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Wardlaw+Hartridge Kicks Off School Year with Convocation Ceremony

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison officially opened the 2020-2021 school year with its 138th Convocation Ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held virtually in a webinar presented to the full W+H community.

The processional included members of the Upper School Student Council carrying their class flags, which were placed on the stage of the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

NJ Restaurants Welcome Diners Back Inside. Is it Enough to Save Them?

NEW JERSEY — It’s seven in the morning and Jimmy Greberis is in his element.

Between taking phone orders and watching over the sizzling grill, the owner of the Summit Diner prepares for the breakfast rush, a familiar routine in his decades in the diner business. But for the first Sunday in nearly half a year, he’s allowing customers back inside to sit at the vinyl stools ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Atlantic Medical Group ENTs Overcome Pandemic Challenges by Facing Them – Head-On

As health care providers throughout New Jersey passed the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and sought to resume care, they were faced with the task of finding new ways of doing so while protecting patients and their own team members.

For otolaryngologists, better known as ear, nose and throat specialists, or ENTs, this was a bit more challenging. These are physicians whose very work means ...

Community Conversation: When Will High School Sports Resume?

The school year is about to begin, but what's the latest when it comes to school sports? On this Community Conversation, Damion Martins, MD, medical director of Sports Medicine for Atlantic Health System, team physician for the New York Jets and a leading voice in the reopening of sports activities, answers your questions about what student-athletes and parents can expect this fall ...

Westfield High School Goes Remote After 6 Students Test Positive for COVID, Superintendent Says

September 16, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School is switching to all remote learning for the next 14 days after six high school students tested positive for coronavirus, the superintendent said Wednesday.

The students contracted the virus as a result of exposures outside of school, and none of the cases appear to be connected to each other, Superintendent Margaret Dolan said in her update addressed ...

Women’s Association of Verizon Employees Donates $10,000 for Girl Scouts’ Cookie Relief Fund

September 18, 2020

Funding to Support Local Girl Scouts, in turn, supporting Essential Workers During the Pandemic

Girl Scout troops are getting a tremendous boost from the Women’s Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE), which donated $10,000 to the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) Cookie Relief Fund.

This year, GSHNJ’S Girl Scouts Cookie Program faced a dilemma because of the health ...

How Has Lockdown Affected Your Relationship?

COVID-19 has reshaped our personal relationships. Life in lockdown has forced us to live in close proximity to one another and balance work, children, homeschooling and finances during an already stressful time. On the other hand, social distancing has isolated us from our friends, family, communities and activities that we once enjoyed.

Although we are beginning to see some sense of what use ...

School Tensions and the Strain on Families and Couples

The challenges of figuring out school this year have created tension in many families. Couples may have a difference of opinion; one parent may want remote learning while the other wants in-person learning. Is socialization (and the potential risk of spread) the best bet, or is being safe at home (and isolated) the better option? 

No matter how challenging these negotiations are for ...

Speaking with Purpose and Not from a Place of Reactivity

Have you ever had the experience when you’ve spoken too soon and then it’s way too late to reverse what’s just been said? Do you regret how you handled that situation? Perhaps you were too reactive and responded in an emotional way?

Speaking with purpose and not from a place of reactivity takes practice and an awareness of Self. We have all had knee-jerk ...

When Children Fear Death

SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) has been an absolute nightmare for all of us. This pandemic has derailed our work life, home life, and pastimes. It has tested our relationships and friendships, has accosted our faith, challenged our sense of security, and highlighted our fragile mortality. It has threatened our goals, hopes, and dreams and has accentuated just how dangerous a lack of ...

Scotch Plains Coronavirus 6-Month Update

September 19, 2020

Dear Editor:

This week marks two anniversaries, one somber and one hopeful. March 20th is the six-month anniversary of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Scotch Plains. In the 185 days since then, we have had a total of 358 confirmed cases. Putting it into perspective, that’s the equivalent of over one infected person for each of the 345 streets in our town, and we have likely ...

Honoring a Man Who Lives a Life of Service: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad's Dan Sullivan

September 12, 2020

The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad wouldn’t exist without its volunteers who answer calls day and night, on weekends and holidays. One of these volunteers, Daniel Sullivan, is now being recognized for all he does for his community. Mayor Al Smith will issue a proclamation naming Dan the Scotch Plains Male Volunteer of the Year at the town council meeting on September 15. The actual award ...

Union Catholic's Fall Open House Scheduled for Oct. 7

September 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ. -- Please join Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, Administration, faculty, staff, and the UC student body for a unique and highly anticipated Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 7 p.m.

From academics and athletics to student support services and student life, this Open House will highlight why UC is the place be.

Because of crowd restrictions, there ...