Dudas Career Best Day Propels Union Catholic Bowling Team To Victory Over Dayton

LINDEN, NJ -- David Dudas has been waiting all season to have a breakout performance.

The wait ended on Monday when the Union Catholic sophomore struck for a career-high game of 192 and a lifetime the best series of 522 to ignite the Vikings to a 7-0 victory over Dayton at Jersey Lanes.

Led by Dudas, the Vikings rolled up a season-high pin total of 2,044 and improved their record ...

Union Catholic Girls Wins 9th Straight Title, Wischusen and Kaiser Smash Records at Union County T&F Championships

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls continued their remarkable reign of supremacy with the greatest performance in meet history as the Vikings rang up a meet record 122.50 points on the way to a ninth straight title. Also, Jimmy Wischusen and Courtney Kaiser smashed records at Sunday's Union County Track and Field Championships at the Bennett Center.

In the girls' ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios: Monthly Column February – American Heart Month


February is the perfect time to focus on the heart, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Since 1964, the month of February has been designated as American Heart Month.

Established by a request from Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, American Heart Month is designed to raise awareness regarding the ways in which a healthy lifestyle can help ...

RWJBarnabas Health Urges Blood Donations During American Heart Month

February 2, 2023

WEST ORANGE, NJ - RWJBarnabas Health continues its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, the universal blood type, this February during American Heart Month in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage statewide. The surge in respiratory illnesses this winter has exacerbated the already acute nationwide shortage, and blood suppliers are in critical ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's Breast Care Connection Granted Accredited Status From the American College of Surgeons

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted accredited status to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Breast Care Connection. RWJUH has held accredited status since 1999.


To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center ...

Tips to Catch a Cheating Partner

Suspecting that your partner is being unfaithful can take its toll not only on your mental health but also on your physical health.  The truth is that if someone "feels" like their partner might be cheating, 99% of the time, they are.  Most people make the mistake of confronting their partner with their suspicions, and that is one of the worst things you can do.  A ...

Agent Spotlight: Ebtsam "Sam" Sayed

Ebtsam “Sam” Sayed, Sales Associate in the Westfield office, is a dedicated Realtor, a skilled negotiator, and a mother of two. Sam specializes in Union County, working in Westfield, Clark, Scotch Plains, and beyond but she also does plenty of business in Middlesex and Somerset counties. With over a decade and a half of experience as a full-time real estate agent, Sam has the skill ...

Not Your Grandmother's Cheerleading

MONTVILLE, NJ — Cheerleading has its place I suppose. On the early sidelines of life. Maybe.

I was the oldest of five boys growing up, and we all played sports hoping to be cheered, not to do the cheering.

Then, with my own brood of three sports boys, the same.

My daughter, the youngest, played parochial school basketball, but she also expected to be cheered for, and ...

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Diegnan Bill Addressing Transportation Barriers For Persons With Autism, Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Signed Into Law

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill that enhances the ability of persons on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and developmental disabilities to travel independently.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan, requires the New Jersey Department of Transportation to implement a Complete Streets policy of planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation for ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Making an Impact in Plainfield

The Upper School’s Plainfield outreach programs are going strong and growing at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. The afterschool programs at Barlow Elementary and Jefferson School run Mondays through Thursdays from 2:45-4 p.m. W+H students work with students in the after school programs on homework and skills support. Current participants include Sreeprada Arumilli of Edison, ...

Patriots Join National Effort to Honor Pioneer Black Ballplayers

February 2, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will be joining Minor League Baseball’s “The Nine” program beginning in the 2023 season.

"The Nine” is a league-wide initiative created by MiLB as a Black-community focused outreach platform specifically designed to honor, and celebrate, the historic impact numerous ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

The Dos and Don’t’s of Dumpster Disposal

February 2, 2023

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Chances are, if embarking on a renovation project big or small renting a dumpster may be on your to do list. While a dumpster may seem like the best option for all debris, Julie Stilo, owner of the South Clinton Avenue-based Stilo Disposal, said some items should not be tossed in.

“It is important for customers to know, before they begin their next project, what ...

Patriots Join National Effort to Honor Pioneer Black Ballplayers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will be joining Minor League Baseball’s “The Nine” program beginning in the 2023 season.

"The Nine” is a league-wide initiative created by MiLB as a Black-community focused outreach platform specifically designed to honor, and celebrate, the historic impact numerous ...

New Jersey Political Leaders React to the Murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Elected officials across party lines have expressed their sorrow and outrage at the shocking murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican who took office a little over a year ago on January 1, 2022.

Governor Phil Murphy
“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. Her ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Applications Available for 2023 DeLeeuw Scholarship

EDISON, NJ - The time to apply is now!  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has provided over 1.4 million dollars in scholarships ranging from $1,000 ...

East Brunswick Birders Spot 38 species in the Township

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual EB Winter Birding Day started off with a walk around the East Brunswick Community Park (Dallenbach’s) followed by visits to Heavenly Farms, the MCUA (Edgeboro) Landfill, and the town’s newest park – Beaver Dam. This annual winter birding day is sponsored by the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.

The day was cloudy, but not too cold ...