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Fanwood Announces 2022 Events Calendar

May 23, 2022

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has announced its 2022 schedule of special events, which includes the return of popular happenings including the Memorial Day Parade (May 30), Ladies Night Out (June 2), Party in the Park (June 28), FanJam (July 10), National Night Out (Aug. 2), Fanny Wood Day (Sept. 18) and the annual Holiday Celebration (Dec. 4). 

Some of these events return ...

Union County’s 'Rhythm & Blues by the Brook' Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer.

“We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “Cedar Brook Park is ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Moonglowers Win State Jazz Band Championship

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Moonglowers took first place in the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education Division II finals at Princeton High School on Saturday, April 30. The NJAJE festival is a prestigious yearly competition for jazz bands from New Jersey schools.

This was the second year in a row the Moonglowers, led by director Durand Thomas, won the ...

Reminder: Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair, May 24

May 23, 2022

ROSELLE, NJ -- Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for four main ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Farmers Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After an opening day postponed by rain and a cloudy start, the Scotch Plains Farmers Market finally had the benefit of summer-like weather on Saturday. Visitors were able to purchase their favorite items from longtime favorites, such as Ort Farms, Stella's Empanadas, Pickleicious, and the Lithuanian Bakery, along with newcomers, including Blessings Bakery and Beach ...

CEO Suites in Scotch Plains Offers a Home Office Away from Home

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dreading working from home when the kids are off from school this summer? Running a business and need some space? Meeting with a client and want a neutral, professional location?

Factoring the noise, the dog or kid looking to play, and the temptation to raid the refrigerator, working from home can become frustrating.

CEO Suites (1812 Front Street in downtown Scotch ...

Fanwood Announces 2022 Events Calendar

May 23, 2022

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has announced its 2022 schedule of special events, which includes the return of popular happenings including the Memorial Day Parade (May 30), Ladies Night Out (June 2), Party in the Park (June 28), FanJam (July 10), National Night Out (Aug. 2), Fanny Wood Day (Sept. 18) and the annual Holiday Celebration (Dec. 4). 

Some of these events return ...

Scotch Plains Boy Scout's Eagle Project Honors 'Lost' Fanwood Soldier Killed in Vietnam

FANWOOD, NJ -- A Scotch Plains Boy Scout who discovered a lost soldier with ties to his hometown of Fanwood will unveil a sign above Paterson Rd. at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, to honor and remember to Robert Wood, who was killed in the Vietnam War.

For his Eagle Scout project, Michael Mahaffey heard news of lost solider Cpl. Wood, who died in April 1968 at ...

Jeff Koegel: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Math Teacher, Cross Country Coach, Wordle Master

May 23, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood teacher Jeff Koegel does not remember a time when math was not part of his life. 

Math has always been in Koegel's DNA, with both his parents having math-related occupations. His father was also a high school math teacher who would occasionally use a dinner napkin to explain math concepts. The younger Koegel ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Moonglowers Win State Jazz Band Championship

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Moonglowers took first place in the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education Division II finals at Princeton High School on Saturday, April 30. The NJAJE festival is a prestigious yearly competition for jazz bands from New Jersey schools.

This was the second year in a row the Moonglowers, led by director Durand Thomas, won the ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Organic Local Produce Now Available in Westfield from Award-Winning NJ Philanthropist and Farmer

May 23, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Margaret Noon is returning to her Union County roots and paying it forward – with organic lettuce, snap peas, heirloom tomatoes, and broccoli, and much more.

Noon is an award-wining lifelong advocate for healthy, sustainable farming and a leader in the Slow Food movement. Organic produce from her unique School Lunch Farm in Mount Olive will be available at the ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Farmers Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After an opening day postponed by rain and a cloudy start, the Scotch Plains Farmers Market finally had the benefit of summer-like weather on Saturday. Visitors were able to purchase their favorite items from longtime favorites, such as Ort Farms, Stella's Empanadas, Pickleicious, and the Lithuanian Bakery, along with newcomers, including Blessings Bakery and Beach ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO Trip to Hopewell Valley Vineyards

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO is inviting members of the public to the chapter’s first-ever bus trip to Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington. 

The trip takes place on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 10:45 am to 4:15 pm. The cost is $70.00 per person and is open to UNICO members and non-members age 21 and over. Attendees will gather at St. Bartholomew ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tells How to Choose Best Place for Treatment

May 23, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When a serious accident happens, someone is experiencing chest pains, or other life-threatening signs and symptoms, it’s imperative that he or she is brought to and treated in the Emergency Room or Emergency Department of a hospital. Whether taken in by ambulance or personal vehicle, the person is given priority and seen right away.

Of course, many other non-life ...

Knights of Columbus Honors Scotch Plains and Fanwood First Responders

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After an absence of two years due to the COVID pandemic, the Father John S. Nelligan Council of the Knights of Columbus presented its Shield Awards to police, fire and EMS responders from Fanwood and Scotch Plains. The ceremony was held at the Italian-American Club on Valley Road.

Each recipient was selected by his/her Chief or Captain for outstanding service to the ...

Scotch Plains Recognizes Police Department Members for Meritorious Service, Swears in New Officer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "It means a lot to know you really have our backs."

Scotch Plains police chief Ted Conley thanked Mayor Josh Losardo and members of the Township Council for their support and the opportunity to recognize a number of his outstanding officers at the governing body's meeting of Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Chief Conley read Letters of Commendation and ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Veterans Celebrated at BBQ Hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church

May 22, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Veterans Recognition Committee (Ralph Checcio, Bob LaCosta, Joe Mc Court, Oshanda Erb and Elaine Magnani Coupe) hosted the annual Memorial Day BBQ with 27 veterans and their families in attendance including two WWII Vets.

Reverend Susanna Cates, a veteran herself and pastor of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, ...

'Buy a Vet a Burger' for a Memorable Memorial Day Picnic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! for Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers? 

The answers to those questions and more arrived via email this week

The ...

'Color Run' Honors Late Scotch Plains-Fanwood Middle School Teacher

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The first annual Dave Cilio Color Run at Nettingham Middle School was held on Friday, May 13, to celebrate the life of the phys. ed. teacher who passed away in July 2021.

Over 50 volunteers joined Nettingham students and staff as they took laps at the field outside the middle school, as participants were covered by colored powder while running laps ...

Twin City Pharmacy to Celebrate 'National Customer Appreciation Day,' May 20 

May 18, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – May 20 is National Customers Appreciation Day and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is looking to pay it forward. Throughout the day Friday, the Park Avenue family-owned and run pharmacy will be distributing free goodie bags to its customers as a way of thanking them for all their support over the past 50+ years. 

"Our customers are the best, and it is ...

Scotch Plains Mayor's Wellness Events Begin in May

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo and the Township of Scotch Plains have announced the events that will be part of the Scotch Plains Mayor's Wellness program for 2022:

YMCA Colors for Courage 5K on May 22,
Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Ruck Walk on May 28,
NJ Sharing Network 5K on June 5,
Patrick's Race to Summer on June 14,
Rose Checchio Walk on Oct. 1, ...

As New Jersey’s Nurses Struggle with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Group Unveils Statewide Programs

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – New Jersey’s 172,000-member nursing workforce faces ongoing anxiety, depression, job-induced stress, burnout, and turnover. And the situation has been substantially aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the emergence of COVID-19, the day-to-day demands of nursing have been both illuminated and exacerbated,” says NJ-NEW Assistant ...

Deacon from Saint Bartholomew Church to be Ordained to Priesthood

May 21, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – Matthew Gonzalez, a deacon at St. Bartholomew Church in Scotch Plains, will be ordained into the priesthood by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, during the Rite of Ordination on May 28 at 10 a.m. in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Five men comprise the group of soon-to-be-priests, who come to the Archdiocese from all over ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Sports Roundup

May 23, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A wrap-up of last week's Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sports results:

Boys Volleyball
Overall Record: 26-1
Last week's results: (W) 2-0, vs. Union (Union County Championship Final)

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins Fourth Straight County Title with 2-0 Victory over Union
Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated Union 2-0 (25-19, 25-22) to win the ...

Union Catholic's Michael Wansaw Selected to Play in Prestigious All-Star Baseball Tournament

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Michael Wansaw has been chosen by the New Jersey Baseball Coaches Association to play in a prestigious All-Star baseball tournament next month.

Wansaw, one of the top players in Union County on the mound and at the plate, was selected to pitch for the Northwest team that will play in the senior showcase event at Diamond Nation in Flemington ...

Hollis Smashes Union County Record in Mile, Wischusen and Gunsiorowski Also Shine

NEW YORK CITY -- Union Catholic's Peyton Hollis, Jimmy Wischusen, and Kaleigh Gunsiorowski all ran huge personal best times when they competed at the Trials of Miles Invitational on Friday night at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island in New York.

 

In the girls' mile, Hollis smashed the Union County record and took over the state lead this season by placing third in ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

TAPinto's ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

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NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

How To Change When It Feels Impossible

As a mental health and pain management coach, I spend a lot of time talking to my clients about managing chronic pain, chronic illness, and mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc. 

In the process, I often hear, "I want to change Christina, but I just can't." My response is always, "well…you get to decide that." ...

Is An Emotional Affair Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy.  The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding. This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Shine at Middle School Spring Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided more than 90 minutes of musical entertainment at last week’s Spring Concert in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Nine ensembles performed under the direction of Choir Director Sharon Byrne, Performing Arts Department Chair, and Band Director Rick Fontaine.

Highlights of the show included the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Students Lead Entertaining Journey at Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Students in Pre-K through Grade 1 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took the audience on a safari, through a book and to a farm during Tuesday’s entertaining Early Childhood Spring Concert. 

Lower School music teacher Shannon Sari’s students shared stories and songs about animals through performances of Pole, Pole by Ella Jenkins, assorted ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ -- Gurinder Singh of Carteret, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Girls LAX's Trish Gillen

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Trish Gillen is a force on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls lacrosse offense. The senior is perhaps the main factor in controlling time of possession while also serving as one of the Raiders' most pivotal attackers. For her performance this season, and for scoring 15 goals in her past four games while recording her 100th career draw control, Gillen is this week's ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Golf's Andrew Yu

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Andrew Yu is a hole-in-one player for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood golf program.

The senior has finished as the leader in scores for almost all of the matches for the Raiders this season, once again showcasing he is the true No. 1 of this year's unit. For his season long performance, Yu is this week's Joint Motion Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Andrew is ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Union County’s 'Rhythm & Blues by the Brook' Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield

May 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer.

“We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “Cedar Brook Park is ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

YMCA and PTA team up for Colors for Courage 5K

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are coming together this year to host the 'Colors For Courage 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run'. The event will be held in-person on Sunday, May 22 at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, with the 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Participants can register for ...

We Hope People Suffering from Severe Mental Illness Get Help Before They Make Horrific Decisions

May 18, 2022

Dear Editor:

My colleagues join me in sharing our horror and frustration about the shooting in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend.  

Learning the victims’ names and ages, and more about their productive lives, which were so violently cut short, has only compounded our sorrow. Learning that intolerance, bias and racism played a part in why this crime occurred, coupled ...

Union County College to Host First In-Person Commencement in Over Two Years on May 25

May 24, 2022

UNION, NJ -- Union County College is hosting spring commencement on Wednesday, May 25. This year’s ceremony is special as it will be held at Union’s Cranford Campus for the first time in over a decade, and it is also the first in-person ceremony since January 2020. College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin will lead both ceremonies.

The first ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., ...