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Three Companies Collaborate to Provide Donation to Frontline Workers at JFK in Edison and Middlesex County OEM

May 22, 2020

EDISON, NJ - In a time of crisis, Nestle Waters, Novembal and Romark Logistics joined together to help first responders and healthcare professionals in Middlesex County.

The three companies coordinated recently to donate more than 23 pallets of bottled water to first responders at the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management & Preparedness and to the healthcare workers at the JFK ...

South Edison Community Association Collects 23 Truckloads of Food; Raises $25,000 for Edison’s ‘Hands of Hope’ Food Pantry

EDISON, NJ - The South Edison Community Association collected 23 truckloads of non-perishable food for the “Hands of Hope” food pantry and it raised $25,000 in direct donations to help feed the growing number of local needy people and families.

“Our weekend food drive was a tremendous success to restock Hands of Hope,” said organizer Anthony Russomanno. “It shows ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Students Serving Community During Pandemic

EDISON, NJ - Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison have continued making a difference by helping others during the COVID-19 crisis. This week’s list of community service stars includes:

Alex Caiola of Westfield – built and installed outdoor fitness equipment adjacent to the W+H Nature Trail as part of his Eagle Scout project
Sammy Faust and Matt Faust ...

South Edison Community Association Mobilizes Civic Groups, Schools, Churches & Unions to Offer ‘Hands of Hope’ to Local Food Pantry

EDISON, NJ - The South Edison Community Association (SECA) is spearheading a food drive to benefit the “Hands of Hope” food pantry on Saturday, May 9, and it is receiving widespread support from two dozen civic groups, schools, churches and labor unions.

Non-perishable food donations for “Hands of Hope” will be accepted from Noon–4 pm, Saturday, May 9 at Edison ...

Community Invited to Join Saint Joseph High School Students in Raising $19K for Frontline Heroes

METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School’s Campus Ministry team is hosting a COVID-$19K fundraiser to raise money for the men and women on the front lines at JFK Medical Center. 

The students of the Campus Ministry team have set a goal of $19,000 to be used by the JFK Foundation for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items that are needed by medical professionals to ...

Edison Girl Scout Builds Information Kiosk at Thomas Edison Center for Gold Award Project

EDISON, NJ – The Thomas Edison Center received an informational facelift courtesy of a local girl scout.

Nina Trousdale needed a community service project for her gold award project. An Edison-based girl scout for most of her life, Trousdale grew up surrounded by Thomas Edison.

From the time she was a kindergartner at Menlo Park Elementary School, Trousdale learned everything about ...

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Union Catholic's Madeline Gunsiorowski is Spearheading a Fundraising Initiative

May 24, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic junior Madeline Gunsiorowski is spearheading a fundraising initiative that reinforces the school’s commitment to helping those in need and strengthens the bond within the community.

Gunsiorowski came up with an idea to sell lawn signs that state, “Union Catholic UNITED.’’ The signs are available for purchase at $16 each from now until ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Deliver Capstone Presentations

EDISON, NJ -- Eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed a variety of interesting topics during a series of well-executed virtual Capstone presentations last week. Nine students participated in this year’s program:

Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway – Water Shortages in sub-Saharan Africa; Tiger Huang of Edison – Impact of Artificial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Thespians Win Theatre Night Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains and Sahil Mulji of Edison, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, won the equivalent of an Oscar in their categories of distinction at the Montclair State University's Theatre Night Foxy Awards, which was held virtually on May 19. Mayah won for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Work of Innovation & ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inducted Into World Language Honor Societies

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its annual World Language Honor Societies induction ceremony on May 28. This year’s event was a virtual presentation. 

Esther Faus, World Language Department Chair, delivered the welcome, which was followed by the Introduction to the Honor Societies, Candle Ceremony and Honor Society Oaths. Twenty-three Upper School ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Share Talents in Show

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided a wonderful hour of entertainment in last week’s Rising Stars Talent and Variety Show. The event, which was live-streamed on Vimeo and Facebook Live, included vocal, instrumental and dance performances.

Among the show’s many highlights were a piano vocal by Julia Machado (pictured) of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Band Members Perform in Virtual Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Fourth and fifth grade musicians at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their talents in a virtual format in an entertaining Lower School Instrumental Concert. Under the direction of instructor Mr. Matt Bergman, students performed a variety of short pieces at home on flute, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone euphonium and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Excited for ‘Karma’ HBO Series

EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge student Jack Silver of Rahway must feel almost as if he’s won the lottery. Well, at least the HBO version of it.

A freshman at Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, Silver was chosen to participate along with 15 other contestants from around the country out of approximately 12,000 applicants to appear in the HBO Max original series Karma, set to begin ...

East Brunswick's Chris Yannazzo Honored as GMC Athletic Director of the Year

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Shortly before schools were shut down for what turned out to be the rest of the academic year in March, Chris Yannazzo of East Brunswick was informed that he was being named the Greater Middlesex Conference Athletic Director of the Year.

The honor, which is voted upon by all member ADs in the conference, was a culmination of six years that Yannazzo has put in since taking ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Union Catholic's Class of 2020 Graduated on Thursday

May 29, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- School spirit shined, Viking pride exuded, horns honked, and confetti flew when Union Catholic’s Class of 2020 passed through the parking lots during a very emotional and energetic drive-thru diploma pick-up ceremony that capped off a memorable Graduation Day at the school on Thursday.

Union Catholic’s 55th annual Commencement festivities, which were moving and ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

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Union Catholic's Class of 2020 Graduated on Thursday

May 29, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- School spirit shined, Viking pride exuded, horns honked, and confetti flew when Union Catholic’s Class of 2020 passed through the parking lots during a very emotional and energetic drive-thru diploma pick-up ceremony that capped off a memorable Graduation Day at the school on Thursday.

Union Catholic’s 55th annual Commencement festivities, which were moving and ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...