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The 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count Starts This Week

December 12, 2017

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This year’s Christmas Bird Count is about to begin—and the data you report has a real and measurable effect on the course of conservation. 

One of Audubon’s signature programs, the CBC has collected more than a century’s worth of community observations that provide a foundation for large-scale conservation action. When the American ...

Wrestling: Highlanders Not Looking For Sympathy This Season

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After one of the more successful offseasons in head coach Rick Ortega’s five years at the school, Ortega and his Governor Livingston Highlanders wrestling squad are raring to get the 2017-2018 season started.

 The Highlanders are especially raring to make amends for last season’s 11-15 record.

 “We are looking forward to seeing ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Mulls Adding Subscription Bus Service

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Subscription bus service for students who live too close to school to be eligible for bus service may be available in the future.

A question about whether this could be an option for residents who have trouble getting their children back and forth to school because of conflicts with the parent’s work schedule was raised by a resident at a Board of Education ...

Snow Didn't Stop Santa's Visit to Berkeley Heights YMCA

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A little snow doesn't stop Santa from delivering toys on Christmas Eve, and it didn't delay his visit to the Berkeley Heights YMCA on Saturday to visit with the families who attended the Breakfast with Santa, either.

Breakfast with Santa at the Berkeley Heights YMCA was filled with excited children and families as they waited for  the ...

Snow Didn't Stop Santa's Visit to Berkeley Heights YMCA

December 11, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A little snow doesn't stop Santa from delivering toys on Christmas Eve, and it didn't delay his visit to the Berkeley Heights YMCA on Saturday to visit with the families who attended the Breakfast with Santa, either.

Breakfast with Santa at the Berkeley Heights YMCA was filled with excited children and families as they waited for  the ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Annual Family Holiday Concert on Dec. 17

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will continue its 2017-2018 season with its annual Family Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec.17. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. at New Providence High School, and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles and special guests. Admission is free, but donations gratefully ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Installs New Officers and Board at Holiday Party

December 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce elected its 2018 Board of Directors and Officers at its annual holiday party on Wednesday evening at CWI.design in New Providence. 

Outgoing Chair Mike Shapiro, founder and CEO of TAPinto, thanked the 2017 Directors and Officers for their service and the Chamber membership for their support.  He discussed a series ...

The Great Berkeley Heights “Battle of the Bulbs” Competition Announced

Editor's note: To nominate a home, click here.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - If you believe your outdoor holiday decorating skills deserve a little fanfare, whether it’s your first time decorating or you are bringing out your inner Clark W. Griswold (Christmas Vacation), you are invited to share the holiday spirit by decorating your home and yard for the inaugural Suburban Chamber of ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Mulls Adding Subscription Bus Service

December 11, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Subscription bus service for students who live too close to school to be eligible for bus service may be available in the future.

A question about whether this could be an option for residents who have trouble getting their children back and forth to school because of conflicts with the parent’s work schedule was raised by a resident at a Board of Education ...

Berkeley Heights School District Placed on the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights School District is one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Berkeley Heights had to, since 2015, increase the number of Governor Livingston High ...

GL Girls Cross Country Team Honored for State Sectional Win by Berkeley Heights Board of Education

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Girls Cross Country Team of Governor Livingston High School were honored by the Board of Education for their accomplishments during the year, in particular winning the State Sectionals for the first time.

Team Members include Keren Amkraut, Angela Bonetti, Valerie Diamond, Evelyn Doskoch, Mackenzie Lloyd, Caroline Mondelli, Rachel Mustacchi, Katelynn ...

Communications Committee to Discuss Be Heard Survey Results on Dec. 11

December 10, 2017

BERKEKLEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of the public are invited to a special, open meeting of the Communications Committee to learn the results of a town-wide survey at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, in Town Hall, 29 Park Ave., in the back room, unless there is a big crowd, in which case the meeting will be in the courtroom.

During the Tuesday, Dec. 5, meeting, Councilman Peter Bavoso said all the ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Investigates Complaint Against Dispatcher About Hang Ups on Two 911 Calls

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Police Department recently conducted an Internal Affairs Investigation of the way in which a police dispatcher handled a 911 call after receiving a complaint from a retired Maryland State Trooper that the 911 dispatcher hung up on him twice.

The caller was a former Virginia State Police Officer and Maryland State Trooper Reginald Garrett. He attended the ...

Berkeley Heights Claims Former Council Candidate Broke State Law

Edited on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:35 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The township’s attorney has complained to the county prosecutor that a former candidate for Township Council has violated state law.

A letter from attorney Joe Sordillo alleges that Edmund "Thomas" Maciejewski's recent Initiative and Referendum Petition – seeking changes to the ...

Wrestling: Highlanders Not Looking For Sympathy This Season

December 12, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After one of the more successful offseasons in head coach Rick Ortega’s five years at the school, Ortega and his Governor Livingston Highlanders wrestling squad are raring to get the 2017-2018 season started.

 The Highlanders are especially raring to make amends for last season’s 11-15 record.

 “We are looking forward to seeing ...

Gov. Livingston Athletic Community Gives Back to Support Fellow Highlander Diagnosed with Cancer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It didn't take long for the Gov. Livingston community to step in to help the Coyle family, who was going through a difficult time this past fall when their son William, a sophomore at Gov. Livingston High School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in August.

William is a member of the cross county team and brother to GL girls varsity senior ...

GL Girls Cross Country Team Honored for State Sectional Win by Berkeley Heights Board of Education

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Girls Cross Country Team of Governor Livingston High School were honored by the Board of Education for their accomplishments during the year, in particular winning the State Sectionals for the first time.

Team Members include Keren Amkraut, Angela Bonetti, Valerie Diamond, Evelyn Doskoch, Mackenzie Lloyd, Caroline Mondelli, Rachel Mustacchi, Katelynn ...

Grain & Cane Food Truck Brings Sneak Preview to Satuday's Winter Walk

December 1, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Grain & Cane Bar & Table scheduled to open March 2018 in the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights will preview their cuisine at the Winter Walk on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit the Grain & Cane Bar & Table Food Truck that will be located in the Sadal Win Cellar parking lot at 440-442 Springfield Avenue for a taste and ...

American Legion Post 433 Holds Annual Cookie Walk

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Prepare to be amazed at the quality and quantity of cookies that will be available at the Annual Cookie Walk.

Bakers are encouraged to bake up some special treats as a donation for this benefit from which all proceeds go to The Christopher B. Cosgrove III, USMC Memorial Fund.

A $5 donation allows participants to walk around the cookie-filled tables and ...

The 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count Starts This Week

December 12, 2017

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This year’s Christmas Bird Count is about to begin—and the data you report has a real and measurable effect on the course of conservation. 

One of Audubon’s signature programs, the CBC has collected more than a century’s worth of community observations that provide a foundation for large-scale conservation action. When the American ...

Gov. Livingston Athletic Community Gives Back to Support Fellow Highlander Diagnosed with Cancer

December 10, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It didn't take long for the Gov. Livingston community to step in to help the Coyle family, who was going through a difficult time this past fall when their son William, a sophomore at Gov. Livingston High School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in August.

William is a member of the cross county team and brother to GL girls varsity senior ...

Berkeley Heights Plans Hanukkah Party Following Menorah Lighting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join in a Hanukkah Celebration  from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. The party begins at 4:30 p.m. in Peppertown Park, at Plainfield and Sherman Avenue, when residents and friends take part in the township's Second Annual Menorah Lighting.

After the Menorah Lighting, everyone will gather at the Recreation Center by the Town Hall, where there will be latkes and ...

Relay 2018 Returns to Governor Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018 Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit will be returning to Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on June 2-3.

"We are excited about the possibility of Relay for Life returning to Governor Livingston High School in 2018.  This event is an integral part of our community and an incredible ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

December 7, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Providence Celebrates Third Anniversary with Gala Holiday Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providence Health and Fitness invites the public to their third anniversary Holiday Party on Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate their third anniversary at their unique holistic facility at 18 South Street in New Providence..

“When we started, we wanted to create an all-inclusive health and fitness facility that provided folks with a wide variety ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Registration Begins Dec. 9 For Winter Riding Lessons at Lord Stirling

December 4, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J. 

Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience.  The ...

Equus Film Festival Winners

A total of 83 filmmakers, artists and authors were honored with WINNIE Awards at the 2017 EQUUS Film Festival in New York City on Nov. 17-19.

They came from near and far with close to 50 there to receive their WINNIES in person.

FILMS

1. Equestrian Music Video – JAR – I Ride Horses

2. Equestrian Music Video – Short – Lynny Price – Ride it Out- A Song for ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

December 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

New Providence Police Chief Addresses 'Questionable' Traffic Stop Incident

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Jr. has provided a statement in response to Monday's recount of a "questionable" traffic stop by Officer Guerreiro at a borough council meeting by a former out-of-state trooper. The former trooper addressed the Mayor and Council claiming the stop was questionable and based on racial profiling.

The ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars are not yet ...

Chatham Borough Engineer: Where will the 8,900 Cars Go if Hillside Avenue is Turned into a Cul-de-sac?

November 28, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave summed up the conundrum before Chatham residents and council members when it comes to the prospect of turning Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac: "Where are the cars going to go?"

Chatham Township's move to rezone the 30-acre Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family homes has ignited a push-back reaction ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

December 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School Announces The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, at 419 South Street, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge.  Father Daniel, as he likes to be called, celebrated his first service at St. Andrew’s on Nov. 19.

Fr. Daniel comes to New Providence after serving as Assistant Rector of Christ Church ...

Berkeley Heights Plans Hanukkah Party Following Menorah Lighting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join in a Hanukkah Celebration  from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. The party begins at 4:30 p.m. in Peppertown Park, at Plainfield and Sherman Avenue, when residents and friends take part in the township's Second Annual Menorah Lighting.

After the Menorah Lighting, everyone will gather at the Recreation Center by the Town Hall, where there will be latkes and ...

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Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health

December 11, 2017

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.” I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

December 12, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...

The Mayor's Roundtable December Edition: Township Master Plan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join Mayor Robert Woodruff as he films the latest edition of The Mayor’s Roundtable at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 4 at City Hall.  The December’s show is an in-depth discussion with the Township Planner regarding the land use element of the Township Master Plan which establishes the vision of the Township.

“Direct information from City ...

Chatham Rotary Club Offers Luminary Kits

Luminary Kits are now available. The Chatham Rotary is proud to be offering luminary kits again this year. We would not be able to do this fundraiser without the continued and generous support of Chatham Moving & Storage. For many years they have generously helped us with unloaded and storing 10 pallets of kitty litter!! We all appreciate the help of ShopRite of Chatham. The kits ...

New Jersey Veterans Eligible for Income Tax Exemption

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like veterans to know they may be eligible for an exemption on their income taxes this year.

Military veterans honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty by the last day of the tax year are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on their Income Tax return.

Spouses and civil union partners are ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as First Snowfall of the Season Arrives on Saturday

December 8, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - - The first snowfall of the season will be arriving on Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service(NWS) in New York. 

A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the NWS advisory, Union County can expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with the possibility of ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 11, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, December 12

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, December 13

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, December 13, 6:00 PM

Congregation Ohr Shalom, Summit

Candlelight Vigil Against Gun Violence

Law & Justice Religions And Spirituality

Thu, December 14

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, December 14, 7:30 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Troubleshoot & Fix Your Computer

Arts & Entertainment

Berkeley Heights U10 Boys Soccer Team Captures Championship at 5v5 Winter Tournament

CARLSTADT, NJ - Berkeley Heights Team Azzurri U10 boys soccer team took home the Sofive 5v5 Winter Tournament Series Championship in Carlstadt on Saturday.

The team defeated SABA NYC, 1-1, and Wayne, 2-1, and tied Wykcoff Y, 1-1, to advance to the championship game.The team defeated Fort Lee, 3-1, in the championship game.

Team Azzurri players: Sammy Bartiromo, ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Market Forecasts: Helpful or Useless?

The financials industry spends a lot of time and money on preparing stock and bond market forecasts – especially at this time of year --  but are they “helpful” or “useless” when it comes to making investment decisions?  In my opinion, most of these forecasts have little predictive power. In other words, they’re useless in terms of providing ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...