Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Accepting Your Child Just the Way They Are

June is typically a happy month for most of us—a time of year where all sorts of celebratory milestones are enjoyed. Our kids are out for summer break or graduating; we’re attending family weddings; the weather is enjoyable, and we look forward to the start of summer. June is also LGBTQIA+ —lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (or queer), intersex, ally (asexual), ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

I genuinely believe that we have stacked the odds against our youth. Bold statement, I know. Whether it's stressors from a "post-covid" world, like the leftover effects from isolation, fear of the unknown, financial instability, and grief, or the harmful impact of technology and social media, our kids are hurting. 

I recently watched a New York Times video that summed up a ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Fifth Graders Host Identity and Leadership Assembly

EDISON, NJ -- The final Lower School assembly of the year at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison featured two important aspects the fifth graders reflected on during their classes: Identity and Leadership. They represented how diverse identities can be with the outfits they wore and led their classmates, their Kindergarten buddies and the Lower School audience dancing to different Latin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Hold Robotics Contest

EDISON, NJ -- On Friday, June 3, the Middle School robotics elective at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wrapped up the year and with its first ever in-house Robotics Tournament! The group welcomed Mrs. Barnett’s advisory and past robotics elective members to spectate. The tournament was led by elective coach Noreen Jafri and robotics team member Joy Patel of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Make Impact During Service Week

EDISON, NJ -- The Class of 2022 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison spent three days in service during the final week of regular classes before Commencement.

Day 1 was a successful first day of Senior Service at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside. A group of 18 seniors, with Nicole Nolan, Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach, and Nick Pelullo, Upper School Latin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Athletes, Teams Honored at Rams Recognition Night

EDISON, NJ -- The athletic department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held Rams Recognition Night to celebrate the accomplishments of the school’s athletes and teams, on June 1 in the AP Room. Karl Miran, Athletic Director, led the ceremony with Ryan Oliveira, Head Athletic Trainer, and Courtney McClain, Assistant Athletic Director.

Two juniors who compiled at least nine ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Boys Volleyball's Nick Schmidt

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball's Nick Schmidt was named to first-team All-State for his efforts and performance during the season, becoming the first individual in program history to be recognized for the honor. For this achievement, Schmidt is this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Nick has done everything right when it comes ...

Downtown Westfield: Baby Boutique, Smoothie Shop In, Co-Working Space Backs Out

June 25, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A store that sells baby clothing and a new smoothie shop are added to the list of businesses coming to Downtown Westfield, but a co-working space that was planned for a lingerie shop’s old space has backed out of its plans to set up here.

Lew Kimble, chair of Downtown Westfield Corporation, detailed the changes during a meeting of special improvement ...

Rebecca Eugene Honored with S.T.A.R Performance Award

June 25, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway nursing assistant Rebecca Eugene is a healthcare hero, honored for her kind and attentive care.

A patient, who described herself as “the worst patient ever,” wrote saying that she was calmed and soothed by Eugene, who was kind and patient.  “Few people possess the considerate, unselfish, loving heart that she ...

Find What Makes You Happy at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Make this the summer of YOU with classes and programs at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. This summer, the Y is excited to offer a variety of programs for youth, teens and adults, including sports, swimming, gymnastics, dance, health and fitness options and so much more.

From June 12 through Father’s Day, June 19, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will offer a $0 ...

Our Flag Represents Everything Our Great Nation Has Accomplished

June 14, 2022

Dear Editor:

The American flags you see across Scotch Plains also proudly fly across our nation and around the globe, in our classrooms and our courthouses, on our front lawns at home, in the back window of our cars, and alongside the graves of all of our veterans.

It is our proud Old Glory that flies above our soldiers in the field and the same flag that drapes the caskets of ...

Union County Parks Offer Free Outdoor Music, Movies and More This Summer

June 25, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix movie series beginning on July 12.

“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the ...

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