Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week Nov. 13-20, 2017

This year, Samaritan's Purse hopes to deliver 12 million shoebox gifts to children in need around the world through its project, Operation Christmas Child.  Transform an empty shoebox into a colorfully wrapped gift of hope by filling it with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys.  Drop-off locations for Operation Christmas Child are open during the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 13 - 20.  To find a location near you, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Contact Information
  1. (800) 353-5949
  2. occinfo@samaritan.org
Wed, November 15
12:00 pm — 11:45 pm
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This year, Samaritan's Purse hopes to deliver 12 million shoebox gifts to children in need around the world through its project, Operation Christmas Child. Transform an empty shoebox into a colorfully wrapped gift of hope by filling it with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys. Drop-off locations for Operation Christmas Child are open during the project's National Collection ...

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Criminals Go High Tech; Scotch Plains Police Warn Apps Help Thieves Steal Cars

November 14, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains police department is warning the public about how thieves are increasingly using technology to steal motor vehicle thefts in the township:

The bad guys have figured out a way to use an app that finds key fobs that are left inside vehicles. Then, the criminals test the doors of the cars to see if they are unlocked. If the keys are ...

Update: Road Closures Continue Following Water Main Break

November 12, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Elizabeth Avenue and NJ-28 are closed in both directions, including Garden State Parkway exit 137.

The roads were closed earlier Sunday morning following a water main break in the area at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the Breaking News Network.

Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route. 

Update: At approximately 5:30 p.m., Police Chief Ryan Greco ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge Middle School Thespians Put on a Musical Show

November 17, 2017

EDISON, NJ -- Bravo to the Wardlaw + Hartridge Middle School students for entertaining the audience with two fantastic performances in The Little Mermaid Jr. in the new Berry Performing Arts Center last Friday.

Among the show's many stars were Sydney Racine of Piscataway as Ariel, Naischa Puri of Edison as Ursula, Aum Mehta of Edison as Sebastian, Julian Kaniuka of North Plainfield as ...

Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Tree Sale About to Begin

For over 65 years, the Westfield Area Y Men's Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field. All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Cranford, along with many volunteers from area organizations and local youth.

The trees will be delivered and lot ...

Tips to Sell Your Home this Winter

The winter is usually the main focus is on family and the holidays, not on buying a home

Perhaps your winter selling strategy needs an adjustment. Strategize for the season. Take advantage of seasonal opportunities, current market trends, home care and staging tips and sell your home this winter.

Seasonal Opportunities:

Winter is the time for opportunities like job relocations, ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

November 17, 2017

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 11/09/2017 11:19 p.m.

Centennial Avenue at Winans Avenue

Arrested: Kenneth Meier, 25, Cranford

Arrested by: Ptl Ryan Gerrity

Charges: ...

Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 12, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...