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Wardlaw+Hartridge School Fall Athletics Teams Begin Practice

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School athletes began outdoor practices this week, joining the Upper School teams on the soccer fields, tennis courts and cross-country terrain at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. The volleyball season, due to indoor restrictions, has been postponed to later in the school year.

Game competition for the Upper School athletes and teams begins next week, while the ...

Sage Delivers Safety, Quality Service to Wardlaw+Hartridge Community

EDISON, NJ -- Organized, clean and efficient food service is one of the most important elements associated with a safe return to school during the pandemic. Despite the many challenges created by COVID-19, Sage Dining Services has delivered quality and safety to students, faculty and staff at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison

Under the direction of head chef Anibal Rodriguez, Sage ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Resume Tutoring Work

EDISON, NJ -- The global pandemic and the need to work remotely has not stopped The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison’s partnership with Interfaith RISE of Highland Park and the W+H student-to-family tutoring program.  

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Nicole Nolan of Bridgewater, W+H Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach, along with Maya Wahrman, R&P Case ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Peer Leadership Retreat Enjoys New Look

EDISON, NJ 00 For three days, the 12 newly appointed senior peer leaders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison moved the program’s annual opening retreat a little closer to home – right on the W+H campus!

Normally, the kickoff to the Peer Leadership program resides on the wooded property of the Fairview Lakes YMCA in upstate NJ. However, this year our team building and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Student in Cranford's Hillside Avenue School Tests Positive for COVID-19

September 29, 2020

CRANFORD - Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools Dr. Scott Rubin announced Tuesday that an elementary student in Hillside Avenue School has tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to Dr. Rubin, the District is working closely with public health officials in order to assure the health and safety of the community. The Township Health Office, who is conducting contact tracing, ...

Cranford High School Reopens Tuesday Following Last Week's Positive COVID-19 Test

CRANFORD - Cranford High School students will return for in-person learning on Tuesday following a student testing positive for COVID-19 last week. 

The positive test was announced Wednesday night, resulting in Cranford High School shifting to full remote learning Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25, to provide time for a deep cleaning and disinfecting of the building.

Cranford High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19, Thursday and Friday Classes Going All Virtual

CRANFORD - A student at Cranford High School has tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced Wednesday night. 

According to Dr. Rubin's email, Cranford High School will transition to full remote learning Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25, to provide time for a deep cleaning and disinfecting of the building. The Township Health ...

Human Services Expands School-Age Child Care Assistance to Families with Incomes Up to $150,000

October 1, 2020

Between October 1st and December 30th, families with children in remote schooling can access as much as $1,900 to support child care; Families Can Apply at ChildCareNJ.Gov/COVID19

(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that families with incomes up to $150,000 are now eligible for the new COVID-19 school-age tuition assistance program the Murphy ...

Union County OKs $110K for Guard Who Claims She Was Attacked, Taunted with Dildos

October 1, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County freeholders have approved a $110,000 settlement for a Black Union County corrections officer, who in a lawsuit claims she was attacked by another guard, subjected to sexual harassment and then targeted for investigation when she reported the alleged misconduct.

The freeholders approved the settlement for Wadlyne Stelus on Sept. 10, following a closed ...

Bareburger Westfield: Opening Date Hinges on COVID-19 Dining Capacity, Mayor Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — A long-awaited restaurant and bar specializing in organic meat is still on track to open, despite coronavirus, the mayor said.

Last week, Mayor Shelley Brindle said the owner of the Bareburger franchise conveyed to her that New Jersey’s rules for indoor dining capacity will determine the specific opening time.

“They’re making a lot of progress on ...

Census Means Money - Cranford's Response Rate Ranks 7th in the County

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is Sept. 30.

CRANFORD - If you’ve heard local government officials talking about the Census, that’s because higher participation translates to more money for their constituencies in the form of federal funding.

Census Bureau estimates indicate that for each person counted, a community receives about $1,800 annually, New Jersey ...

Jets and Atlantic Health System to Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Campaign


The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. for our game on October 1, four children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at the Valerie Center at Goryeb ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

Candidate Statement: Vincent Kearney on Working Together in Garwood

September 28, 2020

One of my favorite quotes is from H.E. Luccock: “No one can whistle a symphony, it takes an orchestra to play it.”

To get things done, it takes a team. Garwood deserves elected officials who will work together.  Since the election of Mayor Todisco in 2018, I have seen the concept of teamwork really blossom and grow.  In 2019, when a portion of the Paperboard building ...

Graham and Kearney's Four Point Plan for Garwood

We believe Garwood is a wonderful small town, and we want to keep it that way. We also believe it is important to always try to improve. As we seek your support in this year's election, we have developed a concrete plan to ensure Garwood stays strong by prioritizing public safety and fiscal responsibility as well as working to strengthen the connection with the residents through transparency ...

Why the Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever. Check it off your list.

Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...

Letter: Eminent Domain has no Place Where Viable Businesses are Concerned

September 28, 2020

Recently, the Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution designating a portion of North and North Union Avenues as a “Redevelopment Area in Need of Condemnation.”  

While I recognize that the Township has a responsibility to provide affordable housing, our elected officials also have a responsibility to the residents, business owners and property owners in our ...