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How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Father's Day 2019

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Malinowski Makes Case for One-Seat Ride on House Floor

May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) spoke on the House Floor Wednesday to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on the Raritan Valley Line into New York City.

Here are his remarks:

“Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

Public transportation is vital to my state, ...

Westfield Rake & Hoe Garden Club Brings Cheer To Mobile Meals’ Clients

May 22, 2019

Members of the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield met at the First Baptist Church of Westfield where Mobile Meals originates and made 45 small floral arrangements to accompany the meals delivered that day. The club performs this service twice a year which is much appreciated by the clients who look forward to receiving these colorful arrangements.

Mobile Meals is a voluntary, nonprofit ...

LaZare is the Most Qualified in June 4 Dem Primary

May 22, 2019

To the Editor:

NJ State government mirrors the Federal government in exhibiting a heightened level of division and distrust, which too often results in no results at all.  One positive we see coming out of this unhappy situation is the unprecedented surge in citizen engagement in the political process, both nationally and locally; more people are paying attention to politics and ...