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Gov. Livingston High School Announces Honor Roll

February 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Principal Robert Nixon announced Gov. Livingston High School's  second marking period [November 10 through January 31, 2017] honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Gov. Livingston recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels — Honor Roll and High Honor Roll.

Determination of inclusion is ...

Gov. Livingston Girls Swim Team Run Ends with Loss to Haddonfield: Medley Relay Team Joins Gold to Qualify for Meet of Champions

PEMBERTON, NJ - The Lady Highlanders deep run into NJ C States ended with a 106-64 loss against a formidable Haddonfield team on Wednesday at Rowan College at Burlington County. The Gov. Livingston girls swim team's loss was not without it own highlights however, as the medley relay team of Bailey Gold, Ashlyn Shallcross, Indiana Curtis, and Sarah Polizzi finally broke through to ...

Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey Blanks Gov. Livingston in 1st Round Public A NJSIAA Playoffs

STOCKHOLM, NJ – The successful season continues for Sparta Jefferson United ice hockey.  They shut out 22 seed Governor Livingston 5-0, playing at Skylands on Tuesday night.  The win moves the 11 seed SJU to the next round of Public A NJSIAA playoffs.

Freshman SJU goalie Logan Hanek continues to get stronger with each game as he blanked the Highlanders, stopping all 22 shots ...

Boys Basketball: Schuman, Reiner, Spark Gov. Livingston Comeback as Highlanders Edge New Providence on Late Three 59-58

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Gov. Livingston sophomore Ryan Davey buried a long three pointer with 15 seconds left in the game sending the Highlanders to a thrilling 59-58 victory over neighborhood rival New Providence before a packed gym Tuesday night in New Providence.

The Highlanders, who trailed by double digits in both halves, rallied late with juniors Matt Schuman and Evan Reiner leading ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

February 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

King's Property Redevelopment Plan on Berkeley Heights Township Council's Agenda

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two of the three ordinances being introduced at the Township Council meeting, Tuesday night, Feb. 21, concern the downtown area. One is the redevelopment plan for the former King's property; the other involves density requirements in the Downtown Zoning Districts. 
 
A copy of the 164 page Redevelopment Plan for the King's Property is available online ...

Chatham's Lafayette Avenue Could be Shut Down for Water Main Replacement

CHATHAM, NJ - While school is closed next week, NJ American Water Co. will try to complete as much work as possible in replacing the water main on Lafayette Avenue in the township, which could result in a complete closure of the road, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly.

"They want to close it altogether for the week school is out," Hennelly said. "We ...

Gov. Livingston High School Announces Honor Roll

February 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Principal Robert Nixon announced Gov. Livingston High School's  second marking period [November 10 through January 31, 2017] honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Gov. Livingston recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels — Honor Roll and High Honor Roll.

Determination of inclusion is ...

Gov. Livingston High School's Guitar Club Takes Gig on the Road

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Governor Livingston High School’s Guitar Club took their gig on the road on Monday at Famous Dave's in Mountainside for their annual "Road Trip Coffee House" event.

Bob Segear, GLHS Guitar Club advisor, has been coordinating this event over the past few years as an opportunity for the students to "branch out a little bit."  The GLHS ...

Gov. Livingston Girls Swim Team Run Ends with Loss to Haddonfield: Medley Relay Team Joins Gold to Qualify for Meet of Champions

February 23, 2017

PEMBERTON, NJ - The Lady Highlanders deep run into NJ C States ended with a 106-64 loss against a formidable Haddonfield team on Wednesday at Rowan College at Burlington County. The Gov. Livingston girls swim team's loss was not without it own highlights however, as the medley relay team of Bailey Gold, Ashlyn Shallcross, Indiana Curtis, and Sarah Polizzi finally broke through to ...

Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey Blanks Gov. Livingston in 1st Round Public A NJSIAA Playoffs

STOCKHOLM, NJ – The successful season continues for Sparta Jefferson United ice hockey.  They shut out 22 seed Governor Livingston 5-0, playing at Skylands on Tuesday night.  The win moves the 11 seed SJU to the next round of Public A NJSIAA playoffs.

Freshman SJU goalie Logan Hanek continues to get stronger with each game as he blanked the Highlanders, stopping all 22 shots ...

Boys Basketball: Schuman, Reiner, Spark Gov. Livingston Comeback as Highlanders Edge New Providence on Late Three 59-58

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Gov. Livingston sophomore Ryan Davey buried a long three pointer with 15 seconds left in the game sending the Highlanders to a thrilling 59-58 victory over neighborhood rival New Providence before a packed gym Tuesday night in New Providence.

The Highlanders, who trailed by double digits in both halves, rallied late with juniors Matt Schuman and Evan Reiner leading ...

New Providence Community Pool Being Readied for Swim Season 

February 22, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The pool will be ready for the swim season, Eric Leininger, Treasurer of the Community Pool, told the council at the Wednesday, Feb. 15 meeting. He attended the meeting with the pool’s Vice President Tom Foti to give the council its annual presentation.

Two seasons ago the pool club made several facilities improvements, including a renovated playground area. In ...

Governor Livingston Students, Teachers Gear Up for 2017 Senior Prom Fashion Show and Basket Raffle

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Everyone is welcome to attend the Governor Livingston Senior Prom Fashion Show on Friday, March 3. 

Students from the class of 2017, joined by members of the GL staff, will model today’s hottest prom dresses and tuxedos. Macy’s will showcase the latest trends in prom dresses, while Adam’s Fine Clothing and Macy’s will provide the latest ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

New Providence Historic Society's 'History Talks' Series Draws Overflow Crowd; Bell Labs Archivist Highlights Notable Inventions

February 19, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society held their first of a series of 'History Talks' session on Thursday February 16, at the New Providence Memorial Library to an overflow crowd. 

Linda Kale, President of the Historical Society, was hopeful and expected 30 attendees, but when she opened the doors to the public, an incredible amount of people began to ...

Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Pledge

February 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How committed are you to protecting the environment? Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Challenge Pledge. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) needs at least 335 residents to fill out this pledge. This is one of several initiatives put forth by the Environmental Commission in pursuit of Sustainable Silver Certification.

“We know ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Urban Legends Exposed: City-Dwelling Peregrine Falcons Offer a “Rare Wildlife Reality Show” in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Thanks to a new partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board and the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, students, scientists and other wildlife enthusiasts all over the world will have more opportunities to study a pair of rare peregrine falcons that have made their nest on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse Tower, ...

For the Love of Dogs: Berkeley Heights Youth Raise Money for Home for Good Dog Rescue

February 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A group of girls packed up their red wagon and walked through their Berkeley Heights' neighborhood selling food, drinks and crafts [they made themselves] and donated the proceeds to Home for Good Dog Rescue.

Amanda Linde, Lauren Ryan, Emily Schmidt, and Colleen Sheehan sold their items starting at $0.25 each -- offering "value pricing" of ...

Governor Livingston Students, Teachers Gear Up for 2017 Senior Prom Fashion Show and Basket Raffle

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Everyone is welcome to attend the Governor Livingston Senior Prom Fashion Show on Friday, March 3. 

Students from the class of 2017, joined by members of the GL staff, will model today’s hottest prom dresses and tuxedos. Macy’s will showcase the latest trends in prom dresses, while Adam’s Fine Clothing and Macy’s will provide the latest ...

Take the Pledge to 'Spread the Word' at New Providence vs Gov. Livingston Boys Basketball Game on Tuesday, Feb. 21

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In its third year, New Providence High School students from the Character Education program have coordinated an effort to bring awareness to the national campaign 'Spread the Word to End the Word' across all New Providence schools with the hope to reach entire community.

Student leaders Katie Kinum, Brielle Carleen and Hannah Caminiti, along with committee ...

At Body Restoration, Exercise is the New Prescription

February 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the fitness-phobic who are intimidated by big groups in big classes or the rows of machines that they’re unsure how to operate, not far from the center of town in Berkeley Heights might be the beginning of your path to a better quality of life. Just recently opened, Body Restoration is a warm and welcoming new fitness studio with a compassionate owner who wants to ...

Muñoz, Handlin Introduce Bill Increasing Initial Opioid Prescriptions

Assemblywomen Nancy F. Muñoz and Amy Handlin said they will introduce legislation increasing initial prescriptions for opioid medications from five to seven days. The bill is in response to legislation (A3/S3) approved by the General Assembly today that limits such prescriptions to five days. The five-day limit is part of a broader bill addressing the state’s opioid ...

YMCA-Berkeley Heights Community Pool Lease Term Sheet

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Council President Marc Faecher read a partial list of requirements to be included in a lease in order for the Township to agree to a lease between the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Township.

The list was read before the issue was opened to public discussion in the "conference session" portion of the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Faecher sent a ...

Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Pledge

February 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How committed are you to protecting the environment? Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Challenge Pledge. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) needs at least 335 residents to fill out this pledge. This is one of several initiatives put forth by the Environmental Commission in pursuit of Sustainable Silver Certification.

“We know ...

Lost Dog - Luna

BERKELEY HEIGHTS/NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luna, a black and white Border Collie, has been missing from its New Providence home since Monday morning. There have been various sightings, most recently in the vicinity of Lawrence Drive in Berkeley Heights.

Luna is newly adopted and used to be named "Shady." She was first seen around 10:30 a.m. behind the New Providence Presbyterian ...

Union County Adopt-a-Park Preps for a Colorful Spring

Union County, NJ – Students from the Kean University Center for Leadership and Service spent a chilly winter morning last weekend spreading seeds and straw alongside a stream bed in Warinanco Park, in hopes of sprouting a colorful burst of native wildflowers and grasses this spring. They also removed litter and debris from the area. The “hard frost” seeding will help ensure ...

Chatham's Lafayette Avenue Could be Shut Down for Water Main Replacement

February 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - While school is closed next week, NJ American Water Co. will try to complete as much work as possible in replacing the water main on Lafayette Avenue in the township, which could result in a complete closure of the road, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly.

"They want to close it altogether for the week school is out," Hennelly said. "We ...

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Y Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Ends February 28

February 22, 2017

Time to get your CAMP on! With the weather getting warmer, we can’t help but look forward to sunny, warm days filled with fun and laughter at Summer Camp! Registration for Y Camp at the Summit Area YMCA is now open, and with over 40 different unique camps, there’s something for every kid (ages 3-17)!

Get hands on with art, cooking, building, science and more! From month long camps ...

See Sgt. Thomas Rich of STOPit in Warren on Feb. 22

WARREN, NJ - Is your child on Instagram, music.ly, Minecraft, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Oovoo, Skype, Kik, Vine or playing games on-line or POKÉMON GO ?!? Thinking about getting your child a smartphone or do they already have one?

Learn how to protect them and see Sgt. Tom Rich, the Cyber-Safety expert for STOPit, at Watchung Hills on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. In the ...

Find Out About 'Friends of 6259' at Berkeley Heights VFW on March 1

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents of Berkeley Heights and neighboring towns are invited to attend the initial information meeting about "Friends of 6259" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at 15 Locust Ave., Berkeley Heights.

The group, which has yet to be formed, will provide assistance to the local VFW Post 6259 in many areas, including:  
* Programs and activities for ...

Summer STEM Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – If your child loves to play with their hands, build structures, devour a computer, and learn all about STEM, sign them up for Summer STEM Institute!  A new bus route will allow residents from Sparta and surrounding areas to participate in this exciting and innovative program.  The bus will pick up and drop off from Columbia Middle School during the week ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

February 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Union County Departmental Budget Hearing Dates Announced for 2017

February 22, 2017

ELIZABETH-The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a set of open public hearing dates in February and March for the review of the soon-to-be released 2017 Executive Budget.

The hearings all begin at 5 p.m and the dates are:

* Tuesday, Feb.28th:  Galloping Hill Clubhouse,  Kenilworth---Engineering, Public Works and Facilities; Human Services; Parks and ...

Muñoz, Handlin Introduce Bill Increasing Initial Opioid Prescriptions

February 16, 2017

Assemblywomen Nancy F. Muñoz and Amy Handlin said they will introduce legislation increasing initial prescriptions for opioid medications from five to seven days. The bill is in response to legislation (A3/S3) approved by the General Assembly today that limits such prescriptions to five days. The five-day limit is part of a broader bill addressing the state’s opioid ...

Who I Am in 650 Words or Less

The Common Application released their essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions cycle this past week so we all have essays on the brain.  This always creates a flurry of something between excitement and panic as Juniors start to peruse their choices and grapple over which prompt will allow them to most effectively brag about the impressive things they’ve done in high school.  ...

Jump In….for Better Health!

One of the ways to get cardiovascular exercise is through rebounding….a form of exercise using a mini trampoline that you should know about. In addition to building muscular strength, rebounding is extremely gentle on bones and joints because you’re bouncing on a surface that “gives,” so there’s no solid ground to create a hard impact every time you land. And ...

6 Week Free Gabriele Fitness Challenge Giveaway: Get in while you can!

We're doing it again! We're giving away SIX weeks of our total transformation, kitchen sink training package to FOUR lucky locals! 

The page is OPEN, you can enter here: http://gabrielefitness.com/giveaways/sweepstakes/ (you can bookmark the page ;) 

Or click the link below and enter to win your six week transformation training! Remember, you're going to ...

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Thu, February 23, 10:00 AM

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Open House at the Berkeley Heights YMCA Child ...

Education Health & Wellness

Thu, February 23, 12:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

New Providence Emergency Shortage Blood Drive

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Thu, February 23, 12:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Touch Tennis

Health & Wellness

Thu, February 23, 12:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Overlook Auxiliary Twig #10 Hosts Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Thu, February 23, 12:30 PM

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Thu, February 23, 3:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Basketball Skills & Drills

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The 3 Main Investment Styles: Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons to investing in the three main investment styles:  active,  passive and “evidence-based investing.” The benefits of “evidence-based investing” will be clearer after reviewing “active” vs. “passive” investing styles.

1. Active Investing through Mutual Funds: “Active” investors aim to “beat the ...

Real Estate News You Can Use

INVENTORY…INVENTORY…INVENTORY!!!  Where is it??  The 2016 recap of sales statistics for our local communities indicated inventories were at close to historical lows for many towns.  Well, here is what has happened in the past month and where we stand today.  The weather has been mild thus far which is prompting a steady and growing “Spring Market” ...