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Man Dies in Cranford House Fire Sunday Morning

December 9, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue in Cranford and left one man dead. 

The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to help identify the victim.  

Firefighters from multiple ...

How to Deal with Difficult Family During The Holidays

Family get-togethers are not always easy. Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family which we really do not like. 

We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong ...

What Happens When Your College Student Returns

The return of the college student during the holiday season is a very exciting time.  Many of our youngsters have been away at school for the first time and are eager to come home to visit with their family and friends.

College students who return home are usually not the high school graduate that you dropped off at college. They have experienced independence while at school. Once ...

Are You Afraid To Put Your Guard Down?

Learning how to set personal boundaries and how to implement those boundaries is a topic that can either make or break a relationship.   According to the dictionary a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area; a dividing line.” In psychology, personal boundaries do just that.  

Boundaries help us clearly define our limitations and expectations ...

Grieving During the Holiday Season

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. These feelings can be even more intensified during the holiday ...

Boneparth: Saving for Your Child's Future

As young parents, many of us spend a lot of time, money and energy having and raising children. After all, family planning is what brought me and my wife to our beautiful town of Westfield. But, what about planning for things once our kids grow up? I am glad you asked because there are a number of things we can do as parents to help save for their future, whether it’s a college education, ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month: Keep Safety A Priority This Holiday Season

December 7, 2018

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun and something many of us look forward to doing every year. After all, how often can you have a real live tree in your house?

Besides the Christmas tree, some of us also fill our homes with poinsettia plants, mistletoe and holiday candles. The bright red leaves of the plants, the red and white berries of the mistletoe (not to mention the kissing ...

Union Catholic Students Make Physics and Christmas-Themed Projects

December 12, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Several students in Mrs. Donna Hofmann’s Physics and Forensics Science classes at Union Catholic have been using their creative flair and earning some extra credit recently by doing fun-filled projects.

For the second straight year, Mrs. Hofmann has offered her students extra credit for completing physics/Christmas-themed decorations.

The projects students ...