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Remembering William "Bill" Chirash, New Providence Resident and Key Creator of Ajax Cleanser

January 15, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  A devoted family-man, kind, generous, ultimate silent servant, always wanting the best for others. Those are some of the words used to describe William "Bill" Chirash, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at age of 92.

Chirash spent his career at Colgate Palmolive where he was awarded 16 patents and was one of the key creators of Ajax ...

Salvatore Melillo, 84, of Berkeley Heights, Dies with Family by His Side

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Salvatore Rocco Melillo, 84, of Berkeley Heights passed away on January 1, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Melillo was found unconscious inside his home on December 10 by Princepelina Mendez, a US Postal worker, who called 911.  Mendez was concerned when finding Melillo's door open during her normal delivery. After ...

Tenth Anniversary of Menorah Lighting at Faith Lutheran

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the evening of Tuesday, December 27, 2016 the fourth day of Chanukah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the three synogogues of Summit; Temple Sinai, Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Hatikvah lit the fourth candle of the Menorah on the lawn of Faith Lutheran.  This was the tenth consecutive year that Faith and the ...

New Tradition Shines Bright at Berkeley Heights First Annual Menorah Lighting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first annual Berkeley Heights Menorah Lighting Ceremony welcomed about 150 people to Peppertown Park on Wednesday evening to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, followed by a celebration at the Recreation Center with latkes, doughnuts, hot drinks, crafts, games and music.

Chanukah marks an eight day wintertime "festival of lights, festival of ...

Friends Complete Nativity Scene in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is a new angel and two sheep added to the nativity scene located in Peppertown Park thanks to a donation by caring citizens that thought the nativity scene needed a few more figures to make it complete.

Two years ago residents set out to fund a new nativity scene to be placed near the town Christmas tree. Through private donations, as ...

Berkeley Heights To Hold First Community Menorah Lighting Dec. 28

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Everyone is invited to attend the First Chanukah Community Menorah Lighting to be held in Berkeley Heights.

The Menorah Lighting will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Peppertown Park at the corner of Plainfield and Sherman avenues.

A celebration will follow at the Recreation Center adjacent to the Town Hall at 29 Park Ave. There will be ...

First Annual Homeless Sabbath in Union County is Dec 16-18

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – December 16-18 has been designated the first annual Homeless Sabbath in Union County by a combination of interfaith congregations and non-profit agencies.  The organizations involved include Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth Coalition of House the Homeless, Family Promise of Union County, HomeFirst, Monarch Housing Residents and Union County Coordinating ...

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Learn About Dorothy Day, A Candidate For Sainthood

January 20, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A former co-worker of Dorothy Day will discuss the life of the co-founder of The Catholic Worker at 7:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church 524 South St.,  New Providence.

By any measure, Dorothy Day lived a fascinating life. She was a journalist, activist, single mother, convert, Catholic laywoman, and cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement.

Taking ...

Learn About Dorothy Day, A Candidate For Sainthood

January 20, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A former co-worker of Dorothy Day will discuss the life of the co-founder of The Catholic Worker at 7:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church 524 South St.,  New Providence.

By any measure, Dorothy Day lived a fascinating life. She was a journalist, activist, single mother, convert, Catholic laywoman, and cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement.

Taking ...