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30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 3:30pm America/New_York 30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football History

​The New York Giants were an embarrassment in the late 1970s until a disparate group of characters came together to lead the team on an unlikely journey to the franchise’s first Super Bowl win. There’s Parcells, Simms and Taylor…and Donald Trump, Mark Bavaro and Phil McConkey, too.

On Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, join author and 30 for 30 ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

Home Baking for a Profit is Illegal in NJ. Lawsuit Looks to Change That

Not-so-fun fact: New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business.

Sales of home-baked goods are allowed in the Garden State, provided they’re at charity events or bake sales. But bakers who filed a lawsuit say there should also be a law that allows them to make a viable living baking from home.

The lawsuit, which remains in New Jersey Superior Court ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Atlantic Health System Hosts Annual “Celebrating Service” Event for Team Members

When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the award-winning health care system.

“When I first joined, I didn’t realize I ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Number 62 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work In Healthcare List

It’s the unique benefits, inclusive culture and focus on team member development that has earned Atlantic Health System the number 62 spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the second year in a row that Atlantic Health System, the only healthcare system from New Jersey to make the list, has been selected for inclusion into this elite group.

The ...

Five Atlantic Health System Team Members Lauded by NJ American Heart Association for Life-Saving Measures

Five Atlantic Health System team members were recognized for their life-saving actions by the New Jersey American Heartsaver or Stroke Hero Awards, which recognize those who have made a rescue effort to save lives during a cardiac or stroke emergency, and take extraordinary steps to strengthen the American Heart Association Chain of Survival.

Team members recognized are:

Joy Eboras & ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrated for its “Best Practices”

Proving that it’s all about the team, Atlantic Health System was honored this week by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and its flagship publication, COMMERCE Magazine, for the welcoming culture and innovative, data-driven approach to care found at each of its hundreds of sites of care.

The 6th Annual Best Practices Conference, held in Belleville, New Jersey ...

Atlantic Health System Honored for Use of Technology in Care Delivery

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery, when it was named to CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired list for 2019. As a level 7 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for generating “meaningful clinical and efficient outcomes” and for embracing advanced ...

Union County Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives Retire after Nearly 30 Years of Service

October 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years. Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday night.

Esmerado, who is ...

Red Flags in Dating

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 ...

Do I Need to Give My Kid an Allowance?

Is there merit in providing an incentive for tasks or chores around the house?  Do chores warrant a reward? Aren’t household duties something our children will have to do their whole life without compensation?

Chores are great for all children, assuming they are age-appropriate. They teach competence, life skills and the importance of contributing to the family. It is ...

Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for College Costs

When children are young, your logistics for the new academic year may involve little more than a trip to buy school supplies. But if you’d like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ahead to meet the financial demands. And, as part of your planning, you also need to be on the lookout for all opportunities to help pay those sizable college ...

Business Owners: You Need Your Own Retirement Plan

As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself.

Of course, you might think that, one day, you’ll simply sell your business and ...

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...

Debate Request

October 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

My name is Jay Morris and I am one of the Republican candidates running for borough council in Fanwood, NJ. 

We need more voices to be heard , and that is why I am running along with Brian Walter. We would like to invite Democratic candidates, Katherine Mitchell and Francine Glaser, to a public debate in the month of October. We want to discuss relevant issues ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive Is Underway 

October 11, 2019

October 2019, Scotch Plains, NJ - ​The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad has recently mailed its second round of fund drive letters, which emphasizes the importance of the services that the organization provides.

Scotch Plains residents have relied on this squad for emergency medical services for more than 82 years, and its volunteers respond to calls on a 24-hour basis, ...

Tennis: Union Catholic Defeated Dayton on Tuesday

October 16, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls tennis team came up with a very impressive victory when the Vikings defeated Dayton, 5-0, on Tuesday. With the victory, the Vikings improved to 6-7 on the season.

UC didn't lose a set in the singles competition as Sadie Abood, Maddy Abood, and Annie Hartnett handily captured their matches.

In doubles play, Ellie Pickel and ...