School board acts to prevent hazing

Even consensual initiation rights banned By:Jeff Mikalaitis        FLORENCE – The Florence Board of Education this week amended its school hazing policy to prohibit even consensual initiation rites, said Interim Superintendent Gerard Steffe.    "It’s not because we’ve had a problem with hazing," he said. "It’s for the good, the well being and the safety of …

OBITUARIES, AUG. 31

Rebecca S. Mackey    Graveside services for Rebecca Sachs Mackey were held Wednesday at Highland Cemetery, Hopewell.    The Rev. George Lynch of Calvary Baptist Church, Hopewell, presided.    A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 at Princeton Racquet Club, Raymond Road, Route 1.    Ms. Mackey died Aug. 24 at her home in Hopewell. …

LOSAP question will appear on ballot

Council OKs November referendum By: T.J. Furman The LOSAP program is aimed at retaining volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians, and attracting new ones.    Township voters will be faced with a ballot question in November asking if they approve of a retirement benefit plan for emergency service volunteers in Lawrence.    The Township Council approved an …

Andrew Morgan named director of special services

New director aims to help people with their dreams By:Eric Schwarz    The district’s new director of special services is a self-described "dramatic" world traveler who says all children have special needs.    Andrew Morgan said he wants children to become the author of their own learning by use of discovery.    Mr. Morgan, hired last month, officially …

The Art of War

It’s déjà vu all over again for Wesley Snipes as an innocent man on the run.   [R] By: Kam Williams    Usually when a plot gets lifted, the director doesn’t steal from one of his star’s own movies. So, as I watched The Art of War unfold, I kept asking myself where I’d seen this very familiar …

Vice principal set

By: Frank C. D’Amico    UPPER FREEHOLD – When he retired from the Marine Corps in 1994, Rodney Logan was ready for a new challenge.    He found that challenge in education.    Mr. Logan on Friday will start as a vice principal at Allentown High School. He will join Constance Embley as a vice principal at the …

Students returning to classes Thursday

High schoolers face earlier class time this year By: Michael Arges        When classes open Thursday for the 2000-2001 school year, students at the Ethel McKnight School will discover a new addition to their school.    District classes begin Thursday, but freshman students attending Hightstown High School will attend an orientation program Wednesday, beginning at 8:45 …

Stockton to introduce new foreign language course

By: Nicole Taylor    STOCKTON – The upcoming year at Stockton School brings a new world languages program and a more comfortable building, according to the superintendent.    Marlene Leeb was excited about the expansion of the school’s foreign language program beyond the French program that already exists.    "We have a new introductory Spanish program called ‘Espanol …