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Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Collect Toys for Autistic Children

December 10, 2016

EDISON, NJ -- Eighth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison visit the Giving Tree, from which they selected ornaments with gift suggestions for autistic children attending the Crossroads School in Westfield. The gifts will be delivered to the school for autistic children next week. 

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Mother Seton High School Honors Veterans

CLARK, NJ -- The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton High School is dedicated to pairing their activities with a community outreach embedding the school’s mission of personal growth and service to others. The annual Pocket Book Bingo added a request for participants and students to literally thank New Jersey Veterans for their service. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs New ...

Longtime Scotch Plains Library Director Meg Kolaya Passes Away

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Early this morning, Meg Kolaya, a beloved member of the Scotch Plains community passed away after enduring a two-year battle with brain cancer.

Kolaya served the community as Director of Scotch Plains Public Library from 2002 up until her retirement in 2015.  During her tenure, she transformed the library into a hub of community activity, tripling program ...

Union County College to Offer “Girls Gone Wired II: A Night with Python” at Cranford Campus

CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College is offering a free demonstration class, called “Girls Gone Wired II: A Night with Python,” to host an Hour of Code™ event during Computer Science Education Week, which runs from Dec. 5-11, 2016.

The College will offer the free class at its Cranford Campus, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue. The class will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, ...

The Caboose Mystery with Steve the Conductor at Fanwood Library on Dec. 4

FANWOOD, NJ -- Join the Fanwood Library on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 p.m. for the Caboose Mystery with Steve the Conductor. This interactive and engaging program combines theater, storytelling, comedy, audience participation, and magic to spark curiosity and gets the entire audience involved in helping to solve a mystery. As the audience helps discover the clues, ...

Students at Congregation Beth Israel Express Thanks

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Third-grade students at Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School in Scotch Plains participated in a family education program about Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 20. 

Along with their parents, the children decorated blackboards on which they wrote what they were thankful for daily.  Students also pasted the Hebrew words Modeh Ani (translated as ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Seventh Graders Enjoy Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

EDISON, NJ -- Seventh grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison spent a busy week in Colonial Williamsburg from Nov. 8-11, participating in a variety of activities to enhance their understanding of life in Colonial times.

After strolling through the historic stores, which line the Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg, students watched a military inspection led by fife and ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Football Coach Jonathan Stack Resigns; Program's Future Discussed at BOE Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – After leading the Scotch Plains-Fanwood varsity football team for the past six seasons, Head Coach Jon Stack has resigned. The announcement was made at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Ed Open Agenda Meeting on Thursday night. The BOE fielded many questions from the public about the current state of the football program.

“Our current ...

The Attack on Pearl Harbor: How and Why it Succeeded: Talk and Reception at Scotch Plains Library on Dec. 1

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - To mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and U.S. entry into World War II, Scotch Plains Public Library extends an invitation to the entire community to attend a talk by Paul E. Zigo, Director of the NJ-based World War II Era Studies Institute. The talk will be given at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Scotch Plains Public Library. A reception honoring veterans ...

Volunteers Bring Nature and History Together at Ash Brook Reservation in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 40 volunteers gathered in Union County’s historically significant Ash Brook Reservation in Scotch Plains last Saturday to help prevent flooding on a popular hiking trail. Formerly known as Ash Swamp or Ash Brook Swamp, the Reservation is credited with enabling the Continental Army to escape annihilation in 1777, during the sprawling Battle of Short ...

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Mother Seton Hosts Admission Workshop for International Students

December 7, 2016

CLARK, NJ -- Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark hosted an admission workshop for all international students on Nov. 21. The presentation was done by Tina Tang, international admission counselor for the College of International Programs at Centenary University and by Patricia Mahaffey, coordinator of student abroad programs, also of Centenary.

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RU Entrepreneurs Work to Solve Refugee Crisis

Partisan pundits have spent the past year discussing the international refugee crisis to no end. But for some Rutgers University students, talk isn’t enough.

They’re trying to do something about it—and they might see a fat payday along the way.

Nine teams will detail their plans from 5-9:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 9, in the Busch Campus Center multi-purpose room, in an annual ...

Learning to Cope with Loss - A Win for Westfield High School Freshmen

While Westfield High School students certainly know how to win, the school’s health educators want them to be prepared for loss as well. Understanding the strain that entering high school could have on teenagers, the WHS Health Department continues to build on its support program for students. 

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Mother Seton Hosts Admission Workshop for International Students

December 7, 2016

CLARK, NJ -- Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark hosted an admission workshop for all international students on Nov. 21. The presentation was done by Tina Tang, international admission counselor for the College of International Programs at Centenary University and by Patricia Mahaffey, coordinator of student abroad programs, also of Centenary.

“These are wonderful students ...

RU Entrepreneurs Work to Solve Refugee Crisis

Partisan pundits have spent the past year discussing the international refugee crisis to no end. But for some Rutgers University students, talk isn’t enough.

They’re trying to do something about it—and they might see a fat payday along the way.

Nine teams will detail their plans from 5-9:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 9, in the Busch Campus Center multi-purpose room, in an annual ...

Learning to Cope with Loss - A Win for Westfield High School Freshmen

While Westfield High School students certainly know how to win, the school’s health educators want them to be prepared for loss as well. Understanding the strain that entering high school could have on teenagers, the WHS Health Department continues to build on its support program for students. 

In addition to a transition program arranged by the WHS Counseling Department, the Health ...