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Prelude to War: The Events that Drew the U.S. into World War I at Scotch Plains Library

Tim White will present on WWI at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Sept. 18 Credits: Scotch Plains Public Library

​SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As we mark the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, the Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to present the World War I and America series, which will run from Sept. 18 through Nov. 9. 

As one of only four New Jersey institutions to have received the World War I and America grant, and with a generous gift from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League, the library will offer original programming to commemorate the centennial of American involvement in WWI and to explore the ongoing experience of veterans who have served in our lifetimes.

Opening the series on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m., Tim White, Associate Professor of History at New Jersey City University, will orient the audience to the time period (April 1917 through Nov. 1918) that will be covered in the subsequent lectures, readings, discussions and films.  The focus will be on the major events up to the time of U.S. entry and the developments that preceded U.S. involvement in the conflict.

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Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

September 21, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness. The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or ...

Chalk the Walks! The first pop-up chalk day in Mindowaskin Park

Come spend a little time in beautiful Mindowaskin Park on between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23.

We'll be on The Bandstand with chalk, ideas and people to talk to about the park. It's a great opportunity to leave a positive message or pretty drawing for others to discover while walking their dog, reading a book or just enjoying a quite moment in this special place. There is no ...

Union County College Kicked Off Hispanic Heritage Month

CRANFORD – Union County College students, faculty and staff celebrated the Opening Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 14 at the College’s Cranford campus. Following the presentation of flags of Hispanic countries by Union’s students, Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin offered a welcome and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Union County Freeholder ...

Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

September 17, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school this week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on ...

Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 20, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Anyone with information regarding ...

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival - Schedule of Events for Saturday

September 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, Roselle Park will be hosting their 3rd annual “RP Loves Arts Festival. This event is all arts, all day, and all free! The fun takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area on Chestnut Street. 

Entertainment will be from the Kean University Dance Theatre, ZCO Dance, Michael Montemurro, ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps fund the ...

How to be a Doctor in Seven Years

Who wouldn’t be completely at ease with a 25-year-old performing their open-heart surgery? Joking aside, many students and parents are attracted to accelerated undergraduate/graduate degree programs.  While some of the most common exist in the realms of medicine, engineering, and business, more and more are cropping up in fields like physical therapy, teaching, counseling, and ...

'Be the Change You Wish to See in the World'

September 20, 2017

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” These words by Mahatma Gandhi ring so true for us.

We are running for Berkeley Heights Township Council not as Democrats or Republicans, but as representatives of the people who make this town so great, and who would like to see in the Council a true reflection of the people who call Berkeley Heights home.

We live in a ...

Mandelblatt Calls on Rep. Lance to 'Come Clean' on GOP Tax Cut

Lisa Mandelblatt, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 7th District, today called on U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance to come clean on whether he supports a Republican tax plan that would harm New Jersey taxpayers. 

The American Action Network has launched television ads encouraging voters to call Lance and tell him to “keep fighting for tax reforms.”

The ad is really part of ...

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High Exposure to Company Stock in Your 401K: Good or Bad?

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