Athlete of the Week


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 ...


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John Foster - PEOPLE not Politics.

September 23, 2021

My name is John Foster and my wife, Donna and I chose Berkeley Heights 21 years ago, to raise our family.  We love this town and I try to give back as much as I can.  I am running for Town Council because my passion is giving back to the community and I want to ensure Berkeley Heights is a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.

Born in Irvington and raised in Union I have a ...

Candidate Statement

My name is Tom Foregger and I am running for a 3-year seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education because I am concerned about the quality of the education our schools are providing.

I have lived in town for 45 years and have a son who graduated from Governor Livingston High School. I have a Ph.D in mathematics and am retired from a successful career at Bell Labs and Lucent, where I was a ...

Berkeley Heights is Better Together with Yellin & Medeiros

Dear neighbors,

As we have seen with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, Berkeley Heights shows what we are made of when the time calls to help each other. As we’ve visited areas hit hard by the flooding, we’ve seen and heard how neighbors are helping each other out, while our First Responders continued to make us proud by working round-the-clock to ...

The facts Mr.Reinstein neglected to tell you

September 27, 2021

Doug Reinstein continues to not tell the truth. Instead of thanking community members for helping the BOE gain compliance with OPMA  (Open Public Meetings act) and in protecting the rights of families and children in this community- he distorted the truth. 

It is important to understand why parents wrote to the Union County Prosecutor about OPMA.  OPMA is a law that, in ...

Doug Reinstein's interesting Story about the Letter from the Union County Prosecutor

Doug Reinstein mentioned me in connection to a complaint I filed with the Union County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday night.  Him bringing me up in connection to this complaint is fair.  I referenced the letter from the Prosecutors office on a post I made public on my personal wall and he has a right to defend himself.

I did not post the letter itself because I wanted to see how ...

Union County Prosecutor Exonerates BOE from Allegations

As many of you are likely aware, school boards all across the country have been under increased pressure due to a range of difficult and sometimes controversial issues.  Unfortunately, we are no exception.  With that in mind, something you may NOT be aware of is the following.  Over the past few months, allegations of wrongdoings and illegal behavior by the Board of Education have ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents on October 2, Free of Charge

September 25, 2021

Free, secure paper shredding events for Union County residents only.

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The next event will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools ...

Watchung Hills Announces Production of "You Can't Take It With You"

The theatre department at Watchung Hills Regional High School has announced the complete cast of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic "You Can't Take It With You." 

This zany and uplifting comedy tells the story of Grandpa Vanderhof and his eccentric family, the Sycamores. Rather than being concerned with material wealth, the ...

New Hire-on-the-Spot Job Fair in Westfield, September 29

New Job Fair is a partnership between the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Town of Westfield.

Job seekers in Union County have another opportunity to explore job opportunities with local businesses at the upcoming Job Fair on Wednesday, September 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Town of ...

Union County Drug Rehab Inmates to Receive Nationally Recognized Reentry Services Provided by Hudson County

The Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Reintegration Program has been nationally recognized for its ability to provide comprehensive education, training, housing, financial, medical, and social support to detainees as they transition back into society.

Union County has entered into an agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, ...

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Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

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Community Conversations: Back to School

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the ...

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If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal:

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TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Summit Park Line Receives $30,000 Rail Trail Conservancy Grant

September 26, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Park Line Foundation has received an unsolicited, $30,000 grant from the national Rail Trail Conservancy (RTC) organization. The funds are intended to support the construction of the linear park and placement of a pedestrian bridge linking two sections of the Park Line over Morris Avenue.

The grant comes through RTC's 'Trail ...