Scenes from the Educational Enrichment Foundation Wine Tasting at The Chelsea in Fanwood

October 21, 2016

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood held its annual Wine Tasting fundraiser on Friday, Oct 21, at The Chelsea at Fanwood. 

Sponsors included The Wine Cellar at BJ's in Watchung and Nick's Pizza and Rocko's in Fanwood/

The EEF provides teacher grants as an incentive to encourage ...

New Jersey Ranked Best State to be a Teacher

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey is the best state to be a teacher, according to a new study by, a recruiting website.

How did the Garden State land at the top of the rankings?

To determine the best states for teachers, Zippia examined out where the teaching jobs are and how well they are paid via information from the Bureau of Labor ...

Future Engineers in The Making at Mother Seton HS

CLARK, NJ -- Two new engineering programs will be initiated at Mother Seton Regional High School (1 Valley Rd, Clark, NJ) this year. In these courses, students will enjoy hands-on exposure in the soon-to-be dedicated Sr. Regina Martin Engineering Center.

One class is entitled “Engineering Design Process.” Students will be empowered to develop the 21st century skills necessary ...

Learn about the Delaware & Raritan Canal at the Scotch Plains Library on Oct. 17

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and ...

EEF to Host Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at The Chelsea in Fanwood on Fri, Oct. 21

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood will host its annual Wine Tasting fundraiser on Friday, Oct 21, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Chelsea at Fanwood (295 South Ave., Fanwood). 

Ticket price includes an evening of wine sampling and a fine selection of light hors d’oeuvres. The first 100 guests ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Earn AP Scholar Status

EDISON, NJ -- Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, recently announced an impressive roster of Advanced Placement Scholars. Thirty-four W-H students, including 24 graduates and 10 current students, achieved status in three different categories.

There were 13 AP Scholars with Distinction, granted to students who receive an average score of ...

Update: Clown Costume Ban for Scotch Plains-Fanwood Middle Schools; Elementary Principals to Set Own Guidelines

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood school advised middle school parents via email that students should not wear costumes to school on Halloween, Monday, October 31. However, elementary school principals will set the standards for their students.

"We respectfully asked that middle school students not wear clown costumes in light of recent events," ...

Union County Academy for Performing Arts Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Union County, NJ -- The Academy for Performing Arts (APA) High School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. APA is one of the five full time, award-winning public high schools that are part of the Union County Vocational-Technical School District. The Vo-Tech campus is located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

“The Blue Ribbon ...

Parents in Action Group Sessions for Parents to Help their Children Academically

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a series of free sessions titled “Helping your Child Succeed in School”, which are offered through Parents in Action.  The goal is to inspire parents to help their children build essential skills that lead to a fulfilling academic experience.

“The beginning of a new school year is the ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools Ban Clown Costumes on Halloween

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Expect to see classics costumes, such as Star Wars storm troopers, Dorothy and Toto, and zombies from The Walking Dead at Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools on Halloween.

But don't send in the clowns, they're banned this year.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood school system sent an email to parents informing them that students may wear costumes to school on ...

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Wow! What a Night!

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hard to believe, but this one is not about Rutgers athletics. Well, maybe a little bit.

I just got home from the “Rutgers – State of the University.” Jenn and I were fortunate to be invited to hear President Barchi share his vision and update us on the current state of Rutgers.  I have never been more excited to be a part of the Rutgers family.

Westfield Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar

Natalia Zeller MacLean, a Westfield High School senior, has been named a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board, based on her PSAT test scores last year.  About 5,000 (the top 2 percent) of the roughly 250,000 Hispanic students who take the test receive the award.  

Natalia, who is of Bolivian heritage and bilingual, is also among the Westfield High School students named ...