Millburn/Short Hills Top Stories

May 16, 2021

Millburn High School Senior Halle Lipton was recently nominated for her third Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award. The nomination, a prestigious honor, is rarely achieved three times by one student. As her mother Bonni said, “The Rising Star Awards are like Tony Awards for New Jersey high school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Top-seeded Millburn overcame an early three-run deficit to rally for a 5-3 baseball victory over fourth-seeded Montclair in the semifinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament Saturday afternoon at Seton Hall Prep. Jake Zirlin and Alex Wilson each went 2-for-3 with an RBI for ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Millburn boys lacrosse team advanced in the first round of the Essex County Tournament with a 9-8 victory over Columbia on Saturday. Ethan Shapiro collected two goals and two assists, and Jack Witty also scored two goals for the Millers (6-5), who will play at top-seeded Seton ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Millburn girls lacrosse team has been scoring goals at a furious rate all spring. The Millers' 17-11 victory Thursday gave them a 9-4 record, and in those 13 games, Millburn has scored 200 goals. In fact, only once in 13 games has Millburn been held to under 10 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In commemoration of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the 25th anniversary of a volunteer program to help older adults keep their bones strong, New Jersey Human Services today announced the recipients of the 2021 Osteoporosis Prevention Awards.  High school students, ...

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The Township Beautification League (TBL) will be planting 1,500 plants and flowers in over 100 different size pots on Saturday, May 15. Volunteers plan to adorn the town streets with colorful flowers on Millburn Avenue from Baltusrol Way to Vauxhall Road, Chatham Road, Main Street, Essex Street, in ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shut down by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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Sophie Araten, a 15-year-old Millburn High School sophomore, was chosen as one of the top 11 winners of The Learning Network's second annual STEM Writing Contest. She competed against 3,740 other entrants.  Araten's topic was using dogs to detect COVID-19. She began her essay with the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The top-seeded Millburn baseball team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament with a 13-3 victory over Bloomfield on Wednesday. Matt Hollender slugged a three-run double and Steven Echavarria went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for Millburn ...

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Millburn Short Hills Summit Premier 4/05 soccer team won the U17 Elite bracket at the YMS Epic Tournament last weekend by shutting out their opponents and scoring 17 goals in four games. The team has been playing for three years. Lily and Zoe Palomaki began playing on the 2018-2019 team, then ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Two fence-scraping home runs were the big blows as the Seton Hall Prep baseball team defeated Millburn, 11-2, Monday afternoon. The decision marked the 800th victory in the career of Seton Hall Prep head coach Mike Sheppard Jr. Sheppard Jr., whose father, the late Mike Sheppard, ...

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Last week's township committee meeting topics included the proposed SID designation, the budget, using an energy aggregate, elevated parking, Mt. Laurel Housing and more. SID (Special Improvement District) Some residents voiced their objections to the council's plan to designate the downtown ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Top-seeded Millburn built a nine-run lead, then withstood a six-run rally by Cedar Grove in the seventh inning to hang on for a 10-7 baseball victory in the first round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Saturday. Copeland Culp went 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI and Jack ...

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The Washington School in Millburn opened its doors to fifth-graders only four years ago in 2017, promising an innovative and exciting experience for its students. This year, students and teachers teamed up to showcase the most notable ways in which the school has continued making this reality ...

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Signing Day, one of the happiest of high school traditions, celebrates student-athletes who will be playing their high school sport on their college’s team. Despite the gray and drizzly day, the joy was palpable as students wearing their college apparel posed for pictures with their families and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Millburn baseball team has been awarded the No. 1 seed in the Greater Newark Tournament, which gets under way with preliminary games Thursday and Friday. The Millers await the winner of the preliminary matchup Friday between 17th-seeded Cedar Grove and 16th-seeded Newark East ...

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Middle school is a trying time, especially in a highly competitive school district. Millburn Middle School, specifically, has shown a pattern of overly stressed students -- unnecessary triggers wear out students even before they reach high school. Mr. Connolly, Principal of the Middle School, has ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Carly Bernstein scored five goals and passed for four assists to lead Millburn to an 18-2 girls lacrosse victory over Roxbury on Wednesday. Ally Lipkin finished with four goals and one assist for the Millers (7-2), who built a 15-1 lead by halftime. Lana Besner collected two goals ...

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This week, students at Millburn High School and Millburn Middle School returned to a full day of in-person education. This follows thirteen months of virtual and limited in-person opportunities. Elementary schools, on the other hand, are maintaining the former system in which students come to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Carly Bernstein and Ally Lipkin did all the goal scoring for Millburn in a 13-11 girls lacrosse victory over Kent Place on Tuesday. Bernstein, a senior attack, scored eight goals and assisted on one of Lipkin's goals, and Lipkin scored five goals and also passed for an assist for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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Members of Millburn's Indian community have mobilized to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in India, where COVID is spreading at a catastrophic rate. Jahnavi Bhatt, Dr. Radhika Iyengar, Pallai Verma and Sapna Gupta ran a thrift shop bazaar on Saturday. According to Bhatt, “The situation in ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ — Millburn built a 12-run lead before Delbarton scored all its runs in the seventh inning of the Millers' 12-5 baseball victory at Skylands Park on Sunday. Matt Hollender went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI for Millburn (6-2), which got things started with three ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park. She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years. Sanders holds an MFA from The ...

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PENNSAUKEN, NJ — The Millburn baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning and went on to defeat highly regarded St. Peter's Prep, 11-5, on Saturday. Matt Hollender hit a bases-clearing double and finished the day with five RBI, and Robert Schneider and Alex Wilson each had ...

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The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing. A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30.  Another 4.2 ...

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The Millburn Millers lacrosse team’s match against Dayton on Wednesday began with an emotional pregame tribute to Robbie Almgren, a former teammate who passed away December 27, 2020, days after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The Millers' seniors walked out to midfield together and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — It's been quite a week for Millburn head baseball coach Brian Chapman. On Thursday, the 11th-year head coach of the Millers reached his 200th career victory with a 3-2 decison over West Essex. That came 24 hours after his son, sophomore Matt Chapman, picked up his second ...

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