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Congregation Beth Israel and The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Hold Joint Fundraiser

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Members of Congregation Beth Israel and The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation co-sponsored the fifth annual Fashion and Talent Show, held Sunday, January 13, at the Beth Israel synagogue in Scotch Plains. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation – a non-profit organization located in Scotch Plains that provides emotional and material support to New Jersey’s children with cancer and their families – and Congregation Beth Israel. 

 Lord & Taylor of Westfield provided the men’s, women’s and children’s clothing worn on the runway.  Models and performers from both organizations are pictured in Congregation Beth Israel’s social hall.

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VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

March 25, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Photos: NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

March 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

Bright Lights, Big Difference

Every home has its own distinct personality and style. If the way we paint, furnish and treat windows in a home are like its clothing, then light fixtures are the jewelry. They sparkle and shine, set the mood, and help us to see everything else.

Light fixtures can add great impact as the focal point of a room. They can be as creative and interesting as works of art. Some truly ARE works of ...

In Opposition to the American Health Care Act

March 26, 2017

Dear Editor:

For over 48 years I have protested unfairness, war and inequality.  Over the years I have rarely felt as horrified as I do when contemplating the American Health Care Act. After seven years of promising us a better, more comprehensive, less expensive alternative to the ACA, the GOP has presented the American people with a bill that potentially leaves millions uninsured ...

How Can I Build a Better Relationship with My Child?

March 20, 2017

One way to help children belong is to focus on building positive relationships with them. Strong positive relationships can go a long way toward helping children learn to cooperate and be responsible. Four ingredients of strong relationships are:

Showing respect
Having fun
Giving encouragement
Showing love

Parents often complain that their children do not respect them.

Scholarships Available for Nursing Students in Union County

March 25, 2017

The Union County School Nurse Association (UCSNA) is sponsoring scholarships for Union County high school seniors who will be attending nursing programs, (AD/ Diploma or BSN programs) in the Fall of 2017.  Interested persons should speak with their guidance counselors to obtain an application. Information has been sent to all Union County high schools.  

UNSNA is an ...

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