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Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Prevails Behind Post's OT Winner

October 20, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Allie Post came through in the clutch once again. 

Post, a senior midfielder, ended any overtime drama fairly early, scoring the game-winning goal just two minutes into the extra session as Gov. Livingston earned a 2-0 victory over Oak Knoll on Tuesday afternoon in Summit.

"Allie played the ball on the right side and, after an initial shot was cleared, she was able to ...

Boys Soccer: Gov. Livingston Edges Dayton, 1-0

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Colin Kesler has displayed speed and creativity on the left wing for the Gov. Livingston boys’ soccer team this fall, and yesterday he delivered all the offense.

The junior left wing netted his first goal of the season when he converted a feed from Max Arca-Sedda midway through the first half and senior Jimmy Ruban was superb in goal when Gov. Livingston edged ...

Olive Branch Operation Spreads Awareness about Domestic Violence

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Olive Branch Operation is a new club at Governor Livingston that is focused on extending outreach to those affected by domestic violence and increasing awareness of this issue within the school community. 

Medha Gollamudi, a junior, started the group after a conversation with her mother about community service and feminism sparked the idea. She said, “I ...

Glenside Road in Berkeley Heights to be Closed Due to Sewer Repair Maintenance

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Glenside Road between Mountain Avenue and Hunterdon Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning October 20 to complete sewer repair maintenance. The project is estimated to take three weeks.

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

October 14, 2021

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

Latino-Owned Businesses Revenues Outpaced Non-Latino-Owned Firms in 2020-21, According to Biz2Credit’s Annual Study

October 16, 2021

NATIONAL/NEW JERSEY – Average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses ($258,251) in 2020-21 was $82,535 lower than their revenues the previous year ($340,787), a 24.2% decline, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study. The analysis also found that average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses was $45,435 greater than for non-Latino-owned companies ...

Five Tips to Prevent Internet Theft and Other Cybercrimes During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021)

RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.

In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern way for businesses to enable their customers to prove their identities with just a phone, ...

Finance/Facilities Committee Recommends Putting Referendum on Hold

October 15, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Board of Education member Chris Reilly, speaking on behalf of the Finance/Facilities Committee, recommended the board “put the referendum discussion on hold for the time being,” which was later defined as until “close to the end of the school year.”

Reilly said the committee made that recommendation because committee members ...

Berkeley Heights Principal Named a Distinguished Principal

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Annie Corley-Hand, principal of Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, is among a group of 40 elementary and middle-level principals from across the nation and abroad named 2021 NAESP National Distinguished Principals (NDPs) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). The pre-K-8 principals traveled to Washington, D.C., from Oct. 7-8, for ...

Patria Station Café Celebrates Grand Opening in Berkeley Heights with Ribbon Cutting

October 11, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Patria Station Café, a new Argentine café, opened its doors last month serving the community a slice of Bueno Aires through authentic Argentinian food, drink, art, and music.

From the balloon arch that proudly displayed the colors of the Argentinian flag to the live entertainment and sampling of food and drink, the guests ...

Providence Health and Fitness Celebrates Re-Grand-Opening With Ribbon Cutting

October 7, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providence Health and Fitness located in the heart of downtown New Providence recently celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of their studio and invited the community to their ribbon cutting and festivities. 

The red carpet was rolled out for Mayor Al Morgan, council members, staff, clients and friends as Providence Health and Fitness celebrated the "new ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Scotch Plains Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

October 18, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

Public Storage: Scotch Plains Customers 'Cannot Safely Access This Highly Contaminated Area'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its emphasis was on the safety of its customers.

“Keeping our customers safe from ...

Five Tips to Prevent Internet Theft and Other Cybercrimes During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021)

RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.

In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern way for businesses to enable their customers to prove their identities with just a phone, ...

Glenside Road in Berkeley Heights to be Closed Due to Sewer Repair Maintenance

October 19, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Glenside Road between Mountain Avenue and Hunterdon Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning October 20 to complete sewer repair maintenance. The project is estimated to take three weeks.

Mountainside Native Named Union County Emerald Society's Irishwoman of the Year

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Mountainside native Jen Bradshaw Lowney of the Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums was named Irishwoman of the Year by the Union County Emerald Society. Union firefighter and New Jersey FMBA (NJFMBA) President Eddie Donnelly has been named Irishman of the Year. 

The Union County Emerald Society, an organization of law enforcement ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Prevails Behind Post's OT Winner

October 20, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Allie Post came through in the clutch once again. 

Post, a senior midfielder, ended any overtime drama fairly early, scoring the game-winning goal just two minutes into the extra session as Gov. Livingston earned a 2-0 victory over Oak Knoll on Tuesday afternoon in Summit.

"Allie played the ball on the right side and, after an initial shot was cleared, she was able to ...

Boys Soccer: Gov. Livingston Edges Dayton, 1-0

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Colin Kesler has displayed speed and creativity on the left wing for the Gov. Livingston boys’ soccer team this fall, and yesterday he delivered all the offense.

The junior left wing netted his first goal of the season when he converted a feed from Max Arca-Sedda midway through the first half and senior Jimmy Ruban was superb in goal when Gov. Livingston edged ...

Volleyball: Gov. Livingston Delivers Win on Senior Night

Click here to view photo gallery of GL vs Westfield. Photo credit John Haddad, Green Home Solutions.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Brooke Gyory, Isabella Sottosanti and Isabella Garay all led the way as the Gov. Livingston girls’ volleyball team delivered a strong performance on Monday evening against its neighboring rival.

Delivered on the team’s Senior Night made it a bit more ...

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Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

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Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

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New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

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Fri, October 22, 8:00 PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Scotch Plains

Rupert Wates in Concert - Singer, Songwriter, ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, October 23, 6:00 PM

Mountainside Rescue Squad, Mountainside

Trail of Terror & Haunted House

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Sat, October 23, 7:30 PM

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit

Summit Chorale Concert: Sounds of the British and ...

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Fri, October 29, 6:00 PM

Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Light Opera of New Jersey Presents "Light Night"

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Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield Brings Cheer to Mobile Meals

October 20, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — On October 19, members of the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield met at the First Baptist Church of Westfield where Mobile Meals originates and created 55 beautiful tray-size floral arrangements to accompany that day’s meals. 

The event was coordinated by Gayle Lechner and Sue Feldman and attended by 15 members of the Community Projects Committee. The club ...

How Are These Not Conflicts of Interest?

October 11, 2021

Dear Editor:

Over the past few years, I started taking a more active interest in the local government and its functioning that has led me to better understand the different roles and responsibilities of the town council members and the town administrators. As I continue to learn more, I think it is important to share what I learn with the community in order to keep everyone informed and allow ...