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Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You

April 16, 2019

Chuck Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. He joined the agency in October after spending 36 years as a tax lawyer in private practice. As over 50 million taxpayers filed their returns, he want to share a special message to all taxpayers: Thank You..

April 15 was the deadline to file, and I’d like to thank taxpayers for taking the time to file and pay their taxes. Our ...

Would you like to become a Barre Intensity Instructor?

April 18, 2019

Would You Like to Become a Barre Intensity Instructor?

Learn the basics of becoming a barre instructor with an added layer of intensity that sets Barre Intensity apart.

Barre Intensity two-day instructor training is being held Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, at Providence Health and Fitness.

The Barre Intensity program is taught by certified master instructor trainer, Kathy ...

7th Annual Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture Assist has new Location

Every year, antique dealers, collectors and bargain-hunters look forward to the annual Massive Tag Sale organized by Westfield residents to benefit Furniture Assist. This year, this huge sale has a new location: 24 Commerce Drive, Springfield. It will be for one day only – Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This sale offers over 1,000 high quality new and vintage furniture, ...

My Biggest Lesson Learned in High School

April 12, 2019

For someone who went into high school only knowing I was going to play on the baseball team, my experience led me down a path I could have never imagined. For those who haven’t been to many of the high school Pioneers’ games, I can usually be found sprinting down Lieder Field with my camera, or perched in the corner of the basketball court with all of the action inches from my face. I ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Spring Edition

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 ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

April 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson Remembered for Compassion

April 8, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The school district superintendent on Monday afternoon confirmed the death of the Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

Dr. Nelson died on Sunday evening, said Superintendent Margaret Dolan in a statement. Funeral arrangements had not yet been made as of Monday, Dolan said.

“Dr. Nelson touched us all with his kindness, compassion, ...