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Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Jarod Abram

May 28, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior pitcher Jarod Abram's breakout season.

Abram posted a 3-1 record in 27 2/3 innings on last year's varsity with 31 strikeouts. With a fastball, curve and slider, he would have been an integral part of the Highlanders' rotation this spring.

"Jarod is one of our top three projected aces for the 20 season, nobody ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Outfielder Peter Woo

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Peter Woo's first season on the Gov. Livingston varsity baseball team. He helped lead the JV baseball team to the Union County Tournament championship game the last two seasons. "Peter was both an outstanding defensive player and base runner," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Sam Bass

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was the bottom of the ninth, and Gov. Livingston trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out. One thing's for certain, you never can rule out the Highlanders to grab that last chance homerun to capture the win -- especially when you have Drew Compton in the batter's box. 

Sam Bass, a right handed pitcher was in the bullpen warming up to go in the game -- he ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Infielder Jeremy Malave

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Collectively, this Gov. Livingston baseball senior class was set up to destroy their competition. The memory of all playing together going back to their freshman year is one to remember.

This memory of freshman year is a highlight for senior infielder Jeremy Malave. "It was one of the last games of the season, against Elizabeth. Coach got all the freshmen ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Dan Feeley

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During his three previous seasons in the Highlander baseball program, senior pitcher Dan Feeley logged quality innings and helped our JV team the last two seasons reach the Union County Tournament championship, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof.

This season would’ve been Feeley's first year on varsity, and he would have pitched out ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Catcher Dan Quinn

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior catcher Dan Quinn had a chance to be in the lineup every day, but we'll never know and that kills me to think this, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof. 

After just five practices, the Highlander baseball season and all spring sports were stopped and ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Roof knew was Dan Quinn ...

Berkeley Heights Tennis Courts Open for Singles Pickle Ball on Saturday, May 16

Beginning Saturday, May 16, the tennis courts at Lower Columbia Park in Berkeley Heights will be open to pickleball but the same restrictions as tennis apply:

Games must be singles only – no doubles. That means one person on each side of the court at a time.
There must be one court in between every two in use – to maintain safe social distancing between players at all ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Ryan Devanney

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - "No player on this year's team was ready to dominate more than Ryan Devanney," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris Roof.

Right-handed senior pitcher Ryan Devanney was on a mission to continue to craft his pitching skills and get physically stronger by hitting the weight room, said Roof. "He did just that! That's a credit to how hard ...

Petition Started to Allow Baseball to be Played in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY - Spring sports were officially canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA after Governor Murphy announced that all schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Athletes have continued to train in shape and train. Most are wondering about their summer seasons. 

The NJ Baseball Coalition has organized a petition to "allow baseball to be played in New ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Dylan Verschleiser

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Right-handed senior pitcher Dylan Verschleiser had the thrill of being part of the 2018 Union County Championship baseball team his sophomore year. So, it's not surprising that Verschleiser and his 2020 teammates worked hard in the off season with anticipation of hanging another championship banner on the hill. 

"My favorite ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach 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 residents and ...

We Have a Choice Between False Representation and Honesty

May 20, 2020

With our busy schedules and an increasingly toxic political landscape, I know it can be difficult for a lot of us to find the time and enthusiasm to participate in local government. What’s more, the self-aggrandizing and misleading behavior in politics—from the local level all the way to Washington—severely turns people off. And it’s a shame because we need people to pay ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...

Approval of the Connell Rezoning is Premature

On Tuesday night, the Berkeley Heights (“BH”) Township Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing to rezone the Connell Complex which would allow for an additional 100,000 square feet (“sqf”) of retail and 77,000 sqf of residential space on top of the existing office, hotel, residential, and retail uses. Under state law, the decision to change the zoning of the ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

We Still Need Your Help | Donation Drives at the Summit YMCA

May 27, 2020

Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility has not and will not ...

Scholastic Summer "Read-A-Palooza" Virtual Book Fair at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Summer is almost here and we cannot help but ask how can we as educators, caretakers and parents keep our kids academically engaged to ensure success this coming fall? However unlike previous years, this year presents the unique and unprecedented obstacle of being in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. This may mean libraries will not run their usual summer reading challenge, books may be harder ...

Union County Freeholders Announce Countywide Distribution of 100,000 Surgical Masks 

The Union County Freeholder Board will distribute 100,000 face masks to its 21 municipalities as part of “Mask Up UC,” a Countywide public safety campaign to encourage all County residents to wear face masks and safeguard themselves and others from potential exposure to COVID-19.

“These masks are being provided free of charge to local agencies, who are working with County ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

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Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

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Sun, May 31, 10:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Summit

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Religions And Spirituality

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Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...

Avoiding Non-spouse Beneficiary Mistakes

As the beneficiary of an inherited IRA, you might be aware of some rules that come with these retirement accounts. However, are you also aware that the rules vary depending on whether you are a spouse, a non-spouse or a trust beneficiary?

From required distributions to even the titling of the account, understanding the differences based on the type of beneficiary is crucial to avoid paying ...