Category: Featured

Writer’s Block: Bloom, Baby, Bloom!

Last week’s summer weather tease was all it took to push some of us over the edge to do the unthinkable and wear open-toed sandals in March. I can still hear the gasps among fashion traditionalists who also hold tight to the belief that no one should wear white after Labor Day.

Waterfront Athletic Fields Open

ELIZABETH — Union County Freeholder Daniel Sullivan (red shirt) joined Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage, City Council members, young athletes and their families at the ribbon cutting officially opening the new synthetic fields at the Waterfront Athletic Fields on Front Street in Elizabeth.

CDC Report Finds 1 In 49 Children In NJ Identified With Autism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States, and 1 in 49 children in New Jersey, have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released today. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified.

Put Your Tax Refund To Work

If you’re among the millions of Americans expecting an income tax refund this year, you’ve probably already filed your 2011 return and are eagerly awaiting the money. But if you haven’t already mentally spent your refund on a guilty pleasure, here are several great ways to better put that money to work for you:

Movie Review: “The Hunger Games” Feeds On The Frenzy

I’m baffled. I have followed Linsanity with rapt joy, agonized over where Messrs. Manning and Tebow would buy their next split levels, and was plum torn up when the Kardashian-Humphries nuptials fell apart. How then, I ask, did “The Hunger Games” phenomenon, now a theater-packing film by Gary Ross, totally fly under my radar?