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Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

St Peter's Kicker Joseph Henry Raises Money for Children’s Cancer Research

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Joe Henry of Berkeley Heights, a senior at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, decided to dedicate his 2016 football season to kids with cancer by becoming a Kick-It Champion -- receiving donations for every point he scored this season.  His high school football season began in Dublin, Ireland and finished at Metlife Stadium in a bid for the State ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

UNION, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GOP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial ...

Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

March 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Berkeley Heights Library Board Warned

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Berkeley Heights Library Board of Trustees violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) at its Jan. 16, 2017 meeting when it discussed contract negotiations with a party involved in the negotiations during an executive session.

 

A letter authored and signed by Acting Assistant Prosecutor Shawn P. Barnes to Eugene Huang on behalf of Acting ...

DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Union County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the City of Elizabeth, Union County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

School Spirit on Display at 20th Annual BHEF All Star Faculty Basketball Game: Photo Gallery

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 20th Annual All-Star Faculty Basketball game was held on Tuesdayt at  Governor Livingston High School. The event’s purpose is to raise money for the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF), which was found in 1994. The BHEF, through grants, allows teachers and administrators to pursue imaginative educational programs, some involving technology, within ...

Storm Cancels Important Drug Education Program at Area High Schools Consortium Event

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent snow storm created dangerous driving conditions on Wednesday, March 15, which led to the closing of the New Providence High School and the much anticipated Parent Wellness Series event: Danger in Your Medicine Cabinet: What Every Parent Needs to Know.  The area high schools of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, and Summit sponsor ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

St Peter's Kicker Joseph Henry Raises Money for Children’s Cancer Research

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Joe Henry of Berkeley Heights, a senior at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, decided to dedicate his 2016 football season to kids with cancer by becoming a Kick-It Champion -- receiving donations for every point he scored this season.  His high school football season began in Dublin, Ireland and finished at Metlife Stadium in a bid for the State ...

School Spirit on Display at 20th Annual BHEF All Star Faculty Basketball Game: Photo Gallery

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 20th Annual All-Star Faculty Basketball game was held on Tuesdayt at  Governor Livingston High School. The event’s purpose is to raise money for the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF), which was found in 1994. The BHEF, through grants, allows teachers and administrators to pursue imaginative educational programs, some involving technology, within ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 18, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Hilltop Players 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Opens Thursday, March 16

Large Cast Fills Stage with Humor, Great Vocals and High Energy Dance

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although rehearsals have been disrupted with back to back school closures on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the untimely snow storm this week, Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players' production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is set to open Thursday night at ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Alyssa Megson Takes On Project Dreamcoat: Hilltop Players Musical Production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in Rehearsals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Alyssa Megson, an accomplished designer and seamstress, was tasked with creating the "coat of many colors" for the Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players musical production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," currently in rehearsals.

Megson, along with her assistant and friend Amanda Skidmore, accepted the ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Dons the Green at Friday's Monthly Networking Breakfast; Mayor Provides Redevelopment Update

March 20, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly networking breakfast on Friday with over 60 attendees filling the public room of the Berkeley Heights Town Hall.

The local businesses were greeted with the sound of traditional Irish music from musicians from the Gov. Livingston Highlander Marching Band. The large crowd enjoyed a special breakfast ...

Bill’s Army & Navy Store Closes after 45 Years

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The parking lot is empty and the store is locked. A notice appeared in the front window this week, “Please be advised that Benjamin A. Stanziale Jr., Esq. has been appointed Trustee of Bill’s of Millburn, Inc. d/b/a Bill’s Army & Navy Store.  It further states “These premises and Contents therein are subject to the Jurisdiction of the United ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Goodman's Deli in Berkeley Heights is Ready to Serve its Famous Corned Beef on St. Patrick's Day

March 13, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Planning on how and where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Goodman's Deli just might be the perfect place. Beginning Thursday, March 16, through Sunday, March 19, corned beef will be the star at the deli. 

Whether you want to start your day with corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast, or have a hearty corned beef on rye sandwich for lunch, or ...

Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

March 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains

Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Saturday, April 1st in Scotch Plains.

“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

St Peter's Kicker Joseph Henry Raises Money for Children’s Cancer Research

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Joe Henry of Berkeley Heights, a senior at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, decided to dedicate his 2016 football season to kids with cancer by becoming a Kick-It Champion -- receiving donations for every point he scored this season.  His high school football season began in Dublin, Ireland and finished at Metlife Stadium in a bid for the State ...

Windt Family Reunites with Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad Friday Night Crew, A Week After Special Delivery

March 18, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Windt family made a visit to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad headquarters to bring celebratory cup cakes to the Friday Night Crew that helped to deliver their daughter at their home last Friday, March 10.

When Angela Windt went into labor two weeks early, she realized her contractions were progressing too quickly and she wasn't going to make ...

Mom Delivers Healthy Baby Girl at Home Thanks to Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad; Mom and Baby Doing Great

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Angela and Paul Windt and big sister Alexa (5 1/2 years old) welcomed baby Ava at their Berkeley Heights' home Friday night -- not as planned.

Angela, who works as a pharmaceutical consultant, was 38 weeks pregnant with her second baby -- when her water broke and the contractions came two to three minutes apart. She knew she wasn't going to make it to the ...

Berkeley Heights Library Board Warned

March 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Berkeley Heights Library Board of Trustees violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) at its Jan. 16, 2017 meeting when it discussed contract negotiations with a party involved in the negotiations during an executive session.

 

A letter authored and signed by Acting Assistant Prosecutor Shawn P. Barnes to Eugene Huang on behalf of Acting ...

Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Mountainside was from North Plainfield

March 22, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian, identified as German Rivas of North Plainfield, was struck by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

According to a press release from the department, the crash occurred on Route 22 East in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian walked ...

Pedestrian Hit by Bus on Route 22 Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Police and EMS responded this afternoon to a pedestrian who "was struck in front of the movie theater" on eastbound Route 22. 

According to the initial report from Breaking News Network (BNN), the pedestrian was hit by a bus and possibly "pinned under the bus." The report was received just before 4:30 p.m.

Two more reports from ...

Two People Rescued From Overturned Vehicle in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to an overturned vehicle with two females trapped Friday afternoon at about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of McMane and Glenside avenues in Berkeley Heights.

BHFD Squad-1 arrived to the scene within 9 minutes. Firefighters stabilized the car, then one firefighter was placed in the car to cover the ...

Distressed Homeowners Can Find Guidance At Free Foreclosure Presentation

March 12, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Property owners currently in foreclosure and those trying to avoid it can get some much needed information at a free presentation, Wednesday, April 19, at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, Linden, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

“Foreclosure: Moving From Fear To Positive Action,” is free and open to the public. Panel members representing state and county ...

Khurram Dara Speaks on Islamic Law at Congregation Beth Hatkivah Mar. 25

March 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Khurram Dara, author of Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America, will address the topic of Sharia law, what it calls for and what threat, if any, it poses to the U.S. in a talk at Congregation Beth Hatikvah on March 25 beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Dara, an attorney whose views are often sought out by the Op-Ed pages of major newspapers as well as ...

Little Flower and Faith Lutheran Host Program in Recognition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Little Flower Roman Catholic Church of Berkeley Heights and Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence hosted a program at Little Flower regarding the extraordinary and dynamic life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Sunday. 

Dr. Katie Day, author and professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia, presented the program of Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor, ...

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Kickoff meeting all set for the Max Challenge of New Providence

March 24, 2017

Summer IS COMING!!
NOW---- Are you ready to take the March Challenge? 
Find out how this amazing program has transformed thousands of lives and learn a little about our easy to follow nutrition plan. You will have a meet and greet with our certified staff trainers and some of our inspirational members. This Kickoff is for anyone who is currently a member, or is thinking about trying ...

Bridges Brown Bag Bash Set for Mar. 25; Event Includes Online Auction Featuring One-of-a-Kind Items

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach's Brown Bag Bash -- a fundraiser that supports Bridges' programs to help neighbors in need in New York City, Newark and Irvington -- will be held March 25, from  7 p.m. - midnight, at Maritime Parc in Jersey City. The event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing, along with an auction including many ...

Employee Training Available to Businesses and Non-Profits through the Industry-Business Institute at Union County College

The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College offers any size business or non-profit organization the opportunity to use grant funding to provide training in basic skills and/or management workshops for current employee. IBI lends their mobile computer lab (up to 20 laptop computers) to employers who host these programs at their place of business.

The topics for training ...

NJ Sharing Network Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Opportunities

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network announces the availability of two (2) scholarships, the Betsy Niles Scholarship and the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship, for high school seniors attending college in fall 2017.  The scholarships are both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.  The deadline for submission is Friday, April 7, ...

Chatham Resident says Moms Appearing on Fox News Made Chatham 'A Global Target'

March 14, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough resident Tracey Tango read a letter of thanks after the Borough of Chatham Council passed a "Welcoming" resolution on Monday night, but followed up with a counter-point to council member Peter Hoffman's statement, by asserting that two Chatham moms appearing on Fox News last month had made Chatham a "global target."

Chatham mothers ...

Historical Society of Plainfield to Host Lecture, Book Signing on March 26

March 19, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Stop by the Drake House Museum on Sunday, March 26th when the Historical Society of Plainfield hosts a lecture and book signing with author Carol Simon Levin as Abigail Adams.

Levin's book, “Remembering The Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates,” is made up of lost stories about amazing American women.  

The lecture will take ...

What’s in a Name

Why are we all willing to pay more for name brand items in the store when we know the generic is the same thing?  Is it our history with certain items; foods that we’ve been eating since we were kids?  Is it a catchy jingle or hilarious TV commercial?  I’ll admit, some generic brands just don’t measure up but for the most part it’s our prejudices at play ...

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 ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

March 23, 2017

UNION, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GOP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial ...

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Sat, March 25, 8:00 AM

Willow Grove Presbyterian, Scotch Plains

Sharing the Quilts XXXIV

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Sat, March 25, 8:30 AM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Men's Retreat - Excellence in the Workplace: ...

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Run Better, Run More Clinic

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“The Wild West” and Your Retirement Dollars in Your 401k, IRAs and Other Plans

Are you invested in an IRA, 401k, 403b or Defined Benefit Plan? If so, good news! Have you noticed fees disclosure on your 401k or 403b statements, lower fees and the addition of low-cost index funds to your investment selection? I hope further improvements to retirement plans ironed out in 2016 in a 1,000+ page document will launch on on April 10, 2017:  the Department of ...