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277 Volunteers Turn Out for Slam Dunk the Junk Clean Up Day in Berkeley Heights

September 20, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The tally is in and 277 participants volunteered their time in the Slam Dunk the Junk clean up day in Berkeley Heights last Saturday. The event is a joint project between the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the Township of Berkeley Heights, funded by NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

Members of local Girls Scout and Boy Scout troops, Gov. Livingston ...

Cross Country:  Gov. Livingston Highlander Boys and Girls Win Top Honors at St. Dominic Academy Invitational

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Governor Livingston (GL) Highlanders were on fire Saturday, September 16, with the Boys Cross Country team placing first and the Girls Cross Country Team placing second at the St. Dominic Academy’s 23rd Cross Country Invitational held at Lincoln Park in Jersey City. 

All varsity and junior varsity runners, both girls and boys, ran a distance of 5,350 ...

Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race Brings Out Community Pride, Giving Back to Local Causes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fun Run attracted a sell out crowd, raising over $200,000 since its inception. The charitable success is due to the heart and soul of race director Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic Foundation, who started the race 21 years ago as a way to help lend support to non-profit ...

Traffic Came to a Standstill on Route 22 Tuesday Morning After Tree Falls Across Road

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - On September 19, 2017 at 7:59 a.m., police responded to the area of Route 22 West near Pembrook Road where a large tree fell across both the East bound and West bound lanes of Route 22 during the morning rush hour, according to a release from Mountainside Police Lieutenant Joseph Giannuzzi.

Peembrook Road is on Westboubd 22, roughly located between ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

September 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Union County Family Justice Center Holds Grand Opening

The Union County Family Justice Center (FJC) held its grand opening Wednesday afternoon, marking the beginning of a new era in how services are provided to victims of domestic violence in Union County. 

A joint venture of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, YWCA Union County, and other ...

Time to Order the Free Tree if You Want One in Front of Your Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Remember earlier this year when the topic of who wants a new tree in front of their home at a Township Council meeting?  Well, it's decision time.

The Township wants to plant a tree in front of your home and, thanks to a grant from Union County, Berkeley Heights has money to purchase trees to plant along the right of way in the Township.

There is no charge to ...

Four Governor Livingston High School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

September 18, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  - A total of four Governor Livingston High School students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, positioning them in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. 

To be considered for an award, semifinalists must fulfill ...

Video: 'Mission Moment,' A New Way to Begin Berkeley Heights Board of Education Meetings

BERKELEY, HEIGHTS, NJ - The first ever “Mission Moment” focused on the history and importance of the Governor Livingston High School’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.

The suggesting that all meetings of the Board of Education should begin with a “Mission Moment,” came from President Doug Reinstein. This “reminds everybody why we are here.”

He said ...

Freeholders Join Students at Opening for Union Co. Vo-Tech’s Law and Justice Mini Academy

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders joined students, teachers and administrators of the Union County Vocational Technical in marking the opening of the new Law and Justice Mini Academy, a four-year program designed to prepare students for careers in public service, law, and criminal justice and as proactive citizens.

“We are proud of our investment in our award-winning ...

Cross Country:  Gov. Livingston Highlander Boys and Girls Win Top Honors at St. Dominic Academy Invitational

September 20, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Governor Livingston (GL) Highlanders were on fire Saturday, September 16, with the Boys Cross Country team placing first and the Girls Cross Country Team placing second at the St. Dominic Academy’s 23rd Cross Country Invitational held at Lincoln Park in Jersey City. 

All varsity and junior varsity runners, both girls and boys, ran a distance of 5,350 ...

Boys Soccer: Gov. Livingston Experiences Full Circle Redemption with a 1-0 Victory Against Rival New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After a defensive deadlock in the first half, star Highlander midfielder Josiah Crawford was finally able to find his opening and score a clutch goal in the 70th minute of the match. Feeling the pressure, the Pioneers were able to create a series of offensive attacks, but these attempts ultimately fell short against Gov. Livingston’s resilient defense. This sweet ...

Girls Tennis: Gov. Livingston Highlanders Off To Impressive Start

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One year after leading his team to the state sectional finals in addition to winning the Union County Conference, head coach Mike Smookler and the Governor Livingston girls tennis team have picked up right where they left off.

The Highlanders are off to a 5-2 start and currently sit in third place in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 2.

After losing one of its best ...

Junior League Thrift Shop Holds Annual Costume Event Oct. 5 - Get Ready for Halloween!

September 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ – The Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop will host its annual Costume Event on Thursday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 37 DeForest Avenue, Summit. The popular event will feature affordable costumes for the whole family in addition to seasonal housewares and decorations.

“We have an extensive selection of new and gently used adult ...

A Kaleidoscope of Visual and Performing Arts Converge in Somerville Sept. 14-17

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A marriage of the visual arts and performing arts will be consummated over the next four days, extending west to Flemington and east to New Brunswick, a kaleidoscope of sound, color, motion, and expression unrivaled at any other time of the year, with thousands of music and art lovers expected to visit and partake of the smorgasbord .

Joining forces are the Central ...

Take a Walk in The Park, or Work Online, The Connell Company Opens The Grove to Community

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Imagine going to work in the great outdoors instead of in an office building. That's possible now in The Grove, the latest addition to The Connell Company's Corporate Park. All you need to do is bring your laptop. The Grove is a fully equipped work center with outdoor desks, WiFi, charging stations -- and a waterfall that cascades over ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

September 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Take a Walk in The Park, or Work Online, The Connell Company Opens The Grove to Community

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Imagine going to work in the great outdoors instead of in an office building. That's possible now in The Grove, the latest addition to The Connell Company's Corporate Park. All you need to do is bring your laptop. The Grove is a fully equipped work center with outdoor desks, WiFi, charging stations -- and a waterfall that cascades over ...

Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Pack into the Union County Means Business Expo

ROSELLE, NJ - Business owners and entrepreneurs from all over Union County came out on Tuesday evening to the Union County Means Business Expo. 

The annual event held this year at the new Warinanco Park Sports Center in Roselle, drew a large crowd as many organizations and business owners displayed their products and services.

Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Linda Carter, ...

Weather Report Looks Great for Saturday's Ocean County Irish Festival at the Manahawkin Lake Park

September 8, 2017

STAFFORD - On Saturday, the newly formed Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  It will not be held in Ship Bottom but instead in a new convenient location, the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.  

Those planning on attending are invited to bring their own chairs and tables if they would like.  Families ...

Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week Begins September 11: A Frequent Diner Contest, Childcare Services, and Healthy Options turn Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week into a family-friendly event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week,  23 establishments are offering menus and pricing designed to entice area residents to head downtown for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and wine and liquor purchases from September 11 through 17. More reasons to make plans and reservations now include a frequent diner Passport contests, the availability of childcare and ...

277 Volunteers Turn Out for Slam Dunk the Junk Clean Up Day in Berkeley Heights

September 20, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The tally is in and 277 participants volunteered their time in the Slam Dunk the Junk clean up day in Berkeley Heights last Saturday. The event is a joint project between the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the Township of Berkeley Heights, funded by NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

Members of local Girls Scout and Boy Scout troops, Gov. Livingston ...

Junior League Thrift Shop Holds Annual Costume Event Oct. 5 - Get Ready for Halloween!

SUMMIT, NJ – The Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop will host its annual Costume Event on Thursday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 37 DeForest Avenue, Summit. The popular event will feature affordable costumes for the whole family in addition to seasonal housewares and decorations.

“We have an extensive selection of new and gently used adult ...

Time to Order the Free Tree if You Want One in Front of Your Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Remember earlier this year when the topic of who wants a new tree in front of their home at a Township Council meeting?  Well, it's decision time.

The Township wants to plant a tree in front of your home and, thanks to a grant from Union County, Berkeley Heights has money to purchase trees to plant along the right of way in the Township.

There is no charge to ...

277 Volunteers Turn Out for Slam Dunk the Junk Clean Up Day in Berkeley Heights

September 20, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The tally is in and 277 participants volunteered their time in the Slam Dunk the Junk clean up day in Berkeley Heights last Saturday. The event is a joint project between the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the Township of Berkeley Heights, funded by NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

Members of local Girls Scout and Boy Scout troops, Gov. Livingston ...

Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race Brings Out Community Pride, Giving Back to Local Causes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fun Run attracted a sell out crowd, raising over $200,000 since its inception. The charitable success is due to the heart and soul of race director Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic Foundation, who started the race 21 years ago as a way to help lend support to non-profit ...

86,000 Missing Veterans: Rolling Thunder Roars Into Advocacy for POW-MIA During the "Ride for Freedom" XXII in Holmdel

HOLMDEL, N.J. - POW - MIA. It stands for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action

Generations of children, young adults even grown men and women need the acronym above spelled out so they can remember the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag to this day who are here to help educate and inform, however. They are called  ...

Join Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS), a Group for Working Moms that Meets At Night

September 19, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Do you work and have a pre-school child? Courtney Mallon, a working mama from New Providence knows what that is like!

About a year ago, she went looking for a Mom’s Group that met at night and couldn’t find one, so she started one for working moms in the New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Summit, Chatham and Watchung area.

“It’s a great way to ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ - A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Dancers Bring Joy to Residents of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights in Honor of National Grandparents Day

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In recognition of National Grandparents Day, Autumn Lake Health Care at Berkeley Heights hosted a special event that included dancers from Star Struck Dance Studio to share their talent and bring joy to the residents and family members.  

National Grandparents Day offers us an opportunity to not only thank our grandparents, but to spend time ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

September 9, 2017

Elizabeth, NJ –Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps ...

Freeholders Join Students at Opening for Union Co. Vo-Tech’s Law and Justice Mini Academy

September 12, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders joined students, teachers and administrators of the Union County Vocational Technical in marking the opening of the new Law and Justice Mini Academy, a four-year program designed to prepare students for careers in public service, law, and criminal justice and as proactive citizens.

“We are proud of our investment in our award-winning ...

Traffic Came to a Standstill on Route 22 Tuesday Morning After Tree Falls Across Road

September 19, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - On September 19, 2017 at 7:59 a.m., police responded to the area of Route 22 West near Pembrook Road where a large tree fell across both the East bound and West bound lanes of Route 22 during the morning rush hour, according to a release from Mountainside Police Lieutenant Joseph Giannuzzi.

Peembrook Road is on Westboubd 22, roughly located between ...

Downed Tree Causes Road Closure on Route 22 in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Downed tree closed US-22 in both directions at Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside causing backups Tuesday morning. 

Authorities arrived and the tree was quickly removed and roads are reopened. 

Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school this week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on ...

Yankee Matt Holliday Speaks About Baseball, Faith at the Presbyterian Church at New Providence

September 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday came to New Providence on Saturday morning and spoke to a gathering at the Presbyterian Church.

Holliday sat in front of a packed sanctuary in the church, which included seating in the balcony, and talked about his career, his family life and his religious faith. 

He also answered questions from the audience, and ...

Church of the Little Flower Golf Outing Set for Monday, Oct. 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower's Golf Outing is set for Monday, October 16, 2017 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ.

Click here to download brochure to register and learn about sponsorship opportunities.

The outing includes a lunch, shotgun start, cocktail reception and dinner/awards ceremony. 

Fox Hollow Golf Course, a Hal Purdy ...

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Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

September 20, 2017

Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness.   The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or disease that ...

Preserve Your Family Memorabilia

The Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society is pleased to sponsor a digital preservation fundraising event to help patrons safeguard personal memories in photos, film, videos and other media materials.

The historical society partnered with Digital Memory Media (a Division of Innovative Document Imaging LLP), an organization that digitized the original Constitution of the United States, ...

Concert for Change: A Musical Fundraiser for Berkeley Heights Democrat Council Candidates

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Come join us for a fantastic evening of performances by world-class singers, actors and musicians from Berkeley Heights and neighboring New Providence!

On Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, event-goers can enjoy the entertainment, light refreshments and learn about Susan Poage and Alvaro Medeiros, candidates running ...

Union County Business Owners Invited to “Lunch & Learn” with Chieh Huang of Boxed

Insights from one of the country’s top entrepreneurs are on the menu at the upcoming Lunch & Learn event on October 4, featuring Boxed co-founder and CEO Chieh Huang. Business owners and managers in Union County are invited to attend the session, sponsored through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Business initiative in support of local businesses.

Pre-registration is ...

Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

September 17, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school this week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on ...

Holmdel Mourns Tragic Death of High School Junior Who Collapsed During Lacrosse Game

September 19, 2017

HOLMDEL, N.J. - A Go Fund Me site was launched Monday to support the family of their friend, classmate and teammate Jack Dowd, who tragically passed away after collapsing at a lacrosse game at Rutgers University. You can find it and assist the family by clicking here:

https://www.gofundme.com/jack-dowd-fundraiser

On Sunday, September 17th Holmdel High School Junior and ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

September 10, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps fund the ...

How to be a Doctor in Seven Years

Who wouldn’t be completely at ease with a 25-year-old performing their open-heart surgery? Joking aside, many students and parents are attracted to accelerated undergraduate/graduate degree programs.  While some of the most common exist in the realms of medicine, engineering, and business, more and more are cropping up in fields like physical therapy, teaching, counseling, and ...

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High Exposure to Company Stock in Your 401K: Good or Bad?

Is it good or bad to have a lot of employer stock in your 401k plan? It depends. Some employees accumulate company stock quickly because their company match is 100% company stock. Other employees load up on company stock because they’re bullish on their employer (and don’t fear an Enron-type recurrence). On balance, employees are holding a declining share of their 401k assets in ...