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Sun, October 17, 8:00 AM

Bloomingdale Avenue School, Cranford

BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2021 8:00am America/New_York BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run

Please join us for the TENTH YEAR of the BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run! This family-fun event raises money for both Bloomingdale Avenue (K-2) and Orange Avenue (3-8) Schools in Cranford, but it also brings together the community to promote health and wellness! This year, we are also pleased to offer a new hybrid 5K race experience, giving those who are not able to participate in person the option ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

EDISON -- The College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced that senior Aarush Dharayan of Edison has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation was presented to Aarush, who is pictured with Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Upper School Head (left) and Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School.

Aarush ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Fall Play Announces Cast List

EDISON -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced the cast list for its fall play – These Shining Lives – with performances set for November 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Leading players include Rose Kassam of Scotch Plains as Catherine Donohue, Naischa Puri of Edison as Charlotte Purcell and Krishna Patel of Edison as ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Senior Earns College Board National Recognition

EDISON -- Feisal Kiiru of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is one of 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Elects Student Government Officers

EDISON -- The Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison elected its Student Government Executive Board officers and Homeroom Representatives last week. Congratulations to the following students:

Executive Board: CJ Strauss of Westfield and Braelyn Brandl of Plainfield – Co-Presidents, Alyssa Ji of Edison – Vice President, Duaa Noor of Colonia  – ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Named National Merit Commended Students

EDISON -- The College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced that two seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program. Congratulations to Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield and Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will be presented to these ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

Cranford BOE Member William Hulse Completes NJSBA Board Leader Certification

October 12, 2021

CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education honored member William B. Hulse at the September 27 meeting for his completion of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s (NJSBA) Board Member Academy and has earned the title of Certified Board Leader (CBL).

According to NJSBA.org, a Certified Board Leader is the highest level of individual certification in the Board Member ...

Saint Joseph HS to Host Open House Sunday, October 17

October 15, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ – The doors to Saint Joseph High School will open to the public on Sunday, October 17 for prospective students and their families to get an inside look at day-to-day life on campus.  The Open House runs  from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will provide visitors the opportunity to meet students, faculty, parents and administrators of the school.

With over 40 clubs ...

Crews Extinguish House Fire in Westfield Wednesday Morning

October 13, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — Crews extinguished a house fire on Sinclair Place Wednesday morning. No one was home at the time the fire began and no one was injured, officials said.

It was 9:28 a.m. when units were dispatched to 247 Sinclair Place, according to officials.

Upon arrival at 9:30 a.m., firefighters could see thick smoke, as well as fire in the rear of the house, the town said in a ...

The Many Ways to Vote in Union County. And You Don't Have to Wait Until Election Day

Pay for poll workers has increased.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early in-person voting, electronic poll books and increased pay for poll workers are among the changes county residents can expect in the Nov. 2 election, for which voter registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

“At a time when other states are rolling back voters rights and limiting access to ballot boxes, New Jersey ...

Scotch Hills Country Club to Revert Back to Its Original Name: Shady Rest

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo announced plans for the Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains) to revert to its original name, the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, during the Scotch Plains Council meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The announcement was made exactly 100 years from the day it was purchased by the Progressive Realty Company, a ...

Community Conversations: Mammograms Save Lives!

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discusses the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest advancements in detection and the #AskHer campaign, which encourages everyone to ask the people ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

October 9, 2021

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Elissa Comer for Cranford Board of Education: Congrats to My Opponent

October 4, 2021

As an experienced educator with an undergraduate degree in Education, Masters in Reading, and mother of three boys in grades 2nd, 5th and 7th, I always seek out ways to improve the educational outcome for all children. Professionally and personally, it’s always encouraging to see non-educators, who seek to learn and become more informed regarding educational policies that will ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

How Content Marketing Can Benefit Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You already have a fancy website your customers use.  It's a crucial aspect of building your business.  But alone, it likely won't be enough to get the job done.  Business owners need to invest in content marketing.

Think of it like this: the owner of a pizza restaurant writes a column on rolling pizza dough.  The brewmaster of a popular ...

An inside look at TAPinto Westfield’s preparation for November Election

WESTFIELD, NJ - For Jackie Lieberman, owner and publisher of TAPinto Westfield, the mission is pretty simple.

“This is really important work,” Lieberman says when talking about this year’s election.  She says it’s important to “give people the information they need to make informed choices on a local level.”

Lieberman, along with Matt Kadosh, ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...