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Mount St. Mary Academy's Director of School & College Counseling Presents at Winter Institutes of NYSACAC

Elizabeth Roper, Director of College & School Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, participated and presented at the Winter Institutes of NYSACAC (New York State Association of College Admission Counseling) on January 7 and 14. The events were hosted by Cornell University and Syracuse University, respectively, in a virtual format.

Ms. Roper presented with committee members ...

Your Teen Is Likely Stressed About College—and How They Manage It. Is It All in Their Heads?

I’m a Westfield, New Jersey kid. Well, I was a Westfield, New Jersey kid-- now I’m a 40’s something Westfield, New Jersey resident. Regardless, I know the pressures of going through the school system of a well-to-do town—and it’s not easy. 

So many of my high school clients are currently experiencing the same pressures I felt all those ...

How to Survive Virtual Learning…Again

Due to the surge in Omicron COVID cases, several NJ schools have gone virtual…again. Meaning, for some of us, the New Year is off to a chaotic start…again. 

This time around, we kind of know what to expect as we attempt to juggle careers, remote learning, and sick family members. So, why then does it seem harder for some of us? 

Well, we’re worse for wear. The ...

Teen Addiction to Smartphones Creates an Imbalance in Their Brain Chemistry

Ah, winter break. Kids are home from school, and parents have some vacation time allowing families to spend quality time together. However, it’s also primetime opportunity for arguments to ensue between parents, tweens, and teens. So, if tensions are high in your house, you’re not alone.

All that family togetherness can be an eye-opening experience, which may be prompting you to ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Alumni Impart Advice to Parents, Students

EDISON, NJ -- Six recent graduates from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their insights and experiences in virtual panel discussions with parents and students on Jan. 12. This year’s panel included recent graduates Sydney Johnson of Piscataway (Princeton University), Neil Shah of Edison (Brown University), Jessie Ni of China (Emory University), Brian Machado of Scotch ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Cast List for Musical Grease

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced the cast list for the upcoming Upper School musical Grease. The wildly popular show has begun live rehearsals and is filled with an enthusiastic mix of veterans and newcomers to the stage.

Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains and Raiya Patel of Edison will portray lead characters Danny and Sandy.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Honor Dr. MLK, Jr.’s Legacy

EDISON, NJ -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison have been involved in activities honoring the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Black Student Alliance (BSA), a student-run affinity group in the Upper School that focuses on advocating for black students, promoting black culture, and creating a sense of community to unify students ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Announces Partnership with Global Online Academy

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is excited to announce a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. GOA imagines a future where all students acquire and practice ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Eagle Scout Ranking

EDISON, NJ -- It took longer than expected, but Matt Piccoli of Somerset, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is proud to be following in his father’s footsteps as an Eagle Scout.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge student was on track to achieve this milestone about two years ago, but then the pandemic put everything on hold. He had planned for his project to take place in the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle Schoolers Enjoy Serving as Teachers for the Day

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed the opportunity to share their passion and expertise as a teachers for the day on the final day of classes before Winter Break. The day began with a special Middle School breakfast and was followed by three rotations of offerings, giving the students opportunities to attend multiple sessions.

Topics ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Girls Basketball's Amanda Baylock

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Amanda Baylock can shoot. She can also pass, rebound, and san steal. Just as importantly, she knows how to win.

The versatile sophomore point guard has produced in everyway for the Raiders as the second-year signal caller of the offense, averaging 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Since the beginning of Scotch Plains-Fanwood's three-game ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains Girls 4x200 and 4x400 Track Team

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Whatever is in the water fountain at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, keep giving it to the girls track 4x400 team, because they cannot stop winning.

One spring track season removed from being state champions in the 4x400, the returning trio of Julia Jackson, Grace Kennedy, and Jenai Berry, along with new member Keira Kelly, have once again ...

Wrestling Saint Joseph Defeats Old Bridge, Somerville and Sparta at Quad Meet

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestlers continued their strong performances on Saturday by defeating opponents from Old Bridge, Somerville, and Sparta on Saturday. 

Saint Joseph over Old Bridge, 59-16

106 Zachary Beadling (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Nicholas Duchatellier (Old Bridge) (Fall 0:37)
113 John Whitacre (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Ziyad Ibrahim (Old Bridge) (Fall ...

St. Joseph HS Graduate Punts to Notre Dame After Undergraduate Career at Harvard

CLARK, NJ- Jon Sot, a Clark native, local punting legend and 2018 Saint Joseph High school graduate announced via Twitter this week that he will be joining Notre Dame football as a transferring graduate student in a few months.

“After graduating Harvard University this May, I will be attending the University of Notre Dame as a graduate student transfer for my last season of college ...

Saint Joseph Pins Woodbridge, 61-9, on Senior Night

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestling continued its dominance on the mats with a 61-9 victory over visiting Woodbridge on Senior Night. After the match, head coach Michael Carbone discussed the impact of his seniors on the program:


Aidan Pierce
"Aidan has been a four-year starter for the Falcons but unfortunately had his season end early due to a shoulder injury. Aidan ...

SJHS Hockey Hits Historic 800th Game and 200th Win in Same Night

METUCHEN, NI – It was a milestone day all around for St. Joseph High School’s hockey team on January 12 when the team completed its 800th game as an athletic program for the school. Making the night even more special coach Ryan Carter won his 200th game as head coach of the team.

Carter and Coach Kolodney are foundations in the hockey program at Saint Joseph high school as they are ...

SJHS Announces Seniors of the Month

METUCHEN, NJ - St. Joseph High announced their seniors of the month recently.  This month featured Mekai Matthews and Anthony Wright.

Mathews is a resident of Somerset, NJ and a proud member of the graduating Class of 2022 at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen. Since attending St. Joseph’s, Mekai has come to embrace the importance of servant leadership in academics, ...

Wrestling: Saint Joseph (Metuchen) Downs Sayreville, 62-15

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) dominated Sayreville War Memorial High School, 62-15, at Sayreville on Wednesday, January 12. The Falcons scored victories in all but two matches.

"The mentality we wanted to have going into this year was that we're going to wrestle for six minutes," Saint Joseph (Metuchen) wrestling coach Mike Carbone said.

Plainfield Planning Board Approves 71-Unit Apartment Building

January 23, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of Plainfield's Planning Board unanimously approved Thursday the proposal of a new apartment building at 110-120 West 6th Street (formerly 107-09 W 5th Street) in the TODD South Redevelopment Area, an area that was created to revitalize the area near NJ Transit's Plainfield Station. 

Located in a Transit Oriented Downtown Development zone ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y partners with American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the YMCA, 1340 Martine Ave., in Scotch Plains.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org with sponsor code Fanwood-ScotchPlains.

January is also National Blood Donor ...

Expansion Plans for the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA in 2022

This coming year marks our Y’s 75th anniversary, and I’m most excited about our upcoming building project and the opportunities it will provide to our community. The plan is to add two new fitness studios for spin and yoga; expand our Wellness Center on the first floor and the second floor mezzanine, which will allow us to add more equipment; add in seating for pool viewing (Pool 2) ...

Fanwood's January Update

January 21, 2022

Dear Editor:

A heartfelt thank you to all who volunteered their time and talent for the annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 17. I was privileged to speak at the opening ceremony which, despite being held virtually, was incredibly moving and emotional. Volunteers succeeded in refilling the food pantry at IHM church and accomplished other services. Kudos to the co-chairs of our MLK ...

Track and Field: Plummer, Thompson, Cox, and Bonn Excel For Union Catholic at New Balance Games

January 24, 2022

NEW YORK, NY -- Union Catholic's Myles Plummer, Ajanae Thompson, Taylor Cox and Alexandra Bonn all produced eye-popping performances at Saturday's New Balance Games at the New York Armory.

Plummer, a senior, won the 1,000-meter run in 2:28.95, the fastest time by a New Jersey runner this season and No. 3 in the nation this season. Plummer's time is No. 2 in UC ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, January 27, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Program), Scotch Plains

“The Incredible Journey of Water: Our Local ...

Education Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden


Fri, January 28, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library (Virtual Program), Scotch Plains

Virtual Balance Awareness Class with Yasmin Ofek

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Sat, January 29, 9:00 AM

Echo Lake Church of Christ, Westfield

Free Covid-19 Rapid Test Kit Distribution

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