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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 ...

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The Savings You Deserve

Here at Viking Pest Control, we believe protecting your home from pests is a right, not a privilege. That is why we do everything in our power to make preventive pest control accessible and affordable to the varied budgets of homeowners throughout New Jersey. 

We are proud to offer coupons, promotions, and special offers for our most popular pest control ...

Successful 23rd Annual Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

Union County, NJ – “As a person in recovery, I am so proud to have so many people out here today…” said Morgan Thompson (she/her), Prevention Links CEO during her remarks before the 23rd Annual Red Ribbon Prevention Walk kickoff. For over 50 years, the community non-profit, Prevention Links, has been serving Northeastern NJ residents with drug-use prevention, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Present Unique Periodic Tables

EDISON -- Eighth grade earth science students in Mrs. Noreen Jafri’s class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created unique Periodic Tables mimicking the organization and periodicity of the Periodic Table of Elements. Students selected items to reflect their interests and hobbies. Then they arranged items with periodicity, and grouped them with related characteristics by row ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Sixth Grader Competes in PGA Nationals

EDISON -- There aren’t many sixth graders who can say they’ve appeared on ESPN. Wardlaw+Hartridge’s very own Aphrodite Deng of Short Hills, a standout golfer, was perhaps most excited about her team’s exposure on the mega sports network during the recent PGA Junior League National Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Aphrodite and her team ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Embrace Spirit Week Themes

EDISON -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a week of daily themes to celebrate Spirit Week from Oct. 4-8.

Upper School students engaged in a week of friendly competition and the seniors prevailed with the class championship in a narrow 160-140 victory over the juniors thanks to solid performances each day. Daily themes included Color Day ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Return of Fall Fair and Homecoming Day

EDISON -- The community of parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed fun, food and games as Fall Fair and Homecoming Day returned on Oct. 7 after a one-year hiatus.

This year’s event was held outdoors at the back of campus with volunteers from the Parents’ Association, Booster Club and W+H student body ...

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 ...

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 ...

Graffiti Containing Racial Slurs Reported at Cranford's Brookside Place School

October 21, 2021

CRANFORD - An email by Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin Wednesday afternoon notified the Cranford Public Schools community of a bias incident reported at Brookside Place School.

According to Dr. Rubin's email, a community member reported two racial slurs written in graffiti on the grounds of Brookside Place School. The police were immediately notified and an ...

Cranford Knights of Columbus Donation to the NJ Veteran's Network

October 27, 2021

In the spirit of supporting our worthy Veterans, the Cranford Knights of Columbus donated $5,000 to the NJ Veteran’s Network from the proceeds of the Council’s Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, October 21st before the October General Meeting.

Pictured at the ceremonial check presentation from the left are Investors Bank Cranford Branch Manager Juan Rengifo, Cranford VFW special ...

You Can Go Home Again: Union Catholic Hosts Welcomes Back Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin

October 26, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student body. 

"Sydney is good, she is humble, she chooses good over evil. She chooses 'kind' ...

Westfield Nonprofit Buying Rialto Theater to Convert Into Arts Center

WESTFIELD, NJ — A landmark theater that has been shuttered for the past two years is making a comeback as an arts center with some big name supporters.

The newly formed nonprofit Westfield Arts Collective announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase The Rialto building in Westfield’s downtown and is transforming the space into an arts center.

In a news release ...

Man Arrested in Home Invasion, Sex Assault That Shook Westfield, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man was arrested early Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s home invasion and sexual assault in Westfield’s First Ward, authorities said.

Terence Rhue, 22, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and fourth-degree unlawful ...

Community Conversations: Taking Care of You!

For a lot of people, separating their work life from their personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, share how to address work-life balance, incorporate self-care practices, and the importance of good sleep ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

Why TAPinto Wayne Franchisee Jon "Ferris" Meredith Started Focusing on Board of Education Stories

WAYNE, NJ — Jon “Ferris” Meredith says being fair is the name of the game.

“My objectivity is essential, so no matter my opinion on this, it’s here’s what happened and here’s what went down,” the TAPinto Wayne franchisee said.  “And the readers appreciate my objectivity.”

Many of those readers have focused on stories ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

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 Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

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 ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for 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, ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

Your Guide to Throwing the Perfect Halloween Party

Halloween is all about atmosphere. If you’re throwing a party this year for an intimate group or the entire neighborhood, make it memorable by infusing everything from the menu to the games with that quintessential eerie vibe. Here are several ideas to help you get started creating a party that screams Halloween!

Food

Try these Mummy Dogs for a festive spin on traditional ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Letter: Cranford Clean Energy - Reducing Our Bills, Saving Our Planet

October 22, 2021

Increasingly dire scientific reports tell us that climate change is already here and accelerating. We see its impact in higher temperatures, increasing intensity and frequency of storms, and heavier rainfall and associated flooding. As a town that floods, we are particularly vulnerable, as we just lived through with Ida. Without major global action, it will only get worse. It is time for Cranford ...