls is still seeking a living kidney donor. He is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week.

Sauter is a former college and high school football player who played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, between 1973-77, on a full scholarship as an offensive lineman. His team was undefeated in ...

Fungus Delays Opening Day for Flemington-Raritan Schools

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The K-8 Flemington-Raritan school district has delayed the first day of school for students because of fungus found in its schools.

The first day of school for students in the Flemington-Raritan School District had been set for Sept. 6. But as TAPinto reported, District Superintendent Kari McGann said problems first found at Copper Hill School prompted an ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Integrate NJ Schools by Friday

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

Such a lawsuit drives directly to New Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white children have the opportunity to ...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Soon Come to Newark

NEWARK, NJ — City council this week approved a set of resolutions that both supported medical marijuana dispensaries and recommended where they should be located in Newark.

The measure proposed amendments to the local land use regulations for dispensaries, which will be referred to the city planning board for review.

MORE: Read the full resolution and proposed land use ...

Justice 4 Johnny: NJ Family Desperately Seeking Information on Fatal Hit and Run

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver. 

 “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s relative, neighbor, co-worker, friend. If someone saw something or if ...

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