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Westfield House Foreclosed, Mom With Breast Cancer Rides ‘Roller Coaster’; GoFundMe Set Up to Help

October 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on.

Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center.

“Two days after I got here, I received a call from Overlook Hospital that changed everything,” Vann-Ashkenazi, 54, ...

What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied. Some signs to look out for include doing poorly in school, having low self esteem, being depressed, having sleep problems, withdrawing from school or social activities, being reluctant ...

Red Flags in New Relationships

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one.”

There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you. This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding “the ...

Scotch Plains Republican Candidates Support School Safety and Mental Wellness Initiatives

October 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

School shootings, bullying, opioid addiction, and suicide are realities that we must unfortunately deal with all too often these days.  Accounts of these problems appear in the news media every day.  

On October 2, 2018, over 300 parents, Board of Education members, teachers, police chiefs and children listed to the compelling story of Dianne ...

Phobias – What Do You Fear?

October 14, 2018

While doing research on phobias, I expected to find the usual ones such as fear of spiders, clowns, water, and driving over bridges. However, I was amazed at the number of phobias out there, the odd names that they have and the specific fears mentioned.

 

For example, did you know that some people fear peanut butter sticking to the roofs of their mouths? ...

Union Catholic Holds Legacy Breakfast for Alumni Parents and Current UC Children

October 16, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic held a special Legacy Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 12, for alumni parents and their children who are currently attending Union Catholic.
 
The Legacy Breakfast was held under the direction of Nancy Foulks, Union Catholic’s Director of Alumni Relations and a member of UC’s Class of 1976.
 
“Each October, Union Catholic ...