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New Jersey Globe

Mendham school closes after Christie event linked to Covid cases

The Mendham Township Middle School has gone virtual after a Covid outbreak traced to a Bar Mitzvah last weekend where several hundred people were largely unmasked indoors, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed from three separate sources. “Oh what a night,” is how Todd J. Christie, the brother of the...
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Expired milk, frozen sandwiches, undercooked burgers leave parents in N.J. school district furious

Parents in Woodbridge say their children are being served frozen sandwiches, uncooked hamburgers and expired milk for lunch in school. Dozens of parents say Chartwells School Dining Services— the school district’s food service provider — has provided lunches the first week-plus of the school years that are sometimes moldy, soggy, frozen or flat-out inadequate.

Union BOE president found in violation of school ethics

UNION, NJ — When the New Jersey School Ethics Commission found Union Board of Education President Ronnie McDowell in violation of school ethics, McDowell said his violation was human error. “I agree with the SEC’s final decision,” McDowell said on Saturday, Sept. 4. “Yes, I violated the School Ethics Act....
Crain's New York Business

City could face $1B budget hole from pandemic-era education programs

Pandemic-era education programs initiated by Mayor Bill de Blasio could create a recurring $1 billion hole in the city’s budget long after he leaves office. Billions in emergency federal funding the Department of Education received during the pandemic will run out by 2025, leaving the next administration teetering over a “fiscal cliff,” according to a new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The expansion of new plans like universal 3-K, citywide pre-school, and the growth of existing programs like Community Schools and mental health initiatives, will exhaust the budget and could create recurring costs of $1 billion that have no source of future funding, the state comptroller said.

Lawsuit challenges NY mask mandate in schools

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new lawsuit filed Friday challenges New York’s requirement that all students, staff and faculty must wear masks while in school buildings due to the ongoing pandemic. State Sen. George Borello and Niagara County Legislator John Syracuse joined a group called NY Parents to Unmask Children...

Football: Wright’s career night propels Sayreville past North Brunswick

Zaimer Wright ran for four touchdowns, three coming in the second half to lead Sayreville, which overcame a rough start to defeat North Brunswick, 35-22, in North Brunswick. Wright, a sophomore, put Sayreville (1-2) in front for good at 20-16 with a 5-yard TD run with 4:04 remaining in the third quarter. Jariel Severino recovered the ensuing squib kick, setting up Wright’s third TD of the night, a 2-yard run with 51 seconds left in the third. North Brusnwick trimmed the deficit to five points when Frankie Garbolino threw a 21-yard TD pass to Jayden Myers in the fourth quarter. But Wright put the game away with a 53-yard TD run and two-point conversion with 4:47 remaining.

Football: Chatham shuts out Mendham for third straight win (PHOTOS)

Chatham remained unbeaten through three weeks after a 35-0 win over Mendham in Mendham. Chatham will host Montville on next Saturday at 1 p.m. while Mendham visits Randolph on Friday at 7 p.m. The N.J. High School Sports newsletter now appearing in mailboxes 5 days a week. Sign up now...

Football: Ridge blanks Bridgewater-Raritan

Lucas Hudkins ran for 152 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries as Ridge used a powerful rushing attack and stout defensive effort to defeat Bridgewater-Raritan, 24-0, in Bridgewater. Hudkins’ 1-yard TD run capped off an 11-play, 68-yard drive to open the game for Ridge (2-0). Quarterback Mike Olivo followed...

Week One in Yonkers High School Football

Yonkers High School Football got off to a slow start on week one, but at least they are back on the football field. The Yonkers Force and the Yonkers Brave both lost their season openers. pretty rocky start last week with the Brave and theForce both losing their season openers....

Ridgewood over Wayne Valley - Football recap

Four different Ridgewood players picked up rushing touchdowns as the Maroons rolled to a 24-0 win over Wayne Valley, in Wayne. Red Kossic, Joe Grasso, Cole Dawkins, and Daric Anderson each ran in touchdowns for Ridgewood (2-0). Dawkins had the longest scoring rush of the rush of the night; a 39-yarder.
New York Post

Students crowd NYC high schools amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic might as well have been something out of a history book to look at the students jammed in halls and stairways at Forest Hills High School this week. Photos provided to The Post showed students trying to negotiate the packed halls between classes, and sitting on top of one another in a cafeteria.