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

April 20, 2018

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 ...

Softball: Gov. Livingston Cruises to a 10-1 Victory over Union

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The Highlanders won a landslide 10-1 victory over Union on Wednesday afternoon.

GL took the lead early when Evan Pallitta clobbered a two run homerun deep into right field in the first inning. They built on the lead in the second with Jamie Belfer and Juliann Lopes each batting a run home in the second.

Union's lone run came in the third inning, but GL responded ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Gonnelli Dominates Delbarton as Highlander Bats Pound States No. 2 Ranked Team for 8-1 Win

MORRISTOWN, NJ - DJ Gonnelli delivered a masterful pitching performance, and Gov. Livingston's big bats provided plenty of offensive support as the Highlanders dealt Delbarton an 8-1 loss Wednesday afternoon at Fleury Field in Morristown.

In one of Gov. Livingston's (6-2-1) most meaningful regular season wins in program history, the Highlanders shocked the state's ...

Tickets On Sale Now for “An Evening Of Shining Stars” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on May 4

April 17, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - One of the area's most anticipated events - "An Evening of Shining Stars" - featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County will take place 7 p.m. Friday, May ...

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 ...

The Ducks Are Coming! The Ducks Are Coming!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – That’s right, it’s official – The ducks are coming to town again!

The 15th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival 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!

The Festival will feature the famous Rubber Ducky Race. Thousands of tiny ducks will swim their ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 11, 2018

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 ...

Primrose School of Berkeley Heights Holds Open House Saturday, April 28

April 17, 2018

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 ...

Columbia Middle School Welcomes Mr. Erwin Ganz, Holocaust Survivor

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Thursday, April 5, eighth-graders at Columbia Middle School welcomed Mr. Erwin Ganz, one of the few remaining survivors of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass pogrom against the Jews by Nazi Germany from Nov. 9-10, 1938), and heard him recount his experiences growing up in Nazi Germany. Mr. Ganz, born in 1929 in the city of Frankfurt, spoke about the ...

Berkeley Heights Councilman Pastore’s Last Meeting is May 8

April 18, 2018

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 ...

Residential Development at Former King's Site to be Presented at May 16 Planning Board Meeting in Berkeley Heights; Mayor Makes Comments

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Bob Woodruff provided an update on the Township's website with regard to the "King's" property and asks citizens to attend the May 16 Planning Board Meeting where a formal presentation is expected. (Planning Board meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the General Meeting Room at the Town Hall located at 29 Park Ave.)

The Mayor's ...

Softball: Gov. Livingston Cruises to a 10-1 Victory over Union

April 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The Highlanders won a landslide 10-1 victory over Union on Wednesday afternoon.

GL took the lead early when Evan Pallitta clobbered a two run homerun deep into right field in the first inning. They built on the lead in the second with Jamie Belfer and Juliann Lopes each batting a run home in the second.

Union's lone run came in the third inning, but GL responded ...

Gonnelli Dominates Delbarton as Highlander Bats Pound States No. 2 Ranked Team for 8-1 Win

MORRISTOWN, NJ - DJ Gonnelli delivered a masterful pitching performance, and Gov. Livingston's big bats provided plenty of offensive support as the Highlanders dealt Delbarton an 8-1 loss Wednesday afternoon at Fleury Field in Morristown.

In one of Gov. Livingston's (6-2-1) most meaningful regular season wins in program history, the Highlanders shocked the state's ...

Hulbert, Davey Combine on 1 Hitter as Gov. Livingston Blanks Union Catholic 4-0

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Right handers Liam Hulbert and Ryan Davey combined on a one hitter and Gov. Livingston took advantage of some timely hitting for 4-0 shutout victory over Union Catholic Tuesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

Will Jennings (2-2,2b) and DJ Gonnelli (2-3,2b) both had two hits and doubled in runs as the Highlanders (5-2-1) won their fifth game of the ...

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 ...

The Ducks Are Coming! The Ducks Are Coming!

April 13, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – That’s right, it’s official – The ducks are coming to town again!

The 15th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival 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!

The Festival will feature the famous Rubber Ducky Race. Thousands of tiny ducks will swim their ...

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers to be honored at American Cancer Society Relay for Life

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – One of the core values of Relay For Life is the celebration of cancer survivorship and the support of their caregivers throughout the cancer journey.  This year on June 2, at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, Relay For Life will honor and celebrate the hope that cancer survivors and caregivers provide to others facing cancer.  ...

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

April 20, 2018

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 ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 ...

Asst. Prosecutor in Wyckoff Murder Trial Receives Union County Prosecutor's Office Gladiator Award

April 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week.

Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness advocate who handles sensitive matters, according to a ...

Former Gov. Florio, gun violence activists, offer blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Rainwater In Electrical Box Caused New Providence House Fire Monday Morning

April 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – No one was injured and damage was minimal following a basement fire on Crest Road on Monday morning, April 16.

Fire Chief Mike Piana said “water came down the outside line and made it into the electrical box, which caused the fire.”  The water caused a short, which started the fire. The call came in at 7:52 a.m. and the scene was cleared by 11:30 ...

Tanker Fire Closes Diamond Hill Road Saturday Morning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Diamond Hill Road was closed due to a tanker fire at  approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tanker, carrying 7,000 gallons of fuel, was traveling north on Diamond Hill Road heading to New Providence for a delivery.  

The Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham Township, Summit and Stirling Fire Departments responded.

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Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

April 20, 2018

Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28th, rain or shine, from 8:00 – 11:00am.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring”!

Bring your rod, reel & bait to fish for trout of varying sizes stocked in ...

Free Living History Event Showcases World War I Centennial

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.”

Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at ...

Softball: Justina Benvenuto Named Union Catholic's Girls Conference Athlete of Week

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After bursting on the scene with a fabulous freshman softball season at Union Catholic last year, there was a lot of hype surrounding Justina Benvenuto as she entered her sophomore season.

Benvenuto has more than lived up to all the lofty expectations, both on the mound and at the plate as she has sparked the Vikings to a 6-1 record this spring.

Benvenuto has been ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

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 ...

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Retail Sales; Cannabis Advocates Disagree

April 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, manufacturing facilities and retail stores' in the township.

The Chatham Township Committee ...

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Sat, April 21, 11:00 AM

Our Lady of Peace , New Providence

Our Lady of the Peace Church Holds Healing & ...

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Self-Care Event

Health & Wellness

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Self-Care Event

Health & Wellness

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

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Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

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Getting Real About Retirement – Will You Have Enough Money to Remain Comfortable?

Let’s get real about retirement. Will you have enough to remain comfortable in retirement for 30 years or more?  Studies show this is a recurring fear many Americans have - and for good reason. Many Americans are completely unprepared to fund a comfortable retirement, and remain naive about the actual costs involved.  As a Fee-Only financial advisor, my number one priority is ...