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Faculty Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Legendary Volleyball Coach and Teacher Nancy Saggio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In Union Catholic's latest installment of Faculty Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic teacher and legendary volleyball coach Nancy Saggio, who was recently notified that she will be inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January. She is also celebrating her 10th anniversary this year as a religion teacher at ...

Minniti and Esteves Score to Rally Union Catholic Boys Soccer Team to Victory Over Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ -- Preston Minniti and Anthony Esteves scored second half goals to propel the Union Catholic boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Roselle on Wednesday.

After Roselle took a 1-0 lead, Minniti scored to tie the game in the fist half, and then Esteves scored the game winner in the second half for the Vikings, who improved to 3-5 on the season.

Dishing Up Details on Atlantic City Restaurant Week 

With so many of the best restaurants in the Atlantic City region participating in this year’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week (Oct. 2-7, 2022), you may be asking yourself how you will choose where to dine during the 14th annual six-day culinary bonanza. 

That’s a good problem to have. After all, with participating restaurants throughout Atlantic City and the ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

When Your College Freshman Wants to Come Home

Do you have a college student who is asking to come home from college already?  Are they telling you that they do not get along with their roommate or that they are lonely? 

It is very common for your student to experience difficulty in adjusting to this transition. This can happen if they are across the country or even in the same state. I remember my youngest coming home ...

Are Kids Under Too Much Academic Pressure?

We live in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism—where success is defined by status, performance, and appearance. Both our children and ourselves are exposed to these pressures daily and respond to such pressures, whether we are aware of it or not. The truth of the matter is that this is the nature of the competitive world we live in, and that may not be changing anytime soon.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Announces Clubs at Info Session

Upper School student leaders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared brief presentations describing a wide variety of extracurricular options at last week’s Clubs meeting in the Berry Performing Arts Center. This year’s impressive list of clubs includes Animation Club, The Beacon, W+H Book Club, Chess/Strategy and Board Games, Chinese Culture Club, Competitive Business and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Kicks Off Robust Array of Electives

The Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison began its Elective Rotation with the 12 electives meeting last week. These electives, facilitated by a faculty advisor, will meet every Thursday afternoon throughout the academic year.

Middle School Electives for 2022-2023 are: Art Appreciation, Board Game Strategy, Chess, Speech and Debate, Film Forum, Fun and Fitness, Newspaper, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Honors Six National Commended Scholars

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is proud to announce six students were named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Congratulations to Matt Faust of Westfield, Nandini Shah of South Plainfield, and Annie Gu, Chiupong Huang, Naischa Puri and Aishani Basu, all of Edison.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Learn About Leadership, Community and Hispanic Culture

This past July, Wardlaw+Hartridge School students Liany Maldonado of Perth Amboy and Ancel De Jesús of Rahway participated in the National Hispanic Institute’s (NHI) NorthEast Great Debate (NEGD) at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. 

For 43 years, NHI has been creating experiences which prepare high-achieving high school and college-age youth for community leadership ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Upper School Fall Play "Clue On Stage"

The Wardlaw+Hartridge Performing Arts Department announced the cast list for its Upper School fall play – Clue on Stage – with performances set for November 4-5 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Leading players include Jack Silver of Rahway as Wadsworth, Raiya Patel of Edison as Yvette, Naischa Puri of Edison as Miss Scarlett, Sasha Chernyak of Edison as Mrs. Peacock, Giselle ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Visit Thomas Edison Memorial Museum

Seventh graders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison kicked off their school year with a field trip and movie screen centered around local history on Friday, September 17. Chaperones Mrs. Kirstin Rogers, Ms. Tamica Van Dunk and Ms. Henna Tailor accompanied the students.

First, students visited the Thomas Edison Memorial Museum at Menlo Park, right here in our hometown of Edison. Students ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Gymnast Shay Farley

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood gymnastics team has gotten off to a 6-0 start this season, and one of the main reasons has been the performances of senior Shay Farley. For her skills and leadership, Shay is this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Shay Farley is one of the most exceptional and well-rounded individuals I have ever had the ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Soccer's Dylan Fei

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School boys soccer player Dylan Fei is the epitome of a scholar-athlete.

A co-captain of the team, Dylan last week was named as a semi-finalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship® Program. The academic distinction came the same week as his scoring the lone goal for Scotch Plains-Fanwood in a ...

Saint Joseph Fathers Club Announces Italian Night

METUCHEN, NJ - The Saint Joseph Fathers Club is proud to announce a new community event - Italian Night - coming to the Catanzaro Dining Hall on Friday, October 21. A wide variety of Italian dishes will be cooked and served by the fathers of Falcons past and present. Doors open at 5pm and close at 8pm. 


Italian Night is a new entry in a longstanding tradition of bringing people ...

Saint Joseph Students Receive National Merit Recognition

METUCHEN, NJ - Three groups of juniors and seniors at Saint Joseph High School have been awarded recognition from the National Merit Program for their excellent scores in the PSAT/NMSQT testing process.

Every year, approximately 1.5 million students are administered the PSAT/NMSQT examination, where only 50,000 of them score highly enough to be entered into the qualifications for being named ...

Summit Police Issue Public Call to Find Life-Saving Kidney Donor for Ailing Officer

September 28, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, Summit PBA Local #55, Summit FMBA #54, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and City of Summit officials have partnered to raise awareness about the immediate need for a living donor kidney transplant for Summit Police Officer Karen Stenstrom Sauers. 

At age 24, Sauers was diagnosed with polycystic ...

Free 7th Grade Initiative Program Returns to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA This Fall

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) is excited to bring back its free 7th Grade Initiative Program this school year. All incoming 7th graders residing in Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Clark can receive a free Y membership and have access to programs that will help them grow stronger in mind and body. 

The 7th Grade Initiative Program, which runs ...

Substantial Work Remains Necessary to Reduce the Severity of Flooding in Scotch Plains

September 26, 2022

Dear Neighbor:

Scotch Plains residents know that many parts of our community flood during extreme weather events or flash flooding.  This occurs despite the Township’s efforts to regularly clear brooks and sewers so that water stays far from private property.  Substantial work, however, remains necessary to reduce the severity of flooding in Scotch Plains and the surrounding ...

Painting and Poetry Come Together in Mindfulness in Medicine Exhibition at Overlook Medical Center

September 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, recently unveiled Mindfulness in Medicine, an exhibition blending visual art and poetry within the hospital.

The exhibition, located outside of Overlook’s Bouras Auditorium, includes haiku poetry created by patients, caregivers, and Overlook team members and paintings by ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, October 4, 6:00 PM

Union County Torah Center — Chabad, Westfield

High Holiday Services With Union County Torah ...


Wed, October 5, 6:30 PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church - Lea Hall, Scotch Plains

True Connections


Thu, October 6

Scotch Plains

National Walk & Bike to School Day