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May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights had its spring fundraiser meeting recently in Columbia Park Pavilion on a beautiful sunny afternoon.   The small group (only 15 members) that were in attendance enjoyed seeing friends that they hadn’t seen since October.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things are really buzzing at the Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden (GHCLG), located behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead House on Horseshoe Road.  On Saturday, May 1, over 10,000 honey bees were welcomed to their new sanctuary, located at the back corner of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of Governor Livingston High School’s Interact Club participated in separating dry goods, varying from hygiene products to foods, at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside on May 8.  Some students packed rice and pasta into smaller bags, which would be ...

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Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of    “Art for Gratitude” Campaign                                               Local community invited to join in creating framed tile murals to be hung at Overlook Medical Center benefitting the new Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical ...

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! Quick video report this week – mainly to tell you all that as of Monday, May 10, the new Township offices at the new municipal complex will be open by appointment only!  People can still not roam around the building, as we do not have a certificate ...

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Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kate Granelli has been one of the highlights in the underclass surge of talent for the Gov. Livingston softball team this spring. The talented sophomore, who leads the team with 17 hits, made her presence in the lineup known in her varsity debut for the Lady Highlanders. In ...

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NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing. Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden. “There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Chief Theresa Gazaway and Lieutenant Dan Henn of the New Providence Police Department attended the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) Zoom meeting to provide the board with information regarding the new marijuana and alcohol laws. Henn explained the difference between ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Jason House had a game-high three goals, Steven Manfreda scored twice and Brett Peer added a goal and two assists to lift the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 victory over Jonathan Dayton on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The win was the third ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After studying about the Rwandan genocide in their World History classes, the Project Connect students at Governor Livingston participated in a roundtable discussion with Rwandan genocide survivor Kizito Kalima on March 17. Kalima spoke to students and staff about the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May. The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the 46th President of the United States, starts most of his mornings by arguing with his wife on who can use the Peloton… it is evident that these stationary bikes are having a large impact across the country.  In homes where time and space are limited, but the drive ...

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WARREN, NJ — Five unlocked vehicles were burglarized on Sunday. A Claire Drive resident reported around 7 a.m. that someone entered his unlocked car, used a garage door opener to access the garage, and a video recording showed three people were at the burglary, Warren police advised. Nothing ...

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Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Madison Rowohlt, the latest addition to the Governor Livingston High School staff, has officially started her role as the new Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) after the retirement of Bob Segear. She is eager and ready to join the community, hoping to bring her own strengths ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It took a conversation between a coach and his senior offensive leader that may have shifted the outlook for the Highlander boys lacrosse team. After a hard fought loss against Cranford, Coach Michael Provenzano told senior attackman Jason House to step up his intensity ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching ...

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Katherine Zhou is currently a sophomore at Governor Livingston High School. Zhou is a guest writer for “The Highlander”. She is a member of many science clubs at school, including the Science Team. Zhou plays the violin in the orchestra, but she is also part of the New Jersey Youth Symphony outside ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Jack Pires continued his stellar season on Monday for the Gov. Livingston baseball. The talented senior ignited the offense again as he went 4-for-5 with a double and finished with two RBI, two runs and four steals to help the Highlanders forge a 13-6 victory over Johnson ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thanks to the generous donation of plants from  Deans Greens Garden, Nursery and Floral Center and the many volunteers that came by to lend a helping hand, Veterans Memorial Park is spruced up in time for Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day. The volunteers came ...

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NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut. You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” ...

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"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy ...

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