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Thu, May 24, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/24/2018 7:00pm 05/24/2018 8:30pm America/New_York The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

The public is invited to celebrate the launch of PBS's The Great American Read at the Scotch Plains Public Library. We'll discuss the premiere episode (which airs on PBS Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m.) and the books that did and didn't make the list of 100 favorites, make Great American Read buttons with our button maker, and enjoy light refreshments.

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1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, May 28, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/28/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Interested in learning the secret behind making fresh mozzarella? Join Vine Ripe Markets on Monday nights and learn the art of making this great cheese. Reservations are required. Call 908-233-2424 for more details.

Vine Ripe Markets is located at 430 North Ave E. in Westfield, NJ. Visit our website for more information on this class and our store. Shop Local, Shop Convenient, Shop Vine Ripe!

430 North Ave E. Westfield, NJ 07090

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Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control Says Lawsuit

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.

The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Penguin Exhibit Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

May 8, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area.

Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in opening the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit on Friday afternoon.

"Our penguins ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

The Facts About Vaping

May 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

The recent public discussion about vaping and “Juuling” that occurred at our high school really opened the eyes of a lot of parents who may have been clueless about what their kids are doing to themselves. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available online, on YouTube and social media about the so-called benefits of vaping vs. smoking ...

Ask Maria: When Should We Step in to Rescue Our Children?

May 8, 2018

Dear Maria: 

My husband and I have been very child-focused most of our lives. We have always put our children first. Many times we have stepped in and rescued and we think it's starting to cause issues. Do you think this parenting style is damaging and what are the consequences of our behavior as they mature? How do we stop it?

Thanks so much!

ANSWER:

As parents, we all have ...

Union County College Commencement Ceremonies to be Held on May 23

May 22, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) will celebrate two Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The ceremonies will be led by the College’s President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, in the Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ.

The first ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied ...