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Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health

December 11, 2017

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.” I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

‘Stand Up Against HATE!’ Comedy Event to Benefit Local Community Organizations Features Comedians Joe Carney, Rich McDonald and More

December 17, 2017

The Community is invited to join Comedians, Joe Carney and Rich McDonald as they Stand Up Against HATE for a day-long comedy event being held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Crossroads, 78 North Avenue in Garwood.  The day will include laughter, reflection and community healing in an effort to bring ALL people together to celebrate our differences, accept each and everyone one of us for who ...

Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes Grants Totaling $40,000 to Programs Providing Education/Social Services to Individuals with Autism

The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $40,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”.

The Drive for Autism foundation holds an annual golf outing each September, as well as several other smaller fund raising events ...

My Gym's Winter Fun Days Camp Runs December 26 to 29

Let’s make memories at My Gym’s Winter Fun Days.  Perfect for children ages 3 to 9 years. At our 3 hour drop-off “mini-camp”, children will participate in games, relays, dances, non-competitive gymnastics, arts & crafts and so much more.  Registration required.  For times and to enroll, call or visit us online.  ...

Musicians with Disabilities and Kean University Music Majors to Host Collaborative Concert Jan. 5

UNION COUNTY, NJ--Musicians with developmental disabilities and Kean University music majors will host a collaborative concert Jan. 5 at the Wilkins Theater at Kean University beginning at 7:30 p.m. About 25 members of the Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) for adults with disabilities will be joined by about 20 Kean music majors. Choirs from middle schools in Elizabeth, Rahway, Roselle Park ...

Free Tax Return Help at the New Providence Senior Citizens Center

 

New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and other area residents can obtain free assistance in preparing and filing their individual 2017 tax returns.  There are no age or income limitations for participation in the program, but taxpayers with complex returns may be advised to seek paid assistance.  Free assistance will be provided at the New Providence Senior Citizens Center ...

New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars are not yet ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

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 ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, December 17

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, December 17, 3:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Christmas Concert

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, December 17, 3:00 PM

New Providence High School, New Providence

NJIO Celebrates Festivities with Holiday Concert ...

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Sun, December 17, 3:00 PM

The Connection, Summit

Restorative Yoga Workshop

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Sun, December 17, 3:00 PM

New Providence High School, New Providence

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Annual Family ...

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Sun, December 17, 4:00 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Restorative Yoga

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The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...