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Gov. Livingston to Host Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thurs., April 26

April 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the first collaboration of its kind, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (EC) is partnering with Governor Livingston High School (GL) to host the first annual Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m., at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. The event, which is open to the entire Berkeley Heights community, ...

Anything Floral Celebrates 25 Years in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - If you’ve ever walked into Anything Floral you would have most likely encountered the driving force behind the 25-year establishment, Cheri Pertesis. The proprietor and head designer is so busy and energetic that she never sits down, literally. There are exactly no chairs in the designing area at Anything Floral; it is business only in the back room, but in the ...

Baseball: Bash Brothers Danny and Andy Serretti Power Gov. Livingston Past Union 10-1

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Danny Serretti and his younger brother Andy combined for three home runs and 7 RBI as the Highlanders blasted their way past the Union Farmers 10-1,Tuesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

Andy Serretti hit the first of the Highlanders four home runs when he connected for a two run shot in the third inning, erasing a 1-0 ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, Saturday, April 28

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Police Lobby at 29 Park Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

April 23, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Highlanders March in Mountainside Youth Baseball/Softball Parade

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - If there were a contest for the most fun-filled family event in the Borough of Mountainside, many would agree that opening day for Mountainside Youth Baseball/Softball would win by a mile – which is about how far boys and girls have marched for the past 65 years in the parade down Wood Valley Road to the Major League Field.

Leading the way on a crisp but sunny ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

Anything Floral Celebrates 25 Years in Berkeley Heights

April 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - If you’ve ever walked into Anything Floral you would have most likely encountered the driving force behind the 25-year establishment, Cheri Pertesis. The proprietor and head designer is so busy and energetic that she never sits down, literally. There are exactly no chairs in the designing area at Anything Floral; it is business only in the back room, but in the ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce launched a new Lunch and Learn series last week at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern in Summit. The lunch was sponsored by Suburban Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Marcella Gencarelli and Lakeland Bank. 

Paul Hatrak, a certified Business Coach, led the room of 30 business professionals with an interactive discussion on how ...

Change is Happening in Berkeley Heights: Suburban Chamber of Commerce Hears from Mayor and Council

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce has been building its presence in Berkeley Heights through monthly breakfasts held on the third Friday of the month. About 75 local business and civic leaders attended the April networking meeting. 

The theme of these meetings are really to be known, said Dr. Patrick Smith, Vice Chairman of the Suburban Chamber of ...

Gov. Livingston to Host Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thurs., April 26

April 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the first collaboration of its kind, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (EC) is partnering with Governor Livingston High School (GL) to host the first annual Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m., at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. The event, which is open to the entire Berkeley Heights community, ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club sweeps up Sandy Hook

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 21, 30 students from Governor Livingston's Interact Club participated in the annual Clean Action Ocean environmental efforts to reduce pollution along the beaches of Sandy Hook State Park. The event is part of the annual Clean Action Ocean (COA) efforts to reduce debris along NJ coastlines. 

According to COA's website, "The ...

Primrose School of Berkeley Heights Holds Open House Saturday, April 28

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Primrose School of Berkeley Heights will be hosting an Open House on Saturday April 28, featuring tours of our school and providing families with information on our research- informed approach to learning for children of ages Infant-Kindergarten.  We invite you to find out what sets Primrose apart in helping children develop a lifelong love of learning. During this ...

Change is Happening in Berkeley Heights: Suburban Chamber of Commerce Hears from Mayor and Council

April 23, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce has been building its presence in Berkeley Heights through monthly breakfasts held on the third Friday of the month. About 75 local business and civic leaders attended the April networking meeting. 

The theme of these meetings are really to be known, said Dr. Patrick Smith, Vice Chairman of the Suburban Chamber of ...

Baseball: Bash Brothers Danny and Andy Serretti Power Gov. Livingston Past Union 10-1

April 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Danny Serretti and his younger brother Andy combined for three home runs and 7 RBI as the Highlanders blasted their way past the Union Farmers 10-1,Tuesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

Andy Serretti hit the first of the Highlanders four home runs when he connected for a two run shot in the third inning, erasing a 1-0 ...

Laxer Andrew Cahill has been named Delicious Heights Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Junior attackman Andrew Cahill has already tallied 30 goals and 9 assists, leading Gov. Livingston Boys Lacrosse to their successful 4-3 early season record. Cahill consistently scores multiple goals a game, reaching as high as 10 points scored against Parsippany.

For his consistent excellence on the attack, Andrew Cahill has been named Delicious ...

Softball: Pair Of Victories Propel Highlanders to Tournament Championship

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In Saturday’s four-team tournament, the Governor Livingston softball team captured a pair of wins that included a 9-2 victory over Summit in the first round and a 6-1 victory over Columbia in the final. The Highlanders now own a 7-2 record thanks to the pair of victories.

The Highlanders received a strong pitching performance from Julian Lopes in the ...

Gov. Livingston to Host Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thurs., April 26

April 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the first collaboration of its kind, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (EC) is partnering with Governor Livingston High School (GL) to host the first annual Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m., at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. The event, which is open to the entire Berkeley Heights community, ...

Community Groups Combine Efforts to Remove Hundreds of Pounds of Litter from Snyder Park and Two Water Basins

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Continuing on their quest to clean up and beautify their town, Berkeley Heights residents gathered litter found in and around two waters basins in Cinnamon Ridge, one adjacent to Grassman Lane and the other adjacent to Pinnel Court, on Saturday, April 7 as well as in Snyder Park on Thursday, April 12.  Both efforts resulted in over 150 pounds of recyclables and ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

April 23, 2018

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club sweeps up Sandy Hook

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 21, 30 students from Governor Livingston's Interact Club participated in the annual Clean Action Ocean environmental efforts to reduce pollution along the beaches of Sandy Hook State Park. The event is part of the annual Clean Action Ocean (COA) efforts to reduce debris along NJ coastlines. 

According to COA's website, "The ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, Saturday, April 28

April 25, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Police Lobby at 29 Park Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Nominate Your Mom in Skin Deep's 'Best Mom Ever' Contest

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa is having a "Best Mom Ever" essay contest. All fourth through eighth graders are invited to write an essay to convince Skin Deep as to why you think your mom is the best!

Skin Deep Salon and Spa of New Providence will read all entries submitted by April 30, 2018 and select the winners of a Signature Spa Retreat.

Entries can be hand ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, Saturday, April 28

April 25, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Police Lobby at 29 Park Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to ...

Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 23, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

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Union County College’s Drama Club to Present “12 Angry Jurors”

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Drama Club will be performing for their spring show the play, “12 Angry Jurors,” as adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose. The play is based on the same plot as “12 Twelve Angry Men,” but by being named “12 Angry Jurors” both men and women appear in the ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the cardboard ...

The Mayor Addresses a Question on Tax Credits for Businesses

April 25, 2018

Some citizens have suggested that Berkeley Heights and any other New Jersey municipality can and should grant “tax breaks” or “tax credits” in the hopes of enticing businesses downtown. However, the law is clear and it does NOT allow municipalities to give “tax credits” to businesses.

Article VIII of the New Jersey State Constitution, Section 1 states, ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...