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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 ...

Superintendent Announces Individual School Meetings for Re-imagining Cranford Schools Proposal

October 18, 2018

CRANFORD - On Thursday, Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, announced that along with the three community meetings being held at Cranford High School on October 30, November 28, and December 17 on the proposal to reimagine Cranford Public Schools, there will now be an additional seven individual school meetings held to "afford a greater ...

Message From The Superintendent - Proposal to Reimagine Cranford Public Schools

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.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Delivers Eye-Opening Presentation at Wardlaw+Hartridge School

October 19, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario made an enlightening presentation to Upper and Middle School students in the Berry Performing Arts Center and later met with Upper Schoolers in a small group discussion in the Center for Global Learning during an appearance at Wardlaw+Hartridge on Oct. 12. 

Ms. Nazario, who is best known for Enrique’s ...

'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 ...

How Social Media Antagonizes Anger and Political Division

October 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

Can our democracy survive technology?

Democracy is beginning to crack under the weight of tribal politics and fictitious news. The causes of these fissures are the result of many considerable causes; political partisanship on the national, state and local level, TV networks and radio stations that are designed only to appease a particular political tribe, and most portentously, ...