So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

When Adult Children Move Back Home

The COVID-19 pandemic put more generations under the same roof, and more parents are now helping their adult children financially. Young adults have returned to their parents’ homes due to disruptions in their jobs, closures at colleges, and change in living arrangements and health brought on by the pandemic.

No one expected COVID. Many parents were living the empty nest days when ...

Anxiety Can Be Contagious

There are two types of anxiety, acute and chronic.  Acute anxiety occurs on a daily basis.  Examples are the reactions we get to stressors such as being late for a meeting, a child waking up with a cold/illness, sitting in traffic, missing a train/bus, etc.  Chronic anxiety is more of a background of anxiety that we carry with us.  Much of this type of anxiety is programmed ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Return of Fall Fair and Homecoming Day

EDISON -- The community of parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed fun, food and games as Fall Fair and Homecoming Day returned on Oct. 7 after a one-year hiatus.

This year’s event was held outdoors at the back of campus with volunteers from the Parents’ Association, Booster Club and W+H student body ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

EDISON -- The College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced that senior Aarush Dharayan of Edison has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation was presented to Aarush, who is pictured with Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Upper School Head (left) and Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School.

Aarush ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Fall Play Announces Cast List

EDISON -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced the cast list for its fall play – These Shining Lives – with performances set for November 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Leading players include Rose Kassam of Scotch Plains as Catherine Donohue, Naischa Puri of Edison as Charlotte Purcell and Krishna Patel of Edison as ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Senior Earns College Board National Recognition

EDISON -- Feisal Kiiru of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is one of 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Elects Student Government Officers

EDISON -- The Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison elected its Student Government Executive Board officers and Homeroom Representatives last week. Congratulations to the following students:

Executive Board: CJ Strauss of Westfield and Braelyn Brandl of Plainfield – Co-Presidents, Alyssa Ji of Edison – Vice President, Duaa Noor of Colonia  – ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains Girls Tennis Team

SCOTCH PLAINS -- It has never happened before at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. This year, the girls on the tennis team wanted to change that.

The Raiders are state champions for the first time in school history after defeating a pair of opponents on Thursday afternoon. But, how did they get there this week?

After 48 years, the Raiders captured their first state sectional ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Girls Tennis Player Diya Nainwal

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls tennis season is beginning to hit its stretch run towards the end of the season, but that does not mean it is too early to add hardware to the trophy case for sophomore Diya Nainwal.

Participating in the second singles tournament of the Union County Championship, Nainwal finished on top of her bracket, earning a county ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

New Jersey Date Night: Falling for You in the Autumn Scenery

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before we snuggle by the fireplace with our love during a wintertime snowstorm, we can’t miss out on ...

Community Conversations: Mammograms Save Lives!

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discusses the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest advancements in detection and the #AskHer campaign, which encourages everyone to ask the people ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

Union County Sending Prisoners to Hudson for Substance Abuse Treatment, Reentry

October 7, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County has entered into a five-year, $2.6 million contract to send prisoners to Hudson County for substance abuse treatment and reentry program services.

The agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was approved at the Sept. 23 Board of County Commissioners meeting for an initial period of Oct. 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Find Something for Everyone at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA This Fall

This Fall, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is offering a variety of programs for youth, teens and adults. Whether you’re interested in sports, swimming, health and fitness, weight loss, or looking to join a community of individuals with similar interests, the Y has you covered during its upcoming Fall 2 session.

The session runs Nov. 1 - Dec. 23, 2021, and online registration kicks ...

Halloween Parade Is Coming Back in Fanwood

October 15, 2021

Dear Editor:

I'm excited to announce that this year's Halloween Parade will take place! After being cancelled last year for COVID, I want to thank Bob Budiansky and the Fanwood Recreation team for their hard work in making sure this is the year the parade returns. Details can be found below!

We also have career opportunities available at the Borough! We are accepting applications ...

Ava Perona Thriving In Leadership Role As Union Catholic's Student Council President

October 15, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on Union Catholic senior Ava Perona.

Perona, who lives in Garwood, was inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) last week, is the Student Council President, and is a Student Ambassador at Union Catholic. 

Here is the Q and A with Perona -

First off, congrats on ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, October 16, 9:00 AM

Scotch Plains and Fanwood

Scotch Plains and Fanwood Town Wide Garage Sale

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Sat, October 16, 12:00 PM

Frazee House, Scotch Plains

Harvest Festival at the Frazee House

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Sat, October 16, 12:00 PM

Osborn Cannonball House Museum, Scotch Plains

Four Centuries in a Weekend

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