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Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Multiple news media are reporting today law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States. 

According to the New York Times, an Israeli  judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at least March 30 ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

According to a WalletHub survey, more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green. Overall, $4.6 billion will be spent on dining, flags, clothing, and, of course, beer. Guinness estimates that more 13 million pints of its stout will  be consumed. While those facts might not be surprising, the following likely ...

Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains Features Special Music and Service Projects During Lent

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church of Scotch Plains invites the community to come to worship services and participate in local service projects during the season of Lent.  Each week the Sunday worship at 10:00 am will include special music that invite people to reflect on their spiritual journeys.  A new service opportunity for all ages will be an opportunity to serve ...

Lenten Fish Fry at St. Joseph High School on Friday, March 10

METUCHEN, NJ -- The Fathers Club of Saint Joseph High School is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 10, in the Catanzaro Cafeteria, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.    

Menu (Dinner includes beverage, cole slaw, fries and dessert.)
Fried Fillet $10.00 
Fried Shrimp $14.00
Combo Platter $12.00

Kids Menu (12 and under)
Fried ...

Services Announced for Terry DiFalco, Westfield Teen Killed in Crash Saturday Night

WESTFIELD, NJ — A mass of Christian burial for 13-year-old Terry DiFalco has been set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Helen’s Church in Westfield. DiFalco, who was a freshman at Westfield High School, died Saturday night after she was struck by a car while crossing Central Avenue.

According to Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, visitation will take place on Wednesday ...

Prayer Service Planned for Westfield Teen, Teresa (Terry) DiFalco

WESTFIELD, NJ — A  prayer service for Teresa (Terry) DiFalco, who spent many summers at Camp Riverbend in Warren and was a Westfield High School freshman, is planned for Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Helen's Church. 

Hundreds attended a vigil for her outside of Westfield High School on Sunday night.

The teen died Saturday night after she was struck by a ...

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50th Anniversary Celebration at Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel in Berkeley Heights

March 19, 2017

Help Us Celebrate Our 50 th Anniversary

On Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m., Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel at 763 Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights will celebrate our 50th anniversary of spiritual service to the Berkeley Heights area.  On tap are music, videos, and a brief historical perspective of how and why we came to the area and what our plans are going forward.  Oh, and ...