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Morristown Girls Lacrosse Dominates in 16-3 Semifinal Win Over Morris Knolls; Will Face Ridgewood in Final

May 24, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Colonials are headed to the NJSIAA/Investors Bank North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 finals following an overwhelming 16-3 win against Morris Knolls in the semifinals on Tuesday.

The Colonials got on the scoreboard less than 30 seconds into the game, and went on an 8-0 run before Morris Knolls responded with a goal of their own. The Colonials’ used ...

Denville Student Green Teams Present to the Board of Education

May 26, 2017

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville schools began their push toward sustainability last year when they started a sustainability initiative. Green Teams, made up of educators, administration and community members were formed to work toward earning the Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey for Schools.

In an effort to empower student involvement in the initiative, the schools partnered with PowerSave ...

Morris Tech Student Among Human Services Contest Winners

DENVILLE, NJ – A student attending Morris County School of Technology in Denville was one of 14 high school and middle school students from across the state honored Wednesday for their entries in an art contest sponsored by the state Department of Human Services (DHS).

The freshman student, Harsh Patel, will join other winners in having his artwork featured in the DHS’s annual ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

May 21, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer ...

A Chance to (Briefly) Give Opinions About Denville's Cops

May 23, 2017

DENVILLE, NJ – Denville police and members of the public will soon have a chance to succinctly express opinions about the Denville Police Department, which is being assessed by a police chiefs’ association for “accreditation.”

The department will be visited on June 4 by a team of assessors from the state Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), according to Denville ...

It's Memorial Day Weekend, Here is the Entertainment Lineup for Stafford and LBI

May 26, 2017

LONG BEACH ISLAND – It is hard to believe but the unofficial start to the summer season is upon us. Memorial Day weekend kicks off with a lot of opportunities for entertainment and nightlife.

The following is this weekend’s rundown. Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.

Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom

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Our Spotlight Continues on New York City Weekend Activities

Paint-splattered shoes are considered a sartorial no no at most dining establishments and night clubs.

So it should come with a sense of relief that the first and only official paintball "ReBall" center in the TriState area -- and the only paintball facility in NYC -- is now open at Indoor Extreme Sports.

And even better, the New York Social Network wants to take you there for a ...

Berlin Airlift Legacy in Farmingdale

For nearly 30 years, the Farmingdale, N.J.-based Berlin Airlift Foundation has devoted itself to preserving the legacy of the 1948-49 humanitarian effort.

Nowhere is the work more prominent than with its Spirit of Freedom, a fully restored Douglas C-54 which contains inside its fuselage a museum filled with artifacts and information about the airlift.

That plane is still a regular at ...

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Roxbury Freshman's 4th Cancer-Fighting Baseball Tourney Coming Soon

May 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Kids who want to play in this year’s version of the annual Landon Monro Stand Up To Cancer Baseball Tournament need to step to the plate now. So do business owners who want their logos on tournament T-shirts.

Monro, now a Roxbury High School freshman, is hoping to get a few more players and sponsors for the June 4 tournament in which money is raised for the Stand Up ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Great Music Continues at the Ross Farm June 3

May 27, 2017

The Ross Farm Music Series continues Saturday, June 3 with a solo acoustic show on the Patio Stage of the Tack House on the bucolic Somerset County Parks property in Basking Ridge. Jared Mahone makes his Ross Farm debut the day before he returns to the legendary Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.

As a forerunner of the Midwest "garage soul" movement, Mahone has patiently ...

Biology Majors, the Time is Now

May 16, 2017

Travelling along any New Jersey highway, you're bound to pass at least a few pharmaceutical or biotechnology company buildings. Names like Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim are strewn all across our state. As a result, biology majors here are a coveted cohort, making up nearly 100,000 of the New Jersey workforce.

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Harper Collins, 2015)

Shauna Evans, a Special Education teacher at Schor Middle School in Piscataway, is guest writing Beth's Books this week. Evans, an avid reader, currently is working on her first novel in Young Adult fiction. A former columnist for the on-line magazine,“Examiner,” Evans covered the television show, ...