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Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Expected Winter Storm

December 16, 2020

State Offices to Close Beginning at 1:00 P.M. Today for Non-Weather Essential Personnel

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 2:00 p.m. in response to the expected winter storm.

Hazardous conditions are expected to begin late Wednesday afternoon and continue through ...

Scotch Plains Snow Plow Information

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A reminder to residents from the Scotch Plains Department of Public Property about snow removal:

As a reminder to our residents, the Scotch Plains Department of Public Property’s policy is to begin plowing once there are 2-3” of snow on the ground.

Each storm is different & analyzed accordingly. DPP supervisors work closely with the offices of ...

How to Prepare for the Expected Winter Storm in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood is bracing for the first major snowstorm of the season. According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday night is when most areas of New Jersey will receive the peak impact from this storm.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 2:00 p.m. until Thursday, Dec. 17, at 1:00 p.m. Temperatures on ...

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How to Live with Uncertainty

SCOTCH PLAINS-- Many of us are feeling the anxiety of not knowing what is coming our way.  The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, our government, relationships and of course our mental and physical health. It is natural to want to feel safe.  The fear of uncertainty can leave us feeling very stressed, depressed and ...

HOPE

We have all been through a challenging 2020 and some of us have lost loved ones during the pandemic.  

Let’s be hopeful that this New Year the Covid vaccine and   the federal help for businesses and the unemployed it will bring us good health, safety and prosperity. 

From our family at The Hellenic Therapy Center to yours, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Healthy ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Running Food Drive for MLK Day

EDISON-- In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is holding a food drive. Although the pandemic has prevented the school from hosting its fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on campus, the school remains committed to supporting his dreams of friendship, peace, love, equal opportunity and unity.

W+H families will ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Winter Teams Begin Practice

EDISON-- The basketball and cheer teams at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison began practice on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Middle School basketball players worked out in Plumeri Gym from 3:15-4:15, with Upper School athletes taking the courts afterward. Cheer teams in both divisions conducted their practice sessions on the stage in the Berry Performing Arts Center. All athletes wore masks ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Alumni Share Experiences on College Day

EDISON--Seven recent graduates from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a virtual panel discussion on Zoom and answered questions about the college process and their transition from high school on Young Alumni College Day. Separate discussions with W+H juniors and seniors were moderated by Chris Teare, Director of College Counseling, and Sarah Honan, Associate Director of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

January 14, 2021

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

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Mocktails are the Key to Enjoying Dry January — Try Ginger ‘Mock-jito’ Recipe

NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be healthier.

Originating in the UK as an advocacy campaign, the wellness trend started with just 4,000 people ...

New Salad Dressing Recipes to Perk Up Your Healthy Meals

There’s nothing like a nice crispy salad to make eating well feel like fun, but the right dressing can mean the difference between so-so and spectacular.

Below, gather a few ingredients together and whip up some easy new dressings that will make your salads sing:

Zingy Lemon Vinaigrette: In a jar, combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil. Add a dab to a spoonful of ...

Restaurant Workers Share How You Can Help Business Survive This Winter

NEW JERSEY — Restaurant staff are up against more than the flood of holiday reservations and takeout orders this winter. A rise in New Jersey coronavirus cases and temperatures too low for most outdoor dining are creating the perfect storm in an already tough year for the state’s eateries.

We asked people in the restaurant business how patrons can help their local spots weather ...

Deer Hunt Opponents Protest at Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park

January 10, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Organized by the Animal Initiative Committee, a group of concerned residents gathered at the entrance to Cedar Brook Park Sunday to sign a petition and protest a deer hunt that is currently underway in Plainfield.

In 2018, the last time a hunt was conducted at the Cushing Road Retention Basis, hunters took ten deer.

Then, at a council meeting in September 2019, ...

Murphy Orders U.S. and NJ Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff on Jan 11 in Honor of Officer Brian Sicknick

January 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan. 6.

In a statement, Murphy said: 

“United States Capitol Police Officer ...

In Fanwood and Scotch Plains, While We Often Disagree, We Resolve Our Disagreements with Words

January 8, 2021

Dear Editor:
 
The insurgency we witnessed at our Nation’s Capitol this week was a shattering display of disregard for the important values that bind us as a nation. This horrific and violent riot has left death and injuries in its wake. Those who stormed the Capitol, came to usurp President-Elect Joe Biden's victory and their actions were fueled by the words of our current ...

Faith

January 5, 2021

This time of year is important for many reasons.  Not only due to the holidays but also the start of the new year.  Many will reflect on the past, as well as the future and many will do so through the prism of faith.

Faith can mean different things to different people. For many, it is religious, but not for all. People will cling to what they need to get through these ...

A Plant-Based Dinner Is Good for Your Health and the Planet

January 15, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ -- Cutting down on meat is good for your health and the planet. And it can be simple and delicious.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway's Diane Weeks, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, will show you how to prepare a plant-based dinner that's satisfying and most important, delicious.

Ms. Weeks, who is known ...

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