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Jackson School District Swears in First Orthodox Jewish Resident to School Board

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – As Jackson Township evolves and the Orthodox Jewish community within the township continues to grow, the school board here has sworn in the first ever member of that community as a board member. At its reorganization meeting on Jan. 6,  three board members were sworn in to new terms, including Tzvi…

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New Jersey School Teacher Commits Suicide Inside High School

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POMPTON LAKES, NJ – The New York Post reported that Pompton Lakes High School teacher Patrick Moccia, 47, of Doylestown, PA committed suicide on school property.  Moccia worked as a technology education teacher in the school. He was found dead inside the school around 9 pm Saturday after police showed up at the school to…

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High School Principal Charged for Child Porn Enticing Minors to Send Nudes

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FORT WAYNE,  IN – Ryan Christian Vermilion, age 46, of Marion, Indiana was charged with production of child pornography by way of a single count Grand Jury Indictment, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Gary T. Bell. According to documents in this case, from on or about January 26, 2020 through February 18, 2020, Mr. Vermilion allegedly…

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Nikki Haley Blames Teachers’ Unions for Blocking Return to Schools

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Nikki Haley, a possible contender for the 2024 Presidential Election today blamed teachers’ unions for blocking the path back to in-school learning for students as the COVID-19 vaccine is now available in many states to teachers and other frontline workers.   Haley said millions of American kids are now falling behind because of virtual learning, especially…

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President Biden Extends Trump’s Student Loan Pause

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WASHINGTON, DC. – On a day that saw newly installed President Joe Biden overturn a number of Trump era orders, today, the President extended President Trump’s moratorium on student loan payments. On March 20, 2020, The Trump Administration took action to provide immediate relief to tens of millions of student loan borrowers during the pandemic…

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Tennessee School Principal Placed on Administrative Leave After Criticizing Media, Social Media Censorship in America

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CORDOVA, TN – A Tennessee high school teacher has been suspended and put on a leave of absence after he made comments about America’s growing censorship of free speech on social media and in the mainstream media. Now for discussing the assault on free speech and de-platforming opposition, Cordova High School Principal Barton Thorne  has…

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MIT Professor Charge for Illegal Ties With Communist Government of China

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CAMBRIDGE, MA –  An MIT university professor has been charged by the federal government for accepting funding from the Communist Chinesse government to conduct research against the law in the United States. A professor and researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was charged and arrested today in connection with failing to disclose contracts, appointments…

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Tulsa Preschool Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

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TULSA, OK–  A Tulsa pre-school teacher pleaded guilty to distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.  Andrew Glenn Perrine, 31, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to distribution and receipt of child pornography and to possession of child pornography from June 28, 2019, to July 14, 2020. In July 2020, Investigators from the…

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Michigan Governor Whitmer Signs Bill to Allow College Athletes to Earn Money from Endorsements

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LANSING, Mich. —  The NCAA has yet to officially chime in on it, but Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law a bill that would treat NCAA and college athletes as professional athletes, allowing them to get endorsements, have agents and sign lucrative financial contracts.  Michigan joins California in the effort which kicks off in…

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Democrats pass bill for sex education in kindergarten in New Jersey

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TRENTON, NJ –  A bill passed in the New Jersey Senate will require teachers in public schools to teach sex education to children as young as 5-years-old, in kindergarten.    Hidden inside a bill that claims to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and…

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Clay County school worker busted with cocaine at Middleburg High School

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MIDDLEBURG, FL — A Clay County District Schools employee has been charged with possession of cocaine following a Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigation. Douglas Charles Batchelder, a guardian with Clay County District Schools, was arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office after detectives received information he was involved in the use of illegal narcotics. Working…

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Parrott Middle Schooler put staples in teacher’s apple

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Brooksville, FL – A D.S. Parrott Middle School student thought it would be funny to put staples into their teacher’s apple in class this week, but instead was charged with a serious crime. A student was found to have placed several staples in a teacher’s apple. The teacher bit into the apple not knowing about the…

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University of Delaware Police report armed home invasion near Willard Hall

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NEWARK, DE – A home on the outskirts of the campus of the University of Delaware was the scene of an armed home invasion, according to the University campus police department. Police said several armed men broke into a home on Church Street, near Willard Hall and McDowell Hall, brandishing firearms.  The suspects fled on…

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Murphy Says No Lockdown in NJ…then shuts down sports, caps outdoor gatherings at 25

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TRENTON, NJ – Today, amid media reports speculating an impending statewide closure, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said those reports are rumors, but more moves are on the board going forward. “The rumors we’ve begun hearing about some impending statewide shutdown and lockdown are just that – rumors,” Murphy said. “We’re not in the same…

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Students in Jackson Asked to Clear Out Lockers as All-Remote Learning Looms on the Horizon

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JACKSON, NJ – Students at Jackson’s McCauliffe Middle School and others were given notice to perform a quarterly locker cleanup ahead of the coming the coming extended Thanksgiving Day weekend.  This notice comes as district officials warned that all-remote learning could be on the horizon if COVID-19 numbers in the district don’t improve.  Typically done…

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Toms River School District returns to all-remote learning, Jackson could be next

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – As COVID-19 rates increase across Ocean County and the state, one of the state’s largest school districts, the Toms River Regional School District announced it will be terminating in-class instruction and returning to an all-remote platform effective immediately. “As you know from my prior communications, it’s been our intention and the…

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Chicago State Univ. College Dean Indicted on Fraud Charge, Embezzling $650,000 From Student Organization

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CHICAGO — A college professor has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly embezzling more than $650,000 from a national student organization committed to improving minority representation in the pharmacy industry. While serving as the volunteer Executive Director of the student association, CARMITA COLEMAN withdrew cash and issued checks from the group’s bank accounts…

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Rutgers University Police Officer Pointed Gun at His Roommate “Turn the volume down” on TV

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – William Tartis, 27, of Ocean Township, is charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree aggravated assault in connection with multiple instances where he pulled a firearm on his roommate. This follows a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ocean Township Police…

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Harvard Fencing Coach Arrested in University Admissions Bribery Scandal

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BOSTON – The former fencing coach at Harvard College and a Maryland businessman were arrested today and charged with conspiring to secure the admission of the businessman’s two sons to Harvard in exchange for bribes totaling more than $1.5 million. Peter Brand, 67, of Cambridge, Mass., and Jie “Jack” Zhao, 61, of Potomac, Md., were…

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Private Tennis Academy President Gets Home Confinement in College Bribery Scandal at University of Texas

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BOSTON – The former president of a private tennis academy in Texas was sentenced today in connection with his involvement in a scheme to use bribery to facilitate the admission of applicants to selective colleges and universities. Martin Fox, 63, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to three months…

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Is Phil Murphy Closing NJ Schools on November 23rd? Here’s What his Top Advisors Said

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TRENTON, NJ – News has been circulating on the internet claiming New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will be closing schools from November 23rd through January 23rd, 2020. “Source: NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will announce in the coming days that all schools will close from Nov. 23-Jan. 23,” read a tweet by Adam Zagoria who operates…

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COVID-19 Cases Prompt Red Bank Catholic to Go All Remote

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RED BANK, NJ – Red Bank Catholic High School is now working within a 10-day all-remote schedule after COVID-19 was reported in the student population. “Out of an abundance of caution, Red Bank Catholic will move to all virtual classes from November 9th to November 19th.  While this scenario is not welcomed or ideal for…

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Long Branch Football Team Shutdown After COVID-19 Positive

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LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Long Branch High School football team is following state-mandated quarantine rules after one player was tested positive for COVID-19 district officials said.  As playoff season begins, the team will remain sidelined for now.   District officials also reported one middle school employee also tested positive.  No date for the resumption of…

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Governor Murphy To Announce New Round of COVID-19 Lockdowns Today, Indoor Dining, Sports and Bars

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy and his administration stated numerous times over the past several weeks that there is no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted in the state’s restaurants and bars that are adhering to his draconian COVID-19 restrictions.  He’s also said sports is not a contributor to the spread of the disease, but today,…

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Blue Lives Matter Symbol by Santa Clara University Security Officer Deemed Incident of Racial Hatred

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SANTA CLARA, CA – A Santa Clara University security officer is at risk of losing his job for display a symbol of “Blue Lives Matter”. Now, university officials are declaring an “incident of hatred” for the vile display supporting America’s law enforcement community. “As members of the President’s Cabinet, we write to address an event…

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