Berkeley Heights Top Stories

December 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys basketball team erased a late deficit to defeat the Oratory Rams 38-34  Friday night in Summit. On a night when baskets were hard to come by, Gov. Livingston senior Matt Faller came through with two big hoops in the last 1:30 to push the Highlanders back in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – AP Capstone, is a two-year certificate and diploma program. The first year, it is offered as a year-long seminar to students in grade 11; those who take that course successfully can then take AP Research, another year-long program. Last year, the first time AP Seminar was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - First year head coach Chris Eckert knew he had his hands full last year as he entered the season with a roster full of young and inexperienced players. The rookie coach and his team both had their ups and down in last year's 10-14 campaign, but there was one thing that was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the first time in Highlander history, Governor Livingston High School hosted the Highlander Honors ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of students. On Thursday, December 5th, the honored students and their families gathered at the Stiefel Theatre to earn their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Who remembers the years of Christmas Past in Berkeley Heights when Springfield Avenue was lined with lighted tinsel candlesticks (circa 1950s), Heritage Square (Berkeley Hardware) was lined with toy soldiers -- and who can forget Santa and his sleigh and the enormous snowman ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston recently hosted the annual STEM League competition with schools from around the state in attendance. In teams of five, students worked together to solve a challenging real world problem by applying science, technology, engineering, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Goodman’s Deli, 400 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights will be featured at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Dec. 13, on Fios 1. The show, Hi Fives, will feature the best of New Jersey eats in 2018, as discovered by the Restaurant Hunter. No other information was available - ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The last time Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Loeffler walked off the court he had just painfully watched Chatham’s Jack Rooney hit a game winning 17-foot jumper  with two seconds left in the game to hand his Highlanders a 43-41 state playoff loss. As difficult as it was to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - The Gov. Livingston swim teams faced a tough Westfield team at an away meet on Tuesday, losing to the state's number 10 ranked girls and boys teams with a final score of 112-58 and 110-60, respectively. The team looks forward to facing rival New Providence at home on Thursday, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Alex Stevens, of Berkeley Heights, has made her mark in the pool for The Pennington School in Pennington, NJ. She holds five school swimming records; two relay records, three individual records in 50 100 and 200 freestyle events. Coach George Ward had said that Stevens is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Students will be back in school and out of school earlier than they have in recent years, thanks to Labor Day falling on Monday, Sept. 2.  The Board of Education approved a calendar for the 2019-2020 school  year which includes four snow days and eliminates the half days ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department welcomed a new rig to their fleet last Thursday.  The new Engine-3 replace a 36-year old open cab brush truck.  This new Engine is designed to reach homes in town that have steep, long driveways that a typical Engine could not ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The residents of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights enjoyed an evening with the Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts on Monday, December 10, at the Girl Scouts' annual caroling event. .​​​​​ The Girl Scouts spread cheer and entertained the residents with songs and ...

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The Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team opened their 2018-19 season with a trip to the prestigious “Blue Wave Icebreaker Open” tourney on Long Island. This event not only featured town travel teams but also wrestlers from some of the top club teams in New York and New Jersey. Despite this ...

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KNOXVILLE, TN – More than 1,800 participants toed the starting line at the 2018 AAU Cross Country National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, December 1, 2018. This was the 4th largest participant turn-out, with Orlando, Florida (2001, 2006) and Dayton, Ohio (2003) drew more ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Governor Livingston Hockey defeated Watchung Hills on Saturday, December 8, by a score of 4-0. Behind Shane Cook’s first varsity start in net and Zach Miller’s two goals, GL was able to end its three game skid and get back in the win column. GL started slow but was able to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sirens could be heard across Berkeley Heights on Sunday -- thankfully, it was accompanied by holiday songs and cheer as Police Santa made his way around town escorted by the Berkeley Heights Police Department to deliver gifts to over 160 families. In its fourth year, the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The spirit of Christmas was shared through song during Thursday evening's Christmas Community Celebration concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This is a cherished annual community celebration of combined talent of local choirs and musicians.  The choirs of the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Leah Dasti and her parents dropped by the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad to present another donation to the squad last week – it was her biggest one to date -- $710. For those who don’t know Leah’s story, she has been operating Leah’s Lemonade Stand at various ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The community gathered Thursday evening at Peppertown Park to celebrate Hanukkah at the third annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Berkeley Heights, thanks to the "grass roots" effort of a few residents. Herman Matfes, one of the organizers, thanked the crowd for coming to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming. On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – When Mountainside resident Jeane Parker was asked to represent her town on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education six years ago, she said “I had no idea what I was getting into.” Then she attended her first meeting with the board. She said, “I was so intimidated … I came out ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Mike Roof was like an experienced skipper this fall, craftily piloting and navigating the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team through a winding campaign that the Lady Highlanders will long remember. The season was capped when senior Catalina Abusada struck with just over a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – DeMaio’s Ristorante owner Sal Passalacqua accepted a proclamation from the Mayor at the beginning of Tuesday’s Township Council meeting, celebrating the restaurant’s fortieth anniversary and the owners’ contribution to the township. Mayor Robert Woodruff presented Sal ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council. Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation ...

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WARREN, NJ - Despite suffering a 97-73 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in the season home opener, Head Coach David Closs expressed great pleasure with GL boys swimming Tuesday evening. It’s a brand new team in many ways, yet the men put a good show on against this highly ranked (top ...

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