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Mon, September 24, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

September Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 10:00am 09/24/2018 11:00am America/New_York September Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:00 a.m., join library staff and other book lovers for an informal chat about books you’ve recently read and enjoyed. Librarians will not only share their latest favorites, but also clue you in to new and upcoming releases. This program is for adults. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Wed, September 26, 9:30 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

One-On-One Assistance with Scotch Plains ...


Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 9:30am 09/26/2018 11:30am America/New_York One-On-One Assistance with Scotch Plains Library's Digital Resources

​Scotch Plains Public Library adult resident cardholders can now schedule 30-minute sessions with a librarian for one-on-one assistance with some types of technology dilemmas.

On Wednesday, Sept. 26 there will be three appointment slots (9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.) on how to use various online resources from the library. This can include ebooks, e-audiobooks, language learning, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Being Struck on Route 22 Early Sunday Morning

September 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9.

Police gave the following account of the incident:

At about 1:09 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Mountainside resident was walking along Route 22 East, near the ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. 

Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For example: when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

September Is Suicide Prevention Month and Pain Awareness Month

September is suicide prevention awareness month and pain awareness month. Both are very much related.

Patients with chronic pain are vulnerable to depression and may present with higher risk for suicide. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, patients with chronic pain are twice as likely to attempt suicide compared with those without chronic pain, an action generally caused ...

Summer Ends, School Routine Begins

The new school year has arrived. Back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning and overall more activities.

Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back to school.” We are overwhelmed by the number of things we need to do in order ...

I Strongly Encourage The Township Council to Endorse The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Plan

September 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

On September 12, 2018, the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC), which contains residents, downtown business, and downtown property owners, unanimously endorsed the Tier 1, Phase 1 downtown redevelopment plan and recommended it for Township Council approval.

For the first time in 33 years, we now have a downtown redevelopment plan that will make our downtown ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month: Avoiding Fall Driving Hazards

September 11, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everyone knows that winter can bring driving challenges, with snow and ice sometimes covering the roadways. But did you know that fall can be just as hazardous?

Those beautiful colorful leaves that we all admire can cause slippery roads, especially after a rainfall. Wheels can easily lose traction when driving over them, especially if you’re going at a high rate ...

Union Catholic's Forensics Team Opens Season With Strong Showing at Yale

September 19, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic Forensics Team opened its season with several strong performances at the 26th Yale Invitational this past weekend in New Haven, Conn.

UC's teams consisted of seniors Nora Gerlitz and Bridget McDermott , juniors Gabe Abood and Caitlin Roder, senior Matt D'Aleo and junior Nick Jacus, and sophomores Nadia Blouin and Kaitlyn ...