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Berkeley Heights Boy Scouts Battle with Technology in Battle Bots

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Ben Cook's patrol –the White Team - won the annual robotics tournament this year. Ben’s patrol also includes Sohum Agnihotri, Subhasish Mukerjee, and David Forrester.  Credits: Boy Scout Troop 368
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When you put creative genius, a couple of software programs and Boy Scouts together -- what do you get? Battle Bots of course!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  On March 17, Boy Scouts from Troop 368 participated in the annual Battle Bots tournament, a highlight of the Boy Scouting year.The event is when scouting patrols create different models of battle bots and battle with them to win the Battle Bot trophy. This tournament is a great opportunity to get scouts interested in technology.

This was made possible from a program called STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics]. This program encourages teenagers to pursue interests in fields such as the Engineering and Science. 

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As Scouting is moving to a new technological age, the STEM program provides opportunities to get scouts interested in the program by sparking an interest in mathematics and technology. 

Ben Cook's patrol –the White Team - won the annual robotics tournament this year. Ben’s patrol also includes Sohum Agnihotri, Subhasish Mukerjee, and David Forrester. 

Boy Scouts is a great way to connect with boys the same age and to work together to create new creations such as Battle Bots or making a new program for the bots to run on. If you would like to join scouts or get involved, go to beascout.org and enter your zip code to find a troop near you.

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Imagine Trains New Volunteer Facilitators

January 23, 2018

 

Imagine peer grief groups are the main source of support for grieving families in Union county and beyond. Support groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a 4-day training and quarterly continuing education programs.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and need no special background other than a willingness to listen, a heart inclined to serve, and the ...

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Let us guess.  It's almost the end of January, and you feel like you're failing at those resolutions you set for the new year.  It's honestly NOT your fault.  What many of our members were lacking was the support system that they found with us at THE MAX!  The easy-to-follow Nutrition ...

Paterson Music Project Winter Concert January 27

PATERSON—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) students will perform a Winter Concert on Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the School 26 Auditorium located at 1 East 32nd Street in Paterson. The concert is free and open to the public.

Students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 26, School 15, Norman S. Weir ...

Children of All Ages Take Part In First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Basking Ridge

January 22, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

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Mayor's Round Table: Town Planner Discusses Redevelopment and Master Plan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff spoke with Township Planner Mike Mistretta of Harbor Consultants about the Master Plan.

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Rewind to August.  The car was anxiously packed, summer reading was done (does the movie count?), and it was time to start the journey to campus.  There had been so much anticipation for this moment and you excitedly thought about what your first few days on campus would be like.  Maybe they were everything you thought they would be, maybe not.  Maybe somewhere along the way ...

The 6 Common Mistakes People Are Making When Picking a Financial Advisor

There are 6 mistakes people often make when engaging a financial advisor -- and all of them are avoidable! 

Before listing the mistakes, let's put the issue of paying for financial advice into context. Health and money are two areas of life where everyone benefits from professional input and support but people handle the wisdom of professional medical care differently ...