Wardlaw+Hartridge Symposium Addresses Race and Identity

EDISON, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its Upper School Symposium – “Inclusive Communities: Race and Identity” on April 14. The event provided students with a valuable experience addressing a critical topic and featured two keynote speakers and included presentations, workshops and breakout discussions moderated by an impressive group of guests.

The ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inspired at Eighth Grade Summit

EDISON, NJ-- The Eighth Grade Summit at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison – “Race and Climate Justice” – provided students with many opportunities to engage in a variety of interactive activities over three days from April 12-14 to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of some key issues facing the world.

Race and climate change were identified as two key ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Begin Golf Season with Title

EDISON, NJ-- The girls’ golf team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison opened its 2021 season in style, winning the title at the Red Devil Classic with an impressive performance at Copper Hill Country Club in Flemington. The Rams rolled to the team title, posting a four-player score of 307, which ranked 33 strokes ahead of runner-up Montgomery.

All four W+H girls placed in the top ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Set For Timely Symposium

EDSION, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison will host its Upper School Symposium – “Inclusive Communities - Race and Identity” – on Wednesday, April 14. The daylong event will feature keynote speakers, presentations, workshops and breakout discussions moderated by an impressive group of guests.

Danielle Belton, newly appointed editor of The Huffington Post, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders To Address Race, Climate Justice

EDISON, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison will host an Eighth Grade Summit – “Race and Climate Justice” – from Monday-Wednesday, April 12-14 with the students also participating in the Upper School Symposium on the final day of the event.

Early this school year when it became clear that the traditional eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. would not be ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Accepted to All-Region Jazz Band

EDISON, NJ-- Congratulations to freshman Luke Tan of Edison and eighth-grader Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, for receiving recognition for their musical talents during Spring Break. Both W+H students were accepted into the Region Jazz Band Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble through video audition on March 25. A large number of students auditioned this ...

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Thu, April 22, 5:00 PM

Online, Union County, NJ

Public Hearing on Union County’s 2021 Budget

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Thu, April 22, 6:00 PM

Virtual Program - Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Great Garden Detective

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Talk Jersey to Me: A Guide to the Foods NJ is Famous For

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — From disco fries to tomato pies, the Garden State is home to some unique foods. Do you know the definitions of these special dishes New Jersey has to offer?

Beefsteak: Go to a traditional beefsteak banquet for sliced grilled beef served on slices of bread, French fries and beer, all served communal style.

Deep-Fried Hot Dogs: Open wide for a hot Texas ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

Saint Joseph HS Grad Marc Johnstone Signs with Washington Capitals' Affiliate South Carolina Stingrays

METUCHEN, NJ -- The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have signed former Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) hockey star Marc Johnstone.

Johnstone, who scored over 100 points during his career at St. Joe's and graduated among the school's top 5 scorers of all time, recently finished his senior season ...

Union County Commissioner Board Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

April 21, 2021

On behalf of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Chairman Alexander Mirabella issued the following statement today:

"A jury of Derek Chauvin’s peers heard the testimony and rendered him guilty of murdering George Floyd. Those jurors, from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, represent the America we believe in, one in which justice prevails over the abuse of power, and ...

Paterson Firefighters Make Nighttime Rescue of Man at Base of Great Falls

April 18, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — The recent reinvestment into Rescue operations, including the purchase of all new rescue rope and hardware, was put to good use early Sunday as members of the Paterson Fire Department saved a man in distress on a rocky island in the base of the Great Falls. 

"Our Technical Rescue expertise was on display,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott said in a statement that ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 21, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring.  They ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).

 

        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)

 

We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman. (Harper Collins, 2017).

 

I am skeptical of the true crime genre because so much of it is poorly written and sells for its sensationalistic value rather than its literary worth. The only decent book that I have read about Charles Manson and ...

Hungry Girl: Fast and Easy by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl: Fast & Easy-All Natural Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2021)

 

Lisa Lillien is a good friend of mine. Oh, I have met her only once in person at a book signing at Wegman’s in Woodbridge, NJ, but I get an e-mail from her every week day from hungrygirl.com. I feel like I know Lisa well because she thinks like I ...

The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman

The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman. (Harper Collins, 2021)

 

Faye Kellerman began the Peter Decker- Rina Lazarus series in 1986. In the first novel, police officer, Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD, is called in to investigate the rape of a woman, who was going home after taking a mikvah, the cleansing bath, that Orthodox Jewish women take once a month. This is an unthinkable crime, ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...