The Holy Grail! How to Turn Fat Into Muscle?

The short answer is you cannot.  Muscle is muscle and body fat is body fat and they both weigh the same, although muscle mass is much denser.  You may see a layer of fat over your muscles, but despite our best efforts of exercise and diet, it is impossible to convert one to the other. However, it is possible to change your body composition and become leaner. Losing body fat (breaking ...

Trust Your Gut!

Our gut, also known as our gastrointestinal tract, is at the core of our physical well-being.  Influencing every organ system in the body, our gut has an outsized responsibility in our overall health.  Made up of 40 trillion bacteria, our microbiome is its own little unique world.  Each body creates its own unique microbiome as a result of diet, genetics, medications, environment ...

Feature Friday: Nicole Ciuba Stars on Stage And Classroom at Union Catholic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment for Feature Friday, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic junior Nicole Ciuba.

Ciuba is an Honor Roll Student, a member of the Performing Arts Company, a Student Ambassador, a member of the swim team and forensics, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Here is our Q and A with Ciuba -   

Which character are you ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick.

Faculty/Staff Member: 
Allison Lestarchick

Years of service at Union Catholic?
11 years

All current positions at UC?
Director of Parent Relations, Main Office Administrative Assistant, Member of the Athletic Marketing Team, Member of ...

Saint Joseph High School Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month - March 2023

Saint Joseph High School is proud to congratulate Tyler Andersen and Aidan Dul as the Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month for March 2023. 


Tyler Andersen is a senior at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Spotswood where he has been an altar server since 4th grade and will end this summer after 9 years of this Catholic service to the ...

The Saint Joseph Theatre Company Presents: Godspell

During the weekend of March 31st, the Catanzaro Stage will be transformed into a living reenactment of the stories of the Holy Bible, when the Saint Joseph Theatre Company performs the musical Godspell.


Godspell is a 1971 musical co-created by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, which follows several vignettes from the Bible, including the Gospel of Matthew’s version of ...

Spring Cleaning and Recycling Tips for Union County Residents

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents to bring their spring cleaning recyclables to countywide drop-off events. These countywide events provide a free, convenient way to clear out personal documents for secure shredding and recycling, unwanted metal items for resource recovery, and household chemicals, smoke detectors and many other potentially dangerous products ...

NJ Transit: Pedestrian Hit on Raritan Valley Line in Union County (Update)

March 26, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Riders on Raritan Valley Line were delayed due to a pedestrian fatally struck near Roselle Park Sunday morning, authorities said.

Six hours later, however, the train line was running on or close to schedule, according to NJ Transit.

Service along the Raritan Valley line was suspended in both directions between Cranford and Newark Penn Station, NJ Transit ...

Funeral Set For 19-Year-Old Westfield High School Grad, Soccer Player

WESTFIELD, NJ — Funeral arrangements have been set for a 19-year-old Westfield High School graduate remembered for his kindness and laughter.

Henry Meacock died March 15, his family said in an obituary.

“He had an infectious laugh that was understated but just wanted to make you laugh and giggle with him,” the family said. “He had a smile that would light up the room ...

‘Excellence in Local News’: TAPinto Journalists Recognized for Union County Reporting

ISELIN, NJ — The NJ News Commons recognized Andrea Crowley-Hughes and Matt Kadosh Wednesday with an “Excellence in Local News” award for their 2022 coverage of Union County government, which ran on multiple TAPinto news sites.

“Andrea Crowley-Hughes and Matt Kadosh’s investigation of Union County government stood out for its depth, collaboration and impact on the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Win Odyssey of the Mind Competition

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison entered two Middle School teams into the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition, held on Saturday, February 25.

The seventh grade team of Rehan Ali of Carteret, Japjeev Singh of Edison, Joshua Simeonidis of Scotch Plains, Joy Patel of Iselin and Arshi Goel of Edison captured first place and will move on to the state competition in Princeton on ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Makes Blankets for Children's Hospital

The Student Government Association at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison sponsored two Days of Service in the Middle School during the week of Presidents’ Day. A dedicated group of 26 middle schoolers gave their time to make fleece tie blankets in support of the Children's Hospital at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. They worked hard to make 14 blankets ...

Identify & Accurately Diagnose Brain Trauma

March 24, 2023

“I am so happy I am partially aware of how this injury(that wasn’t even my fault) will affect my health today, and in the next 15 years” Said by NO ONE

Never before have accident victims had access to traumatic brain injury detection, and treatment at their local Chiropractors office.  Conditions such as concussions, ADD/ADHD, Depression/anxiety, chronic pain due to ...

Girls on the Run Spring Registration now OPEN in Cranford

Registration is OPEN for the spring season of Girls on the Run in Cranford. 

Girls in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to join this transformative afterschool program at Nomahegan Park that uses physical activity to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence. Practices begin the week of April 3 and there is still time to join!

Teams meet ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, March 26
02:00 PM — 04:00 PM


HAS Spring Musical Production (Events)


Sun, March 26
03:00 PM — 04:00 PM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Concert


Mon, March 27
07:30 PM — 07:30 PM


Zoning Board Meeting

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

North Ave Redevelopment

March 20, 2023

OPINION - At the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday , March 21 at 7:30 pm the Township Committee will vote to approve an RFP for the North Avenue Redevelopment on North Avenue and Springfield Avenue.  They are proposing four stories at the gateway to our town. If you believe that 3 stories is more appropriate please let your voice be heard .  Please attend the workshop meeting on ...