Archive for New Jersey

Best High Schools in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Country

The 2018 US News & World Report high school rankings report has just been issued. More than 20,500 high schools, including charters and magnet schools, were evaluated against a set of criteria. Jersey City schools figure in the state rankings with three of the schools attaining medal status with McNair High School ranking 5th in the state and 68th in the nation with a gold medal to prove it. Here is the complete list for New Jersey schools.


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How Did New Jersey Do in the Latest “Nation’s Report Card”?

For those who are interested, you can come here for the state results for grade 4 and grade 8 mathematics; and here for grade 4 and grade 8 results for reading. Highlights on a national level are also accessible.

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Where Does New Jersey Rank in the Latest “Best States” Survey

The “Best States” survey from US News & World report employs 75 different metrics across a wide array of quality-of-life issues. California, ranked overall at #32, comes in last as far as “quality of life” issues are concerned.

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New Jersey Toys ‘R’ Us Stores That Are Closing

Here is the  complete list for the country.  Below is the list just for New Jersey.

1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave., Phillipsburg NJ
137 Route 35, Eatontown NJ
100 Promenade Blvd., Bridgewater NJ
2700 Route 22 East., Union NJ
909 US Hwy 1 South., North Brunswick NJ
Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road, Burlington NJ
2135 Route 38, Cherry Hill NJ
7 Wayne Hills Mall, Wayne NJ
545 Route 17 South, Paramus NJ
98 Route 10 West., East Hanover NJ
Kids World 900 Center Drive, Elizabeth NJ
50 International Drive South, Mt. Olive NJ


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Information on the Flu in New Jersey

If you want to see current (weekly) information on the flu in New Jersey, please visit this NJ Department of Health site devoted to this disease. Levels of activity, the types of flu,. the number of cases, and additional data are provided here. National and worldwide figures can be found at the CDC.

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Early Years of the New Jersey State Library

For those of you interested in the formation and development of this state’s library, this short 2012 publication – Genesis of the New Jersey State Library 1703 – 1796 : A documentary history – should answer nicely. It is filled with extracts and title pages of both enabling legislation and first New Jersey imprints. It makes for a diverting and fascinating read.

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Newark One of Twenty Finalists for Amazon’s HQ2

238 cities submitted entries to become Amazon’s second headquarters site; Newark made the initial cut and is among the twenty finalists.

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