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George Provel Player Profile

May 15, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Junior George Provel is an outfielder at Governor Livingston. This spring, Provel is playing a big role in his second season at the varsity level. Provel patrols the corner outfield positions moving from right to left field depending on the team’s need. Provel often finds himself in the heart of the lineup, with a high potential to do damage at the plate. The ...

Governor Livingston's First Ever Culture Walk

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston hosted its first Culture Walk April 21, featuring live music, cultural foods and desserts, and information on different cultures celebrated by the students who attend the school.

The sidewalk in front of the school was lined with tables that were run by students who represented individual cultures, religions and ethnicities. Each table provided general ...

Who’s on the Hill: Riley Amato

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Riley Amato, junior, is a varsity tennis player for Governor Livingston High School and plays on the lacrosse team in the spring season. In school, she is a member of the Student Movement Against Cancer and Interact.  Outside of school, her hobbies include singing and playing the ukulele. 

Q: Do you have any siblings?

Yes, I have two. Their names are Tyler ...

From the Field to the Stage, Holliday Woodard

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Early one morning senior Holliday Woodard was sitting in math class when she heard her name over the loudspeaker. There was an announcement that Woodard had been awarded Student of the Month. While the entire class erupted into cheers, Woodard said, “I had no idea what was going on.”

But Woodard actually has a lot going on. She is an all-around student who ...

Timothy Ryan Discussion on His Experience with Heroin Addiction

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- TREND and Student Ambassadors partnered to bring Timothy J. Ryan, a former heroin addict who grew up in Berkeley Heights, to Governor Livingston March 24 to share his story about battling addiction and how it inspired him to write his memoir Chronic Junkie.

The Mountainside Municipal Alliance funded the event by providing 25 free copies of Ryan’s memoir to staff and ...

Who’s On the Hill: Gianna Ciccimarra

Gianna Ciccimarra is a senior basketball, soccer, and lacrosse player. She has played at the varsity level for all three sports since her freshman year. Ciccimarra has been known as a standout athlete, with many accomplishments in all sports throughout her years at Governor Livingston. Ciccimarra also works hard off the court, as she is currently taking many Advanced Placement classes and hopes ...

Final Girls: Gothic Horror Punk Bank

Picture the Ramones, Green Day, Sex Pistols, Dropkick Murphys. Now throw in more morbid imagery, dark themes and an all-girl band. Senior Bryanna Mendez and a group of girls from around the tristate area have their own take on punk rock and are ready rock goth style. 

Mendez’s interest in music began as soon as she could talk. She began playing bass in third grade and then ...

Twitter Poll Gets Students Thinking: Which are there more of in the world? Doors or Wheels? 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- When a recent Twitter poll posed the question of whether there were more doors or wheels in the world, the Internet and students alike took interest in this pointless and unsolvable debate.

After having a discussion with his friends, Twitter user Ryan Nixon posed this question which received 223,347 votes. 53.6% of respondents were in favor of there being more wheels in ...

Staycation this Spring Break with “People We Meet On Vacation” 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Think of warm beaches, midnight walks through the streetlight- lined streets of Greece, and biking through the cobblestoned streets of Italy with your best friend of 10 years. That is just a peek into “People We Meet on Vacation,” the New York Times Bestseller by Emily Henry.

It is not often that I pick up a book and want to continue reading it. In fact, ...

Step into the Sports Zone

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Looking for a way to highlight the athletes and sports at Governor Livingston High School, student athletes John Schmidt, Kyle Bade and Jonathan Schmidt, who are all juniors, have teamed up to create a new sports media club, GL Sports Zone. 

The goal of the club, advised by teachers and coaches Kevin Fontana and Erin Lanigan, is to help increase school spirit at ...

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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 ...

Cantor's Concert

Purchase tickets at www.templesinainj.org

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

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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

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

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Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

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

Fanwood Performance Series

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

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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 ...