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Primrose School of Berkeley Heights Welcomes Spring With a Parade

March 30, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To welcome the new season, Primrose School of Berkeley Heights staff and students created spring-themed hats and participated in colorful activities throughout the week, culminating in a fun school-wide Spring Parade. Each team marched to music and displayed their beautiful creations to the other classrooms. 

Each classroom displayed its own vibrant spring poster as ...

Girls Lacrosse: Gov. Livingston Lady Highlanders Set to Bring In New Era

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As newly-appointed Governor Livingston girls lacrosse head coach Chloe Griffin enters her first season at the helm, she has the luxury that many first-year coaches don’t experience: a stable group of returning (and talented veterans).

This year’s Highlanders team will be headlined by a senior class that helped propel the team to a 14-6 record last season ...

Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy Accepting Registrations For Summer Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy, a program that allows the youth of the community to interact with law enforcement officers from around the region, is accepting registrations for the 2017 summer program .

The officers of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are the cornerstone of the Youth Academy program. This program intends to develop a close ...

Imagine Offers Workshop on Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

Sadly, children and youth experience loss:  divorce, moving, friendship, sports injuries as well as illness or death of a parent or sibling. Despite these losses, children can learn to become more resilient and adapt to change if given the right support. How can we best support them in their homes, communities and schools?  Allowing them to share their feelings with trusted adults ...

Volunteers Needed to Launch Safe Routes To School Program in Berkeley Heights

March 28, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley issued a heartfelt plea for a few residents to step forward to run a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in the township.

Not doing so is "leaving a significant amount of money on the table," she said. She referred to Chatham and New Providence, both of which have been quite successful using volunteers to earn grant money to build ...

Petition to Force Referendum on $28 Million Bond Ordinance Rejected in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Robert Woodruff said on Friday a petition filed by residents to force a referendum on the $28 Million bond ordinance to finance the new Municipal Complex is "illegal." 

A "Committee of Petitioners" comprised of Edmund Maciejewski, Thomas Foregger, Dmitriy Agafonov, Helen Gabara and Edward Delia, presented a petition on Feb. 27, to the ...

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 ...

Primrose School of Berkeley Heights Welcomes Spring With a Parade

March 30, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To welcome the new season, Primrose School of Berkeley Heights staff and students created spring-themed hats and participated in colorful activities throughout the week, culminating in a fun school-wide Spring Parade. Each team marched to music and displayed their beautiful creations to the other classrooms. 

Each classroom displayed its own vibrant spring poster as ...

Berkeley Heights Teacher Honored as Union County VFW Teacher of the Year: Operation We Remember Instills Patriotism in Young Citizens

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Woodruff Elementary School teacher Andrea Masri has been honored by the Union County District VFW as Teacher of the Year for her work involving her district Gifted and Talented [QUEST] students in raising awareness to the Township's veterans. through "Operation: We Remember." 

 

Gerry Barter, a former ...

Volunteers Needed to Launch Safe Routes To School Program in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley issued a heartfelt plea for a few residents to step forward to run a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in the township.

Not doing so is "leaving a significant amount of money on the table," she said. She referred to Chatham and New Providence, both of which have been quite successful using volunteers to earn grant money to build ...

Girls Lacrosse: Gov. Livingston Lady Highlanders Set to Bring In New Era

March 30, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As newly-appointed Governor Livingston girls lacrosse head coach Chloe Griffin enters her first season at the helm, she has the luxury that many first-year coaches don’t experience: a stable group of returning (and talented veterans).

This year’s Highlanders team will be headlined by a senior class that helped propel the team to a 14-6 record last season ...

NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

Boys Lacrosse: Gov. Livingston Highlanders Have High Hopes for 2017 Season

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the Governor Livingston Highlanders boys lacrosse team gets set to take the field for the 2017 season, it’s no secret that much better results are expected this campaign. The Highlanders return much of their starting core from last season with the bulk of that core being seniors.

When asked about his outlook on the upcoming season, head coach Chet Parlavecchio ...

Brooke Healey Foundation's 3rd Annual Casino Night A Success for DIPG Research

March 28, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation hosted its 3rd annual Casino Night Fundraiser this past Saturday night at the Grand Summit Hotel to a packed room. More than 300 guests were there to play the tables, listen to Elefante’s Band and most importantly, to raise money for important cause. The Brooke Healey Foundation was created by Steve and Stefani Healey ...

NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

Mountain Park School Celebrates Music in Our Schools (Photo Gallery)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Music Day was celebrated at Mountain Park School last week, thanks to the efforts of Music teachers Thomas Kamp and Stephanie Spano.

Walking down the halls of Mountain Park School, you could hear the voices of Broadway, the sound of the kettle drum, dance music, a marching beat, the plucking of strings of homemade instruments, the electronic wave of techno music, ...

Suburban Chamber Honors Finest at 7th Annual Awards Dinner: Celebrating 100 Years in the Community

March 26, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -  The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, in their 100th year in the community, held its Seventh Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 22 at The Grand Summit Hotel where service awards were presented in seven categories.  

Over 200 guests attended the event which was filled with good cheer and ...

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

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 ...

Students Statewide Join Together for New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s Annual Environmental Exchange

March 26, 2017

There was plenty of time for serious discussion about discarded plastic bags in public parks, about trash in urban waterways and ways to ensure school buildings recycle as much paper as possible.

And the annual Environmental Exchange included plenty of hands-on opportunities for 130 students from across the state to pick up litter, participate in scavenger hunts and learn ways in which they ...

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 ...

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 ...

Imagine Offers Workshop on Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

March 29, 2017

Sadly, children and youth experience loss:  divorce, moving, friendship, sports injuries as well as illness or death of a parent or sibling. Despite these losses, children can learn to become more resilient and adapt to change if given the right support. How can we best support them in their homes, communities and schools?  Allowing them to share their feelings with trusted adults ...

Brooke Healey Foundation's 3rd Annual Casino Night A Success for DIPG Research

SUMMIT, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation hosted its 3rd annual Casino Night Fundraiser this past Saturday night at the Grand Summit Hotel to a packed room. More than 300 guests were there to play the tables, listen to Elefante’s Band and most importantly, to raise money for important cause. The Brooke Healey Foundation was created by Steve and Stefani Healey ...

Summit Speech School Celebrates its Roots at Annual 'Spring Benefit' Apr. 4

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit Speech School, which teaches deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and speak for themselves, so they can succeed as part of the hearing world, will host its 27th Annual 'Spring Benefit' April 4.

The 'Spring Benefit' is actually two events in one day, with a 10 a.m. luncheon presentation and 6 p.m. dinner party, both of which will be ...

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 ...

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy Accepting Registrations For Summer Program

March 30, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy, a program that allows the youth of the community to interact with law enforcement officers from around the region, is accepting registrations for the 2017 summer program .

The officers of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are the cornerstone of the Youth Academy program. This program intends to develop a close ...

Investigation into Warren Krauszers Armed Robbery Continues, Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspect

WARREN, NJ - Detectives have released still images obtained from surveillance camera footage from the armed robbery at Krauszers on Sunday night and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.  

Detectives urge the public not to approach the suspect as he may be armed with a firearm.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, ...

Overturned Truck on Plainfield Avenue Near I 78 Overpass Blocks Traffic

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Drivers should avoid Plainfield Avenue between Valley and Drift roads due to an overturned truck on Plainfield Avenue near the I 78 Overpass.

Expect an extended stay on scene for the removal of the truck and its contents, according to a report from Breaking News Network.

There is heavy traffic in the area, drivers should plan an alternate route.

Check back for more ...

Fifth Graders at Faith Lutheran Prepare for First Communion

March 29, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, March 25, Sarah Bontomase, Josh Grochowski and Nicky Lionetti of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence participated in a First Communion Retreat.  The fifth graders studied and discussed the meaning and importance of communion in their Christian faith.  This was to prepare the children to receive communion for the first time during the liturgical ...

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

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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"Beauty and the Beast" Opens in Warren, Video Trailers by 'The Beast" Sam Sinnot

March 30, 2017

WARREN, NJ - “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) opens Thursday, March 30.

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road. A special opportunity for breakfast with Belle is ...

Lance Bill Confronts Health Care Costs Bipartisan Cancer Coverage Bill Seeks Parity in Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Cancer Drug Parity Act (H.R. 1409) that would require health insurance plans that cover traditional chemotherapy to provide no less favorable coverage for prescribed, orally-administered anticancer medications.  With the rising usage of oral ...

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 29th

The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, April 29.  County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner.

The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Union County Vo-Tech Schools located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Come by for a Free Guest Class at My Gym New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Come to My Gym Children’s Fitness Center’s newest location in New Providence. We offer age appropriate classes from 6 weeks to 9 years that are designed to help a child’s overall development – physically, socially, and cognitively. Take advantage of a FREE guest class to see what our awesome classes are all about. Mention TAPinto for $50 off ...

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 ...

Primary Election Ballot Drawings on Monday, April 17

March 27, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The drawing for ballot positions for the June 6, 2017, Primary Election will be held on Monday, April 17, at the County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth beginning at 3 p.m., Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced.

“Anyone interested in the primary election process is encouraged to attend,” said Rajoppi.  “This year voters will decide on a ...

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 ...

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