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DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Cancer Survivor Nicholas Tarabokia Helps Kick Off Mary Kay McMillin's 9th Annual Wheel-a-thon Fundraiser

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This is the 9th year Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is sponsoring a "Wheel-a-thon" to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital's mission of finding cures and saving children with catastrophic diseases. MKM School Nurse Margaret Berry organizes this annual fundraiser, and over the past nine years, the ...

Governor Livingston Hilltop Players Production of 'Suite Surrender' Nominated for Six Theatre Awards

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Suite Surrender, Governor Livingston High School’s fall drama received nominations for six Montclair State University Theatre Awards.

Equally as exciting, the production won Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew during the awards ceremony on May 14.

The comedy was nominated for:

- Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew;

- Outstanding Achievement in ...

Art in the Park Showcases Abundance of Talent in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With Saturday's dismal forecast for an art festival in the park, the Art in the Park committee, along with the support of community leaders, transformed the gym at Columbia Middle School into a garden of exhibits and hands on activities for the children. There was no loss of enthusiasm for the arts and a fun event was had by all, said Midge Vicendese, ...

Governor Livingston Hilltop Players Production of 'Suite Surrender' Nominated for Six Theatre Awards

May 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Suite Surrender, Governor Livingston High School’s fall drama received nominations for six Montclair State University Theatre Awards.

Equally as exciting, the production won Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew during the awards ceremony on May 14.

The comedy was nominated for:

- Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew;

- Outstanding Achievement in ...

Art in the Park Showcases Abundance of Talent in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With Saturday's dismal forecast for an art festival in the park, the Art in the Park committee, along with the support of community leaders, transformed the gym at Columbia Middle School into a garden of exhibits and hands on activities for the children. There was no loss of enthusiasm for the arts and a fun event was had by all, said Midge Vicendese, ...

Art in the Park Moves Inside at Columbia Middle School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Art in the Park is coming to Berkeley Heights from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sat. May 19. Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Celebration of Art will be held at Columbia Middle School at 345 Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  The event will showcase the many talents of the artists that include an array of pottery, glass art, watercolors, ...

B.I.G. Idea: Sixth Annual Expo of Women Entrepreneurs Set for June 14

May 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Entrepreneurial area business women will display products and services at the sixth annual B.I.G. Expo of Women Entrepreneurs June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Twin Maples in Summit.Products and services will be showcased in myriad areas, including: jewelry, skin care, fitness facilities, moving services, legal ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

Skin Deep Salon and Spa Honored as Suburban Chamber of Commerce Business Of the Year

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for Businesses in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights, honored Skin Deep Salon and Spa as Business of the Year at its Eighth Annual Service Awards Awards Dinner at The Grand Summit Hotel. 

Skin Deep Salon and Spa opened their doors in New Providence in 1994. "With three expansions and many lessons ...

Cancer Survivor Nicholas Tarabokia Helps Kick Off Mary Kay McMillin's 9th Annual Wheel-a-thon Fundraiser

May 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This is the 9th year Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is sponsoring a "Wheel-a-thon" to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital's mission of finding cures and saving children with catastrophic diseases. MKM School Nurse Margaret Berry organizes this annual fundraiser, and over the past nine years, the ...

Governor Livingston Hilltop Players Production of 'Suite Surrender' Nominated for Six Theatre Awards

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Suite Surrender, Governor Livingston High School’s fall drama received nominations for six Montclair State University Theatre Awards.

Equally as exciting, the production won Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew during the awards ceremony on May 14.

The comedy was nominated for:

- Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew;

- Outstanding Achievement in ...

Educator Of The Year, Retirees to be Celebrated at May 10 School Board Meeting at Gov. Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The school board will gather for a special meeting tonight at Governor Livingston High School, in the auditorium, to honor its Educators of the Year and retirees. 

Teachers from each school of the Berkeley Heights School District will be celebrated for their excellence at the Educator of the Year ceremony tonight, Thursday, May 10, at the ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

May 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – After more than three hours of testimony and discussion, Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution, with conditions, to the redevelopment of the former King’s site at 343 Springfield Ave. It is the first of several projects linked to the settlement of the township’s affordable housing obligation that will be coming before the board ...

Development on Former King's Site on Planning Board Agenda Tonight, Wednesday, May 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Developers of the former King’s Site off of Springfield Avenue will present their application for the “Stratton House” development at the Wednesday, May 16, planning board meeting.

Mayor Bob Woodruff said at the last council meeting the applicants intend to complete the process of obtaining approval from the planning board that evening. After the ...

Weather Alert: National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Watches for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for this area until 11 p.m. tonight.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Expect winds to be about 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph before 10 p.m. The temperature is predicted to drop to about 60 degrees tonight.

In addition, the ...

Boys Tennis: Gov. Livingston Reaches Sectional Finals Defeating Fort Lee, 3-2

May 19, 2018

FORT LEE, NJ - Gov. Livingston boys tennis (13-4) reaches the NJSIAA North 2 Group 2 State Sectional final with an "intense" 3-2 defeat of No. 2 seed Fort Lee on Thursday. 

No. 3 seed Gov. Livingston reached the finals by defeating No. 6 seed Voorhees, 5-0, in the quarterfinals after having a bye in the opening round. The Highlanders will face No. 1 seed ...

Gov. Livingston No-Hits Cranford, But Loses 3-2 to Break Winning Streak

CRANFORD, NJ - Gov. Livingston, despite no-hitting Cranford, saw their 18 game win streak snapped as the Cougars took advantage of four Highlander errors to stun the newly crowned UCT champs, 3-2, Thursday afternoon in Cranford.

Liam Hulbert and Ryan Monroy combined to hold the Cougars hitless over six innings, but the Highlander defense unraveled late in the game allowing ...

Softball: Gov. Livingston Advances in Sates with 13-6 Victory Over Somerville

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The Highlanders defeated Somerville 13-6 to advance in the state tournament.

GL started strong. They scored four runs in the first inning and kept Somerville without a run, but Somerville tied the game up at 4-4 in the third off of two doubles. In the fourth inning, Jamie Belfer blasted a triple to bring Jessica Schmidt and Julian Lopes home, and on the next at bat, Julia ...

15 Years Old and Still Going Strong, Rubber Ducky Festival Returns June 9 to Berkeley Heights

May 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – This year’s Festival and Ducky Race will be held from Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Passaic River Park, 151 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights.

Admission is free for everyone, so join friends and neighbors and come together as a community.

The Rubber Ducky Race will be the featured event. Thousands of tiny yellow plastic duckies will ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

Berkeley Heights Receives “Union County Means Green” Garden Project Grants

May 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Berkeley Heights has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.

“The goal of Union County Means Green is to enable more County residents to ...

Recycle Unwanted Electronics at Verizon Recycling Event on Thursday, May 10

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Have electronics that need to be recycled? Gather them up and bring them to Verizon's sixth Recycling Rally from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The event, which is free and open to the public will take place at the Verizon Corporate Center, visitor parking lot overflow area, at One Verizon Way, in Basking Ridge.

Recycling Rallies are a part of Verizon’s ...

Cancer Survivor Nicholas Tarabokia Helps Kick Off Mary Kay McMillin's 9th Annual Wheel-a-thon Fundraiser

May 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This is the 9th year Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is sponsoring a "Wheel-a-thon" to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital's mission of finding cures and saving children with catastrophic diseases. MKM School Nurse Margaret Berry organizes this annual fundraiser, and over the past nine years, the ...

Art in the Park Showcases Abundance of Talent in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With Saturday's dismal forecast for an art festival in the park, the Art in the Park committee, along with the support of community leaders, transformed the gym at Columbia Middle School into a garden of exhibits and hands on activities for the children. There was no loss of enthusiasm for the arts and a fun event was had by all, said Midge Vicendese, ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Height Plans Event-Packed Week in Celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Community members were invited to Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights to join in the celebration of life during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week from May 13-18, 2018.   

The week kicked off with a special adopt a grandma day in honor of Mother's Day. Several citizens popped in to ...

Veterans Memorial Park Blooms with Color Thanks to Volunteers

May 13, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The rain on Saturday failed to keep 14 volunteers from planting almost 1,000 annuals at the Veterans Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights. “Beautiful vincas, petunias and marigolds will insure a beautiful display of colors for Memorial Day  and the summer to follow,” said Melissa Santore, chair of planning for the Veterans Park ...

Berkeley Heights Receives “Union County Means Green” Garden Project Grants

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Berkeley Heights has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.

“The goal of Union County Means Green is to enable more County residents to ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50 Years of Service; Dedicated to Keeping Your Family Comfortable

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco Heating and Cooling is celebrating 50 years of serving the central New Jersey area and beyond. Kevin McHugh, owner and third generation of this family run business, takes pride in a job well done and Valairco’s commitment to providing the best value around through stellar workmanship, industry leading warranties, and affordable prices and maintenance ...

Two Down: Justify Wins Preakness, Belmont Ticket Sale Likely To Boom

May 21, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Supreme Court Opens Gate To Sports Betting, Monmouth Park Is Ready To Run

OCEANPORT, N.J.— Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book.

That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months.

The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down a federal ban on race tracks and casinos operating sports book-making operations such as ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 16, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Five Police Officers and One Employee of Mountainside Police Department File a Lawsuit

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Five Mountainside Police Officers and one employee filed a lawsuit against the borough in the Superior Court of New Jersey on May 11, 2018. The borough announced the lawsuit and provided background information regarding the issue on a statement posted on the borough’s website.

Mountainside PBA attorney, Leonard C. Schiro had requested a meeting with ...

Five Police Officers and One Employee of Mountainside Police Department File a Lawsuit

May 15, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Five Mountainside Police Officers and one employee filed a lawsuit against the borough in the Superior Court of New Jersey on May 11, 2018. The borough announced the lawsuit and provided background information regarding the issue on a statement posted on the borough’s website.

Mountainside PBA attorney, Leonard C. Schiro had requested a meeting with ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

May 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – After more than three hours of testimony and discussion, Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution, with conditions, to the redevelopment of the former King’s site at 343 Springfield Ave. It is the first of several projects linked to the settlement of the township’s affordable housing obligation that will be coming before the board ...

Development on Former King's Site on Planning Board Agenda Tonight, Wednesday, May 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Developers of the former King’s Site off of Springfield Avenue will present their application for the “Stratton House” development at the Wednesday, May 16, planning board meeting.

Mayor Bob Woodruff said at the last council meeting the applicants intend to complete the process of obtaining approval from the planning board that evening. After the ...

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Christopher Rinaldi for Town Council - Leadership, Judgement, Experience

May 17, 2018

My name is Christopher Rinaldi.  As a long-time member of the Republican Party, I am running in the Republican Primary on June 5th for Township Council and Republican Municipal Committee of Berkeley Heights.

As a follow-up to my Candidate Statements from the last two weeks, I would like to share with you a few areas of direct work experience garnered over the past 25 years that I believe ...

Redevelopment: Taking the First Step Together While Protecting Berkeley Heights

Redevelopment. It’s something that takes careful planning, foresight, the ability to negotiate for the most favorable outcome, and, of course, patience. I’m proud to say that we’ve been able to reach all of these milestones. Tomorrow, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we as a community will take the first step together in the culmination of these efforts, when the ...

Rain Didn't Dampen Our Vision for Art in the Park

May 21, 2018

The rain did not dampen our vision for Art in the Park!! Columbia Middle School was transformed into an art paradise, filled with an array of artists whose talents are nothing short of magical! The Peppertown Park Art in the Park Committee would like to thank all of the artists who came to our very first Art in the Park event. We are in awe of your creativity and immeasurable talents! You all ...

Taxes up, Services down.....At least someone is listening

Do you feel as if you are getting good services from the town for what you pay in property taxes? I don’t, and wanted to thank the one Council person who voted NO on this year’s municipal budget which will increase your taxes by more than 3 percent, exceeding the cap.  Thank you, Susan Poage, for listening to taxpayers.

When our Mayor grants raises by executive order ...

Who Is Dmitriy?

Who Is Dmitriy?

That is the question I asked myself in the past year or two. I first chanced across him online in community conversation. When an issue seemed to go nowhere, people starting to get ugly and nasty, personal attacks escalating, in would pop Dmitriy and with one comment, he could sum things up. He based his  opinion on information he knew, coupled with what he could glean ...

Host an International Exchange Student

May 21, 2018

EF High School Exchange Year announces annual search for student exchange host families in communities across the New Jersey

EF High School Exchange Year—a division of EF Education First, the World Leader in International Education—has kicked off its annual nationwide search for caring host families to welcome exchange students into their homes. Last year EF connected over 3,000 ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool Set to Open May 26!

Tired of the rain and ready for the sun? We sure are! The Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA is slated to open during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend on May 26! With only one month until summer starts, swimmers can get a headstart jump into the pool during our pre-season opening! 

Join the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA today—there are no joining fees, and ...

Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel Presents Special Women’s program

 

Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, 763 Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Heights, is very pleased to host a unique free seminar for women on Saturday June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The speaker will be Doctor Ruth Schwertfeger of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Ruth was born in Northern Ireland, is a retired Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She speaks several languages, and ...

Kids Can Change The World

Karen De La Maza is the founder of “Kids Can Change The World”, a program designed to instill humane values in children while developing essential life skills and positive leadership. Karen and her family relocated to NJ from her native Mexico City in 2008 for her husband’s job.

Karen has always had a strong passion for helping people in need. With ten years of experience in ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

May 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

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Don’t Make These Three Mistakes About Social Security

Social Security has been around for decades and it’s not about to disappear. Why? Social Security is not an entitlement ("gift") that can be taken away - it’s a forced savings scheme that Americans pay into in their working years in order to secure a pension for life. Ideally, Social Security should not be your sole source of income in retirement but even comfortable ...