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Union Catholic to Host 5K Spooktacular Race on Sat, Oct. 27

October 15, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic High School will host its 8th Annual 5K Spooktacular Run on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Registration fee is $25 if received by Oct. 20 ($30 after October 20 and on race day).

T-shirts will be handed out to the first 250 entrants. Post-race food and refreshments will be available.

There will also be a 1 mile ...

Scenes from 3rd Annual Play for P.I.N.K. Breast Cancer Walk in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains participated in its 3rd annual Play for P.I.N.K. two mile (actually well over three mile) benefit walk for breast cancer research on Saturday morning.

This year marked a record-best for participation as 150 local residents rallied together for the cause despite the morning rain showers.

Among those who participated were Mayor Al Smith, ...

Play for P.I.N.K. 2-Mile Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer Research, Health & Wellness Fair in Scotch Plains on Sat, Oct. 13

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 Play for Pink Two Mile Walk to help fight breast cancer will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a morning check-in starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Alan Augustine Village Green. After the walk there will be a Health & Wellness Fair open to the public on the Village Green. 

Sign up before October 13th to enjoy a reduced registration fee of $15 for ...

JCC Offers Free Cancer Recovery Fitness Program Thanks to Westfield-Based Charity

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With a grant from the Westfield-based Stad’s Crabfest Foundation, the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is offering an eight-week cancer exercise training/recovery program for six qualified individuals who are undergoing or recently underwent treatment for cancer.

The program, which will run from Oct. 23 until Dec. 11, will provide hands-on training with ...

New Jersey Legislature Shows Support for Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day

TRENTON — The New Jersey State Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and its support for the efforts of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by proclaiming October 6 as "Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day" in the state.

The opioid epidemic has continued to inflict unbearable tragedy upon the state. Through the first nine months of 2018, more ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Mallory's Army Invades Scotch Plains-Fanwood with a Message of Hope

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- "Think about the courage it takes to say, 'I’m the most hated kid in school'."

Anti-bullying advocate and founder of Mallory's Army Dianne Grossman addressed a sold-out crowd of 300 that included parents, school administrators, two police chiefs, and Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith at All Saints Church on Tuesday evening.

The ...

Registration Is Open for The Fanwood 5K Super Hero Run & Family Fun Run Sun, Oct. 21

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood 5K Super Hero Run & Family Fun Run returns on Sunday, Oct. 21, at La Grande Park.


The festivities begin with the one-mile Family Fun Run at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K Super Hero Run at 9:30 a.m..
All participating ‘Fun Run’ children will receive a super hero cape and mask, and automatically be entered in a raffle for gift ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

Scotch Plains Parents Share Story of Teen Depression and Suicide, Lessons and Hope at Caring Contact Gathering

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Wendy and Steve Sefcik recently shared the story of their 16-year-old son's struggle with depression and ultimate suicide at a community gathering in Scotch Plains sponsored by crisis listening line Caring Contact and hosted by Scotch Plains residents Marybeth and Steve Lapham.

In the evening's program, "Breaking the Silence: Remembering T.J. – ...


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Record Crowd Participates in Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

October 6, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world ...