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Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

February 19, 2018

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Military Vet Gives and Gives Again; Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now it proudly flies at the special school for the deaf where his daughter, ...

Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

February 19, 2018

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Bulldog Balladeers: Yale University's 'Spizzwinks(?)' Set to Perform in Summit Mar. 4

SUMMIT, NJ - The Spizzwinks(?), a renown a capella group from Yale University, will headline the next installment of the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ (SJSCS) fourth season on March 4, beginning at 3 p.m.

The Spizzwinks(?) follow in the footsteps of their contemporaries at Yale, the Baker’s Dozen, who performed in the Hilltop City as part of the ...

Lunar New Year Attracts Hundreds in Berkeley Heights: Photo Gallery

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Lunar New Year Celebration and Festival at the Berkeley Heights YMCA on Saturday gave the community an opportunity to experience the excitement and cultural traditions celebrated by the Chinese, Koreans and many places in Asia. 

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is celebrated by many places in Asia and ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 10th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today celebrated a decade of excellence after it was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 74 in its tenth consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and the top-ranked New Jersey ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Third Annual Long Beach Island Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 31

SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event. 

The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the summer season on busy Long Beach Island.  The event will be held at the ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

John Marshall, Meteorologist from Channel 2 News, Brings his Mobile Weather Station to Mountain Park Elementary!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, Feb. 12, meteorologist John Marshall from Channel 2 News taught Mountain Park students about weather in a fun and interactive way. Children in grades 3-5 took part in a live assembly, which included weather animations, videos and a live weather station.

Students explored what causes the local weather and learned about the various types of ...

Berkeley Heights Students Show Some Love to Crossing Guard Heroes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each of the elementary schools in Berkeley Heights participated in "Salute Your Safety Valentine" by walking to school as part of the monthly walk to school "Safe Routes to School" event and showing their love and appreciation to their crossing guards by handing them Valentine's Day cards and gifts yesterday. 

These crossing guards ...

Berkeley Heights Students Show Some Love to Crossing Guard Heroes

February 15, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each of the elementary schools in Berkeley Heights participated in "Salute Your Safety Valentine" by walking to school as part of the monthly walk to school "Safe Routes to School" event and showing their love and appreciation to their crossing guards by handing them Valentine's Day cards and gifts yesterday. 

These crossing guards ...

Round Two of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program Deadline is March 1, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The deadline to participate in "Round Two" of the Hometown Heroes banner program in Berkeley Heights is March 1, 2018.

Organizers of the project know there are more members of the military whose faces and names should be displayed, so they’ve started “Round Two” of the Hometown Heroes banner program.

The program seeks to ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Led by James Snyder and Quinn Haddad, Gov. Livingston Wrestling Finishes 2nd in District XIV

February 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - James Snyder and Quinn Haddad each took 1st place to pace the Governor Livingston Highlanders to a second-place team finish in NJSIAA District XIV.

Snyder, now 34-4, topped Hunter Kiraly of Woodbridge (25-9) 9 to 3 in the 152 pound final, while Haddad, now 38-0, overwhelmed Dom Zecchino (25-6) with an 18-2 Technical Fall in the 170 pound final.

Both wrestlers will ...

Indoor Track and Field: Victoria Vanriele Captures NJSIAA Group 2 Title; Gov. Livingston Advances to MOC in 4 Events

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Gov. Livingston's Victoria Vanriele captured the NJSIAA Group 2 title in the 800 M in 2:12.32, more than three seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. She broke her own Group 2 record set in last year's event. 

Three individual Gov. Livingston track and field athletes and one relay team qualified for the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at the Group 2 ...

Girls Basketball: Annabella Yorio’s Three-Pointer Lifts Summit to Overtime Win over Governor Livingston

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ-  The Summit Hilltoppers girls varsity basketball team took to the court on the road against the Governor Livingston Highlanders, but were shorthanded, with several players not with the team on their bench.

“We were shorthanded,” Summit head coach Tom Kenny said. “We’re down three kids with the flu and one kid in the concussion protocol, ...

Bob Hugin Announces GOP Candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Springfield Elk's Club

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez.

The former CEO and Chairman of Celegene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as executive chairman.  The crowd of over 100 was largely ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

After 47 Years of Operation, Jade Isle Set to Close Its Doors in Scotch Plains

February 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end tomorrow.

Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes ...

How did you meet?: It's Your Turn to Tell Us Your Story for Chance to Win a "Valentine Special" Dinner for Two

Do you have a cute story of how you met your significant other? Share your story and if you tell it well, you may win a "Valentine Special" dinner for two at Prestige Diner in New Providence. Enjoy any of our Valentine-inspired dishes, such Shrimp Bisque, Bacon-wrapped Scallops, Steak Valentino, Lobster Ravioli or Pan-Seared Tilapia Vera Cruz, along with your choice of a ...

Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

February 19, 2018

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Military Vet Gives and Gives Again; Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now it proudly flies at the special school for the deaf where his daughter, ...

Leah's Lemonade Stand Doubles Donation to Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah Dasti, a second grader at Woodruff Elementary School, once again, was the special guest at a recent Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad meeting. She presented a check in the amount of $545 to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. In total, Leah has donated over $850 to the squad.

After presenting a check for $251 last September, Leah ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

February 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Military Vet Gives and Gives Again; Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now it proudly flies at the special school for the deaf where his daughter, ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

February 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Trottin' & Pacin': Harness Racing News Roundup

Meadowlands to Hold Qualifier for World Harness Handicapping Championship

Four spots are up for grabs Saturday, Feb. 17 in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment’s $400 February Qualifier. The qualifier has a $400 total fee ($200 entry plus a $200 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $20 Win, Place, Show or WPS wagers on 10 Meadowlands races. Players can ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

February 13, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

February 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Chatham Borough Council Moves Forward with Post Office Plaza Redevelopment; Public Meeting March 20 in Boro Hall

February 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area in need of redevelopment," allowing for plans to move forward on Monday at the regular meeting of the council.

Voting in favor of the resolution were council president Len Resto, and council members Peter Hoffman, Bob Weber and Thad Kobylarz. Council members James Collander and Vicki ...

Six Arrested, Including Clergy, at ‘Clean Dream’ Sit-In at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office

February 6, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were  holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police.

The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, ...

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2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Softball Clinic Set for March 19

February 20, 2018

Come join and learn from the 2017 Union County Softball Champion Gov. Livingston coaches and varsity players on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Activities will include the following fastpitch softball skills:

Batting Techniques
Throwing Mechanics
Fielding
Base Running

Who: Children grades 1-7 of any skill level or ability

Where: Gov. Livingston High School, 175 ...

Mike Zuko at Salem Roadhouse Cafe

Raised on a diet of The Beatles, Buddy Holly and The Doors, Michael Zuko was exposed first hand to the thrilling music of the legendary 70s NYC club scene. Zuko and the band show a skilled singer-songwriter who is backed by solid musical talent, bringing original, fresh and intelligent lyrics to the stage. A true entertainer, Mike engages the audience fully and leaves them wanting more. Mike and ...

German Language School of Morris County Raises $1,000 for Market Street Mission

February, the month of all things red and romantic with red, hearts, roses, and chocolates, is also a time to show our love of friends and community. Students from the German Language School of Morris County (www.njlearnsgerman.org and www.glsmc.org), took that lesson to heart and raised $1,000 for The Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org), a Morristown haven for the needy for more than ...

Kick Off for the Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence & Summit 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There will be a Kick Off for Relay for Life on Thursday, March 1st. It will be held at the Gov. Livingston High School Cafeteria at 7pm.  The theme of Kick Off is Back TO GL - we envision a future that is cancer free. Everything you need to know about Relay for Life will be presented in an interactive setting. Relay ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

February 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Colleen Mahr Is The Leader Our Party Needs

Dear Editor:

My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward. I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for. Last week, I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for the County Democratic Party if he is elected county chairman.

Mr.

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

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Wed, February 21, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

The Underground Railroad Documentary

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, February 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...