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Versatile Hoopster Evan Accardi is Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

February 20, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Selflessness, confident, solid skillset -- those are words Gov. Livingston head basketball Coach Chris Loeffler uses to define senior basketball player Evan Accardi.

"Evan has really come into his game this year because he's playing with more confidence," said Loeffler "He has always had a solid skillset. He can shoot it from 3, ...

Hockey Phenomenon Brady Silverman is named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As reported previously, freshman sensation Brady Silverman has certainly made a name for himself in the high school hockey circuit. 

Silverman continues his scoring rampage, tallying 10 goals and six assists in Gov. Livingston's 4-0 winning run to kick-start their season.

"Brady is a talented player who has adjusted his skill set and high IQ to be ...

Tennis Ace Gretchen Probst is Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While COVID-19 wreaked havoc with fall sports, in what will be a year these students, especially the seniors, will never forget -- Gov. Livingston tennis senior co-captain Gretchen Pobst never lost her enthusiasm or spark for her sport.

Gov. Livingston head tennis coach Joey Panchenko said the pandemic, in one sense, had a positive impact on his team. The ...

Sophomore Midfielder Caroline Freer is Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sophomore Caroline Freer has been identified as an offensive threat having a breakout freshman season for Gov. Livingston's girls soccer team with a team leading 11 goals with 11 assists.

As a sophomore, other teams know who she is.  So, she has to really battle so much more, said Gov. Livingston head soccer coach Mike Roof. "It’s a ...

Jayson Schmidt and Luke Stallone Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athletes of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston’s 16-14 win over Hillside put Gov. Livingston's football team on the map. 

The Courier News moved Gov. Livingston in the Area’s Top Ten in the 6th slot and NJ.Com ranked them 10th in their statewide Group 3 rankings for the week. They now have a target on their back as the team that defeated the NJSIAA South ...

Victor Chait is Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With the shortened pre-season and only one scrimmage under their belt before last Saturday's season opener, Gov. Livingston head football coach Dan Guyton was impressed with the team's discipline and accurate execution. He called out senior HB/SS Victor Chait as having a "breakout performance,"  with three interceptions, one he returned ...

Earth Day Haiku Contest Winners

In honor of Earth Week, the Environmental Club held a Haiku contest for students and faculty at GL. 20 poems were submitted to advisors Meredith Morgan and Lara Mendenhall, but just five were voted as best of a certain category by the school population. The winning poems and authors are below:

Most Inspiring

By Daniel Timmermann

 

Whilst we are sheltered

We all may find new ...

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Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and ...

Union County Board of County Commissioners Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of County Commissioners urges residents to download the Recycle Coach App to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County ...

Preview of the ACT Online

March 5, 2021

Interested to see what the ACT will look like as an online test? Here’s a preview.

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Botox: Your Possible Migraine Solution

Often times people associate the idea of Botox entirely to cosmetics, but many haven’t heard about how successful it may be to ending chronic migraines. This FDA- approved treatment has been proven to treat and prevent this life altering disease. For several years now people have turned to Botox for help. Notably, people are seeing a significant decrease in numbers of painful episodes each ...

Lantern Hill Vaccinates 97% of Residents Against COVID-19

March 6, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Lantern Hill, a senior living community managed by Erickson Living in New Providence, New Jersey, today announced that it has completed its COVID-19 vaccination clinics with 97 percent of its residents receiving both doses.

“Since the onset of the pandemic more than 12 months ago, our team has worked diligently with residents, their families and local ...

Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks, and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and ...

The Summit Foundation Donates $50,000 to Summit Speech School Program

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summit Speech School is pleased to announce that The Summit Foundation has renewed its $50,000 grant for Summit Speech School’s Early Intervention Program, the Parent-Infant Program, which provides critical services to Summit area families whose babies are diagnosed with hearing loss.  The program provides evaluations, home-based intervention and parent coaching ...

Dress for Success Northern New Jersey Helping Women Rise and Thrive During the Pandemic

Dress for Success Northern New Jersey-10 Counties celebrates 23 years of advancing northern New Jersey women in the workforce with the 2nd annual Women’s Leadership Summit March 12, 2021; Rise and Thrive.

“We are extremely excited to offer a day of learning and networking that will inspire and encourage women and allies across the region, while raising the funds so that ...

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Mayor’s Corner: February-ish 2021

As I was out running the streets of the Township this morning, I felt hopeful as snow drifts are fading into patches of green grass. Optimism abounds for a return to some normalcy as we creep closer to managing life with three vaccines and Spring is three weeks away. 

February proved to be both busy and challenging. As a result, I am a bit late sending this column out! 

This ...

Summit Public School District Moving to Five-Day Single Session In-Person Instruction Next Month

March 5, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - In a three-page flyer sent to parents of Summit Public Schools students, the Summit School District has announced the expansion of in-person learning for students in Grades 6-12. The plan will begin as early as April 12, as the District "will be phasing out the Maroon and Gold rotation and welcoming students in grades 6-12 for in-person learning five days a week on a single ...

Cranford Drive-In Movie Theater Likely to Return

March 7, 2021

CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee will vote this Tuesday on whether to allow the drive-in movie theater to return this spring. 

The drive-in theater was located in the Orange Avenue Pool parking lot and run by Cranford Movie Theater owner Doreen Sayegh from June 2020 through November 2020. The Township Committee unanimously agreed to allow the drive-in theater to ...