NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

More Teens Are Struggling With Eating Disorders, Thanks to the Pandemic and Social Media

As we approach the second anniversary of the pandemic, most of us have COVID fatigue—meaning, we are exhausted from hearing about COVID-19. Be that as it may, fascinating new research is continually emerging about the impact it's had on all of us. If you're a parent to a teen, regardless of being COVID fatigued, you might want to read on. 

During the height of the ...

How to Deal With Difficult Family on Thanksgiving

Family get-togethers are not always easy.

Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family which we really do not like. We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge First Graders Program a Community Parade

EDISON, NJ -- First graders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison combined many useful skills during a recent project in their study of communities that culminated in a parade on the day before Thanksgiving break.

The students read Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, a book based on a true story about puppeteer Tony Sarg and the origins of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Investigate Ocean Currents During STEM Workshop

EDISON, NJ -- Just how did a 55-pound Aldabra Tortoise from the island atoll in the Seychelles float and arrive on the shores of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania some 450 miles away? What makes ocean currents? Middle School STEM students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison started their two-day after school program last week with these focusing questions. 

Under the guidance of Mrs.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Global Scholars Explore Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity

EDISON, NJ -- Students in the Global Scholars Program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in an interactive learning session led by Amal Stefanos, an Eritrean researcher, writer and educator who approaches her work and teaching through the lens of global citizenship. She was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and her studies have specialized on the Horn and Eastern ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Perform Eye-Opening Fall Play

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated its return to the stage with a fabulous fall play production of These Shining Lives. The show enjoyed an impressive two-day run with in-person performances on Nov. 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The play is based on the true story of four women who worked for the Radium Dial ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Swimmer Bradley Frank

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The first boys swim meet of the year pit Scotch Plains-Fanwood against Summit, one of the toughest meets of the season, at the Summit YMCA. The contest was something of a grudge match between the Raiders, who felt that they had never actually (virtually) faced the Hilltoppers in 2020, while their opponents felt they did and had won.

Bradley Frank, a junior, rose to ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Hockey's Zack Harmer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A four-year varsity player, the school's homecoming king, and a described 'natural born athlete' by his coach, Zack Harmer exhibits the traits of a program's leader. For being named captain of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood hockey team, Harmer is this week's Joint Motion Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Zack is a four-year starting varsity ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

New Jersey Date Night: What’s Old is New in Woodbridge Township

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

New Jersey is a state known for firsts, from the first college football game to the first US town to have electricity. One of the places where lots of firsts happened is the oldest township in our state —Woodbridge Township. 

Believed to be the location of the first anti-slavery meeting in our ...

The Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

Westfield Celebrates Athletic Hall of Fame

November 30, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The 2020 Westfield Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, Nov. 22, at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, celebrated the successful careers of Blue Devils athletes and coaches across multiple decades and sports. Although the most recent class of inductees were named in 2020, they finally had their night in-person this year.

The 2020 inductees ...

Sayreville's Riverton Announces Charles E. Cristella as Leasing Director for Nationwide Push

December 2, 2021

Industry Veteran Has More than 25 Years of Experience

SAYREVILLE, NJ – North American Properties (NAP) today announced that JLL’s Charles E. Cristella has been named National Director of Leasing for Riverton, a $2.5 billion, mixed-use destination in Sayreville, New Jersey. Riverton is located on 400 acres with over two miles of frontage on the Raritan River and Raritan Bay in the ...

Kindsgiving Returns to Help Local Families in Need This Holiday Season

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In 2020, several local community organizations came together to host Kindsgiving, an initiative aimed at making the holidays brighter for our neighbors in need. The inaugural event saw 75 meals delivered to those alone for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic and raised over $7,000 for local food pantries.

This year, as needs have changed, Kindsgiving 2021 is focused ...

Giving Thanks for Marianne Kranz’s 23 Years of Outstanding Service

November 29, 2021

Dear Editor:

I’m writing to recognize Marianne Kranz for her outstanding efforts serving thousands of older adults in need and spearheading a large local volunteer program for over 23 years in our community as Director of Volunteers, Meals on Wheels and Home Support Services, for SAGE Eldercare.  

As an integral part of the organization, Marianne worked with volunteers ...

Atlantic Health System Names Stephanie Schwartz as President of Overlook Medical Center

December 2, 2021

Move follows transformative presidency at Chilton Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System today announced that Stephanie Schwartz, MHSA, FACHE, has been named president of Overlook Medical Center, following a successful tenure as president at Chilton Medical Center that saw numerous achievements and enhancements in care.

Schwartz has been serving as interim president ...

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