Torah Thought for the Week: Houses or Households?

This week’s parshah recounts the dramatic mutiny against Moses, led by his charismatic cousin, Korach. As great as Moses was, Korach succeeded in attracting hundreds of followers and mounted a serious challenge to Moses’ and Aaron’s authority.

Korach was a powerful, aristocratic member of the tribe of Levi; a man with oversized ambitions. But his ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

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 ...

The Disease to Please

The Disease to Please is a learned behavior that occurs when we take care of others’ needs at our own expense.  If you are this type, you do too much, too often for others, almost never say “no” rarely delegate, and inevitably become overcommitted.  These self-defeating patterns take a toll on your health and on your relationships.  It is driven by the excessive ...

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), ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Year: Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Julia Jackson and Isaiah Nathaniel

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Raiders track star, Duke commit Julia Jackson, and MIT-bound lacrosse player Isaiah Nathaniel have been named the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Year.

Julia Jackson has redefined sprinting and created a legacy for Scotch Plains-Fanwood track. She holds the school records in both indoor and outdoor individual sprints ranging from the 55 to the 400 as ...

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 ...

Union County OKs $95K to Settle Suit Claiming Prisoner Denied Prayer, Harassed

June 30, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has authorized $95,000 to resolve claims that a prisoner at the county’s since closed jail was kept from exercising his faith and harassed because of his Muslim religion.

Last week, the commissioners approved the settlement on the advice of the county counsel, who disputed the claims lodged in the complaint and ...

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 ...

Happy Fourth of July Fanwood

July 1, 2022

Dear Editor,

Happy July 4th weekend! Our friends in Scotch Plains are offering fireworks again Saturday evening at the Shady Rest Golf Club. They promise to be spectacular. Note that our Borough offices are closed Monday, July 4th.

I want to thank our Recreation Commission and Recreation Director Bob Budiansky for all the hard work that went into the Party in the Park this past Tuesday.

Healthy Cooking Returns to RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness

June 30, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – Healthy cooking returns to the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center with a Sensational Summer Salad program held in the center’s newly remodeled demonstration kitchen.

The free program is July 19 from 6 pm to 7:30 and features Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, July 19, 12:00 AM

Scotch Plains

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Wed, July 20, 7:00 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Screening of ‘They Survived Together’

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Sat, July 30, 8:00 PM

Hertell Gardens, Westfield

An American AND Paris