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Softball: Gov. Livingston Lineup Fueled by Underclassmen

May 8, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kate Granelli has been one of the highlights in the underclass surge of talent for the Gov. Livingston softball team this spring.

The talented sophomore, who leads the team with 17 hits, made her presence in the lineup known in her varsity debut for the Lady Highlanders. In the club’s season-opener Granelli merely produced four singles in as many at-bats, scored twice ...

Boys Lacrosse: House, Manfreda, Peer, Stallone Lift Gov. Livingston To Third Straight Victory

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Jason House had a game-high three goals, Steven Manfreda scored twice and Brett Peer added a goal and two assists to lift the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 victory over Jonathan Dayton on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

The win was the third straight for the Highlanders, who improved to 5-3. Dayton had its two-game winning streak snapped and ...

Sharpshooter Jason House Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It took a conversation between a coach and his senior offensive leader that may have shifted the outlook for the Highlander boys lacrosse team.

After a hard fought loss against Cranford, Coach Michael Provenzano told senior attackman Jason House to step up his intensity and effort on the field to help the team. "He has stepped up to the challenge with ...

Jack Pires Leads Gov. Livingston Baseball Offense in 13-6 Victory Over Johnson

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Jack Pires continued his stellar season on Monday for the Gov. Livingston baseball.

The talented senior ignited the offense again as he went 4-for-5 with a double and finished with two RBI, two runs and four steals to help the Highlanders forge a 13-6 victory over Johnson Regional.

It marked the fourth straight decision for Gov. Livingston over Johnson and fifth in ...

Linde, House, Stallone Help Propel Gov. Livingston Boys Lacrosse Over Boonton In Overtime, 10-9

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sophomore Aidan Linde is one of the underclassmen that Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse head coach Michael Provenzano brought up to the varsity level this season.

And Linde came through with his biggest goal to date, scoring less than four minutes into overtime to lift Gov. Livingston to a 10-9 victory over Boonton on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

With the ...

Lady Highlanders Battle Back In Second Half But Fall To Cranford, 11-9, In Girls Lacrosse 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While the Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team fell just short against Cranford on Wednesday afternoon, head coach Chloe Griffin was heartened by their second-half ability in an 11-9 loss at home in Berkeley Heights.

"We came out really flat and a little slow in the first half. We lost a couple of draws and they capitalized," said Griffin. "We switched ...

Baseball: Gov. Livingston's Comeback Rally Not Enough in 10-7 Loss to Union

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The season is still in its early stages, and so is the building process for the Gov. Livingston baseball team.

It’s a mostly underclass and inexperienced squad that is taking the diamond each game and coach Chris Roof acknowledges that the Highlanders have many things to learn and refine.

“When you look at our team it’s a brand new young ...

Lady Highlanders Suffer First Girls Lacrosse Defeat; Bow To Mt. St. Dominic On Senior Day

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team played well on Saturday afternoon against visiting Mount St. Dominic but just didn't get the desired outcome.

The Caldwell-based school left Berkeley Heights with a 7-5 victory as Gov. Livingston suffered defeat for the first time this season.

"We were tied (3-3) at the half but just couldn't connect," ...

Boys Lacrosse: Gov. Livingston Rebounds from Senior Night Loss with Taste of Victory (Photo Gallery)

Editor's Note: Photo credits -- Dina Linde, senior day gallery; Jeff Chin, game gallery

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Less than 24 hours after suffering a hard-fought loss, the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team tasted victory for the first time this season when the Highlanders posted a 6-5 decision over Cedar Grove at home on Saturday morning.

Freshman Brett Peer scored from a ...

Baseball: Gov. Livingston Celebrates Seniors with 10-5 Rout of Summit

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — John Schmidt was impressive in his first varsity start and got plenty of support with a seven-run third inning to help Gov. Livingston forge a 10-5 victory over Summit on Friday.

Schmidt, a sophomore, threw 78 pitches over 4 ⅔ innings and struck out eight while walking one to secure his initial varsity victory.

The Highlanders also celebrated Senior Day in improving ...

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Greco Commits to Susquehanna

May 10, 2021

Jack Greco of Berkeley Heights has committed to attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania beginning the Fall of 2021. He received an academic scholarship and will be majoring in Business at the Sigmund Weis School of Business at the University.

Greco, who is a senior at Oratory Prep School in Summit will also be continuing his baseball career at Susquehanna. The Susquehanna ...

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

The BLS can learn a few tricks from the Mortgage Loan Market

May 11, 2021

On Friday, May 7th 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that ‘Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by employment declines in temporary help services and in couriers and ...

Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

GL Leaders Further the Legacy of Women’s History Month

May 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Women’s history month was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland by men and women who campaigned for women’s rights. This international celebration has grown dramatically since and, today, almost all countries celebrate the influence and importance of female figures throughout history. 

Two influential female leaders at ...

2021 Winners of Union County SHero Awards Announced

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the COVID-19 crisis.

“This award recognizes women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their ...

Military Appreciation Month in Union County

May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services.

Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs.

We now have designated parking spaces at of our County facilities, for all Union County Veterans who display a Union County Veterans parking placard in their ...

Free Drive-Up Movie “Black Panther” for Union County Residents

COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event.

Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot.

To register ...

New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...