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Berkeley Heights PAL Wrestling Crowns 3 Champs, 10 Place Winners at League Tourney

February 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After an eight-year absence, the Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team made the bold decision to return to the elite Central Jersey League for the 2017-2018 season. The boys finished 7-7 in dual meet competition but saved their best for the prestigious year end tourney where they crowned three champions and 10 place winners out of 17 weight classes in the ...

Gov. Livingston Students Among 'Gold Key' Recipients at Prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gov. Livingston students Isabelle Collins, Olivia Tang and Alicia Wintemberg are among the "Gold Key" medal winners of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized at The Montclair Art Museum on February 15. Their work will advance to the national competition. 4,600 North Jersey high school students entered this competition ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Girls Basketball: Dowling Leads Total Team Effort as Gov. Livingston Topples New Providence in Double Overtime 56-51

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  Governor Livingston sophomore Skylar Dowling has been a major threat towards opposing team’s defenses all season long and stepped up at major points for her team.

In a battle that went to double overtime with their crosstown rival, the New Providence High School Pioneers, she led her team with 20 points, including eight points in the second extra frame, as the ...

Gov. Livingston Students Among 'Gold Key' Recipients at Prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

February 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gov. Livingston students Isabelle Collins, Olivia Tang and Alicia Wintemberg are among the "Gold Key" medal winners of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized at The Montclair Art Museum on February 15. Their work will advance to the national competition. 4,600 North Jersey high school students entered this competition ...

#SaveTheDate, May 19, for First Ever Peppertown Park Benefit, 'Art In The Park'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Peppertown Park will be filled with art on Saturday, May 19, when the “Art in the Park” fundraiser for the park debuts.

Council members gave their approval to the project at the Feb. 20 meeting of the council. Midge Vicendese, a member of the Peppertown Park Renewal Committee, gave council members an overview of the event, which is still in the planning ...

Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 10th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today celebrated a decade of excellence after it was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 74 in its tenth consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and the top-ranked New Jersey ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Third Annual Long Beach Island Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 31

SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event. 

The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the summer season on busy Long Beach Island.  The event will be held at the ...

Gov. Livingston Students Among 'Gold Key' Recipients at Prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

February 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gov. Livingston students Isabelle Collins, Olivia Tang and Alicia Wintemberg are among the "Gold Key" medal winners of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized at The Montclair Art Museum on February 15. Their work will advance to the national competition. 4,600 North Jersey high school students entered this competition ...

Edison School in Westfield Safe After Lockdown Wednesday Morning, Superintendent Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at Edison Intermediate School are going back to their routines after a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon.

“Edison students and staff are safe. Westfield Police are investigating a reported incident,” Dolan wrote. “A brief lockdown was initially ...

Starting to Reinvigorate ‘The Square’ by Celebrating Springfield’s Rich Black History

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Square is a neighborhood near the Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield.  For many years it was a predominantly African American neighborhood, but in recent decades it has diversified. 

Not forgetting and gaining an appreciation of that Springfield community’s history and its people is what the event “Welcome to The Square:  Celebrating ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Berkeley Heights Students Show Some Love to Crossing Guard Heroes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each of the elementary schools in Berkeley Heights participated in "Salute Your Safety Valentine" by walking to school as part of the monthly walk to school "Safe Routes to School" event and showing their love and appreciation to their crossing guards by handing them Valentine's Day cards and gifts yesterday. 

These crossing guards ...

Round Two of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program Deadline is March 1, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The deadline to participate in "Round Two" of the Hometown Heroes banner program in Berkeley Heights is March 1, 2018.

Organizers of the project know there are more members of the military whose faces and names should be displayed, so they’ve started “Round Two” of the Hometown Heroes banner program.

The program seeks to ...

Berkeley Heights PAL Wrestling Crowns 3 Champs, 10 Place Winners at League Tourney

February 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After an eight-year absence, the Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team made the bold decision to return to the elite Central Jersey League for the 2017-2018 season. The boys finished 7-7 in dual meet competition but saved their best for the prestigious year end tourney where they crowned three champions and 10 place winners out of 17 weight classes in the ...

Girls Basketball: Dowling Leads Total Team Effort as Gov. Livingston Topples New Providence in Double Overtime 56-51

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  Governor Livingston sophomore Skylar Dowling has been a major threat towards opposing team’s defenses all season long and stepped up at major points for her team.

In a battle that went to double overtime with their crosstown rival, the New Providence High School Pioneers, she led her team with 20 points, including eight points in the second extra frame, as the ...

Boys Basketball: New Providence’s High Octane Offense too Much for Gov. Livingston

 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The New Providence  Pioneers boys varsity basketball team took to their home floor against their crosstown rival, the Governor Livingston Highlanders, looking to continue to add momentum in the final week of the regular season.The Pioneers did just that as they recorded their 20th victory of the season against just four losses. Gov, Livingston saw ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Judge Rules in Favor of Open Ballot in UCDC Chair Election: A Win for Nick Scutari

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting Chair of the party, advocated the use of voting machines when committee members ...

After 47 Years of Operation, Jade Isle Set to Close Its Doors in Scotch Plains

February 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end tomorrow.

Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes ...

Three Non-profits Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for Homeless in Morristown, New Jersey

February 21, 2018

"A PLACE OF PEACE, REST, ILLUMINATION, AND CLOSENESS TO GOD" - Loyola Jesuit Center Home Page

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2018 Winter Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown February 15th and 16th. Ten ...

Starting to Reinvigorate ‘The Square’ by Celebrating Springfield’s Rich Black History

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Square is a neighborhood near the Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield.  For many years it was a predominantly African American neighborhood, but in recent decades it has diversified. 

Not forgetting and gaining an appreciation of that Springfield community’s history and its people is what the event “Welcome to The Square:  Celebrating ...

Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Luminous MedSpa Appears in Food and Fun Segment on News 12

February 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Luminous MedSpa and Salon in New Providence was recently featured in a "Food and Fun" segment on News 12. The "Food and Fun" segment highlights places around the state that have something unique to offer, said Marisa Brahney, News 12 reporter. She came in for a "slice of luxe" that everyday moms enjoy when they ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

#RideForHorses Online Auction Runs Through Feb. 25

February 21, 2018

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. #RideForHorses is the nationwide effort of the EQUUS Foundation to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses

It's easy to ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Edison School in Westfield Safe After Lockdown Wednesday Morning, Superintendent Says

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at Edison Intermediate School are going back to their routines after a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon.

“Edison students and staff are safe. Westfield Police are investigating a reported incident,” Dolan wrote. “A brief lockdown was initially ...

Chatham Borough Council Moves Forward with Post Office Plaza Redevelopment; Public Meeting March 20 in Boro Hall

February 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area in need of redevelopment," allowing for plans to move forward on Monday at the regular meeting of the council.

Voting in favor of the resolution were council president Len Resto, and council members Peter Hoffman, Bob Weber and Thad Kobylarz. Council members James Collander and Vicki ...

Three Non-profits Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for Homeless in Morristown, New Jersey

February 21, 2018

"A PLACE OF PEACE, REST, ILLUMINATION, AND CLOSENESS TO GOD" - Loyola Jesuit Center Home Page

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2018 Winter Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown February 15th and 16th. Ten ...

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WFP Tax Partners Walks You Through 4 Step Tax Return Process

February 22, 2018

Over 80% of Tax Returns Have Errors or Missed Deductions. You're Probably Paying More Than Your Fair Share in Taxes

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Tax returns certainly give a clear picture of the past year, but WFP Tax Partners believes it's wise to strategize for the current year to have a plan for moving forward. 

At your tax appointment, they ...

Reminder: Free Wellness Program for Union County Military Women

All Union County women with military service – veterans, active duty and reserve – are invited to join “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

The event is free but ...

CSA's 5th Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Set for Sunday

Is everyone ready to come together as a community and break bread to support the CSA? It's time for The Community Service Association of New Providence's 5th Annual Pasta & Meatball Dinner! This fun, family-friendly event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the DeCorso Community Center, 15 East Fourth Street, New Providence. Pasta, meatballs, and dessert will be served from 3-7 ...

Caregiver Conference Sunday, Feb. 25, Focuses on Caregiver's Needs

 

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a Caregiver Conference called, “Caring for a Loved One While Being Mindful of Your Own Needs,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Ave. Elizabeth.  

 The Conference, ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

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NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...