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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Release Butterflies in Garden

EDISON, NJ-- The Junior Kindergarten class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison concluded its lifecycle unit by releasing their Painted Lady butterflies in the Lower School garden on April 28. Early Childhood students learned about the lifecycles of ladybugs, chickens, frogs and the butterfly. 

“We received our butterflies as caterpillars and watched them form chrysalis as they ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Golf Course Design Contest

EDISON, NJ-- Claire Lu of Edison, a freshman at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, captured the essence of her signature sport to win the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Great Junior Golf Design Challenge of 2021. She designed a par-5 hole and named it hOle. Claire’s design was selected as the best of more than 85 designs sent in, and she is recognized as the top ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Musical, Play Receive Awards Nominations

EDISON, NJ-- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison received six nominations from the Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards. W+H earned four nominations for One Stoplight Town, the 2020 fall play, and two nominations for Mamma Mia!, the 2020 spring musical.

For One Stoplight Town, W+H has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Virtual ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Pursue Racial, Climate Action Plans

EDISON, NJ-- Students continued to develop their action plans following the Eighth Grade Summit in mid-April. Some students focused on climate justice, while others concentrated on racial justice.

Call to Action Groups were set up, with small groups of students addressing a variety of racial and climate issues. Eighth graders created posters for display around the school and met with ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Elects Student Council Class Officers

EDISON, NJ-- Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2021-2022 school year after winning last week’s Student Council election. Shiv will be joined by Annie Gu of Edison and Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway as newly elected class presidents. Upper School students voted on the officers for next ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Latin Students Earn National Exam Recognition

EDISON, NJ-- Ian McElroy, Middle School Latin teacher at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is pleased to report that seven of his students earned recognition for their performance on the National Latin Exam.

Congratulations to the following students:

Arya Chhabra of Roselle Park – Gold Summa Cum Laude

Vinay Karthik of Edison – Gold Summa Cum Laude

Ruhee Hegde of ...

U.S. News & World Report: Cranford HS Drops in NJ & Nat’l Standings

April 27, 2021

CRANFORD - Cranford High School, with an overall score of 89.41/100, moved down in its national and NJ standings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of “Best High Schools.”

The ranking released Tuesday puts Cranford High School at #1,891 in the national standings, a drop of 616 places from its spot at #1,275 in 2020. In New Jersey, the high ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

May 4, 2021

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in which our teams had to quickly adapt to the challenges ...

Westfield PD: Burglars Creeping Into Homes to Grab Fobs, Steal Cars

April 30, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said.

In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on Golf Edge was also burglarized overnight. The incidents followed a report of an unknown person ...

As Legal Costs Rise, Union County Will Borrow Up To $120M for New Gov't Complex

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will be borrowing up to $120 million for the planning, design and building of a new county government complex in Elizabeth.

Officials have said the new complex at 61-99 West Grand St. will save money on rent the county pays for existing office space, but legal representation fees are growing for the county’s defense in a lawsuit that challenges the ...

Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...

A Springtime Reminder

Finally, it’s Spring!  Thank God the winter is over!  Bring on … well, whatever outdoor activities we can safely practice these days!

But first…let’s talk a little about two important medical topics that are related to April and one another.  Of course, I am talking about oral cancer and immunizations.

That’s what you were going to guess, ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Letter: Now Is the Time to Share Your Vaccine Selfie

May 3, 2021

You can have a major impact to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yes, you.

Over the past fourteen months, we’ve witnessed the bravery and selflessness of our medical professionals and first responders. The brightest minds have been working on vaccines, treatments, and preventative measures. We’ve seen countless neighbors helping neighbors, and sacrifices large and small to keep one ...