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Clark High School Senior Dies; Counselors Provide Support to Classmates

January 9, 2018

CLARK, NJ — Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School are mourning a classmate who died Monday evening. 

“I am writing to you with great sadness that one of our ALJ seniors passed away this evening. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends,” Clark's School Superintendent Ed Grande wrote in a letter to parents Monday night.

The ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

January 4, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an eight-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

The New Tax Plan: When It Comes To Real Estate, There are Still Winners

Let’s see who wins and who may lose.

We have all heard a lot about the new tax plan. Depending on your individual financial situation, you may have a positive or negative take on the tax bill. But how does it impact real estate? That also depends on a few things, like where you are buying a house, how much money you have, and what you intend to do with it.

The new tax plan has had a ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Trump’s Comments Targeting Immigrants from Africa and Central America

January 14, 2018

Dear Editor:

Donald Trump continues to make clear what many of us knew to be true in throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle: he is a racist whose bigotry and ignorance guide his decision-making.

For far too long, his allies and validators have excused his shameful behavior and discriminatory policies, refusing to hold him to the standard of the Office of the President.

This ...

Learning the Warning Signs to Prevent Teen Suicides

January 10, 2018

Losing a child to suicide is one of the most devastating, heartbreaking and life changing events that impact a family’s life forever. Parents, siblings, family, friends and community are all affected by the loss and our community mourns.

How can teen suicides be prevented? 

Parents question and blame themselves for not having seen the warning signs. Understanding ...

Boys Basketball: Union Catholic Celebrates Alumni Reunion Day with Win over North 13th Street Tech

January 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Riding the hot early shooting of Ibn Lynn and Isaiah Hill, Union Catholic  jumped out to big early lead on the way to 62-42 victory over North 13th Street Tech in front of a big group of former UC players who gathered for a Basketball Alumni Reunion on Saturday.

The Vikings, now 8-4 on the season, opened the game with a 15-0 run and ...

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