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West Orange Athletics Spotlight: Natalie Nevins Shines on Girls Soccer Team

October 3, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two weeks ago, Natalie Nevins accomplished a rarity for the West Orange High School girls soccer program: she scored her 50th career goal and also achieved her 50th career assist. As the Mountaineers' girls soccer program has grown over the last several years from a struggling entity to a statewide contender, Nevins' career has corresponded with that ...

One FREE Pumpkin Launch with Purchase At Fairfield Farms

September 23, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fall is one of the best times to visit Fairfield Farms and we are now offering one FREE Pumpkin launch, one of our newest attractions, with purchase of one children's admission. 

Fairfield Farms, located at 177 Big Piece Road Fairfield, NJ 07004, has a reputation for being a wonderful place to visit in the Fall. We provide a fun Fall farm experience ...

Comfort Project 360 Announces 'Reason to Rock' Honorees; Event Set for Nov. 14

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Established in 2014, Comfort Project 360 (CP360) complements the outstanding care provided at The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center by creating supportive and healing environments in which patients and their loved ones are treated.

“Community is the lifeline of Comfort Project 360,” says Suzanne Unger, co-founder, CP360. “Our community is ...

Essex County News: Service Resumes at Millburn Station After Trespasser Fatality

October 11, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ — Service resumed with heavy delays on the Morris and Essex Line Friday afternoon after a trespasser was struck and killed by a train near the Millburn train station earlier Friday morning.

According to NJ Transit Spokesperson Lisa Torbic, the incident occurred at apprximately 6:45 a.m. with an eastbound Morris and Essex Line train (number 6610) out of Dover. The victim ...

Things to Do with Kids from October 16-22, 2019

There are tons of activities happening this week into next. You and your children can participate in the Frog Pond Club on Oct. 16, Family Walk & Campfire on Oct. 17, Pajama Storytime on Oct. 18, the Pumpkin Painting Party on Oct. 19, have Breakfast with the Flamingos on Oct. 20, join the  STEAM Club on Oct. 22 and so much more. Your teens might enjoy the Comic Book Club on Oct. 16 or ...

Bad to the Dad Interviews Dan Cobb

On this week's edition of Bad to the Dad, Adam D makes the most of his business trip in Cleveland to interview colleague Dan Cobb. Dan chats about being the son of a detective in one of the country's toughest districts, and shares his experiences raising an adopted daughter and two teenage sons. 

"My dad would play this game with me when we'd go to restaurants. He'd ...

Monica Lewinsky to Speak at NCJW/Essex 2019 Opening Event

October 14, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) announced that its 2019 Opening Event on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, 2019 will feature Monica Lewinsky.

Social activist, global public speaker, and a contributing editor toVanity Fair, Lewinsky advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, ...

Facing The Truth: Local Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse Tells His Story

October 10, 2019

Dear Editor:

On March 27, 2019, I went public with my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Kevin Gugliotta, a man who subsequently became a Catholic priest and was assigned to several parishes with his longest assignment at Saint Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plain. Since then I have shared my story via online, print, radio, and social media.

This has included a Letter to the ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Man Accused of Bringing Gun, Ammo to School in Westfield Rejects Plea Deal

October 11, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield rejected the offer of a plea deal Thursday.

Handcuffed and standing in a tan jumpsuit at Superior Court in Elizabeth, Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, listened to the prosecution outline its case against him following his June arrest in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary ...

Automation Inflation

I hate robots.

They talk funny and have no personality.

If that makes me a human racist, then so be it.

I talked to a robot on the phone the other day. it was sitting virtually within the deep, dark recesses of a computer connected to the working end of an 800 number. It tried to convince me that it was human. It asked me flat questions in an artificially chipper voice and then pretended ...