Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Alumni Impart Advice to Parents, Students

EDISON, NJ -- Six recent graduates from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their insights and experiences in virtual panel discussions with parents and students on Jan. 12. This year’s panel included recent graduates Sydney Johnson of Piscataway (Princeton University), Neil Shah of Edison (Brown University), Jessie Ni of China (Emory University), Brian Machado of Scotch ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Cast List for Musical Grease

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced the cast list for the upcoming Upper School musical Grease. The wildly popular show has begun live rehearsals and is filled with an enthusiastic mix of veterans and newcomers to the stage.

Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains and Raiya Patel of Edison will portray lead characters Danny and Sandy.

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Announces Partnership with Global Online Academy

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is excited to announce a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. GOA imagines a future where all students acquire and practice ...

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 ...

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Sat, January 29, 9:00 AM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Health & Wellness

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Holy Savior Academy – Open House

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Wrestling Saint Joseph Defeats Old Bridge, Somerville and Sparta at Quad Meet

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestlers continued their strong performances on Saturday by defeating opponents from Old Bridge, Somerville, and Sparta on Saturday. 

Saint Joseph over Old Bridge, 59-16

106 Zachary Beadling (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Nicholas Duchatellier (Old Bridge) (Fall 0:37)
113 John Whitacre (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Ziyad Ibrahim (Old Bridge) (Fall ...

St. Joseph HS Graduate Punts to Notre Dame After Undergraduate Career at Harvard

CLARK, NJ- Jon Sot, a Clark native, local punting legend and 2018 Saint Joseph High school graduate announced via Twitter this week that he will be joining Notre Dame football as a transferring graduate student in a few months.

“After graduating Harvard University this May, I will be attending the University of Notre Dame as a graduate student transfer for my last season of college ...

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 ...

New Police Director Named for City of Plainfield

January 24, 2022

Former retired Captain. James T. Abney Named as Plainfield's New Police Director

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, January 22, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and the City of Plainfield named former retired Captain James T. Abney as the new Police Director for the City of Plainfield.

The position of Police Director had been vacant since June of 2021, when then Director Lisa Burgess resigned. Until ...

Catholic Educators Make a Difference

January 21, 2022

As Catholic School’s Week draws near, our school community focuses and reflects on why we teach at a Catholic School. Often, teachers say it is “because of the children, they’re great.” or “because I love working with the parents and kids.” And we do! But at our last faculty meeting one answer caught my attention. A teacher replied, “I feel that I answer ...

New Jersey's Credit Outlook Upgraded to Positive

January 23, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey's general obligation bonds have been upgraded from stable to positive, announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency.

The agency issued a report dated January 20 stated its outlook upgrade "“reflects the robust recovery of the State’s financial picture since the early days of the pandemic and ample liquidity which have positioned the State to set aside ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

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 ...

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 ...