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Investigators: Janitor’s Cigarette Caused Edison School Fire

3-24-14
According to investigators, the fire that destroyed Monroe Elementary in Edison was caused by a cigarette left behind by Janitor Jerome Higgins.
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NJ Kids Make Finals in Jif Peanut Butter Contest

3-24-14
Two New Jerseyans make it to the top 10 entries in the 2013-2014 Jif Peanut Butter Most Creative Sandwich Contest.
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Food Service Training Academy Helps Improve Lives

3-21-14
Community FoodBank of New Jersey teaches trainees to cook, helping them graduate and improve their lives with their new skills.

Former NJ school official gets 5 years in scam

3-21-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Middlesex County woman will spend five years in prison for bilking two school districts out of more than $500,000. Michelle Pumilia of Union Beach pleaded guilty in December to official misconduct. Pumilia worked as ...

Lakewood seeks cash for courtesy busing

3-21-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Lakewood will ask voters in November to approve spending an additional $10 million to pay for courtesy busing for more than 10,000 private school students. The cost exceeds a state mandated budget cap. The Ocean County ...

Plan seeks to curb college costs in NJ

3-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have introduced a 20-bill package that seeks to make college more attainable and affordable. The plan calls for freezing tuition and fees for nine semesters following a student's ...

NJ provost named Notre Dame of Maryland president

3-20-14
BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University has named a New Jersey educator as its 14th president. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, was named president Thursday. She ...

NJ high school athlete revived after collapsing

3-20-14
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — An 11th-grade student athlete in northern New Jersey is in stable condition after he was revived with a defibrillator when he collapsed during track practice. It's not known what caused the student to collapse on the turf at ...

Raritan Valley college to get new president

3-19-14
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Raritan Valley Community College is going out of state for a new leader. Officials have selected Michael McDonough to become president of the school, which has more than 8,000 students and an operating budget ...

Program will expand music education in NYC schools

3-18-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 600 New York City public schools will receive expanded music instruction thanks to a collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the nonprofit Little Kids Rock. Under the program called Amp Up NYC, students will ...