Back to School Doesn’t Always Mean College: Apprenticeships Bring Opportunities for Well-Paying Trade Careers

If you’re the parent of a recent high school grad, it may seem like everyone on your Facebook feed is sending their child to college this month.  But if your kid isn’t shopping for new sheets or a mini fridge for his or her dorm room, don’t be discouraged.  There are alternative paths to a rewarding and high-paying career in the trades that don’t involve college ...

Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

Let Atlantic City Entertain You This Summer!

Are you ready for some play time this summer? There’s still a lot of time to enjoy blissful beach days, poolside cabanas, vibrant nightlife, and amazing attractions for the entire family in Atlantic City, NJ. Regardless of who you are or how you like to play, the sand, surf, and sizzling entertainment are all just a short drive away. Whether you’re ready for nonstop excitement or ...

Sixty-One Mount Saint Mary Academy Students Named AP Scholars

WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy is pleased to congratulate the 61 students recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars. The 2022 AP Exam results allowed 25 students to be named as AP Scholars with Distinction, 15 students were named as AP Scholars with Honors and 21 students were named as AP Scholars. 

The College Board recognizes AP Scholars with Distinction as those ...

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Whether your child is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents. 

There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses. It is a new phase in life ...

Nurses at Cornerstone Hospital in Union County Seek Better Pay, Benefits

August 13, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their next union contract.

Those who spoke are employed by the county and perform their ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 13, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

A Glimpse at the Fanwood Library Rebuild

August 5, 2022

Dear Editor:

 

My thanks to all who came to visit with our first responders on the National Night Out on Tuesday. I am so proud of our police, fire and emergency medical services. They were fantastic hosts for this annual event celebrating their bond with our community.

 

Our next big public event is Fanny Wood Day on September 18. We can use some volunteers and encourage ...

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Announces its 103rd Season

August 18, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of our acclaimed music director Charles Prince, invites you to share in a musical journey as we explore old favorites, discover new works and experience pieces from near and far, real and imaginary.

The 103rd season opens on October 15, 2022, with “Once Upon a Time,” showcasing two works from the imaginary ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 28, 9:00 AM

Train Station-south side, Fanwood

JC's Fanwood Flea Market & Collectibles

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Sat, September 10, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Bryan Hansen Band and Patrick Collins in Concert ...