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New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read more about her at the end of this article.

We all know that family with the “allergy kid.” You know, the ones that always bring their own food to parties and create a safe space between their kids and the party food. We are that family, and we have two ...

Make the Best Cold Brew Iced Coffee this Summer

Ahrre Maros knows a few things about coffee. The owner of Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit, who roasts his beans in Plainfield, has been in the coffee shop business in Union County for 30 years as of this summer.

Maros shared his secrets for making a great batch of cold brew coffee at home.

“The important thing about cold brew is that when you brew the coffee at ...

How to Love Radishes: 3- and 4- Ingredient Ideas

What it is it about radish slices dipped in melted butter then sprinkled with a touch of coarse salt that makes them so good?

Is it the refreshing crunch of the radish? The way the butter smooths out the vegetable’s harshness, without eliminating its heat? The pop of flavor enhanced by salt?

Radishes eaten this way are like popcorn or chips, but bursting with bright summer ...

Overlook Medical Center Participates in MIND Trial

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center participates in unique, nationwide ‘MIND Trial’ for patients suffering from deep bleeds within the brain

Bleeding that occurs within the deep recesses of the brain – known as an intracranial hemorrhage, or ICH -- represents 10-15% of all strokes but can be among the most devastating.

“Deep intracranial ...

Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at

Treatment Options for Memory Loss

Memory loss can be many things from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias with different methods to diagnose and manage cognitive decline.   This was the topic of discussion at a recent community symposium on memory loss at Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. 

Dr. Saurabh Sharma, a cognitive neurologist at ...

With Lawsuit, Fiancé of Westfield Principal Who Died Calls for Justice

July 22, 2019

Updated at 3:35 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fiancé of the Westfield High School principal who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a stranger has sued the hospital at which he gave the donation and an anesthesiologist who oversaw his care. 

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth by Dr. Derrick Nelson’s fiancé, ...

Toys R Us Making a Comeback in Paramus

July 19, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ —  Garden State Plaza will be home to one of two new Toys R Us stores that will open as part of a small comeback by the defunct iconic toy chain in November. 

On Thursday, Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now chief exeuective officer of Tru Kids Brands, a new Parsippany-based company, said more details will be released in coming weeks about the ...

Losing a Child, Losing a Friend 

The loss of a child is like no other. Losing a child to a tragic accident is grief that lasts a lifetime. It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving.

You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel worse. While you cannot take away the pain of the loss, you can provide some needed comfort and support. You can let the ...

Accepting Your Child Just the Way They Are

Summer is typically a happy time for most of us — a time of year where all sorts of celebratory milestones are enjoyed. Our kids are out for summer break or graduating; we’re attending family weddings; the weather is enjoyable, and we look forward to the start of summer.


During June LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer) Pride Month was ...

Adjusting to the Single-Life Post Divorce

Navigating through a divorce can be very challenging, especially if it has been a long-term relationship.  Although length of relationship sometimes does not matter, it’s the intensity of the relationship and how invested you were that does.

Oftentimes we linger on in a marriage even knowing that it no longer serves us. When children are involved, we may feel that we are the cause ...

Investment Strategy Can Be Your ‘GPS’ as You Travel Toward Goals

Summer is here at last. For many people, it’s time to get the car ready for a long road trip. And with GPS-enabled smartphones, it’s now a lot easier to navigate these drives without getting lost. During your life, you may take many journeys – one of which is the long road you’ll travel toward your financial goals. But even on this path you can benefit from a ...

Can Your Family Benefit From a Special Needs Trust?

If you have a child or another family member with disabilities, you obviously have concerns and questions. How can you help your loved one achieve the greatest quality of life possible? Can you arrange for adequate services? What’s the best way to pay for them? Can you get some financial help?

Fortunately, you are not alone. Your disabled family member may well be eligible for several ...

Keeping Up with the Cohens

“That’s some new kitchen Sandra just had done. State of the art!” “Psst . . . did you see the new car Mark just took delivery of? It’s got every gadget in the book!” Common conversation. Rather routine, everyday talk.

They tell of a rep on the road who had broken all records for sales in his company. When asked the secret of his success, he ...


July 19, 2019

Dear Editor:

I have attempted to write in several times and kept myself from typing out what I feel for fear of sounding angry, maybe too angry. 

Yet today I am stuck on, I can no longer sit back and not express my anger at the current tone coming from the White House. So if someone reads this and they think I am angry I am okay with that. I AM ANGRY AND VERY PISSED OFF THAT PEOPLE WHO ...

Meet Carolyn Sorge of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

July 21, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Carolyn Sorge basically grew up at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad. Her father, Ercole Sorge, joined in 1973 after Carolyn suffered a febrile seizure in his arms. He served as president for 15 years and rode on the squad until his passing in 1988.

Carolyn officially joined the squad in July of 1988 at the age of 15.

“I grew up seeing first hand my father’s ...

Scotch Plains Library’s Final Foodie Friday to Be Held on Aug 9

July 20, 2019

Join the library staff for Foodie Friday to help make and sample delicious dishes.

On Friday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m., Victoria Coglianese, RDN, dietitian at ShopRite of Garwood, will be the guest host. Get ready for your next barbecue with no-bake summer fun recipes featuring seasonal summer fruits and vegetables.

Registration is required for this program and is limited to Scotch Plains and ...