Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Named GMC Scholar-Athletes

EDISON, NJ -- Zane Lee-Briggs of Avenel and Ariana Di Landro of Elizabeth, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, were honored at last week's Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar-Athlete Dinner at The Estate at Lake Farrington. The Rams joined representative from all Middlesex County schools at the event, which was attended by parents and athletic directors. W+H athletic director ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Earn Instrumental Accolades

EDISON, NJ -- Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park and Luke Tan of Edison, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, recently performed with the Region Jazz Band Dizzy Gillespie Virtual Ensemble. Students who participated in this performance were accepted through a stringent audition process in the spring. Both Shourya and Luke were featured as soloists.

As a result of receiving the top ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Third Graders Share United States Presentations

EDISON, NJ -- States from all over our great nation were on display at last week’s Third Grade States Presentations, held outdoors under the AP Room Tent at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. Faculty, staff and students visited the displays and learned about many states and their customs and traditions from expert guides who were dressed to represent their state.

The assignment ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inducted into Cum Laude Society

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison inducted 14 new members into the Cum Laude Society in a ceremony held Friday, June 4 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Andy Webster, Head of School, Dr. Bob Bowman, Upper School Head, Dr. Corinna Crafton, Middle School Head, Christine Cerminaro, Dean of Students, and Upper School faculty members Nicole Nolan, Don Kluizenaar, Liz Rooney and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Enjoy Live Return of Field Day

EDISON, NJ -- Students in Grades PreK-5 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed an afternoon filled with fun, games, laughs and friendly competition as the beloved tradition of Field Day returned as a live event on the rear athletic fields. Lee Nicholls, Physical Education Department Chair, orchestrated the event with help from a dedicated group of faculty and student ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Entertain at Cookin' Cabaret

EDISON, NJ -- There’s nothing like live entertainment and Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided plenty of it at last Thursday’s 12th annual Cookin’ Cabaret. A limited audience of students, parents, faculty and staff enjoyed 90 minutes of performances including poetry, vocals, instrumentals and dance. 

This was a special evening indeed, ...

2021 Cranford High School Senior Awards Recipients

June 15, 2021

CRANFORD - On Monday, June 7, Cranford High School held its annual Senior Awards Ceremony. Here is the full list of awards and recipients. 

Cranford High School Medallions:

Valedictorian: Robert Kelly

Salutatorian: Samuel Sullivan

Department Awards:

Student Government Award for Leadership and Service

Recipient: Olivia ...

Cranford Public Schools Relax Masking for Remainder of School Year

CRANFORD - Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced Monday afternoon that the Cranford Public Schools District is relaxing its masking requirements for the remainder of the school year due to excessive heat.

Dr. Rubin's announcement came shortly after Governor Phil Murphy said school officials are empowered to relax masking among students and staff in their buildings given extreme ...

Commissioner Board Will Raise the Juneteenth Flag at the Union County Courthouse

June 17, 2021

Flag raising ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite the public to attend the second annual Juneteenth Flag raising ceremony on Saturday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Union County Courthouse, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth.

The Juneteenth Flag was created in 1997 to commemorate June 19, ...

Garwood Police Chase Ends With Getaway in Westfield Wednesday

June 17, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A police chase that started in Garwood ended with a crash in Westfield where the driver bailed out and eluded authorities, police said Thursday.

The driver fled from Garwood police and crashed in the area of Elm Street and Newton Place around 4 a.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Michael Walsh of the Westfield police.

The driver had left the area by the time officers ...

High Demand for Westfield’s First Juneteenth Black History Trolley Rides

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Juneteenth trolley tours of Westfield detailing the town’s Black history sold out within just 24 hours of a community group announcing them through its email newsletter early last week.

But Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield President Elizabeth Wolf told TAPinto Westfield Monday the three rides scheduled for Saturday won’t be the ...

Public Provides Input as Union County Looks to Ramp Up Access For Disabled

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In a series of meetings this week, residents offered feedback about making county facilities — from parks to offices and stables — more accessible to people with disabilities. 

Individuals with accessibility concerns, parents of children with disabilities and staff members from various organizations attended Union County’s virtual public forums ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.

 

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

The Heat is On. Your Sun Protection Should Be, Too

The temperatures are up, and I think it’s safe to say, summer’s back – at least in whatever form it exists in 2021.

Truth be told, summertime is not my favorite season. It’s the heat, but more importantly, the sunburns.  The biggest question I get in the office around this time is “what kind of sunscreen works best?”  There’s no ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Candidate Statement: What is Your Vision for Downtown Cranford?

June 4, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

It's no secret that overdevelopment is one of the biggest threats facing our community. Cranford is a great place to live, work and raise a family, so it makes sense that developers want to build here, but we need to be vigilant in making sure all projects are done the right way, keeping with the character of Cranford, and not creating further problems with ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Tank vs. Tankless: Hot Water Heater Showdown

Purchasing new appliances for your home is a big investment, so make sure that you have all the information before committing. If you’re looking to replace your hot water heater soon, you may have run across models that are “tankless” or “instantaneous/on-demand” alongside the conventional “storage”/”tank” water heaters. Here’s what you ...

Get More Out of Your Backyard with These 6 Easy Upgrades

Now that the weather is getting warmer, we're bound to spend more time outside. Luckily, it’s easy to transform your backyard (or front yard) into a beautiful oasis without spending a ton of money! Here are some tips and tricks for backyard additions that will turn your outdoor space into a sanctuary.

 

These family-approved additions to your backyard, including ideas for DIY ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Letter: Issues at Hand and How to Make Sure Your Vote Counts on Tuesday

June 6, 2021

Cranford Neighbors,

We have a choice in Cranford’s future, and your vote is your voice. For the first time in recent memory, we have a contested local Democratic Primary Election, with two candidates competing for the single seat on Township Committee which I currently hold. The support I have received from voters as I go door to door, online or when I see people ...