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Suburban Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series

April 24, 2018

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series

April 24, 2018

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 ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club sweeps up Sandy Hook

April 21, 2018

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 ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Hears Update on How the District is Meeting its Academic Goals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Members of the public and school board received an update on how the district is meeting its academic goals at the middle and high schools. In some cases, it appears “the PARCC data didn’t align” with other measures of student performance, said Assistant Superintendent of Scott McKinney.

Following the presentation, McKinney said, "The data ...

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Councilman Pastore’s Last Meeting is May 8

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Councilman Craig Pastore will attend his last meeting of the Township Council on Tuesday, May 8.

The announcement came at the April 17 meeting of the council and took many people by surprise. His departure from the council was not unexpected – he had not filed to run for re-election. Still, the news that he would attend only one more meeting of the governing ...

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 ...

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

April 23, 2018

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Boys U12 Cobras Win Gold Flight in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Boys U12 Cobras won the Gold flight of the TMT 2018 Spring Kick Off in Bordentown on Saturday, April 14, by defeating Wall (2-0) and Hamilton Township (3-0).  

“The Cobras played very well in this tournament. Great ball movement with smart passing, good shots and aggressive play led to some great results," said coach Steve ...

Starbucks Opens in Berkeley Heights, Thursday, April 12

April 11, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Starbucks opens at Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights at 250 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, April 12. The hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. 

This 3,000 square foot Starbucks will be serving Cappuccino, Carmel Macchiato, Blonde Espresso, Frappuccino® Blended Beverages, among other menu favorites and it is ...

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

April 17, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Beauty & Wellness Weeks' Event Kicks off April 28 in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When you’re out and about in downtown Berkeley Heights between April 28 through May 12, you may notice that people look more relaxed and attractive than usual. And you’ll be right. Twenty-nine Berkeley Heights businesses are uniting to offer the area’s first-ever “Beauty & Wellness Weeks.” Gyms and chiropractor/massage businesses, hair and ...

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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In London Town - NJFO Season Finale

April 24, 2018

On Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, under the baton of David Wroe, presents a magnificent 35th anniversary season finale celebration of music linked in some way to England and its great city of London.

The concert opens with Sir Edward Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro for Strings, a work composed in 1905 to enable the string section ...

Our House 4 Miler Returns With USATF Championship Status

Our House Foundation will hold its 19th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk on the Village Green in Summit on May 19. This year, the 4 Mile Run is a USATF All Division Championship, offering USATF runners 700 points! The race welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting adults with disabilities!

Top Sponsors include Hope Autism ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

Openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work with the professional staff at Union County’s Rape Crisis Center to ...

Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

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 ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Outsmart the Scammers

Education Law & Justice

Fri, April 27, 5:30 PM

Brookside Community church, Mendham

Raptor Trust Presentation and Pasta Dinner

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

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Fri, April 27, 7:30 PM

MONDO & Summit Area YMCA, Summit

Movie Night at Mondo "Food Evolution"

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Plainfield Symphony Mahler's 9th Symphony

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 29, 1:00 PM

The Monninger Center/The Orangerie at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison Campus, Madison

Sculpting the Land - Creating Gilded Age Gardens

Education Green Home & Garden