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Snowfall Set for Saturday in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Weather Service Says

January 17, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Plan on slippery conditions Saturday.

The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow will fall across the region.

The predication came in a Winter Weather advisory issued at 3:54 a.m. Friday.

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Beware 50 MPH Wind Gusts Expected in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Thursday: Weather Service

WESTFIELD, NJ — Drivers should beware of windy weather forecast for Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

A wind advisory in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday predicts 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts of up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said.

“Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle,” the Weather Service statement ...

Weather Service: Gusty Winds, Possible Power Outages in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — A wind advisory has been issued for the area until 1 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service announced.

Wind gusts of up to 43 miles per hour could blow around unsecured objects, the Weather Service warned, and tree limbs could be blown down, resulting in a few power outages. 

The Weather Service predicts sunny skies and a high of 67 ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Lettuce Eat Salad

January 12, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

The days following the holiday season can be rather heavy — we’re heavy hearted that the celebrations are all over and heavier in the waistline from enjoying every last bite of the festivities. 

In New Jersey it’s difficult to say no to tasty treats like Christmas ...

Ice Pops & Elderberry Syrup: NJ Entrepreneur Gathers Fans as She Rolls with Seasons

When Pamela Beardslee started Puras Paletas, she assumed demand for her gourmet ice pops would drop with the temperature. The entrepreneur had a plan, though. To get through the winter, she would launch a sister business called Elderberry Kitchen and sell homeopathic immune boosters and cold remedies.

But after her first summer selling popsicles made with organic fruit and ...

12-Year-Old NJ Boy to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Kids Baking Championship’

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

Anthony Fontanez is not one to give up. After two unsuccessful tries, the 12-year-old Belmar youngster will compete in the new season of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.”

The St. Rose Grammar School seventh-grader is among 12 young bakers from across the country chosen for the competition show, which premieres at 9 ...

Opening New Doors & Expanding Access to Care

Among the stories you'll see on the latest AtlantiCast...

Atlantic Health System is making it easier than ever for pediatric patients to access care and a new partnership will help expand health care options in Somerset County!

For more, visit www.AtlantiCast.org!

 

 

Overlook Foundation Named to Prestigious National List of High Performers in Health Care Philanthropy

The Overlook Foundation, which supports the high-quality care of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, was recognized in the Community Hospital category of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) 2019 High Performer’s list, a designation given to less than 100 philanthropic organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

The Overlook Foundation, ...

Westfield Man Caught with Huge Cache of Child Pornography Sentenced to 10 Years

January 17, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Westfield man caught with over 4,000 child pornography files was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, authorities said.

Gregory L. Brown, 38, a resident of John Street, near the border of Scotch Plains, previously pled guilty to one count of first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, the statement from acting Union County ...

Legendary Rutgers Quarterback Richard Policastro Dies at 72

January 16, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Richard Policastro, a big-armed quarterback and gifted athlete who passed his way into the Rutgers record book and the university's Athletics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 72.

He passed away Saturday after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week, according to a report from the university.

Policastro is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Debbie, son-in-law ...

Should Stepparents Discipline Their Stepchildren?

Parenting is never easy, having a blended family with biological children and stepchildren makes parenting even more challenging. As families are blended new challenges arise and the family has to define new roles and responsibilities. Finding the right balance can be extremely difficult.

When you first bring everyone together, kids are trying to figure out their place… where they ...

Why The Short Days of Winter Make Us SAD

The rush and excitement of the holiday season is now over. Now we are facing 71 more days before we can welcome Spring 2020. 

For some of us the winter months are the most difficult as we are confined to our homes and not as active as when we have sunny, warm temperatures. Changes in the seasons can sometimes be related to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you are affected by ...

What Is in Store for Scotch Plains as the Union County Democrat Machine Marches Forward?

January 14, 2020

Dear Editor:

It was quite disheartening to see re-election politics appear so early in the year as it did during the Scotch Plains Council re-organization meeting on January 7th.  With the Democrats in control 3 to 2, Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo flexed his political muscle knowing he had the votes to replace the current Affordable Housing and Redevelopment attorney Jeffrey Lehrer, as ...

New Year's Resolutions - Don't Overdo It

January 14, 2020

When the New Year begins, people begin to set goals and make resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often, or getting into "better shape" are all common. These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is great for your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood.

 

However, ramping up your activity level too quickly after a holiday ...

Girls Basketball: Johnson Pumps in 23 Points to Spark Union Catholic to Victory Over Union

January 17, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Madison Johnson pumped in 23 points and Union Catholic opened a huge early lead when the Vikings rolled to a 54-11 victory over Union on Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings, who improved to a very impressive 8-2 on the season under veteran coach Kathy Matthews, left little doubt about the outcome of this game by taking a 21-0 lead after the first quarter. UC led 29-3 at ...

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