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Girls Lacrosse: Sophomore Megan Kim Scores 100th Point in Gov. Livingston State Tournament Loss against West Essex

May 20, 2022

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Sophomore Megan Kim scored two goals, including her 100th point, for Gov. Livingston in the season ending loss against West Essex in the first round of the NJSIAA North, Group 2 state tournament on Thursday. 

The Highlanders, seeded No. 13, lost the 16-2 battle against No. 4 seeded West Essex, a top 20 state ranked team. Cielle McInerney led the ...

Softball: Gov. Livingston Wins Again in State Tourney, Advances to Sectional Semi-Finals

RARITAN, NJ - For the second year in a row the Governor Livingston (GL) softball team has advanced to the Sectional Semifinals of the Group 2 state championship. Following an opening round victory over Holmdel, the Highlanders faced No. 4 seed Raritan in the quarter-finals. Raritan entered the game with a 17-6 record on the season and as the higher seed they were the host team. GL won 9-4 to ...

Gov. Livingston Softball Rallies For Victory In Opening Round Of State Tournament

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite seeing her team trailing by three runs late in its opening round state tournament game on Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Livingston softball coach Erin Lanigan implored her squad to not give up.

"We just kept telling ourselves that they weren't out of the fight and that they could come back and win this," said Lanigan. "And eventually they found that ...

Tenacious Gianna Ciccimarra Scores 100th Point, Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Outstanding Athlete

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– Reaching her 100th career point, senior captain Gianna Ciccimarra has had an outstanding lacrosse season. Ciccimarra has tallied 37 goals and 15 assists from this season alone. In the recent 13-5 victory against Pope John, Ciccimarra had five of those goals and an assist, including her 100th point. 

“Reaching the 100 points mark was a ...

Gov. Livingston Boys Track and Field Team Places Second Overall; Facey, Berkow, and Richter Win Division Championship Titles

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competed in the Union County Conference Championships at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13.

The Boys Mountain Division team placed second overall. Highlights of the meet include two Boys Conference Champions -- Junior Daniel Berkow winning the Javelin ...

Boys Lacrosse: Linde Notches 100th Point; Gov. Livingston Rolls to a 19-4 Victory Over Union Catholic

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Junior Aidan Linde scored five goals with two assists -- including his 100th career point -- in Gov. Livingston's boys lacrosse 19-4 rout over Union Catholic on Saturday at home. 

Steven Manfreda collected three goals and an assist, Brett Peer added two goals and five assists, Carter Wahler recorded two goals and an assist, and Matthew ...

Baseball: Gov. Livingston Celebrates Seniors with Win Over Johnson

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The entire senior contingent came through with a stellar effort on Tuesday to help Gov. Livingston forge a key conference triumph and helped the club halt a three-game winless streak.

Dan Bass tossed six strong innings, Andrew Wilson was 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, Robert Murphy tripled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice to send the Highlanders to a 10-5 ...

Gov. Livingston Softball Launches Offensive Explosion, Advances to County Semi-Finals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After making the Union County softball championship game in 2021, this year’s Highlanders team found it very easy to set their goal for the season. From the first day of spring training the focus was on a return trip to the county finals. After a 15-5 victory on Tuesday, the Highlanders are one game away.

Following a first-round victory over Rahway, Gov.

Track and Field: Boys 4 X 100 Relay Team Breaks School Record at Union County Relays

WESTFIELD, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys 4 X 100 M Relay team broke a 9-year-old school record at last week's Union County Relays at Kehler Field in Westfield.

The record-breaking team of juniors Alex Micca and Jared Lee and seniors Brice Facey and Kyle Savino placed fifth at the UCT Relays in 43.27. The prior school record, 43.79, was set by leadoff Zak Rochdi, Chris Green, Ron ...

Four Gov. Livingston Baseball Players Sign to Play in College

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Four players from the Gov. Livingston High School baseball program were the subjects of a combined ceremony Tuesday morning to sign their college letters of intent at the school.

Outfielder/pitcher Michael Labisi will attend and play baseball at Penn State University-Altoona.

Pitcher Dan Bass will attend and play baseball at Ursinus.

Shortstop Robert Murphy is ...


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The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

"I ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

May 21, 2022

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

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Union County Recognizes Community Action Month

The Union County Board of County Commissioners have determined that the County of Union will observe May 2022 as National Community Action Month.  Throughout the month of May, Union County will work in partnership with Community Action Agencies across the country to host events and activities.

“Community Action Agencies have enhanced the lives of hundreds of people in Union County ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child ...

Religions And Spirituality


Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back


Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series

Arts & Entertainment


Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Arts & Entertainment

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...