Top Pinewood Derby Winners Advance to Districts

Cub Scout Pack 368 Pinewood Derby winners from Mountain Park School Credits: AnnMarie Stecher

2017 Cub Scout Pack 368 Pinewood Derby winners from Mountain Park School. The top four Pack speed champions are Matthew Stecher 1st Place, Ryan Tomich 2nd Place, Lucas Black 3rd Place and Michael Blancuzzi 4th Place. 12 scouts who were the top 3 speed champions from their dens went on to compete in the Watchung Mountain District Pinewood derby last week in Scotch Plains.

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Union County Seeks Volunteer Advocates for Victims of Sexual Violence

May 22, 2017

A free training course is available for persons interested in volunteering with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. The Rape Crisis Center has been offering guidance and support to victims of sexual violence since 1984, as a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department of Human Services.

“A steady hand and a calm, reassuring voice can go a long way ...

Community Access Unlimited community partners help raise $55,000 at annual golf outing

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $56,000 for programs serving people with disabilities and at-risk youth this week at its 2017 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club. More than 150 attendees supported the agency and its members.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth ...

Toddler & Me - Summer 2017

Temple Sinai Early Childhood Education Program's exciting seven-week toddler-caregiver class introduces your child to a day in the life of a preschooler.  This includes free exploratory play (art, sensory, and fine-motor activities), snack, and circle time (books, songs, dramatic movement).  Activities will vary each week, and a familiar routine will be ...

Summit Area YMCA Invites all to Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors

At the Summit Area YMCA, we believe communities are strongest when every individual has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The Y supports all in making sure everyone feels valued and is provided the support they need to reach their potential. We welcome and engage people from all diverse groups of the community to help create an impact with ...

Community Coordinated Child Care Honors the Other Mother, the Child Care Provider

May 14, 2017

RAHWAY, NJ – Paulina Galấn Olguin, the coordinator for Grow New Jersey Kids and a Family Child Care specialist, recited The Ode to Day Care, “Little children come to me for hugs and books and such. I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch. I pick up toys, I mop their spills and often dry their tears. I change their diapers, settle fights, and kiss away their tears.

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

May 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

May 21, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

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This edition features eMedical Urgent Care was founded 30 years ago to treat a variety of medical conditions by ...

Getting a Mini-Fridge and Other College Essentials

Hey Seniors: YOU MADE IT!  If all went according to plan (and I sincerely hope it did!) then you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit to the college of your dreams!  But suddenly all that stress you were feeling about getting in and choosing the perfect school has been replaced with an ever more present realization that this college thing is really happening.  High school is ...

Get to Know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Marc Faecher (R): Week 4 Question Regarding Vision for Berkeley Heights

May 22, 2017

Edited as of 11:41 a.m., May 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the June 6 Primary election, the Republican candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Republican candidate Marc ...

Get to Know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Jeanne Kingsley (R): Week 3 Question Regarding Communication with Residents

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the June 6 Primary election, the Republican candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Republican candidate Jeanne Kingsley for Week 3.

Week ...

Get to Know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate John Leo (R): Week 3 Question Regarding Communication with Residents

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The following answer is from Republican candidate John Leo for Week 3.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Debuts First TV Ad

May 8, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Successful Main Street business owner and GOP Gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has debuted his first television ad entitled "I Know".

In his ad, Jack speaks directly to his dynamic leadership style and his five-point plan to solve the affordability, economic and fiscal crises in New Jersey.

"I am proud to release my first television commercial today ...

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