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Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Collegiate Riding: NCEA Releases Rankings By Event

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on Jan. 16, the first set of NCEA Event Rankings for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

In the summer of 2017, the NCEA Board of Directors approved a change to the National Championship format which includes four Event titles that will be included in the April 2018 NCEA National ...

More than 1,000 Participate in Westfield’s Women’s March

WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country.

“It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee Schaefer, one of the organizers, said.

The marchers began ...

Somerville: Immaculata’s Tashawn Bower (’13) Heads to NFL Conference Final with Vikings teammates

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.”

It was to be the final play of the game; the Vikings were on the short end of a 24-23 score in last ...

Actor Frederick Morsell Returns to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights

January 17, 2018

On Thursday, January 11, acclaimed actor Frederick Morsell returned to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights to perform his one-man show, “Presenting “Frederick Douglass: the Early Years.” Mr. Morsell has been visiting the school annually since 1988 to present his show to the eight-graders.

He gave a powerful performance as Douglass as an adult, looking back on his ...

Governor Livingston Alumna Donnie Kanter Winokur in Town for Book Signing of Memoir, 'Chancer - How One Good Boy Saved Another'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston graduate and former Berkeley Heights resident, Donnie Kanter Winokur, is thrilled to be heading back to Berkeley Heights next week to see old friends and sign copies of her new book, “Chancer-How One Good Boy Saved Another,” a touching memoir that was published in 2017.

In her years at Governor Livingston, Winokur was deeply involved ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Actor Frederick Morsell Returns to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights

January 17, 2018

On Thursday, January 11, acclaimed actor Frederick Morsell returned to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights to perform his one-man show, “Presenting “Frederick Douglass: the Early Years.” Mr. Morsell has been visiting the school annually since 1988 to present his show to the eight-graders.

He gave a powerful performance as Douglass as an adult, looking back on his ...

How One Paterson Teacher Sparked an Education Revolution

PATERSON, NJ- For nearly six decades, Ms. Jane Silverstein has brought her special brand of teaching to the Paterson Public School system. As a teacher, Chair of the Science Department, and founder of the STEM Academy at JFK, she has left a distinct mark on the lives of thousands of students. But, according to some within the school, her work has had a much more far-reaching effect. 

To ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Hears Updates On Subscription Busing, Safe Routes to School, More

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Bad weather postponed two Board of Education meetings this month, but on Thursday, Jan. 11, the board held its first meeting of 2018. Only six people attended the meeting.

School Business Administrator and Board Secretary Donna Felezzola, who was sitting in a place normally occupied by Board President Doug Reinstein, asked Bill Cassano and ...

More than 1,000 Participate in Westfield’s Women’s March

January 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country.

“It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee Schaefer, one of the organizers, said.

The marchers began ...

Berkeley Heights Executing Request For Proposals for the Redevelopment Of Municipal Owned Properties

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Those interested in keeping track of the timeline related to the development of the Municipal Complex and Hamilton Avenue properties, can learn what’s happening from a the township issued press release on progress so far.

“The township has issued one Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the Municipal Complex and plans to ...

Somerville: Immaculata’s Tashawn Bower (’13) Heads to NFL Conference Final with Vikings teammates

January 20, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.”

It was to be the final play of the game; the Vikings were on the short end of a 24-23 score in last ...

Wrestling: Watchung Hills Warriors Roll Past Governor Livingston Highlanders To Remain Unbeaten in Season

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ-  The Watchung Hills High School Warriors came into the action Friday night with an unbeaten record as a team and looked to continue building on their start to the 2017-18 season. The Warriors (ranked No. 13 on NJ.com’s Top 20) got four pins as they defeated the Highlanders by a final score of 62-13 in Berkeley Heights.

With Governor Livingston missing a few ...

Boys Basketball: Late Surge Lifts Gov. Livingston Past Cranford, 56-47

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- After trailing Cranford for most of the second half, GL senior Tyler McCulloch drained a tiebreaking three with a little over three minutes of play left in the fourth quarter. Next possession, junior Matthew Faller would drop a three of his own to give the Highlanders a lead that Cranford would not be able to catch. The Highlanders would tally six free throws to put the game ...

More than 1,000 Participate in Westfield’s Women’s March

January 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country.

“It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee Schaefer, one of the organizers, said.

The marchers began ...

Fanwood Grille Soups Voted "Best in NJ" by Foodie Website The Daily Meal

January 20, 2018

Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal

Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants

FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the soups at the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ) as the best ...

Delicious Heights Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With "Throwback" Menu Items; Vote For Your Favorites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In celebration of Delicious Heights' 10 year anniversary at their Berkeley Heights location, they will include "Throwback" favorites in their February menu at 2007 pricing.  Help them celebrate by selecting your favorite items to be included in the "Throwback" menu. Click here to vote for your favorite salad, appetizer, ...

Tu B’Shvat Seder Celebration Set for Jan. 28 at Temple Sinai

 

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, an ancient festival, reminding everyone of their sacred duty to renew the promise of Earth and all its bounty.

Sharing wine, fruits and song, the group will participate in a beautiful seder, after which there will be a pot-luck vegetarian dinner.  Everyone who attends is asked to contribute a dish for all to share.

'Anybody can serve'; Berkeley Heights Diversity Council Is Proud to Bring Community Together Through Service

January 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Adabelle Moore, a 99 year old resident at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, excitedly told a crowded room of residents and volunteers about her meeting Martin Luther King Jr. when she rode a bus to Washington D.C. as thousands of people gathered for the 1963 March on Washington to draw attention to the continuing challenges and ...

Young Volunteers Enjoy Bringing Comfort to Cancer Patients by Making Cozies 4 Chemo Blankets at Berkeley Heights YMCA Service Day

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights YMCA hosted a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day where 40 volunteers donated their time making 15 Cozies 4 Chemo blankets. These blankets are hand tied fleece blankets that are made for cancer patients going through chemotherapy. 

Cozies 4 Chemo was started by a Mt. Laurel teen, Meghan Vizzard in ...

Photos, Videos From the Joint Diversity Groups' 'MLK Celebration Jam' at the Annex

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15.

The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – adults and children – who enjoyed music, poetry readings, and reflections ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

January 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

eMedical Urgent Care in Berkeley Heights Offers Free Flu Shots While Supplies Last

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  eMedical Urgent Care has free flu shots available while supplies last at their office located at 369 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights. 

The urgent care center has celebrated 30 years in Berkeley Heights and completed a renovation project that updated every room in the office, modernized equipment and improved patient comfort and ...

Emotional Meeting at NJ Sharing Network Bonds Donor Family and Organ Recipient

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert Fisher, who lives because of their brother's gift of life.

Nolman Vidal ...

Collegiate Riding: NCEA Releases Rankings By Event

January 21, 2018

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on Jan. 16, the first set of NCEA Event Rankings for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

In the summer of 2017, the NCEA Board of Directors approved a change to the National Championship format which includes four Event titles that will be included in the April 2018 NCEA National ...

N.J. and N.Y. Riders Are High Point Winners at College Prep Invitational

MIAMI, Fla. — It was a weekend that exceeded expectations as a sold-out group of 160 exceptional student riders from grades 8 to 12 traveled from as far away as Hawaii to participate in the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, Fla.  

Two local riders came home with divisional high point titles.

Anne Russo, of ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

January 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Fire and Snow Snarl I-78

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tuesday night's tractor trailer fire on I-78 east bound at mile marker 45.6 and subsequent clean-up and snow continues to cause traffic Wednesday morning. 

The right and center lanes of I-78 are closed due to the tractor trailer fire. Only the left lane is open to traffic causing major delays in the area. 

Residents have reported 90 minute ...

New Providence Police Arrest Four, Recover Two Stolen Cars

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police responding to a call from a homeowner before sunrise this morning arrested three men and a juvenile. They were charged with various crimes, including joy riding, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief, all stemming from the alleged theft of two cars.

The New Providence Police gave the following account of the ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Cranford Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Study for North Avenue East

CRANFORD, NJ – Furious residents and business owners filled the municipal chambers on Wednesday evening as the Cranford Planning Board heard a presentation from Harbor Consultants regarding the redevelopment of a portion of North Avenue East.

The redevelopment evaluation spans from Bar Americana to the Riverside Inn and includes the Cranford Fire House, Marino Seafood and more. Some of ...

Photos, Videos From the Joint Diversity Groups' 'MLK Celebration Jam' at the Annex

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15.

The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – adults and children – who enjoyed music, poetry readings, and reflections ...

Tu B’Shvat Seder Celebration Set for Jan. 28 at Temple Sinai

 

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, an ancient festival, reminding everyone of their sacred duty to renew the promise of Earth and all its bounty.

Sharing wine, fruits and song, the group will participate in a beautiful seder, after which there will be a pot-luck vegetarian dinner.  Everyone who attends is asked to contribute a dish for all to share.

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The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 15, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Paterson Music Project Winter Concert January 27

January 21, 2018

PATERSON—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) students will perform a Winter Concert on Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the School 26 Auditorium located at 1 East 32nd Street in Paterson. The concert is free and open to the public.

Students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 26, School 15, Norman S. Weir ...

The Springfield Recreation Department is Now Accepting Applications for Summer Jobs at the Pool and Camp

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Recreation Department recently released 2018 summer employment information for pool and camp.

The Springfield Recreation Department announced it is now accepting applications for summer jobs at the Community Pool, Pool Camp, and Chisholm Playground Camp.

The positions include: head counselor, counselor, substitute counselor, lifeguard, pool front ...

Claude Fusco Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

 

Claude had a 36-year career at Ernst & Young LLP including 25 years as a partner serving in various roles around the globe including an International Tax Client Service Partner, Director of Tax for Ernst & Young International, Global Chair of Expatriate Tax Services, and New Jersey Managing Partner.

Claude resided in Westfield with his family from 1986 to 2009. He was married ...

Men of Bronze, Harlem’s Rattlers Featured in Union County Black History Month Celebration

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome all residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County Black History Month Celebration event, featuring a screening of Men of Bronze, a rare 1977 documentary about the 369th Regiment in World War I.

Keynote speaker Dr. Jeffery Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, will provide commentary on the film and present his ...

Cranford Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Study for North Avenue East

January 11, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Furious residents and business owners filled the municipal chambers on Wednesday evening as the Cranford Planning Board heard a presentation from Harbor Consultants regarding the redevelopment of a portion of North Avenue East.

The redevelopment evaluation spans from Bar Americana to the Riverside Inn and includes the Cranford Fire House, Marino Seafood and more. Some of ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, January 21

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Sun, January 21, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

LWV, AAUW Co-host 'The Underground Railroad' ...

Sun, January 21, 2:30 PM

The Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center, Westfield

Westfield Historical Society Presents: T. Thomas ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Home & Garden

Sun, January 21, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Mostly Music Chamber Music Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, January 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Tue, January 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mayor's Round Table: Town Planner Discusses Redevelopment and Master Plan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff spoke with Township Planner Mike Mistretta of Harbor Consultants about the Master Plan.

Information on Redevelopment

Close to shovels in the ...

I’m Not Happy

Rewind to August.  The car was anxiously packed, summer reading was done (does the movie count?), and it was time to start the journey to campus.  There had been so much anticipation for this moment and you excitedly thought about what your first few days on campus would be like.  Maybe they were everything you thought they would be, maybe not.  Maybe somewhere along the way ...

The 6 Common Mistakes People Are Making When Picking a Financial Advisor

There are 6 mistakes people often make when engaging a financial advisor -- and all of them are avoidable! 

Before listing the mistakes, let's put the issue of paying for financial advice into context. Health and money are two areas of life where everyone benefits from professional input and support but people handle the wisdom of professional medical care differently ...