Dudas Career Best Day Propels Union Catholic Bowling Team To Victory Over Dayton

LINDEN, NJ -- David Dudas has been waiting all season to have a breakout performance.

The wait ended on Monday when the Union Catholic sophomore struck for a career-high game of 192 and a lifetime the best series of 522 to ignite the Vikings to a 7-0 victory over Dayton at Jersey Lanes.

Led by Dudas, the Vikings rolled up a season-high pin total of 2,044 and improved their record ...

Union Catholic Girls Wins 9th Straight Title, Wischusen and Kaiser Smash Records at Union County T&F Championships

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls continued their remarkable reign of supremacy with the greatest performance in meet history as the Vikings rang up a meet record 122.50 points on the way to a ninth straight title. Also, Jimmy Wischusen and Courtney Kaiser smashed records at Sunday's Union County Track and Field Championships at the Bennett Center.

In the girls' ...

The Importance of Self Care

As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself. In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People Pleasing is a term that refers to taking care of others’ needs rather than taking care of ourselves.

People often confuse “people pleasing” with being unselfish and make comments such as ...

The Truth About Self-Esteem

Self Esteem is a way of thinking, feeling and acting that implies that you accept, respect, trust, and believe in yourself. When you accept yourself, you can live comfortably with both your personal strengths and weaknesses without undue self-criticism. When you respect yourself you acknowledge your own dignity and value as a unique human being. You treat yourself well in much the same way you ...

Doing Too Much For Our Children

As parents, we all have that innate desire to protect and provide for our kids. Yet, at some point we must ask ourselves, Are we doing too much for them? We are all guilty of mild and extreme acts of over-protectiveness and over-parenting that can be very damaging to our children. Many parents are willing to overextend themselves in catering to their children and excessively meeting their needs.

Anxiety in Adolescents

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness. Anxiety comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness. Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability.

We react with ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Making an Impact in Plainfield

The Upper School’s Plainfield outreach programs are going strong and growing at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. The afterschool programs at Barlow Elementary and Jefferson School run Mondays through Thursdays from 2:45-4 p.m. W+H students work with students in the after school programs on homework and skills support. Current participants include Sreeprada Arumilli of Edison, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Selected to All-State Band

Luke Tan of Edison and Sophia Fontaine of Somerville, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, who earned the opportunity to perform with the New Jersey All-State Band. The W+H students auditioned for the All-State High School Bands and Orchestra at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison on Jan. 21. 

Sophia was accepted into the Wind Ensemble on euphonium and Luke was accepted into ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Celebrate World Languages

The Lower School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wrapped up a three-day schoolwide celebration of World Language and Culture Day with two events on Friday, Jan. 20. Lower School Spanish teacher Maria Hinestroza hosted the performances and guided the students.

Students in Pre-K, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten gathered for an intimate Early Childhood assembly in Lower Snowdon.

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Students Honor World Languages and Cultures

Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated World Language and Culture Week with a series of activities and events from Jan. 18-20. The students used poetry, song and dance to address a theme of love in all performances recited in Latin, Spanish and Mandarin.

The festivities began at the Middle School division meeting on Jan. 18 in the Berry Performing ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Coach Honored at State Luncheon

Jim Howard of North Plainfield, the longest tenured golf coach in New Jersey from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, officially received his State Girls’ Golf Coach of the Year award at the annual New Jersey State Coaches Association Luncheon at the Pines Manor on Jan. 15. Coach Howard was accompanied by his wife, Sue, a longtime Lower School art teacher at W+H, and Rams athletic ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Celebrate MLK’s Legacy

Students and teachers in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in events and activities to recognize and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the past week. 

Lower School students in Pre-K, JK and Kindergarten celebrated the Dr. King’s spirit and legacy during a special assembly on Jan. 13 in Lower Snowdon. Pre-K teachers Sarina Morales ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Swimmers Owen Higinbotham and Billie Sherratt

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School swimmers Owen Higinbotham and Billie Sherratt, Union County champions in the 500 freestyle, have been named Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week. Billie also won the 200 freestyle at the meet at Rutgers University on Sunday, Jan. 22.

For Owen, this is his second year in a row winning the 500 ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Winter Track Abi Elliott, Delaney Farley, Keira Kelly, and Jenai Berry

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Abi Elliott, Delaney Farley, Keira Kelly, and Jenai Berry of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood winter track team have been named Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week. This relay team won the NJSIAA Group III State Championship in the Sprint Medley Relay on Sunday, January 15. They also broke the school record for indoor girls sprint medley ...

Dress Express 'Pop-up' Boutique Prepares for Biggest Event Yet! Offering New and Gently Worn Designer Formal and Cocktail Dresses

January 30, 2023

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dress Express Boutique is coming back to Berkeley Heights with its third annual pop-up event, giving women of all ages an opportunity to get their hands on designer dresses while helping those in need. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m through 4 p.m at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights on Sunday, February 26 and is accepting dress donations until ...

Attempted Firebombing at Synagogue in Bloomfield Draws Condemnations, Concern

January 29, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating after a man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in Bloomfield early Sunday morning, police said.

Security footage shows a man approach the front door of the synagogue at 3:19 a.m., light the Molotov cocktail then throw it at the front door, Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio said in a statement.

The glass bottle ...

Successful Weekends for FSPY’s 13 and over Swimmers

The 13 and over swimmers from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) Swim Team followed up a successful weekend at the Long Island Holiday Invitational with spectacular swims at two invitational meets.

Thirty-nine swimmers took to the Rutgers University pool to swim the 2022 Holiday Classic on December 16-18, 2022, and over 65 swimmers returned to the pool after the new year to swim the Winter ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Swimmers Excel at January Chill Meet

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Swim Team hosted the January Chill meet at home for 12 and under swimmers on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. The meet, the final one at home before the start of the short course championship season, saw many personal best times and championship eligibility cuts made by the team’s youngest swimmers.

Congratulations to the following swimmers for their hard work ...

FSPY Swimmers Make Their Mark Across Two Meets over Two Weekends

Swimmers from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) Swim Team participated in two invitational meets over two weekends. The 12 and under swimmers and several 13 and overs represented the team at the Ice Cube Invitational hosted by the Madison Area YMCA (MAY) on December 16-18, 2022.  After a short holiday break, swimmers returned to the pool at the Greater Somerset County YMCA ...

Congressman Thomas Kean Jr. Must Vote to Raise the Debt Ceiling

January 30, 2023

Dear Editor:

I would like to hear a public announcement from Congressman Tom Kean Jr of his unconditional support for the raising of the debt ceiling. To fail to do so is to play Russian roulette with my 401K, my Social Security, my Medicare - and those of the rest of his constituents.

This issue has nothing to do with the budget - it is about honoring past borrowing commitments. A ...

RWJBarnabas Health Urges Blood Donations During American Heart Month

February 2, 2023

WEST ORANGE, NJ - RWJBarnabas Health continues its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, the universal blood type, this February during American Heart Month in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage statewide. The surge in respiratory illnesses this winter has exacerbated the already acute nationwide shortage, and blood suppliers are in critical ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, February 08
01:30 PM — 03:00 PM

The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Westfield

Afternoon Concert in Westfield - Free ...


Wed, February 15
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Paterson Public Schools Central Office - 1st Floor Cafeteria, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teachers Career ...


Tue, February 21
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Darby Road Pub, Scotch Plains

Dine and Donate at Darby Road Pub for ...