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Governor Livingston Interact Club Volunteers at Community Food Bank of New Jersey

February 26, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ - Over 40 members of the Governor Livingston Rotary Interact Club spent Saturday morning at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey volunteering with other state civic groups to help the more than 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey.

Food Bank host Omar Henigan, welcomed the students to the Hillside warehouse facility and explained the function of the Food Bank and its role for ...

Boys Basketball: Gov. Livingston Holds on for Senior Night Victory, 52-51

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston boys basketball seniors along with cheerleaders were honored before the start of the varsity basketball game Thursday night at home while also raising awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in the national Coaches vs Cancer campaign.

Honored before the game with their families were: Jason Coldon, Billy Pencek, Chas ...

Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, landing between the parking garages.

The crash occurred 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to the hospital with lower back pain.

"At approximately 6:20 tonight, we had a helicopter ...

Camp Riverbend Co-Founder Dies, Community Mourns

WARREN, NJ - The news was broken on Camp Riverbend's Facebook page. Marianne Breene, co-founder of the camp and a mother and grandmother figure to scores of campers, has died.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother, matriarch and Camp Riverbend co-founder, Marianne Breene, died peacefully last night surrounded by her husband of 65 years Harold, children and ...

Time Limits, Decorum to be Strictly Enforced at Berkeley Heights Council Meetings

February 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Going forward, members of the public will have exactly three minutes to speak during each public hearing at a meeting of the Township Council. There are also specific rules on behavior that will be enforced.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, Mayor Robert Woodruff, using prepared remarks, let residents know that there is a process supported by legal precedents, that governs the behavior ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

King's Property Redevelopment Plan on Berkeley Heights Township Council's Agenda

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two of the three ordinances being introduced at the Township Council meeting, Tuesday night, Feb. 21, concern the downtown area. One is the redevelopment plan for the former King's property; the other involves density requirements in the Downtown Zoning Districts. 
 
A copy of the 164 page Redevelopment Plan for the King's Property is available online ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club Volunteers at Community Food Bank of New Jersey

February 26, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ - Over 40 members of the Governor Livingston Rotary Interact Club spent Saturday morning at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey volunteering with other state civic groups to help the more than 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey.

Food Bank host Omar Henigan, welcomed the students to the Hillside warehouse facility and explained the function of the Food Bank and its role for ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Views $1.2 Million Investment in School Security; Host of New Courses Mapped for Columbia Middle School Students

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Berkeley Heights Board of Education, as part of the 2017-2018 budget process, is expected to be presented with a proposal to spend $1,175,200 on security improvements affecting all six of the township’s schools.

Expected to be proposed, in a spending plan due to be discussed at the board’s March 9 meeting, will be $94,500 for security camera upgrades, ...

Gov. Livingston High School Announces Honor Roll

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Principal Robert Nixon announced Gov. Livingston High School's  second marking period [November 10 through January 31, 2017] honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Gov. Livingston recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels — Honor Roll and High Honor Roll.

Determination of inclusion is ...

Boys Basketball: Gov. Livingston Holds on for Senior Night Victory, 52-51

February 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston boys basketball seniors along with cheerleaders were honored before the start of the varsity basketball game Thursday night at home while also raising awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in the national Coaches vs Cancer campaign.

Honored before the game with their families were: Jason Coldon, Billy Pencek, Chas ...

Gov. Livingston Girls Swim Team Run Ends with Loss to Haddonfield: Medley Relay Team Joins Gold to Qualify for Meet of Champions

PEMBERTON, NJ - The Lady Highlanders deep run into NJ C States ended with a 106-64 loss against a formidable Haddonfield team on Wednesday at Rowan College at Burlington County. The Gov. Livingston girls swim team's loss was not without it own highlights however, as the medley relay team of Bailey Gold, Ashlyn Shallcross, Indiana Curtis, and Sarah Polizzi finally broke through to ...

Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey Blanks Gov. Livingston in 1st Round Public A NJSIAA Playoffs

STOCKHOLM, NJ – The successful season continues for Sparta Jefferson United ice hockey.  They shut out 22 seed Governor Livingston 5-0, playing at Skylands on Tuesday night.  The win moves the 11 seed SJU to the next round of Public A NJSIAA playoffs.

Freshman SJU goalie Logan Hanek continues to get stronger with each game as he blanked the Highlanders, stopping all 22 shots ...

New Providence Community Pool Being Readied for Swim Season 

February 22, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The pool will be ready for the swim season, Eric Leininger, Treasurer of the Community Pool, told the council at the Wednesday, Feb. 15 meeting. He attended the meeting with the pool’s Vice President Tom Foti to give the council its annual presentation.

Two seasons ago the pool club made several facilities improvements, including a renovated playground area. In ...

Governor Livingston Students, Teachers Gear Up for 2017 Senior Prom Fashion Show and Basket Raffle

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Everyone is welcome to attend the Governor Livingston Senior Prom Fashion Show on Friday, March 3. 

Students from the class of 2017, joined by members of the GL staff, will model today’s hottest prom dresses and tuxedos. Macy’s will showcase the latest trends in prom dresses, while Adam’s Fine Clothing and Macy’s will provide the latest ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Views $1.2 Million Investment in School Security; Host of New Courses Mapped for Columbia Middle School Students

February 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Berkeley Heights Board of Education, as part of the 2017-2018 budget process, is expected to be presented with a proposal to spend $1,175,200 on security improvements affecting all six of the township’s schools.

Expected to be proposed, in a spending plan due to be discussed at the board’s March 9 meeting, will be $94,500 for security camera upgrades, ...

New Providence Historic Society's 'History Talks' Series Draws Overflow Crowd; Bell Labs Archivist Highlights Notable Inventions

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society held their first of a series of 'History Talks' session on Thursday February 16, at the New Providence Memorial Library to an overflow crowd. 

Linda Kale, President of the Historical Society, was hopeful and expected 30 attendees, but when she opened the doors to the public, an incredible amount of people began to ...

Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Pledge

February 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How committed are you to protecting the environment? Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Challenge Pledge. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) needs at least 335 residents to fill out this pledge. This is one of several initiatives put forth by the Environmental Commission in pursuit of Sustainable Silver Certification.

“We know ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Urban Legends Exposed: City-Dwelling Peregrine Falcons Offer a “Rare Wildlife Reality Show” in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Thanks to a new partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board and the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, students, scientists and other wildlife enthusiasts all over the world will have more opportunities to study a pair of rare peregrine falcons that have made their nest on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse Tower, ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club Volunteers at Community Food Bank of New Jersey

February 26, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ - Over 40 members of the Governor Livingston Rotary Interact Club spent Saturday morning at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey volunteering with other state civic groups to help the more than 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey.

Food Bank host Omar Henigan, welcomed the students to the Hillside warehouse facility and explained the function of the Food Bank and its role for ...

Berkeley Heights to Honor its Hometown Heroes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Memorial Park Renewal Committee are preparing a new way to honor veterans and serving members of the military -- banners honoring both veterans and those currently serving.

Committee member Gay Hollowell unfurled a Hometown Hero banner at the Feb. 21 Township Council meeting. The banners are the next step in "Operation We Remember," which seeks ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Views $1.2 Million Investment in School Security; Host of New Courses Mapped for Columbia Middle School Students

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Berkeley Heights Board of Education, as part of the 2017-2018 budget process, is expected to be presented with a proposal to spend $1,175,200 on security improvements affecting all six of the township’s schools.

Expected to be proposed, in a spending plan due to be discussed at the board’s March 9 meeting, will be $94,500 for security camera upgrades, ...

At Body Restoration, Exercise is the New Prescription

February 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the fitness-phobic who are intimidated by big groups in big classes or the rows of machines that they’re unsure how to operate, not far from the center of town in Berkeley Heights might be the beginning of your path to a better quality of life. Just recently opened, Body Restoration is a warm and welcoming new fitness studio with a compassionate owner who wants to ...

Muñoz, Handlin Introduce Bill Increasing Initial Opioid Prescriptions

Assemblywomen Nancy F. Muñoz and Amy Handlin said they will introduce legislation increasing initial prescriptions for opioid medications from five to seven days. The bill is in response to legislation (A3/S3) approved by the General Assembly today that limits such prescriptions to five days. The five-day limit is part of a broader bill addressing the state’s opioid ...

Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Pledge

February 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How committed are you to protecting the environment? Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Challenge Pledge. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) needs at least 335 residents to fill out this pledge. This is one of several initiatives put forth by the Environmental Commission in pursuit of Sustainable Silver Certification.

“We know ...

Lost Dog - Luna

BERKELEY HEIGHTS/NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luna, a black and white Border Collie, has been missing from its New Providence home since Monday morning. There have been various sightings, most recently in the vicinity of Lawrence Drive in Berkeley Heights.

Luna is newly adopted and used to be named "Shady." She was first seen around 10:30 a.m. behind the New Providence Presbyterian ...

Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

February 25, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, landing between the parking garages.

The crash occurred 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to the hospital with lower back pain.

"At approximately 6:20 tonight, we had a helicopter ...

Camp Riverbend Co-Founder Dies, Community Mourns

February 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The news was broken on Camp Riverbend's Facebook page. Marianne Breene, co-founder of the camp and a mother and grandmother figure to scores of campers, has died.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother, matriarch and Camp Riverbend co-founder, Marianne Breene, died peacefully last night surrounded by her husband of 65 years Harold, children and ...

Funeral Mass Set for Dr. John Bonacci, Former Berkeley Heights Councilman

Dr. John Carl Bonacci, 81, of Murray Hill, NJ passed away with his family by his side on February 20, 2017.

Visiting will be held in Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights on Friday, Feb. 24th from 4-8 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Little Flower in Berkely Heights, NJ on Saturday, February 25 at 10 AM. Entombment to follow at St.

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Family Promise Launches 'Pets with a Promise'

February 26, 2017

Summit-based Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce the launch of Pets with a Promise, which provides direct funding for Family Promise Affiliates nationwide for a variety of services, allowing families to keep their pets while working towards independence in the program.  

The program launched with the ...

Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser Sponsored by Westfield UNICO will Support Veterans and Military

UNICO of Westfield is proud to sponsor a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit our veterans and active military through Bonds of Courage. Bonds of Courage is a non-profit public charity that provides a network of support services to troops, veterans and military families. The services provided include job, health, family and finances.

The event will be held at Applebee's, 1255 Raritan Road, ...

Caring Contact Names Janet Sarkos of Westfield Executive Director

Caring Contact, the Westfield-based crisis hotline and listening community, has named Janet Sarkos of Westfield as executive director. She had been serving as interim executive director.

Most recently, Sarkos was the chief operating officer of Chervo USA, an Italian golf clothing brand, and her broader professional experience includes marketing and public relations consulting. She also has ...

Dine Out Westfield Feb. 26-March 9

It's time to eat & drink! The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is pleased to sponsor Dine Out Westfield February 26 through March 09, 2017. Over w0restaurants are participating this winter to offer wonderful menus at affordable prices. Restaurants are offering two and three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced for lunch and/or dinner, many with wine pairing options. Tax, ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

February 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Union County Seeks Input on Mountain Biking

February 24, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Department of Parks & Recreation will host a meeting to present a Trails Master Plan that has been developed for the Watchung Reservation.  This plan will create new trails and open part of the Watchung Reservation to mountain biking.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trailside Nature & Science ...

Rep. Lance Answers Questions on Trump's Border Wall, Education and the Free Press

February 24, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the third in our series reporting on Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall, which he held Wednesday evening at Raritan Valley Community College. The first installment reported on the protestors outside of the Town Hall, and Lance’s responses to questions about the Affordable Care Act and funding Planned Parenthood. The second installment covered the issues of ...

Who I Am in 650 Words or Less

The Common Application released their essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions cycle this past week so we all have essays on the brain.  This always creates a flurry of something between excitement and panic as Juniors start to peruse their choices and grapple over which prompt will allow them to most effectively brag about the impressive things they’ve done in high school.  ...

Jump In….for Better Health!

One of the ways to get cardiovascular exercise is through rebounding….a form of exercise using a mini trampoline that you should know about. In addition to building muscular strength, rebounding is extremely gentle on bones and joints because you’re bouncing on a surface that “gives,” so there’s no solid ground to create a hard impact every time you land. And ...

Mayor's Round Table Discusses Redevelopment, YMCA

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by citizens. 

Included in this episode, Mayor Woodruff provides an update on Redevelopment and the Berkeley Heights YMCA/Community Pool proposal. 

Time ...

Cholesterol, Heart Disease and Current Research

Statistically, 50% of people seen in the emergency room with a heart attack have “normal” cholesterol levels. That’s right- normal cholesterol levels! Let’s look at the all the indicators in your cholesterol “number” to find out how this could possibly happen.

First, prevention of cardiovascular disease it is not as simple lowering your cholesterol levels to ...

6 Week Free Gabriele Fitness Challenge Giveaway: Get in while you can!

We're doing it again! We're giving away SIX weeks of our total transformation, kitchen sink training package to FOUR lucky locals! 

The page is OPEN, you can enter here: http://gabrielefitness.com/giveaways/sweepstakes/ (you can bookmark the page ;) 

Or click the link below and enter to win your six week transformation training! Remember, you're going to ...

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