Berkeley Heights News

September 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first day of school, or rather, the last first day of school, is a strange occurrence for many seniors. As slightly fearful-looking freshmen scurry through the halls, seniors walk on with confidence or in disbelief. When Governor Livingston senior Victoria Pantina walked ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon brought a large crowd to New Providence’s First Carrot Cake Off held outdoors at Luminous Salon and Spa at 592 Central Ave. Ten contestants signed up to participate in the carrot cake contest.  Each contestant baked and displayed a carrot cake for ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans. BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 13th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling.  This year’s honorees are Bud & ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Monday, August 27, the Governor Livingston High School Link Crew advisors trained the Link Crew leaders to prepare them for the Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation, which occured Thursday, August 30th. Link Crew is a program designed to welcome incoming freshmen, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Power restoration and clean-up efforts continue after a sudden 'microburst' storm during the late afternoon / early evening hours of September 17 struck Summit, downing trees and power lines. According to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL), 356 customers remain without power in an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Highlander, the student newspaper of Governor Livingston High School, is making the transition to becoming an online publication thanks to an innovative partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Students and community members alike can now go to the TAPinto Berkeley ...

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  THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation..... It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive.  Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Gov. Livingston lost a 3-1 battle in Monday's torrential rain to neighboring rival Summit Hilltoppers in Summit. The game was evenly matched during the first half as the players battled each other and the elements, but Summit grabbed the advantage with a goal a minute before ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - While its season is still in the early stages, the Governor Livingston girls soccer team made a statement with its 4-0 road victory over Oak Knoll on Monday afternoon in Chatham. "It was the most complete game we've played so far this year," said Gov. Livingston head coach Mike ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –All the judges agreed on at least two things at the first ever Vegan Cook Off – the food was delicious and they would order most of it again. In fact, one of the judges (who wasn’t a vegan chef) said, “All the dishes would make excellent appetizers, and I would order ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With 38 seconds left in 7 v 7  overtime, Gov. Livingston senior Isabel "Izzy” Kepner  knocked in the game winning goal to give the Lady Highlanders a hard earned 4-3 season opening victory against Union County conference rival Westfield.  Kepner’s game winner, which was ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - Mums are a fall tradition, and the Overlook Auxiliary will be the beneficiary of the seasonal blooms via a plant sale at Lombardo Farms September 21-23. Lombardo will donate a portion of proceeds from Mum sales each day to Overlook Auxiliary, a volunteer organization ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Cougars completely dominated the second half of play and never allowed the Gov. Livingston offense to gain any traction en route to a 35-0 whitewashing of the visiting Highlanders Friday night  in Cranford. Trailing by a score of 14-0 at the half the Highlanders ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s State Horse Racing Commission has partnered with Delaware Valley University to conduct an economic impact study to analyze the current status of the industry. Standardbred and Thoroughbred stakeholders are encouraged to take the survey, which only takes a few ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Highlanders came into Saturday’s match-up with a 2-0 record, confident in their abilities to win, but were outmatched against the Plainfield Cardinals, who with a 1-2 record were desperate for a win. The final score resulting 3-0 Cardinals, with the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham kids and their families have contributed more than $45,000 to rare cancer research through funds raised with the Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run and Chathamites are set to run again on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the fourth annual event is held. The event is free, with a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a closely fought match, Governor Livingston beat Oratory Prep 2-1 away at Cavelero Field in Summit.  A superb chip over the goalie by sophomore Alessio Marisi late in the first half gave the Highlanders the lead, but Oratory leveled the score midway through the second half after ...

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DEVON-BERWYN, Pa. — Dressage at Devon (DAD) (www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access) (AADA) (www.aadressageaccess.com), will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – While Superintendent Judith Rattner’s retirement officially begins Dec. 1, that won’t be her last day in the district. During the Sept. 13 school board meeting, Board President Doug Reinstein said the superintendent’s last working day in the district will be Oct. 18.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sal and Tami Passalacqua are approaching their 40th Anniversary at Dimaios and are excited to celebrate this milestone with the community. Dimaios menu combines the traditions of Sal's Sicilian heritage along with inspirations from his worldly culinary adventures with an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 22st Berkeley Heights 5k Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is set for Sunday September 16th at Memorial Field. The Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is committed to the community and giving back to local charities and organizations like the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 13th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling 6:30 p.m.  This year’s honorees are Bud ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting. Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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