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Summit Medical Group to Hold Free Community Lectures for January 2018


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As part of its ongoing commitment to providing northern New Jersey communities with knowledge about, and access to, important health related topics, Summit Medical Group announces its free lecture series calendar for January 2018. While these lectures are free to the public, registration is required, please call 908-277-8889 or visit:

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The talk will be presented by Tony DiStefano, MS, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatry, Summit Medical Group, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at  the Summit Medical Group Florham Park Office, Conference Center, Near Café, 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ. To each the office, enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel.

Understanding Your Thyroid

In honor of Thyroid Health Awareness Month, we’ll examine all the vast implications your thyroid has on your overall health and take a discuss thyroid problems, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules, and what may be over looked when considering your thyroid health.

Two sessions will be offered.

The first will be presented by Jeffrey Bauman, MD, Endocrinology, Summit Medical Group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Summit Medical Group's Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, in the Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Room C1-100.

The second session will be presented by: Alessia Roehnelt, MD, ECNU, Endocrinology, Summit Medical Group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair.

Cervical Cancer Lecture

The first talk in an ongoing series offered by the Summit Medical Group  MD Anderson Cancer Center will teach participants about the vital role Pap and HPV tests play in screening for cervical cancer and why prevention is key. Discussion will also include risk factors and latest advances in care and treatment options.

The talk will be presented by: Darlene Gibbon, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology,  from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center  at  Summit Medical Group Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, in the Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Room C1-100.

About Summit Medical Group in New Jersey

Summit Medical Group (SMG) in New Jersey is the largest and oldest physician-owned, multi-specialty medical practice in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and among the largest in the nation, with almost 800 providers. SMG maintains a 42-acre healthcare campus in Berkeley Heights and more than 65 additional practice locations in central and northern New Jersey. As an East Coast premier multi-specialty group, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit

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Union County Magnet High School to Hold Silent Auction

February 21, 2018

A great night out with family and friends for just $10.  And we provide dessert and coffee/tea.

Please come to the Magnet High School PSA Silent Auction on Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains (West Hall Cafeteria). 

Tickets are only $10. You can then bid on over $12,000 worth of ...

2018 LGBTQ Roundtable Comes to Hamilton Stage in Rahway

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Alexander Mirabella welcomed Christian Fuscarino of Garden State Equality to the 2018 LGBTQ Roundtable meeting hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

They were joined by Union County Department of Human Services Director Debbie-Ann Anderson, Union County ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club will host their first Pancake Breakfast at the newly renovated Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains. The event will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the price will be $10 per person. Pancakes, eggs, ham, turkey sausage, coffee, tea, and juice will be served and there will be prize ...

Are you bored with "healthy eating?" THE MAX Challenge to the rescue!



Don't let the same boring routine and nutrition get in the way of your healthy lifestyle.  Let THE MAX Challenge of New ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, February 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green


Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sat, February 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 24, 10:00 AM

Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers, BERKELEY HEIGHTS

Return Berkeley Heights Public Library's Books, ...


Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...