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Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

October 7, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Message From The Superintendent - Proposal to Reimagine Cranford Public Schools

October 8, 2018

CRANFORD - On Monday, parents and guardians of the students of the Cranford School District received an email from Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, about possible changes coming to the district.

Though Dr. Rubin described the district as "high performing," he mentioned that the goal is to always continue to "work collaboratively to find ways to ...

Prosecutor: Hillsborough Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos Online to Montgomery HS Student

October 10, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

RSVP of Union County Seeking Volunteers 55+

October 16, 2018

Elizabeth, NJ - The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for Union County, NJ, hosted by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, engages people 55+ to volunteer their services to meet critical community needs and provides a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities run the gamut from packing and delivering emergency food packages, visiting ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

Reimagining Cranford Schools Proposal

October 12, 2018

My name is Terry Darling and I’m a candidate for the Cranford Board of Education. Like many of you, the reimagining / rezoning and referendum proposal introduced by Dr. Rubin and the current Board of Education earlier this week is of great interest to me.  

If implemented, this proposal will have an immediate impact on many Cranford families, including mine. I have two children in ...