Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Ranking

EDISON, NJ -- It took longer than expected, but Matt Piccoli of Somerset, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is proud to be following in his father’s footsteps as an Eagle Scout.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge student was on track to achieve this milestone about two years ago, but then the pandemic put everything on hold. He had planned for his project to take place in the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle Schoolers Enjoy Serving as Teachers for the Day

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed the opportunity to share their passion and expertise as a teachers for the day on the final day of classes before Winter Break. The day began with a special Middle School breakfast and was followed by three rotations of offerings, giving the students opportunities to attend multiple sessions.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Named to CJMEA Bands

EDISON, NJ -- On Saturday, December 12, Luke Tan of Edison, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, auditioned for the CJMEA Region High School Bands and Orchestra at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison. Out of 30 percussion students in grades 9-12, Luke achieved the second highest audition score on battery percussion and the highest score for timpani, earning him the solo ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Attend Diversity Leadership Conference

EDISON, NJ -- Four Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a Student Diversity Leadership Conference in December. The weeklong online conference was an enlightening experience for W+H students Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Annie Gu, Phyllis Liu and Krishna Patel, all of Edison. 

The SDLC was part of the National Association of Independent ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Musical Cast List Announced

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced the cast list for the upcoming musical Shrek Junior. Auditions and callbacks were held Dec. 5 and a busy rehearsal schedule began with virtual sessions on Jan. 2 and 3. The Middle School musical is scheduled to be held Saturday, Feb. 12 with performances at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Berry ...

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Saint Joseph Pins Woodbridge, 61-9, on Senior Night

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestling continued its dominance on the mats with a 61-9 victory over visiting Woodbridge on Senior Night. After the match, head coach Michael Carbone discussed the impact of his seniors on the program:

Seniors

Aidan Pierce
"Aidan has been a four-year starter for the Falcons but unfortunately had his season end early due to a shoulder injury. Aidan ...

SJHS Hockey Hits Historic 800th Game and 200th Win in Same Night

METUCHEN, NI – It was a milestone day all around for St. Joseph High School’s hockey team on January 12 when the team completed its 800th game as an athletic program for the school. Making the night even more special coach Ryan Carter won his 200th game as head coach of the team.

Carter and Coach Kolodney are foundations in the hockey program at Saint Joseph high school as they are ...

SJHS Announces Seniors of the Month

METUCHEN, NJ - St. Joseph High announced their seniors of the month recently.  This month featured Mekai Matthews and Anthony Wright.

Mathews is a resident of Somerset, NJ and a proud member of the graduating Class of 2022 at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen. Since attending St. Joseph’s, Mekai has come to embrace the importance of servant leadership in academics, ...

“February Festivities” All-Ages Winter Fun Returns to Trailside

January 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents looking for family-friendly outdoor fun during President’s Day weekend are invited to visit Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center for a special series of outdoor nature programs. Trailside is located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. Ample free parking is available at the ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Falls Below 1.0

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average.

The State Health Department confirmed 9,073 additional new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

To Sir Sidney Poitier, With Love

January 8, 2022

A person who uses their talents to make a meaningful positive impact on society is to be celebrated.

Sidney Poitier's career was beautiful art, not just because he was successful, but because he was successful challenging racism in Hollywood and the United States as a whole.

He used his talent and profession to be a change maker.

He was a barrier breaker, an effective active ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...

TAPinto Announces State News Section: 'News Around New Jersey'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto has launched a new section for statewide news in New Jersey.  News Around New Jersey has stories that impact residents all over the state - from decisions made by state and local leaders to pending legislation in Trenton to business newsmakers in New Jersey.

Veteran journalist and New Jersey native Kristina Behr reports on original content ...

TAPinto Ridgewood Publisher Jason DeAlessi Talks About His Passion for the Community & Its Future

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — If there's one thing you need to know about TAPinto Ridgewood publisher Jason DeAlessi, know this:

He loves Ridgewood.  And it's been that way for a long time.

"As a kid, we used to go down to the county park in Ridgewood and then eat at the old Country Pancake House, and my dad would take me bike riding," DeAlessi said.

DeAlessi, ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).

 

The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell. (William Morrow, 2021)

 

Harry Bosch. Tempe Brennan. Peter Decker. Lincoln Rhyme. Alex Cross. These are the fictional crime fighters that have captured my imagination for decades. Without a doubt, however, my favorite character in hard core detective literature is Dr. Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, created by Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta is a hard ...

1984 by George Orwell

Retro Review

1984 by George Orwell. (1949, Harcourt).

I’m not a fan of dystopian fiction because stories that predict a darker world than the one we live in now are frightening beyond my imagination. In high school we read the triumvirate of dystopian novels t (then known as “anti-utopian'') that were popular at the time: Brave New World, Animal Farm, and 1984. Despite ...

The Judge's List by John Grisham

The Judge’s List by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

In the Author’s Note of John Grisham’s latest thriller, The Judge’s List, Grisham states, “When last seen in The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz was recovering from injuries and struggling with her future. I’ve thought a lot about her since then and always wanted to bring her back for one more adventure. I could not, ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).

 

The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...