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Devlin to Discuss the Women Who Desegregated ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/03/2019 12:00pm 03/03/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Devlin to Discuss the Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

Who started the grassroots efforts that led to the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that struck down segregation? Young women and girls.

On Saturday, March 30 at 2 pm, join community members for a discussion with Rutgers Professor Rachel Devlin, author of A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women who Desegregated America’s Schools. Professor Devlin’s ...

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Chow Down for Charity: Jersey Mike’s will Donate 100% of Proceeds Wednesday

March 23, 2019

Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving.

Each of the 78 Jersey Mike’s Subs shops in New Jersey is participating, partnering ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair Set for April 3

March 20, 2019

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews.

Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by visiting http://cjcollegeprep.org/jobfair/.

Please bring your resume and all ...

Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, Honored as CNN Hero

Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, is now featured on the global networks of CNN and CNN.com as a CNN Hero. Imagine, a grief support center for children and families, is beyond thrilled that Mary is being honored in this way – and that the importance of Imagine’s mission will enjoy greater reach as word of the nonprofit spreads ...

Akins Prepared for Somerset County Sheriff's Democratic Primary

Akins Prepared for Somerset County Sheriff’s Democratic Primary

Sergeant Art Akins’ decision to run for Somerset County Sheriff, as a Democrat, was an easy one. As a long-time proactive resident of Somerset County, he has dedicated his entire professional career to protecting his local community.  The role of Sheriff will allow him to continue to serve the public on ...

Warning Signs that Your Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 19.7 million people ages 12 and older had a substance use disorder related to their abuse of alcohol or drugs. Identifying the signs of a substance use disorder in someone you love can be a challenge. Thomas Romanelli, Certified Alcohol and Drug ...

Spot the New Falcon in Town on the Falcon Cam

As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons,residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam.

“The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience and learn about peregrine falcons up close,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.

Fiddler on the Roof Opens at Watchung Hills

March 21, 2019

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills 2019 Spring Musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” opened on Thursday, March 21. Additional performances are on Friday and Saturday, March 22, and 23 in the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Performing Arts Center (PAC).

See the trailer here.

Limited seating is still available. For tickets click here.

The Fiddler on the ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

Elderly Trotting Stallion Finds New Home In Georgia With Help Of SRF

March 22, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years.

In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for slaughter.

Just 15.1 hands, small, very quiet and mannerly, there isn't a thing about him ...

N.J. 4-H Members Become The Teachers At Equine Presentations Contest

BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Nearly two dozen 4-H members from across the state competed in the New Jersey State 4-H Equine Presentations contest at the Rutgers Eco-Complex on March 17.

The contest determines who is eligible to represent New Jersey at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup which brings 26 states together to compete in equine knowledge contests.

Members did demonstrations or ...

N.J. Rider To Serve On New Endurance Sport Committee

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF).

Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base at the national level for endurance athletes to expand into international levels of ...

Acceptance

Dear Mr. Dad in the Box,

The Admissions Department has completed a thorough review of your application. We regret to inform you that you were not selected for admission to the Farvard University Class of 2023.

Please understand this is not a reflection of you as a person or your extremely impressive achievements. And we sincerely appreciate your zeal in applying to our esteemed institution.

Yes I'm Not

Recently I discovered, somewhat unexpectedly, that I am a robot.

Ironically, I came to this discovery after contemplating the purchase of a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. The motorized Roomba disk roams by itself around the house methodically cleaning the floor. The Roomba also seems like it could make a good pet.

But owning a robot is not for the faint of heart or the weak of silicon.

The Glass Menagerie’ merges memory and illusion

SUMMIT, NJ – A haunting,  memorable play, “The Glass Menagerie,” is given a warm, caring production at The Summit Playhouse. Under the direction of Arnold Buchiane, this Tennessee Williams play (his first notable success) weaves the story of a son, a mother and a daughter in their small shabby apartment in a corner of St. Louis in the 1930s.

Gus Ibranyi as the son who ...

‘Play On’ makes for a dizzying romp at Chatham Playhouse

‘Play On’  makes for a dizzying romp at Chatham Playhouse

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – If you need a laugh, and who doesn’t these days, “Play On” is just right for you. In this scenario, the actors and director have assembled to put on “Murder Most Foul.” But of course, anything that can go wrong does go wrong.

The phone rings at ...

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Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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Empty CVS May Become Part of Fantasy Island Family Entertainment

March 20, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Ship Bottom Land Use Board will hear an application for the development of the empty CVS store on Long Beach Boulevard from Fantasy Island owner, Wainwright Amusement, LLC, on Wednesday, March 20.

The Fantasy Island in Beach Haven is extremely popular and the CVS would be another location for family fun. The applicant plans to renovate the property and turn into ...

Switch to Daylight Saving Time can affect daily commute, cautions AAA

WARREN, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 11 at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits. Some drivers may suddenly find themselves driving into ...

Things to do with Kids: Library Happenings

March 21, 2019

"Things to do with kids" is sponsored by The Goddard School of Long Hill." This column will provide a round up of interesting things to do with kids in and around the area. To kick off the column, we wanted you to get familiar with the local libraries and their weekly happenings and upcoming special events.

 

Berkeley Heights Library Happenings:

110 Roosevelt Ave, ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges. Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

Police Seek Ayannah Moyd, Wanted for Computer Criminal Activity, Theft

March 23, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division's Criminal Investigation Bureau is seeking Ayannah Moyd, wanted for computer criminal activity and theft.

According to the release, Moyd has an active Warrant for computer criminal activty (2nd degree) and theft by deception (3rd degree).

Moyd, born 6/4/2000, is 5' 9" and 130 lbs; she has a tattoo on her back that says ...

Residents and Activists square off with Unions over Transco Pipeline project

EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York.

Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the Transco pipeline, wants to build a 32,000 horsepower compressor station in Franklin and 3.5 ...

Online Cameras Peer Into Nests of New Jersey Predators

A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown Elizabeth.

The predators have achieved "rock star" status in classrooms and homes across ...

Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University announced Tuesday that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and graduate ...

Former NJ Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest, in Westfield, Kennilworth, North Bergen, and also at Oratory Prep School in Summit, who was later accused of sex abuse, was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson ...

(Videos and photos) Thousands Flock to Morristown to Celebrate the 40th Annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The day couldn't have been better for the 40th Annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade. The sun was shining, the bag pipes were playing and thousands of residents lined the streets to watch over 120 groups and organizations march down South Street and around the green on Saturday March 9.

This year's Grand Marshall was Father Patrick Paddy ...