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September 24, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Our beloved summer vacation has recently come to an end, which means that school at Governor Livingston is back in full swing. Returning Highlanders meet up with friends that they haven’t seen all summer, get used to finishing their homework every night, and meet all of their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In its annual once-a-season Friday Night Lights game, Governor Livingston earned a 32-16 win against North Plainfield on Friday, September 21. Sophomore running back Jayson Schmidt led GL to the victory with 211 yards and three touchdowns. After North Plainfield scored 8 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Ethan Proper was feeling the frustration after three consecutive setbacks, but on Monday he helped ignite the Gov. Livingston attack that put the club back on the winning path. The elusive sophomore finished with a goal and an assist and Connor Bigelow came through with 10 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Justin Phillips of Springfield was first to cross the finish line of the Berkeley Heights Charity 5K and Family Fun Run last Sunday in 19:20.80.  James Doucette of Chatham placed second in 19:21.87 and 13 year old Jackson Levin of Summit placed third in 20:06.82. Click here ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston sophomore Kaylee Vreeland led the 5-1 Lady Highlanders with two goals and an assist in the 3-0 victory over Dayton on Saturday.  Freshman Allie Post notched a goal and an assist and senior Catalina Abusada recorded an assist in the win. Junior goalie Sarah ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston sophomore  back Jayson Schmidt  ran for three scores and senior defensive back Noah Truncale broke open a close game with a fourth quarter pick six as the home team Highlanders defeated North Plainfield 32-16, Friday night in Berkeley Heights. Schmidt who ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There are two candidates running for the upcoming November 6 election for Berkeley Heights Mayor and four candidates for Berkeley Heights Township Council. The Mayoral candidates are incumbent Robert Woodruff (R) and newcomer Angie Devanney (D). The Township Council ...

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JAMESBURG, NJ - Governor Livingston Girls and Boys Cross Country teams competed at the Thompson Park Class Meet on Saturday, September 22 in Jamesburg. Runners in this meet were grouped according to class year and gender. All participating sophomores, juniors, and seniors ran a distance of 5,000 ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — To the roars of the home crowd, the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured an historic gold medal in a thrilling jump-off against Sweden on Sept. 21, in the FEI World Team Jumping Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. McLain War, of Brewster, N.Y.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Pulling off the Open House to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad would not have been possible without the crew of “auxiliary soldiers,” said Howie Meyer, the chairperson of the event.  The soldiers, all from the Berkeley Heights ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Freshman girls varsity soccer player Allie Post is making an immediate impact on the soccer field on a daily basis. Through the first six games of the season, she leads the team with seven goals and four assists.   For her early success in scoring a hat-trick in the 6-1 ...

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WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept.

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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MADISON, NJ - As a follow up to its successful Town Swap, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. “If everyone in town plans a yard sale on the same ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A Saturday afternoon single car accident snarls the intersection of Plainfield and Mountain avenues. The car hit the traffic light in right turn median on Plainfield Avenue. Berkeley Heights Police and EMS responded.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Saturday, Sept. 15, Moms Helping Moms Foundation held a fun, kid-friendly Stuff-the-Truck diaper drive at the New Providence Community Pool in honor of Diaper Need Awareness Week. The event, sponsored by North Plainfield Nissan, was a huge success with community members ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --  Breaking News Network, (BNN) reports four victims of an assault at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare have been transported. The first report indicated there were "multiple assault victims," at the "Cornerstone West" unit in the rehab facility located at ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Cool  weather, bright blue skies with the sun peeking out from the clouds provided the perfect day for the Suburban Chamber of Commerce's annual Slam Dunk the Junk event on Saturday, Sept. 22. Hundreds of folks from around town gathered outside the library in the parking ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall. Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Incoming freshmen may have many worries as they step into the halls of Governor Livingston for the first time. The Governor Livingston Link Crew program, a group of junior and senior student leaders, is dedicated to helping freshmen in their transition into high school and in ...

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The annual craft fair sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the William Paca Club of New Providence will take place on November 3rd, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm.  At the Paca Club on Front Street, New Providence, NJ. Craft Vendors who would like to participate please call now as spaces fill up ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The Governor Livingston Highlanders girls varsity soccer team took to the road to continue their success of the early point of the season against their crosstown rivals, the New Providence Pioneers. The Lady Highlanders took an early lead on a goal from sophomore Samantha ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dr. Todd Tyminski, President of Peak Medical, recently presented a check for their sponsorship of $2,000 to Berkeley Heights Winter Walk co-chairs Cheri Pertesis, of Anything Floral and Bobbie Peer, of TAPinto Berkeley Heights. For the third year, Peak Medical will host ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Ben Peng and his New Providence teammates were a bit frustrated after misfiring on some promising offensive first-half opportunities against neighboring rival Gov. Livingston on Thursday. “We had a lot of chances and out-shot them in the first half, but we just couldn’t put it ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In a dominating 5-0 win against the New Providence Pioneers, Governor Livingston freshman Allie Post and senior Emily Pires scored two goals apiece. This win puts the team in a great position early on, moving them high up in the standings and giving them another conference ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first day of school can be exciting, daunting, and confusing all at once. Freshmen in high school face these emotions and many more, and may have more first day worries than upperclassmen who are already accustomed to high school. To shed light on a freshman’s perspective ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first day of school, or rather, the last first day of school, is a strange occurrence for many seniors. As slightly fearful-looking freshmen scurry through the halls, seniors walk on with confidence or in disbelief. When Governor Livingston senior Victoria Pantina walked ...

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