Berkeley Heights Top Stories

October 18, 2018

OAK RIDGE PARK, NJ - Governor Livingston Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Union County Conference Championships on Tuesday, October 16 in Clark.   There were three varsity conference divisions per gender:  Mountain, Valley and Watchung.  The GL girls varsity team was assigned ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS,NJ - When Sam Lee from Boy Scout Troop 368 in Berkeley Heights was looking for a suitable service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, he naturally turned to music. He has been a guitarist since kindergarten, and his elementary school rock band “The Flies,” was made up of his ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again, the defense of the Governor Livingston High field hockey team shined through. For the ninth time this season the Lady Highlanders did not surrender a goal while playing to a 0-0 tie against Cranford on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The result ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders and after a quick and early exchange of goals, the game needed extra time to determine the winner. Gov. Livingston capitalized on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Volleyball team defeated Benedictine on Tuesday in straight sets. Led by Leah Dooley, the Highlanders won both sets comfortably and will advance in the UCIAC. GL came out of the gates hot, as they pounced on Benedictine early and maintained a large ...

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When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football team celebrated Senior Day in style with a convincing 28-12 win over neighboring Scotch Plains-Fanwood Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. It was the Gov. Livingston seniors who fittingly led the way as the Highlanders' win kept their quest ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  Tributes to retiring Superintendent Judith Rattner were among the first items on the Board of Education’s agenda on Oct. 11. There were flowers, a gift bag, and a plaque, an engraved sculpture, all preceded by brief speeches filled with memories, laughter, a few ...

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UNION, NJ - Governor Livingston Girls Volleyball  defeated Union High School, a UCC volleyball powerhouse, 2-1, on Wednesday in front of the home crowd. After losing to them earlier in the season, the girls were pumped up for a challenge.   Union competes in in the higher section of the Union ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday evening, the public had a chance to meet Interim Superintendent Richard Noonan at the school board meeting. Board President Doug Reinstein introduced Noonan, who spoke briefly to the crowd made up of residents, PTO officials, and even a few former board members.

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Steve Healey to help expand global reach and impact of organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Brooke Healey Foundation President Steve Healey was recently chosen by the DIPG Collaborative as its Membership & Research Ambassador. As the Ambassador, Healey ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander football team will honor 21 senior players and their families prior to a critical face off with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The Senior Day ceremony will begin half hour before the slated 1:30 ...

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ELIZABETH – Allie Sciacchitano found herself with a marvelous scoring opportunity with the second half clock ticking away, and the junior didn’t waste the chance. Sciacchitano delivered the decisive goal when she scored from 20 yards into the upper left-hand corner to give ninth-seeded Gov.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Teachers and members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) held a rally in front of Columbia Middle School early this evening, prior to a mediation session. The Negotiation committees for the BHEA and Board of Education were to meet tonight at the school.  ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and is giving back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidates Forum for Berkeley Heights Mayor and Berkeley Heights Township Council on Thursday, October 18 at the Governor Livingston High School Auditorium. The Forum for Mayor will run from 7:30pm - 8:20pm and the Forum for Council ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After an exciting come from behind win against Linden in the Preliminary round of the Union County Tournament, 10th seeded Gov. Livingston fell to seventh seeded Roselle, 1-0, in the first round on Tuesday in Roselle. Recap of Saturday's UCT Preliminary Round GL Beats ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior captain Bella Sottosanti led the Gov. Livingston volleyball team with 11 assists when the Lady Highlanders recently edged past the Hilltoppers of Summit in a nail-biting two set victory (27-25, 25-21). In the three set battle against Rahway, she had a double-double ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's. It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee threw the second annual Bocce Tournament & Festival on Saturday. By any measure it was a hit. Committee member Midge Vicendese said the hope was residents would come not just to play Bocce, but to watch it, have something to eat ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Columbia Middle School students [sixth through eighth grade] attended an assembly in the blue gym at Columbia Middle School and took the Sandy Hook Promise to "Say Something."  The presentation opened with watching a video showing school shooting headlines, reports of ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- One of the last projects to be approved by the Planning Board this year is the first one to break ground. The Berkeley Heights Branch of the Summit Area YMCA was officially started on Saturday, Oct. 6, when ground was broken in front of the existing community pool ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School Girls Volleyball began its second month of the season with an impressive win over Summit. GL defeated Summit in two neck-and-neck sets on Tuesday to improve its record to 4-3. The Summit Hilltoppers have proved to be serious competition in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The level to which the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team elevated its play on Thursday was impressive, even if the result was not what was desired. “We played our best game of the year by far,” Highlanders’ coach Mike Roof said. “I thought we carried much of the play for long ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

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United together in the fight against bullying...Don't just teach kindness...Be kindness. ~ Mallory's Army Foundation NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dianne Grossman spoke to nearly 100 parents and educators that filled the conference room at New Jersey Sharing Network last Thursday to educate them and take ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Gov. Livingston bounced back from Saturday's 2OT loss to Dayton with a 3-0 shutout over Linden at Tiger Stadium on Tuesday. The boys started strong and controlled much of the early going. They reaped their reward when Ethan Proper scored on a breakaway with a great finish, going ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Sophomore Samantha Erickson has been increasingly called upon to make things happen in the attack for the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team. It may seem a daunting challenge, but the sophomore has responded. Erickson delivered the initial goal in the first half before ...

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