Overlook rheumatologist recognized by Arthritis Foundation

SUMMIT, N.J. — As a harpist, Cecelia Chartoff needs her hands to be in good working order, but it’s not always easy for the performer, who has rheumatoid arthritis. The chronic autoimmune disorder affects the joints and can also attack other body systems. However, Chartoff rarely misses a performance and she credits her reliability to […]

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University has received accreditation for a new graduate program in genetic counseling, paving the way for students to begin coursework next autumn, the school announced in an Oct. 25 press release. The master of science degree in genetic counseling will be offered through the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Rahway ‘Spooktacular’

Rain doesn’t dampen Rahway ‘Spooktacular’

RAHWAY, N.J. — Parade floats with pirate ships, skulls and skeletons lurked outside. The Joker and another frightening-looking clown walked about inside. The annual Halloween Spooktacular at Rahway’s Recreation Center on Oct. 31 was where Rahway residents of all ages came out in their costumed — from the silly to macabre — best. Red-striped tents […]

Hartz Mountain sues over 750 Walnut property

CRANFORD, N.J. — Hartz Mountain Industries is suing the municipality regarding the Cranford Township Committee’s decision to reject its request to rezone its property at 750 Walnut Ave. for residential use. Hartz Mountain is not seeking a “builder’s remedy” option under the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Mount Laurel rulings, but claims in its suit, which […]

Linden parents, teachers hear about vaping risks

Linden parents, teachers hear about vaping risks

LINDEN, N.J. — Parents and teachers must be aware of marketing campaigns by companies selling vaping products if they want to keep their children and students from picking up the e-cigarette habit, according to a social worker at a community meeting in the Wilson Pond Building on Oct. 28. Sean Foley, the assistant director of […]

Parents complain about lack of aides

Parents complain about lack of aides

UNION, N.J. — Parents, grandparents and residents complained at the Oct. 15 school board meeting that the board’s August agreement with the teachers union reversing its spring decision to outsource paraprofessionals has left the district short of the aides needed to assist with special needs students. “Over 60 percent of the paras lost their benefits,” […]

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

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