Agent Spotlight: Rupa Kale

Rupa Kale, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, is a New York City transplant gone native. She’s immersed herself in her community of New Providence, sitting on several boards including the PTA and volunteering to improve her town. Her active community life makes her an expert on the local neighborhoods, its schools, and most importantly the commutes!

Rupa takes her job as a ...

SP Surge Wins 2 Championships in One Week

SP Surge 8U Travel team played in USABL’s 8U division championship game on Tuesday, June 14th in Mountainside.  Surge ended the spring season with a 7-0 record with 2 games going unplayed due to weather and field conflicts. This put Surge in 2nd place behind Mountainside, who would have home field advantage. Ryan Vindman was strong on the mound to begin the game. He would pitch a no ...

ICYMI: Fernando Uribe Hosts Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick to Discuss New Jersey's Proposed 2023 Budget

It is late June, and in New Jersey, that means one thing and one thing only: It is budget season. The fiscal year ends on June 30th in New Jersey, and our Legislature needs to have a budget ready for the Governor’s signature by that date to ensure that our government remains funded. If they do not, the state government shuts down. A government shutdown would result in the closure of many ...

ICYMI: The Nader Narrative Hosts Jim Carter from the America First Policy Institute

The economy is crashing in ways that were almost unimaginable just 4 years ago. In 2019, the Dow was over 36,000, inflation was under 2%, and wages were soaring. And then the downslide came. Unconscionable spending, along with poor energy policy, lead to an economy in freefall. Inflation is almost 9%, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates at speeds not seen since the 1990s, and the last ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Obituaries

Julie A. Meikle, 87, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at home in Pt. Pleasant Beach. Born ...
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Press Releases

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Expands Interventional Radiology Services with State-of-the-Art Radiology Suite

June 23, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ –As the only hospital in Elizabeth, Trinitas Regional Medical Center provides critical access to comprehensive health services for the city of Elizabeth and surrounding community. To continue to meet the needs of the community and to further enhance the continuum of care, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has unveiled the newly expanded ...

SAINT AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY SCHOOL OF SOUTH BRUNSWICK TO HOST THE 2ND AND LAST DANIEL ANDERL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K EVENT

[SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, June 21]                       On Saturday, July 16th, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, North Brunswick Township, NJ) where Daniel played ...

Letters to the Editor

Community Happenings

Updates from Plainfields Chapter of UNICO

June 21, 2022

The Plainfields Chapter of UNICO inducted three new members at a special swearing-in ceremony and dinner meeting recently. UNICO National 2nd Vice President Anthony Bengivenga  swore in the new members as District Governor Robert Bengivenga and Chapter President April Bengivenga witnessed the ceremony.

The newly inducted members on left are Alexis Ratti, Allison Kreiss and Matthew ...

Milestones

Our Lady of Czestochowa Rosary Altar Society Award Scholarship

June 15, 2022

OLC Rosary Altar Society was pleased to award their $500 Scholarship this year to a well deserving and actively participating parish High School senior; Michael Niemeyer, who will be attending Middlesex County College. The award is based mainly on their essays, attendance, and activities in our parish. Below is Michael’s essay.

What OLC and the Catholic faith mean to ...

Fiona Ramdawar to Take Part in Envision's National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

South Plainfield, NJ – This summer, Fiona Ramdawar from South Plainfield, NJ will join outstanding elementary school students from across the state to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM, taking place at Rider University.

 

NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision by ...

Opportunities for Job/Career Seekers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, etc. in NJ (and Elsewhere, Too!)

Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!

In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

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Managing Hearing Loss

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It’s almost that time of year. Summer reading is just around the corner! Registration for our children’s summer reading program begins on Monday, June 27. You can sign up in person at the library or online. Log your reading to earn points and prizes all summer long. It’s a great way to keep track of all the books you’ve read throughout the warm weather season and reap some ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

Elks Donate to Fish Food Bank in Piscataway

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On June 8th 2022, the ENF Committee, headed by Eileen Uken, of the South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 were able to donate $2000 to the Fish Food Bank in Piscataway.

This donation was possible through the Spotlight Grant . Representatives of the Elks National Foundation Committee of the South Plainfield Lodge No. 2298, Margaret Williams, Loyal Knight, Eileen Uken, ENF ...

2022 South Plainfield Knight of Columbus Knight of the Year

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday June 7th, Grand Knight Tom Berry presented the 2022 South Plainfield Council #6203 Knight of the Year award to Jake Strassburger.  Jake was instrumental with leading the Councils spiritual ‘Into the Breach’ video series and discussions throughout 2021 and 2022 for our Council members.  Jake was recognized for his work with the need for ...