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June 30, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, the Governor Livingston Environmental Club encouraged each school in the community to plant a tree on its campus to celebrate the environment.  Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 as a day to show ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Last Saturday marked another momentous day for the community as New Providence held its fourth Race and Unity Day celebration at Centennial Park. The event was led by high school students from New Providence High School, Governor Livingston High School, Academy of Allied ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year. According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund ...

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Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage. "These communities ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Board of Education authorized board member Pamela Stanley to file a formal ethics complaint with the New Jersey school ethics commission against fellow board member Sai Bhargavi Akiri at the June 16 board meeting. The resolution also states the board of ...

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Editor's Note: Email bpeer@tapinto.net graduation photos to be included in photo gallery. Article will be updated as photos are received. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston High School celebrated their 218 members of the Class of 2022 at the 62nd Commencement Ceremony Tuesday afternoon ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- I have been involved with “The Highlander” for all four years of high school. During this time, I have seen a pandemic, the end of one presidency transition into the beginning of another, an insurrection, rapid inflation, national protests, political attacks on bodily ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The Governor Livingston High School math modeling team placed in the top 28 of 612 teams in the MathWorks Math Modeling competition to receive one of 22 honorable mentions.  Team members seniors Jacob Quisumbing, Brandon Lim, Christopher Marinko, Charles Santore, and Drew ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Columbia Middle School Class of 2022 walked onto Gov. Livingston High School's Frye Field on Monday to celebrate their promotion to high school. The common message was about perseverance and navigating through difficulties that were out of their control. The Class of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- With the Class of 2022 graduating, it is time to celebrate the multiple achievements we have made over our four years: being accepted into competitive colleges and universities, giving back to the community, mostly surviving the back parking lot and the silent acceptance of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Board of Education and district officials bid farewell to Scott McKinney, Assistant Superintendent of Berkeley Heights Public Schools, after 25 years. They also honored Thomas Burke, student representative to the Board of Education. Both were formally ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Ms. Maury Fryer had the surprise of her life on Thursday as a large crowd of families and community members gathered to celebrate her retirement after 35 years at New Providence Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten. What was the annual clap out to celebrate the ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett, on Wednesday, provided an update to the learning community regarding the May 25 lockdown at the school. The update follows a joint release from the Somerset County Prosecutors' office on Tuesday night. SEE HERE Jewett also addressed ...

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CLARK, NJ—Governor Livingston students Alex Pitt and Allie Post were honored as the 2022 Union Country Interscholastic Association Conference Scholar-Athletes for their commitment to excellence in academics and athletics. Each year, every Union County school athletic department chooses a male ...

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For high school seniors approaching graduation, these last few weeks are a time of reflection—to commemorate academic achievements and appreciate the value of relationships formed with teachers, coaches, friends, and mentors.  For student workers at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 139th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 10, on the front field of the school. The Class of 2022 marched in to an ovation from the W+H community of parents, families, faculty, trustees and friends. The program began with the ...

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STIRLING, NJ - Governor Livingston's Highlander Booster Club recently held its Annual Senior Varsity Banquet at the Primavera Regency in Stirling.  This annual gathering celebrates the accomplishments of all Senior Varsity Highlanders. Scholarships were presented and a raffle of college dorm ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Rutgers Prep community held its annual Family Day event on May 20 after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The day features lower school (elementary) students showcasing some of their talents to the rest of the school.  The day kicked off with breakfast sponsored by the Rutgers Prep ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - After two years, Prom made its return to Mayfair Farms in West Orange Friday night. They arrived in fancy dresses and sharp tuxedos, Gov.Livingston students were ready to form prom night memories they'll look back at for years. Great weather continued throughout the weekend as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Pride flag was raised at the Municipal Building on Friday in celebration of Pride Month.  Mayor Angie Devanney along with Council President Jeanne Kingsley, Councilwoman Gentiana  Brahimaj, Councilmen Manny Couto and Jeff Varnerin, and BOE member Angela Penna were in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the fourth year in a row, the staff at Columbia Middle School (CMS) will be hosting the annual ‘Pie of the Tiger’ fundraiser on June 8th to benefit the NJ Sharing Network. To support this fun event, students can purchase tickets for a chance to 'pie' a CMS staff member in ...

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Teachers form the backbone of any school district.  And to honor their contributions in the classroom, the district held its Educator of the Year award ceremony inside the auditorium at Governor Livingston High School during last Thursday’s board of education meeting.  Starting in January, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The board of education passed a motion at the end of Wednesday’s meeting authorizing the board attorney to prepare ethics charges against Board Member Sai Bhargavi Akiri. “I’d like to make a motion to have the board attorney prepare ethics charges against Ms. Akiri to be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nearly 500 people celebrated the life of Jennie Byram at the inaugural "Jammin' for Jennie"  Music Fest at Mary Kay McMillin School this past Friday, May 20th. While the Music Fest is a long time tradition at Mary Kay McMillin School, this year the event was renamed to honor ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Dr. Patricia Camp, the superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, has just been named the Union County Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made on Tuesday evening at the Rahway Board of Education meeting. Camp told TAPinto Rahway that she initially received the news ...

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Editor's note: Article written and submitted by the Berkeley Heights Public School District BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the April 28, 2022 Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting, members voted to approve the adoption of the K-5 Mathematics Program, Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life (Cengage ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Third Marking Period 2021-2022 Honor Roll. Criteria to qualify for GL Honor Roll: Honor​ ​Roll High Honor Roll: Student earns a weighted marking period GPA of 4.0 with no ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The board of education held its monthly meeting Thursday night, where – in addition to passing the 2022-2023 budget – the district also announced its plans to change its K-5 math programming from ‘GO Math!’ to ‘Big Ideas Math.’ Assistant Superintendent Marybeth Kopacz ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday night, the board of education passed a $59.8 million budget for the 2022-2023 school year school. The budget is approximately $2.6 million higher than the 2021-222 budget and is $84,000 more than the tentative budget introduced in March.  The owner of the ...

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