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Mountainside Restoration Committee Announces 2018 Holiday Boutique Dates at the Levi Cory House

November 10, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – It’s been five years since Mountainside’s Levi Cory House was moved to Constitution Plaza. After extensive repairs and restoration work, the historic Levi Cory House is now ready for the public and it looks fantastic. The Holiday Boutique which has previously been open in the Hetfield House has now moved to the adjacent Levi Cory House with an extended ...

Highlander Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season At Atlantic Coast Championships Performing 'The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band placed fourth in the TOB Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, October 28 in Hershey, PA. They scored 95.95; their highest score since 2012 and their highest Group II Open score since 2010.

Under the direction of Band Director Nicholas O'Sullivan, the Highlander Marching Band performed their field show "The Sun, The Moon, ...

Castle Bootery Didn't ‘Lose its Lease,’ Westfield Property Owners Write

November 3, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end of December.

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 ...

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street.

The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30.

Eric Graff, who has owned the shop for the last 28 of the store’s years, said he ...

More than 200 Gather to Celebrate the Career of Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools Judith A. Rattner

November 13, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 200 colleagues, friends and family members gathered at the Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights last night to celebrate the career of Judith A. Rattner, who recently retired from her position as Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School District.

Rattner had served as Superintendent of Schools since 2005, after having been the Assistant ...

Highlander Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season At Atlantic Coast Championships Performing 'The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band placed fourth in the TOB Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, October 28 in Hershey, PA. They scored 95.95; their highest score since 2012 and their highest Group II Open score since 2010.

Under the direction of Band Director Nicholas O'Sullivan, the Highlander Marching Band performed their field show "The Sun, The Moon, ...

Gov. Livingston National Honor Society Inducts New Members

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 26th, the Governor Livingston High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony and welcomed 69 new members. The new inductees gathered in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre in Governor Livingston to light a candle, say an oath, and to become official members of NHS. 

Inducted students are members of the junior or senior ...

Pater and Messler Keeping Their Council Seats

November 7, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Incumbent Republican council members Rachel Pater and Robert Messler were reelected during Nov. 6 elections. They were opposed by Democrat Candidates Anjali Mehrotra and Ileana Montes. 

The election campaign was marred by the recent Police Department scandal and the lawsuit that followed, at the taxpayers’ expense.

Pater, who was appointed to serve the ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union County on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around Somerset Hills, email baskingridge@tapinto.net.

Best New Jersey Foliage ...

Vets Honored in Mountainside, Friends Remember Win Miller

November 11, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Nothing but sunshine was raining down in Mountainside on Sunday, when Colonel Timothy McLaughlin welcomed community members who came to honor its veterans at the Veterans Memorial Plaza.  Council members Deanna Andre, Robert Messler, Rene Dierkes and Rachel Pater were also in attendance.

Colonel McLaughlin, who is the Commander of VFW Post 10136, noted the commitment ...

Berkeley Heights and Surrounding Community Rallies Around Family Left Homeless After Fire

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – On Oct. 18, a Berkeley Heights family lost everything due to a fire in their rented home. Less than two weeks later, the family is settled into a home, with new clothes, food in the pantry, school supplies and a deep appreciation for the people of Berkeley Heights.

Louis, Margo and their children David and Jose Morales were sound asleep when their dog, Gary, began ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brian Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Girls Soccer: Lady Highlanders to Play for State Championship; Post Game Winner Defeats Delsea 1-0 in Semifinals

November 13, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Allie Post has surely cemented her reputation as a significant offensive threat for Gov. Livingston.

The talented freshman continued to showcase her big-moment scoring exploits when she connected with 10 minutes remaining to snap a scoreless tie and junior Sarah Foy finished six saves to send the Lady Highlanders to a 1-0 victory over Delsea on Tuesday in the NJSIAA ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Football: Gov. Livingston Slams Spotswood 45-27, Thanksgiving Day Rival New Providence Up Next

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football team evened their season mark at 5-5 as they rolled over the Spotswood Chargers 45-27 on Thursday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. Choosing to play in a second NJSIAA crossover consolation game as a "tune-up" prior to their Thanksgiving Day matchup with arch rival New Providence.

The Highlanders defeated their second ...

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Supporting Diva for a Day With Pampering Spa Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providing cancer patients with a few moments of unforgettable joy is the mission of the Diva for a Day Foundation. It began in 2010 when a pair of friends came together to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of those who have the disease. The non-profit organization aims to pamper and delight “divas” with a day of relaxing spa services at ...

3 Ways to Attain a Stunning New Look for the Season

As you pack away summer dresses and tank tops until next year, you may begin longing for an aesthetic update. It’s common to want to try new looks at the start of each season. Whether you choose a new hairstyle or get a facial, even seemingly small changes can give you a confidence boost. The following guide offers just a few easy options to consider.

How to Transform Your Look ...

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Free Holiday Concert in Westfield This Wednesday

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Fri, November 16, 11:00 AM

The Jumble Store, Cranford

Jumble Store Holiday Boutique

Giving Back

Fri, November 16, 7:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Education Religions And Spirituality

Fri, November 16, 7:30 PM

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Kristallnacht Commemoration

Education Religions And Spirituality

Sat, November 17, 10:15 AM

Cranford Public Library, Cranford

Literary Cafe

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Hillsborough Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and ...

2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Baseball Alumni Dinner Honors 2011 Group 2 State Championship Team, Wednesday, Nov. 21

November 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston Highlander Baseball Alumni Dinner will honor the 2011 Group 2 State Championship Team on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Mt. Carmel Hall, 56 River Road in Berkeley Heights from 7 to 10 p.m. 

Tickets are available for $55 per person (21 years and older) and $45 per person (under 21) with checks made out to The Highlander Booster Club and mailed to Liz McCulloch ...

Inside Admissions Directors' Brains in 2018

As promised, here’s my rundown of 2018’s Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, completed by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Whether I’m looking at an individual school’s report or a wider survey like this I love data. If you’ve got some free time IPEDS is a treasure trove of information reported directly from institutions and can provide some context on ...