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Third Annual Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Winter Walk Spotlight Video Captures Spirit of the Night

December 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Enjoy the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee's spotlight video  of the Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Third Annual Winter Walk held on Saturday, Dec. 2. The tree lighting was presented by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Special Events committee and the Winter Walk is organized by the Berkeley Heights Business Community.

Special thanks to ...

PAL Runners Received All American Honors at Cross Country Nationals

An exciting weekend at the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday 12/2 at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Berkeley Heights PAL WolfPacks competed and measured themselves nationally. Over 1200 runners from across the nation represented their state. The meet was well organized and ran flawlessly. The PAL runners wrapped up their final meet of the season and peaked at ...

Gov. Livingston Runs by Roselle with Big 4th Quarter for 56-50 Win

ROSELLE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlanders exploded for 23 fourth quarter points to surge past the Roselle Rams for a 56-50 victory Friday night in Roselle.

Junior Matt Faller, playing in his first game at Gov. Livingston, scored a game high 21 points,including 15 in the second half as the Highlanders overcame a 9 point third quarter deficit to earn the win in the ...

Award Winning Highlander Marching Band Honors Seniors after Successful Season

Editor's note: Photo credits to AnnMarie Stecher.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This past season, the award winning Gov. Livingston Highlander Marching Band performed a show titled ”Outside the Bachs," that earned top ranking after their rigorous fall schedule.

Prior to the Thanksgiving Day game, the band honored their seniors along with their parents as they stepped ...

Third Annual Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Winter Walk Spotlight Video Captures Spirit of the Night

December 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Enjoy the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee's spotlight video  of the Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Third Annual Winter Walk held on Saturday, Dec. 2. The tree lighting was presented by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Special Events committee and the Winter Walk is organized by the Berkeley Heights Business Community.

Special thanks to ...

Snow Didn't Stop Santa's Visit to Berkeley Heights YMCA

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A little snow doesn't stop Santa from delivering toys on Christmas Eve, and it didn't delay his visit to the Berkeley Heights YMCA on Saturday to visit with the families who attended the Breakfast with Santa, either.

Breakfast with Santa at the Berkeley Heights YMCA was filled with excited children and families as they waited for  the ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Third Annual Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Winter Walk Spotlight Video Captures Spirit of the Night

December 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Enjoy the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee's spotlight video  of the Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Third Annual Winter Walk held on Saturday, Dec. 2. The tree lighting was presented by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Special Events committee and the Winter Walk is organized by the Berkeley Heights Business Community.

Special thanks to ...

Shop 'Berkeley Heights' Gift Cards Available Through Suburban Chamber of Commerce

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This Holiday Season, the Suburban Chamber of Commerce encourages you to shop local by offering "Shop Berkeley Heights" gift cards and can be purchased at SCC HQ in Summit, Smith Chiropractic and DERCO Print.

Each certificate comes with a packet that includes instructions on how to use [which is simple, you spend it at a participating Berkeley ...

Lantern Hill Residents Donate More Than $68,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence raised more than $68,000 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to non-management hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services at the ...

Award Winning Highlander Marching Band Honors Seniors after Successful Season

December 17, 2017

Editor's note: Photo credits to AnnMarie Stecher.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This past season, the award winning Gov. Livingston Highlander Marching Band performed a show titled ”Outside the Bachs," that earned top ranking after their rigorous fall schedule.

Prior to the Thanksgiving Day game, the band honored their seniors along with their parents as they stepped ...

Union County College’s Board Member Zimmermann Named to NJCCC Executive Committee

Union County College is pleased to announce that Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges on Nov. 20, 2017.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of County Colleges ...

Berkeley Heights Residents May Apply Online for 2018-2019 Preschool Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The Berkeley Heights School District will be accepting online applications in December and January for its Preschool Program for the 2018-2019 school year.

To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Berkeley Heights Township and have birth dates between October 2, 2013, and October 1, 2015.  General education students will be selected for this program by ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says Riverside Entrance "Impossible"

December 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

Chatham Township Residents Convince Committee to "Kill" Bear Hunt Amendment in 3-2 Vote

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township residents came out to vehemently oppose an amendment that could have led to bear hunting in specific areas, convincing the Chatham Township Committee to reject the adoption of the measure, 3-2, on Thursday night.

In the longest, and, perhaps, the most contentious Chatham Township Committee meeting of the year, the township committee wrapped up its business ...

PAL Runners Received All American Honors at Cross Country Nationals

December 17, 2017

An exciting weekend at the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday 12/2 at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Berkeley Heights PAL WolfPacks competed and measured themselves nationally. Over 1200 runners from across the nation represented their state. The meet was well organized and ran flawlessly. The PAL runners wrapped up their final meet of the season and peaked at ...

Gov. Livingston Runs by Roselle with Big 4th Quarter for 56-50 Win

ROSELLE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlanders exploded for 23 fourth quarter points to surge past the Roselle Rams for a 56-50 victory Friday night in Roselle.

Junior Matt Faller, playing in his first game at Gov. Livingston, scored a game high 21 points,including 15 in the second half as the Highlanders overcame a 9 point third quarter deficit to earn the win in the ...

Girls Basketball: Gov. Livingston Falls to Scotch Plains-Fanwood in Home Opener

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- After a strong first quarter, it seemed as though Gov. Livingston would be able to hold its own against their imposing divisional rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood. However, with their experience and size, the Raiders were ultimately able to wear down the Highlanders in the second half, resulting in a 47-27 sweep. Gov. Livingston looks to internalize the lessons they ...

Official Recount Confirms Jeanne Kingsley as Winner of Berkeley Heights Council Election

December 13, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A recount of the contest for township council in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, December 7 confirmed incumbent Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley (R), for a third term, was the victor over Alvaro Medeiros (D) for the second available council seat serving a three year term.

Susan Poage (D) and Jeanne Kinglsey have been ...

Judge Rules that Addams Tavern in Westfield Must Close for Now, Starting Friday

December 14, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order.

Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not compliant with the applicable building code, and that the court finds that there is ...

American Legion's Tastiest Holiday Tradition Offers Classic Home-Baked Favorite Cookies by the Thousands

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence American Legion Post 433 annual Cookie Walk, in its ninth year, is always one of the tastiest of holiday events drawing a large crowd on a snowy Saturday afternoon. The guests chose cookies from the wide selection of home-baked favorites. Proceeds benefit  the Christopher B. Cosgrove III USMC Memorial Fund which help to pay for necessary ...

The 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count Starts This Week

December 12, 2017

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This year’s Christmas Bird Count is about to begin—and the data you report has a real and measurable effect on the course of conservation. 

One of Audubon’s signature programs, the CBC has collected more than a century’s worth of community observations that provide a foundation for large-scale conservation action. When the American ...

Girl Scouts Continue Tradition of Caroling at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights

December 14, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There was a large turnout for the Girl Scout caroling event at Autumn Lake on Wednesday.

All the girls took part in the fun of singing familiar holiday songs and giving ornaments and treats to the residents of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights. The girls spent several days making little gifts for the residents and they were all very excited ...

Lantern Hill Residents Donate More Than $68,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence raised more than $68,000 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to non-management hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services at the ...

American Legion's Tastiest Holiday Tradition Offers Classic Home-Baked Favorite Cookies by the Thousands

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence American Legion Post 433 annual Cookie Walk, in its ninth year, is always one of the tastiest of holiday events drawing a large crowd on a snowy Saturday afternoon. The guests chose cookies from the wide selection of home-baked favorites. Proceeds benefit  the Christopher B. Cosgrove III USMC Memorial Fund which help to pay for necessary ...

Local Physician Discusses Menopause Management

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani of K Primary Care and Medical Weight Loss Center recently held a small group discussion open to the public about managing the symptoms of all stages of Menopause.

Dr. K discussed the symptoms and stages of menopause, which is a process that generally occurs over a four-year period and this is called peri-menopause. The depletion of ...

Local Mom Overcomes Gym Intimidation at Body Restoration; Box Gym Isn't for Everyone

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Do you feel like you're not fit enough to go to the gym? Do you fear judgment by others  --  or do you just feel like you don't belong at the gym? 

Elisa Probst, a local mother of three, found herself at the point where she needed to do something about her weight. "I have done just about everything," she said ...

Local Mom Overcomes Gym Intimidation at Body Restoration; Box Gym Isn't for Everyone

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Do you feel like you're not fit enough to go to the gym? Do you fear judgment by others  --  or do you just feel like you don't belong at the gym? 

Elisa Probst, a local mother of three, found herself at the point where she needed to do something about her weight. "I have done just about everything," she said ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 12, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Registration Begins Dec. 9 For Winter Riding Lessons at Lord Stirling

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J. 

Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience.  The ...

Judge Rules that Addams Tavern in Westfield Must Close for Now, Starting Friday

December 14, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order.

Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not compliant with the applicable building code, and that the court finds that there is ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Berkeley Heights Police Looking into Possible Luring Incident Involving 12-Year Old Girl

December 13, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A possible child-luring incident occurred near Columbia Middle School on Wednesday morning. A 12-year old girl was approached by an unknown man on the Columbia Avenue cul-de-sac at approximately 8 a.m. The man was driving a black Nissan-type vehicle bearing unknown NJ license plates, said a statement by the Berkeley Heights Police ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says Riverside Entrance "Impossible"

December 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

Faith Lutheran Church Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service of New Providence, Berkeley Heights

December 15, 2017

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - The eleventh annual New Providence-Berkeley Heights Interfaith Thanksgiving Service occurred on Monday evening, Nov. 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence.

The participating worship communities were the Baha’is of New Providence, Bridgewater Gurudwara-Garden State Sikh Association, Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center, Faith ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School Announces The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, at 419 South Street, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge.  Father Daniel, as he likes to be called, celebrated his first service at St. Andrew’s on Nov. 19.

Fr. Daniel comes to New Providence after serving as Assistant Rector of Christ Church ...

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Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health

December 11, 2017

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.” I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

Summit Medical Group Foundation to host open house for students interested in health care careers

December 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  –  Summit Medical Group Foundation welcomes students ages 17 to 20 to attend an open house for the Exploring program. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents and their parents. Please join members of Summit Medical Group Foundation on Wednesday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Summit Medical Group Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Rd, Berkeley ...

Local nonprofit members celebrate the 25 days of Christmas

The nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is celebrating the 25 days of Christmas by posting on its Facebook page Christmas memories and feelings from its members with disabilities. Each day another posting shares the thoughts of a different member.

“Christmas is my favorite holiday because my family gets together and we talk to one another," Mary Kurnos said.

Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes Grants Totaling $40,000 to Programs Providing Education/Social Services to Individuals with Autism

The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $40,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”.

The Drive for Autism foundation holds an annual golf outing each September, as well as several other smaller fund raising events ...

Positive change and progress have been happening in Berkeley Heights for years

December 17, 2017

To the Editor:

As a taxpaying resident of Berkeley Heights, I am excited and appreciative of the changes we have been experiencing in Berkeley Heights. For those who may not know, our Town has been changing and progressing for the last six years.  I am truly BH Proud. This election year, I heard a lot of politicking about “change.” We are not immune to our ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as First Snowfall of the Season Arrives on Saturday

December 8, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - - The first snowfall of the season will be arriving on Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service(NWS) in New York. 

A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the NWS advisory, Union County can expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with the possibility of ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

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Mon, December 18

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Tue, December 19

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NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Wed, December 20

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Holiday Open House!

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Berkeley Heights U10 Boys Soccer Team Captures Championship at 5v5 Winter Tournament

CARLSTADT, NJ - Berkeley Heights Team Azzurri U10 boys soccer team took home the Sofive 5v5 Winter Tournament Series Championship in Carlstadt on Saturday.

The team defeated SABA NYC, 1-1, and Wayne, 2-1, and tied Wykcoff Y, 1-1, to advance to the championship game.The team defeated Fort Lee, 3-1, in the championship game.

Team Azzurri players: Sammy Bartiromo, ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Market Forecasts: Helpful or Useless?

The financials industry spends a lot of time and money on preparing stock and bond market forecasts – especially at this time of year --  but are they “helpful” or “useless” when it comes to making investment decisions?  In my opinion, most of these forecasts have little predictive power. In other words, they’re useless in terms of providing ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...