A school district-wide student art exhibit by Westfield High School students titled, “Law Enforcement — Police Brutality,” is drawing criticism from the law enforcement community, according to a report at TAP into Westfield.
Westfield, a toney Union County town of 30,000 with a median family income of $112,145 as of the 2010 U.S. Census, was named the 24th safest city in the United States in 2015 by Neighborhood Scout. The chances of being the victim of a crime in Westfield is 1 in 2057. Statewide in New Jersey, the chances of being the victim of a crime is 1 in 347, according to Neighborhood Scout.
Westfield is 13.5 miles from Newark and 10 miles from Elizabeth.
The art exhibit, which closed this afternoon, includes an image of a bloodied figure stabbed in the back with a badge and several images of guns aimed at unarmed figures.
TAP into Westfield reports that police officers worldwide are sharing photos from the display on social media and encouraging complaints to be emailed to Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan.
The student’s work was accompanied by artist statements.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, News | Tags: Dr. Margaret Dolan, Westfield, Westfield Board of Education, Westfield High School | 22 Comments »
By Muriel Smith
FREEHOLD – Eighty cadets from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) NJROTC unit were honored Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Board of Freeholders, when each received a certificate of appreciation and the day was proclaimed MAST Day in Monmouth County.
Freeholder Lillian Burry brought the honors to the high school students citing their first place awards in senior and freshman divisions of drill competitions. The senior team placed first in three of the four, second in the fourth at the senior level, while both the senior and freshmen teams took all the top honors in the academics portion of the events. MAST’s varsity Color Guard led by Cadets Steven Vieira and Kyle McKean also is undefeated in each of the competitions. The Color Guard opened the meeting Thursday night and presented colors for the pledge of allegiance which starts every freeholder meeting.admin | Filed under: Education, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Lillian Burry, Kyle McKean, Lillian Burry, Marine Academy of Science and Tecnology, MAST, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Vocational School District, Muriel Smith, NJ ROTC, Steven Vieira, Tim McCorkle, Tracie Smith-Yeoman | 1 Comment »
MIDDLETOWN —The family suing to prevent the closure of Mater Dei Prep in Middletown is withdrawing its lawsuit. Brian Petrone said he decided to drop the suit, after speaking with school officials and alumni, out of concern that his action would harm his goal of having the Catholic high school become more financially secure. It’s not…Posted: February 14th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Brian Petrone, Catholic Education, Education, Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown | Comments Off
Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Education, Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, Monmouth County | Comments Off
On Tuesday, Father Jeff Kegley announced the school would close its doors and stop educating young Catholics in June because after years of financial losses the parish could no longer sustain the school which is on track to lose $1 million this year.
Yesterday, encouraged by “the tremendous outpouring of support from the school and parish community to keep Mater Dei Prep open”, Fr. Kegley announced a two month fund raising campaign, “Save the Seraphs,” to raise the $1 million necessary to keep the school operating another year.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown | 2 Comments »
Marter Dei Prep, the Catholic High School affiliated with St.Mary Parish in Middletown will close due to financial losses at the conclusion of the current school year, according to a press release issued today by Father Jeff Kegley, Pastor of the parish.
“It is with great sadness that I inform you that Mater Dei Prep will close at the end of this school year, June 2015. Over the many years, Mater Dei Prep has been running large financial deficits. It had been the hope of the Parish Finance Council and myself that these trends could be reversed. However, the 2014-2015 projected loss is close to one million dollars,” Kegley said.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Marter Dei Prep, Marter Dei Prep to close, Middletown, Saint Mary Parish | 2 Comments »