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September 16, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — On Saturday, the track at Woodbridge High School will be dedicated in honor of Henry H. Chomicki, one of the school’s most beloved coaches and teachers. Chomicki, a Woodbridge High biology and chemistry teacher for 49 years, coached the school’s track & field and its ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - There was energy and good spirits in the air as students and administrators gathered today on the East Brunswick Campus of the newly-renamed Magnet School as those present celebrated a new direction and a positive focus for the Vocational-Technical Schools of Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mark Finkelstein – a lifelong resident of the city – spent one recent morning completing remarks for a meet-and-greet with 114 new staff members, making a list of comments for a sit-down with 30 administrators and huddling with the colleagues about current budget and personnel ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — It may be worth waiting to buy Back-to-School items until August 27th. That day starts a Sales Tax Holiday (that lasts until Sept.5th, according to the NJ Division of Taxation. This will save customers 6.625% on a variety of school-related purchases. According to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The tens of thousands of Rutgers students who will be returning to class on Sept. 6, as well as the university’s employees, will be required to mask up. The announcement made by the university on Tuesday, Aug. 16 that face coverings will be required at all indoor teaching ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Figure skating and ice dancing is what teenage Leana Malinowsky hoped to teach someday while still a Clark Township high school student. A competitive figure skater and ice dancer from age 8 to 17, those sports were Leana’s true passions. Injuries kept her from pursuing Olympic ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- Hindus are pushing for a Diwali holiday in all 24 public school districts in Middlesex County, while schools in only seven of these districts already plan to close this Monday, Oct. 24, for the popular Diwali festival..  Schools will be closed for Diwali in East ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Early Childhood Education Advocates, Inc. (ECEA), a non-profit, tax-deductible organization that is the legislative voice for the child care industry in New Jersey,  announced it has selected a new president, Gigi Schweikert. Schweikert, who serves as Chief Executive Officer of ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Opponents of a new state-mandated school curriculum policy are to hold a “parental rights rally” Sunday outside Town Hall, objecting to sex education requirements they say should be taught at home, not in classrooms. The state’s Comprehensive Health and Physical Education policy ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Magnet Schools graduated 483 students from its five campuses in five outdoor ceremonies held on June 24. A total of 381 seniors earned their diplomas from the East Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Piscataway campuses. Sofia Alvarez of Fords was the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Katie Palma-Lugo wants people to gaze at the thousands of gunshot shells obediently aligned on the floor in City Hall and think about how each one had the power to snuff out a life. “Gun violence is a problem in our community with the incidents we had last year and already ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University campuses statewide will prohibit the use of all tobacco products —  both indoors and outdoors — starting on Jan. 1, 2023. The university will join eight other Big Ten universities that do not allow smoking, e-cigarette use, smokeless tobacco use or other ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Three public school students are among the 2022 winners of an essay and video contest sponsored by the New Brunswick-based League of Women Voters to highlight the value of voting and political participation. Honored from Woodbridge are: Potri Abhisri Barama from JFK High School, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Middlesex College marked its first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019 by awarding 1,633 degrees and certificates to 1,600 students on Thursday. About 800 graduates participated in the college’s 55th commencement ceremony at Jersey Mike’s Arena at Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White. The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests ...

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WOODBRIDGE - It takes hard work and dedication. But that’s what makes this year’s group of 14 “Youth of the Year” finalists so special, as upstanding, service-oriented teens, says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who shared words of wisdom to this year’s group, ages 14-18, through ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The Board of Education is considering a new $303 million school budget for the 2022-23 school year, with a 6 pm public hearing and final vote set for Thursday, May 5th at the Ross Street School. That’s when homeowners and parents can address their questions or concerns to the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- The sixth-best high school in New Jersey is based in Woodbridge: the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health, according to the latest rankings of U.S. News on April 26. The academy was ranked fourth in the state last year. Other local high schools did not fare nearly as ...

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CARTERET, NJ – More than a dozen local middle and high school students now qualify to compete in the “Odyssey of the Mind” finals at Iowa State University from May 25–28, and they’ve raised nearly half of the $20,000 they need to travel there. These students and their coaches now hope Central ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Face masks are optional for Middlesex College students on the school’s main campus in Edison or at its centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. The school will continue to require its 10,000 or so students to take a daily health assessment to attend in-person classes. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House Chief Medical Advisor who rose to national prominence during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, will take part in the Rutgers commencement ceremony at SHI Stadium next month, a source has told TAPinto New Brunswick. Fauci’s presence ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – In an effort to make New Jersey child care more accessible and affordable, the 19th district legislators are exploring a number of reforms that would help the state better meet the needs of families and children, child care providers and staff.  Sen. Joe Vitale, Assembly ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Colonia High School’s indoor air quality will be tested and its 28-acre campus analyzed for radiation starting Aptil 9 after a 1989 alumni – now an environmental scientist – raised concerns about the school’s possible link to brain tumors among nearly 95 former students and ...

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WOODBRIDGE – Beginning around 6:45 a.m., you start to see the build-up of cars and buses on St. Georges Avenue, as Woodbridge High School prepares for another school day. The traffic quickly increases and backs up, as the slow trudge to the high school becomes a bit more brisk. With the opening ...

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TRENTON – Taxpayers in Carteret and Woodbridge can expect some tax relief from Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent proposal to boost state aid for all New Jersey school districts in 2022-23. Carteret is tentatively to get $43.8 million in state aid for the next fiscal-school year. That is up $5,5 million ...

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WOODBRIDGE – So what’s a Hublet? Hublets are portable, preloaded tablets that offer readers a new way to access digital resources in libraries. The Woodbridge Public Library has installed two Hublet vending stations, each with six portable tablets, at its Main Library, on George Frederick ...

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WOODBRIDGE/CARTERET – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) announced today that the proposed state budget calls for an increase of more than $36 million in state aid to the towns in the 19th Legislative District, comprising Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lucky for the man who had just arrived her with his wife and children in tow that the first person he met in New Brunswick was Ana Perez-Arietta. She welcomed him with open arms, volunteering her time to help him locate a bunk bed for his children, helping him fill out the ...

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CARTERET, NJ  — Middlesex College’s summer youth program, known as “Success Bound Youth Leadership Academy,” is ready to expand into Carteret after its success in nearby Perth Amboy, where the college operates a local center on Washington Street. The college’s Success Bound Youth Leadership ...

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PERTH AMBOY – Recognizing the high cost of a college education and the need for accessibility to all, Middlesex College launched the “Success Bound” summer program through a partnership with Perth Amboy, targeting city teens. “We are helping teens become successful learners and get motivated to ...

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