Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Accepting Your Child Just the Way They Are

June is typically a happy month for most of us—a time of year where all sorts of celebratory milestones are enjoyed. Our kids are out for summer break or graduating; we’re attending family weddings; the weather is enjoyable, and we look forward to the start of summer. June is also LGBTQIA+ —lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (or queer), intersex, ally (asexual), ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

I genuinely believe that we have stacked the odds against our youth. Bold statement, I know. Whether it's stressors from a "post-covid" world, like the leftover effects from isolation, fear of the unknown, financial instability, and grief, or the harmful impact of technology and social media, our kids are hurting. 

I recently watched a New York Times video that summed up a ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Fifth Graders Host Identity and Leadership Assembly

EDISON, NJ -- The final Lower School assembly of the year at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison featured two important aspects the fifth graders reflected on during their classes: Identity and Leadership. They represented how diverse identities can be with the outfits they wore and led their classmates, their Kindergarten buddies and the Lower School audience dancing to different Latin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Hold Robotics Contest

EDISON, NJ -- On Friday, June 3, the Middle School robotics elective at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wrapped up the year and with its first ever in-house Robotics Tournament! The group welcomed Mrs. Barnett’s advisory and past robotics elective members to spectate. The tournament was led by elective coach Noreen Jafri and robotics team member Joy Patel of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Make Impact During Service Week

EDISON, NJ -- The Class of 2022 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison spent three days in service during the final week of regular classes before Commencement.

Day 1 was a successful first day of Senior Service at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside. A group of 18 seniors, with Nicole Nolan, Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach, and Nick Pelullo, Upper School Latin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Athletes, Teams Honored at Rams Recognition Night

EDISON, NJ -- The athletic department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held Rams Recognition Night to celebrate the accomplishments of the school’s athletes and teams, on June 1 in the AP Room. Karl Miran, Athletic Director, led the ceremony with Ryan Oliveira, Head Athletic Trainer, and Courtney McClain, Assistant Athletic Director.

Two juniors who compiled at least nine ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Kindergarten Class Ready for First Grade After Graduation

EDISON, NJ -- Kindergarten students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in an interactive outdoor Moving Up Ceremony in the amphitheatre on Monday, June 6. With parents, family and friends in attendance, the young students announced their readiness for first grade.

Following the processional and pledge of allegiance, Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Jennifer Geissler and Mrs.

Goodbye to the Goose: Kenilworth Mourns Local NFL Legend Tony Siragusa

June 24, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – Known by most as “Goose,” Tony Siragusa, a Kenilworth native and former NFL defensive tackle who became one of football’s most recognizable players died this week at the age of 55.

Since the tragic and sudden death was announced, Kenilworth residents have taken to social media to respond with condolences, memories and respects to the ...

Rahway and Linden Students Receive Scholarships from RWJ Rahway Auxiliary

June 14, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ - Four talented students from Rahway and Linden High Schools were recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Auxiliary Scholarship, awarded annually to college-bound seniors pursuing healthcare careers.

The winners are Rahway residents Tamia Watkins, who will attend Johns Hopkins University and Alivia Peterson, who will attend Penn State University. Linden ...

Find What Makes You Happy at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Make this the summer of YOU with classes and programs at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. This summer, the Y is excited to offer a variety of programs for youth, teens and adults, including sports, swimming, gymnastics, dance, health and fitness options and so much more.

From June 12 through Father’s Day, June 19, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will offer a $0 ...

Our Flag Represents Everything Our Great Nation Has Accomplished

June 14, 2022

Dear Editor:

The American flags you see across Scotch Plains also proudly fly across our nation and around the globe, in our classrooms and our courthouses, on our front lawns at home, in the back window of our cars, and alongside the graves of all of our veterans.

It is our proud Old Glory that flies above our soldiers in the field and the same flag that drapes the caskets of ...

Division on Aging/ADRC Launches New Website

June 24, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is

Among the many useful items the redesigned website features:

A ...

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