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Softball: Pair Of Victories Propel Highlanders to Tournament Championship

April 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In Saturday’s four-team tournament, the Governor Livingston softball team captured a pair of wins that included a 9-2 victory over Summit in the first round and a 6-1 victory over Columbia in the final. The Highlanders now own a 7-2 record thanks to the pair of victories.

The Highlanders received a strong pitching performance from Julian Lopes in the ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club sweeps up Sandy Hook

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 21, 30 students from Governor Livingston's Interact Club participated in the annual Clean Action Ocean environmental efforts to reduce pollution along the beaches of Sandy Hook State Park. The event is part of the annual Clean Action Ocean (COA) efforts to reduce debris along NJ coastlines. 

According to COA's website, "The ...

Berkeley Heights Boys U12 Cobras Win Gold Flight in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Boys U12 Cobras won the Gold flight of the TMT 2018 Spring Kick Off in Bordentown on Saturday, April 14, by defeating Wall (2-0) and Hamilton Township (3-0).  

“The Cobras played very well in this tournament. Great ball movement with smart passing, good shots and aggressive play led to some great results," said coach Steve ...

Highlanders March in Mountainside Youth Baseball/Softball Parade

April 21, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - If there were a contest for the most fun-filled family event in the Borough of Mountainside, many would agree that opening day for Mountainside Youth Baseball/Softball would win by a mile – which is about how far boys and girls have marched for the past 65 years in the parade down Wood Valley Road to the Major League Field.

Leading the way on a crisp but sunny ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

The Ducks Are Coming! The Ducks Are Coming!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – That’s right, it’s official – The ducks are coming to town again!

The 15th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Passaic River Park, 151 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights.

Admission is free!

The Festival will feature the famous Rubber Ducky Race. Thousands of tiny ducks will swim their ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club sweeps up Sandy Hook

April 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 21, 30 students from Governor Livingston's Interact Club participated in the annual Clean Action Ocean environmental efforts to reduce pollution along the beaches of Sandy Hook State Park. The event is part of the annual Clean Action Ocean (COA) efforts to reduce debris along NJ coastlines. 

According to COA's website, "The ...

Primrose School of Berkeley Heights Holds Open House Saturday, April 28

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Primrose School of Berkeley Heights will be hosting an Open House on Saturday April 28, featuring tours of our school and providing families with information on our research- informed approach to learning for children of ages Infant-Kindergarten.  We invite you to find out what sets Primrose apart in helping children develop a lifelong love of learning. During this ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Hears Update on How the District is Meeting its Academic Goals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Members of the public and school board received an update on how the district is meeting its academic goals at the middle and high schools. In some cases, it appears “the PARCC data didn’t align” with other measures of student performance, said Assistant Superintendent of Scott McKinney.

Following the presentation, McKinney said, "The data ...

Berkeley Heights Councilman Pastore’s Last Meeting is May 8

April 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Councilman Craig Pastore will attend his last meeting of the Township Council on Tuesday, May 8.

The announcement came at the April 17 meeting of the council and took many people by surprise. His departure from the council was not unexpected – he had not filed to run for re-election. Still, the news that he would attend only one more meeting of the governing ...

Community Groups Combine Efforts to Remove Hundreds of Pounds of Litter from Snyder Park and Two Water Basins

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Continuing on their quest to clean up and beautify their town, Berkeley Heights residents gathered litter found in and around two waters basins in Cinnamon Ridge, one adjacent to Grassman Lane and the other adjacent to Pinnel Court, on Saturday, April 7 as well as in Snyder Park on Thursday, April 12.  Both efforts resulted in over 150 pounds of recyclables and ...

Residential Development at Former King's Site to be Presented at May 16 Planning Board Meeting in Berkeley Heights; Mayor Makes Comments

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Bob Woodruff provided an update on the Township's website with regard to the "King's" property and asks citizens to attend the May 16 Planning Board Meeting where a formal presentation is expected. (Planning Board meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the General Meeting Room at the Town Hall located at 29 Park Ave.)

The Mayor's ...

Softball: Pair Of Victories Propel Highlanders to Tournament Championship

April 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In Saturday’s four-team tournament, the Governor Livingston softball team captured a pair of wins that included a 9-2 victory over Summit in the first round and a 6-1 victory over Columbia in the final. The Highlanders now own a 7-2 record thanks to the pair of victories.

The Highlanders received a strong pitching performance from Julian Lopes in the ...

Berkeley Heights Boys U12 Cobras Win Gold Flight in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Boys U12 Cobras won the Gold flight of the TMT 2018 Spring Kick Off in Bordentown on Saturday, April 14, by defeating Wall (2-0) and Hamilton Township (3-0).  

“The Cobras played very well in this tournament. Great ball movement with smart passing, good shots and aggressive play led to some great results," said coach Steve ...

Baseball: Reid's Home Run Lifts Gov. Livingston Over South Brunswick 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Stephen Reid crushed a go-ahead two run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning which allowed  Gov. Livingston to claim a hard fought 4-3 win over South Brunswick Friday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. Junior Ethan Saia pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his first career victory and raise Gov. Livingston's season mark to ...

Starbucks Opens in Berkeley Heights, Thursday, April 12

April 11, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Starbucks opens at Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights at 250 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, April 12. The hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. 

This 3,000 square foot Starbucks will be serving Cappuccino, Carmel Macchiato, Blonde Espresso, Frappuccino® Blended Beverages, among other menu favorites and it is ...

Community Groups Combine Efforts to Remove Hundreds of Pounds of Litter from Snyder Park and Two Water Basins

April 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Continuing on their quest to clean up and beautify their town, Berkeley Heights residents gathered litter found in and around two waters basins in Cinnamon Ridge, one adjacent to Grassman Lane and the other adjacent to Pinnel Court, on Saturday, April 7 as well as in Snyder Park on Thursday, April 12.  Both efforts resulted in over 150 pounds of recyclables and ...

Governor Livingston Interact Club sweeps up Sandy Hook

April 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 21, 30 students from Governor Livingston's Interact Club participated in the annual Clean Action Ocean environmental efforts to reduce pollution along the beaches of Sandy Hook State Park. The event is part of the annual Clean Action Ocean (COA) efforts to reduce debris along NJ coastlines. 

According to COA's website, "The ...

'Beauty & Wellness Weeks' Event Kicks off April 28 in Berkeley Heights

April 20, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When you’re out and about in downtown Berkeley Heights between April 28 through May 12, you may notice that people look more relaxed and attractive than usual. And you’ll be right. Twenty-nine Berkeley Heights businesses are uniting to offer the area’s first-ever “Beauty & Wellness Weeks.” Gyms and chiropractor/massage businesses, hair and ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 ...

Rainwater In Electrical Box Caused New Providence House Fire Monday Morning

April 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – No one was injured and damage was minimal following a basement fire on Crest Road on Monday morning, April 16.

Fire Chief Mike Piana said “water came down the outside line and made it into the electrical box, which caused the fire.”  The water caused a short, which started the fire. The call came in at 7:52 a.m. and the scene was cleared by 11:30 ...

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Health Alert from Borough of Warchung

April 22, 2018

A kitten from a colony of free-roaming cats in an isolated area in the vicinity of New Providence Road was recently found deceased. Testing revealed that the kitten was infected by rabies. All known exposures to humans have been addressed and there are no known exposures to resident pets. If anyone has knowledge of exposures to cats in this area please notify the health department at ...

Students become composers, lyricists, writers in Musical Theater Company

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Over the past few months, students in the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) Musical Theater Company have been writing their own full length musical using stories from the Grimm Brothers to be showcased in two performances on June 9 in Wharton’s black box theatre. With the help of instructors Timothy Maureen Cole and David Seamon, the cast is using fairy ...

Tickets On Sale Now for “An Evening Of Shining Stars” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on May 4

RAHWAY, NJ - One of the area's most anticipated events - "An Evening of Shining Stars" - featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County will take place 7 p.m. Friday, May ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

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