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Downtown Westfield: Kebab Restaurant Taking Legendary Brummer's Chocolatier’s Spot

May 27, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s a new restaurant coming into the space occupied by the longtime chocolatier Brummer’s, which closed permanently in 2020.

German Doner Kebab has signed a lease for a location at 125 East Broad St., said outgoing Downtown Westfield Executive Director Bob Zuckerman, at last week’s meeting of the special improvement district’s board.

It will ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Farmers Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After an opening day postponed by rain and a cloudy start, the Scotch Plains Farmers Market finally had the benefit of summer-like weather on Saturday. Visitors were able to purchase their favorite items from longtime favorites, such as Ort Farms, Stella's Empanadas, Pickleicious, and the Lithuanian Bakery, along with newcomers, including Blessings Bakery and Beach ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO Trip to Hopewell Valley Vineyards

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO is inviting members of the public to the chapter’s first-ever bus trip to Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington. 

The trip takes place on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 10:45 am to 4:15 pm. The cost is $70.00 per person and is open to UNICO members and non-members age 21 and over. Attendees will gather at St. Bartholomew ...

Scotch Plains Farmers Market Returns, Juice Bar Opens

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite some soggy weather, the Scotch Plains Farmers Market returned on Saturday, May 14, to launch what is expected to be another highly successful season. Township officials were on hand to lend their support. 

The Scotch Plains Farmer's Market takes place at the Town Hall parking lot every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., throughout the summer months and most ...

Scenes from the Food Truck and Craft Festival at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fawnwood High School's popular Food Truck and Craft Festival returned Sunday, May 1, with lots of food, vendors, music, and most importantly, attendees.

Aided by sunshine and warm temperatures, a big crowd turned out to support the fundraiser, which supports events related to the graduation of the Class of 2022. 

 

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Organic Local Produce Now Available in Westfield from Award-Winning NJ Philanthropist and Farmer

May 23, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Margaret Noon is returning to her Union County roots and paying it forward – with organic lettuce, snap peas, heirloom tomatoes, and broccoli, and much more.

Noon is an award-wining lifelong advocate for healthy, sustainable farming and a leader in the Slow Food movement. Organic produce from her unique School Lunch Farm in Mount Olive will be available at the ...

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New Jersey First Responders Call on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) that will lead to the creation of New Jersey’s first premier academic medical ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

How to Deal with Prom Night Stress

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager, but at the same time, one of the most stressful. It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

How To Change When It Feels Impossible

As a mental health and pain management coach, I spend a lot of time talking to my clients about managing chronic pain, chronic illness, and mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc. 

In the process, I often hear, "I want to change Christina, but I just can't." My response is always, "well…you get to decide that." ...

Is An Emotional Affair Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy.  The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding. This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your ...

Creativity, Pride on Display at Wardlaw+Hartridge Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Students in PreK(3) through Grade 5 were beaming with pride showing off their fine artwork during last week’s Lower School Art Show.

Families and friends roamed the Lower School hallways and Lower Snowdon to peruse the various works and enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate visual art with their children, who were expertly guided by Lower School art instructor Sara ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Explore Cuisine, Migration

EDISON, NJ -- AP Human Geography students in Mrs. Jean Castellano’s class enjoyed an exciting immersion experience with the LivingCity Project which focused on the theme of how migration transforms cuisine. This year’s project included a field trip to New York City chaperoned by Mrs. Castellano and Mrs. Nicole Nolan.

The students spent the day in the Lower East Side where they ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Return of Golf Outing

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its first golf outing in more than two decades on May 19 at Colonia Country Club. Twelve foursomes from the W+H community of parents, alumni and friends enjoyed a day of golf and good times together, capped by an afternoon reception. The day began with opening remarks from Head Pro Kevin Maciorowski, parent of W+H students Ryan ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Shine at Middle School Spring Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided more than 90 minutes of musical entertainment at last week’s Spring Concert in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Nine ensembles performed under the direction of Choir Director Sharon Byrne, Performing Arts Department Chair, and Band Director Rick Fontaine.

Highlights of the show included the ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Baseball's Ryan Beauregard

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As the captain and one of the few returning varsity players from last year's squad going into the 2022 season, Ryan Beauregard has provided the Scotch Plains-Fanwood baseball team with offensive firepower and top-tier leadership in his final season with the program. For his season-long performance, the catcher is this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Girls LAX's Trish Gillen

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Trish Gillen is a force on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls lacrosse offense. The senior is perhaps the main factor in controlling time of possession while also serving as one of the Raiders' most pivotal attackers. For her performance this season, and for scoring 15 goals in her past four games while recording her 100th career draw control, Gillen is this week's ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...

Union County Deer Hunt: 229 Deer Harvested in 2021-22 Cull

May 26, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson.

The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in three Plainfield parks yielded 21 deer during the winter cull but none in the fall, Casey ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

NATIONAL -- Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas" and Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark, grew up in Union Township, and graduated from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie ...

YMCA and PTA team up for Colors for Courage 5K

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are coming together this year to host the 'Colors For Courage 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run'. The event will be held in-person on Sunday, May 22 at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, with the 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Participants can register for ...

Scotch Plains Mayor and Council Call for 'Common Sense Gun Reform' and 'De-stigmatizing Mental Health Issues'

May 26, 2022

Dear Editor:

Mere words from political leaders ring hollow at this point. We are beyond the point in our country where our thoughts and prayers are enough. Our natural sympathies and outrage must be met with equal action.

We must respond with meaningful reform. In a nation divided over virtually everything, we must find a way to undertake common sense gun reform and ensure that mental ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

May 28, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service ...

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Sat, June 4, 11:00 AM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Evanescent: an Outdoor Sculpture Show

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Sat, June 11, 5:30 PM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Tricky Tray

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Sat, June 11, 6:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Amalgamations: a Steampunk Collective