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Berkeley Heights Boy Scouts Battle with Technology in Battle Bots

Ben Cook's patrol –the White Team - won the annual robotics tournament this year. Ben’s patrol also includes Sohum Agnihotri, Subhasish Mukerjee, and David Forrester.  Credits: Boy Scout Troop 368

When you put creative genius, a couple of software programs and Boy Scouts together -- what do you get? Battle Bots of course!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  On March 17, Boy Scouts from Troop 368 participated in the annual Battle Bots tournament, a highlight of the Boy Scouting year.The event is when scouting patrols create different models of battle bots and battle with them to win the Battle Bot trophy. This tournament is a great opportunity to get scouts interested in technology.

This was made possible from a program called STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics]. This program encourages teenagers to pursue interests in fields such as the Engineering and Science. 

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As Scouting is moving to a new technological age, the STEM program provides opportunities to get scouts interested in the program by sparking an interest in mathematics and technology. 

Ben Cook's patrol –the White Team - won the annual robotics tournament this year. Ben’s patrol also includes Sohum Agnihotri, Subhasish Mukerjee, and David Forrester. 

Boy Scouts is a great way to connect with boys the same age and to work together to create new creations such as Battle Bots or making a new program for the bots to run on. If you would like to join scouts or get involved, go to beascout.org and enter your zip code to find a troop near you.

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Berkeley Heights

We are Neighbors and Taxpayers Just Like You

October 18, 2017

My name is Jeanne Kingsley and I am currently proudly serving as Berkeley Heights Town Council Vice President, having been elected to represent all residents. My running mate, John Sincaglia, and I are just like you: neighbors and taxpayers.  And, just like you, we want to know exactly how our money is spent: Are we getting the most out of every dollar? Are expected services and ...

Why Purple? Because All Residents Deserve a Voice!

As Alvaro Medeiros and I have gone door-to-door across Berkeley Heights in the last few months, talking with and listening to residents, we’ve had a great time meeting all kind of people and learning how we can serve them better when elected to the Township Council. The common thread through many of these conversations is a feeling of frustration. Residents have articulated how things that ...

It's Always About Affordability

Maintaining Affordability means: Controlling costs. Managing resources. Evaluating alternatives.  Planning for contingencies. Comparing wants versus needs.  

These are critical aspects for anyone responsible for running a business or a governmental unit, and it is within these areas that my experience will be an asset to the Township Council and the community.

For almost 30 years, ...

Lacey Rzeszowski's Grace, Power, Grit and Determination -- A Winning Formula

October 23, 2017

As the Co-Founder of The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its Executive Director for more 15 years, a current board member of Trinitas Hospital Foundation, a 30-year breast cancer survivor, and a neighbor to many of you, I am writing to ask for your vote for Lacey Rzeszowski to represent the communities of the 21st Legislative District in the state assembly. 

Not ...

Response to "Apology for Charity Halloween Party Incident"

Jim:

Thanks for having the strength of character to recognize your error, and use the occasion as a potential teaching moment for our community. Recently our youngest daughter, a Governor Livingston graduate, raised this issue to my wife and I. (Word of this has spread though the local African American community. My other children in Boston and California are asking about it.) As 20 ...

Election Talk at The Dinner Table

Why do we vote? That discussion is a good exercise in opening up a few family talks on ethics and personal responsibility. It will also help your children, partner, husband or wife better understand your own concerns about the community. 

The recent debate and Community TV interviews offer great information on our candidates. 

But honest dinner conversation just might ...

You’re Invited to “Share Your Views Over Brews”

October 23, 2017

Jeanne Kingsley and John Sincaglia have enjoyed walking door to door and meeting many residents over the last few weeks sharing, “We are neighbors first, and are very excited to discuss our collective vision of Berkeley Heights.  It takes ALL of us to make our Town all that it can be.”

Jeanne and John have the experience and proven leadership needed to continue the ...

Lantern Hill Hosts “Hollywood” Themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala

Champagne, laughter, and good times were flowing throughout the night at Lantern Hill’s “Hollywood” themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala on October 18. The distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, hosted the elegant and festive party to celebrate and thank its pioneer residents who were the first residents to move to campus last year.

The night ...

Marilyn Steinberg Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is proud to announce that Sales Associate Marilyn Steinberg, an industry veteran with more than 15 years’ real estate experience, has joined the company’s New Providence Office. 

“We are excited to have Marilyn join our team because she personifies the core values that we embrace as a company,” said Mike Del ...

Woodruff School is starting its own Cub Scout Pack

Come to our info session to find out how your family can grow through Scouting!

We’ll be in the Woodruff Gym this Thursday, October 26 from 7-8:30pm with a bunch of fun Halloween themed activities for kids and parents. We’ll also have current Scouting volunteers on hand to tell you what you can expect to gain if you decide to join the program.  Boys in grades ...

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 13, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM

Parish Community of St. Helen, Westfield

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

Religions And Spirituality

Wed, October 25, 7:00 AM

Fairmount Country Club, Chatham

BNI Visitors Day - Grown Your Small Business

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Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Lantern Hill Caregivers Workshop at the Berkeley ...

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Wed, October 25, 6:30 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

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Health & Wellness

Thu, October 26, 7:00 PM

St. Teresa of Avila RC Church-Avila Room, Summit

Citizenship Preparation Classes

Education

Thu, October 26, 7:30 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Troubleshoot & Clean Up Your Computer

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“It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements

Note: Recently I gave a seminar on “It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ. Here are a few of the items I touched on.

When you look at your monthly investment statement, do you think “this looks like Greek to me”? Do you ignore all but the first page, after checking to see how much ...