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January 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in ...

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Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival. Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In response to resident questions about how the Township prepares for winter weather events, we would like to take this opportunity to give you some insight into the what activities each relevant department engages in to keep the public safe, and some standard operating ...

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In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population. The “Code Blue ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Varsity Cheerleading Squad attended and placed first in its first competition of its winter season on Saturday, Jan. 12. The sixteen member team, including four alternates, attended the competition at Hackensack High School where teams from all around ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Mayor Angie Devanney led off the Jan. 15 council meeting with some bad news. The Berkeley Heights Community Pool will not be opening this summer. She then turned the floor over to the President and CEO of The Summit Area Y Paul Kieltyka. Kieltyka explained why but, while ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls swim team celebrated Senior Night with a win against Union at home on Thursday night, taking first place in all events and running up a score of 121-48. The highlight of the evening came during the break, when each graduating senior walked down the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department recently held their annual installation dinner at Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights. The ceremony included the swearing in of Chief Anthony Padovano, Fire Department President Adam Uanis and the oath of Administrative Officers ...

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A recent film released to theaters this holiday season is the remake of the classic Dr. Seuss story, The Grinch. The original storybook was published in 1957. The Grinch was released as a 26 minute long animated short in 1966. This is a classic for all Christmas lovers and will warm your heart with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In December, members of the Governor Livingston Student Council hosted their annual Semi Formal known as the “Snow Ball” in the GL cafeteria. Members of the Student Council host the event, and all money collected goes towards charity. This year, proceeds went to the Amanda ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Many Gov. Livingston students have hidden talents, whether in music, visual arts, sports, or other areas. Among these talented teenagers is Yuki Schwab, a senior at Governor Livingston, whose piano ability has taken her as far as Carnegie Hall. As Grand Prix winner of the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Gov. Livingston was unable to put together another comeback on the ice Wednesday evening at Warinanco Rink. After rallying to defeat Scotch Plains Fanwood, 3-1, in the first round of the Union County Tournament on Monday, the third-seeded Highlanders found this deficit ...

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On a half day or during open campus, many Governor Livingston students head to Smashburger or Five Guys to grab a bite to eat. Both establishments are popular, but many students have opposing thoughts on each establishment. So which eatery is better?  GL students often go to Smashburger to hang ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Rachel Shanagher, Grade 1 Teacher at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, has been chosen by the Berkeley Heights Public Schools to be the district’s nominee for Union County Educator of the Year recognition. Mrs. Shanagher was named Educator of the Year at McMillin ...

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The Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts announced the passing of their Executive Director Karen Deschere on January 11, 2019. Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts released the following statement.   IN MEMORY Karen Deschere (1956 – 2019) Karen Deschere came to the Wharton Institute ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be ...

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UNION, NJ -  Junior Mat Katz’s two goals lifted GL Ice Hockey over Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 3-1, on Monday night to end GL’s two game skid. Despite falling behind early, the Highlanders were able to claim the victory to improve to 7-9 and advance in the Union County Tournament. SPF managed to get ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander boys swim team enjoyed a sweet victory against Oratory Prep. In this home meet, the boys relished in a clean sweep of first places. Opening up the many first place finishes was the 200 Medley Relay team of David Martinez, Chris Rampaul-Pino, Andrew ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup. Why is it so popular? “It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department used the vacant Berkeley Cinema building on Springfield Avenue for specialized training on Sunday morning before the cinema's scheduled demolition set to begin on Monday, January 14. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ran the ...

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UNION, NJ – Damon Ippolito admits he wasn’t overly confident he could advance to the finals during the Union County Tournament on Saturday. However, the 6-1, 228-pound senior proved that uncertainty was unwarranted. Ippolito, seeded third, pinned top-seeded Griffin Keats of Rahway at 1:57 to ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Gov. Livingston boys basketball hit for season high 12 three-pointers, half of which came from the hands senior Ryan Davey to lift the Highlanders to a 63-48 victory, Friday night in Clark. Davey who connected on six three- balls en rote to a career high 25  got plenty of offensive help ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Despite an outcome that did not favor the Gov. Livingston girls’ basketball team on Friday, the Lady Highlanders delivered a notable performance on the court. Skylar Dowling collected 17 points, Paige Phillips hit for 11 and Shannon Polimeni contributed seven points, but Gov.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There is a power line down on Springfield Ave. due to an auto accident. Springfield Avenue is closed and power is out from Jane Street to Millpond Avenue, and side streets north and south of there. Crews are currently working to restore power but it is reported it may be up ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 Berkeley Heights Township Council Meeting has been posted. Official action will be taken on the following appointments, among other items: Resolution appointing Appraisal Associates, Inc. as Real Estate Appraisal & ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The ...

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It was a good week for Governor Livingston's girls swim team:  they beat both Kent Place and Oak Knoll at home and are looking to continue their winning streak into next week's Senior Night meet against Union. The team hosted Kent Place on Tuesday in a fast paced "girls team only" meet, which ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Governor Livingston fell to Summit in Boys’ Basketball on Tuesday, January 8th, by a final score of 54-46. Despite a strong first quarter and big performances from GL’s two leading scorers, Summit was able to gain control in the third quarter en route to the win. GL started the road ...

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