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Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Present 'Little Women'

November 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The GL Hilltop Players proudly present the classic story, LITTLE WOMEN, about four sisters growing up with their mother over the course of a year while their father serves as a chaplain in the Civil War. The play explores issues of love, loss, duty, and charity in a beautiful, nostalgic story about family.

Performances are Thursday 11/29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday 11/30 at ...

Beautiful Mountainside Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest/Spruces Up Downtown

The Mountainside Beautification Committee (Beautiful Mountainside) will once again sponsor a home and business holiday decorating contest.  Residents and businesses alike are encouraged to enter by visiting the all-volunteer committee's Facebook Fan Page “Beautiful Mountainside.”  Simply post a snapshot of your festively decorated home and leave your address so that ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Mountainside Public Schools are Closed on Friday, Nov. 16 Due to Weather

November 16, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.

Stay Safe!

Two-Hour Delayed Opening at Mountainside Schools on Friday, Nov. 16

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

Be careful and stay safe!

 

Mountainside Public Schools Announce Early Dismissal For Thursday, Nov. 15

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Public Schools announced early dismissal for all district schools due to safety concerns regarding the expected inclement weather .  

Deerfield School will close at 12:50 p.m.
Beechwood School will close at 1:00 p.m.
Governor Livingston High School will close at 12:30 p.m.

All after school activities have been cancelled.

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 ...

Jersey Fine Wines Holiday Specials: Stop By For All Your Thanksgiving Needs

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jersey Fine Wines, conveniently located in the Village Shopping Center in downtown New Providence, offers a broad selection of wines, spirits, regular and craft beers at everyday low prices.  The store is spacious, beautiful, and well lit.  It's a pleasant place to shop.

Click to check out the details of their holiday circular. Holiday promotion ...

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 ...

Marie Russell, owned Russell Photography, Bridal Gowns and Tuxedos, Turns 101

November 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Marie Russell, a longtime resident of Linden, turned 101 years old on Friday, Nov. 9. Family and friends celebrated her birthday with a catered luncheon at Manor Care on Route 22 West in Mountainside, where she is a resident.

Marie and her late husband, Alex, opened Russell Photography, Bridal Gowns and Tuxedos, in Linden, in 1955. And, while she stopped working there full ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

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 ...

Beautiful Mountainside Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest/Spruces Up Downtown

November 18, 2018

The Mountainside Beautification Committee (Beautiful Mountainside) will once again sponsor a home and business holiday decorating contest.  Residents and businesses alike are encouraged to enter by visiting the all-volunteer committee's Facebook Fan Page “Beautiful Mountainside.”  Simply post a snapshot of your festively decorated home and leave your address so that ...

Reminder to Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Friday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident in New Providence

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m.

The female driver, the only occupant of the ...

Gov. Livingston Sluggers Sign to Play Div. 1 Baseball; Drew Compton and Stephen Reid Sign to Play at Georgia Tech

November 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On National Signing Day, Gov. Livingston Highlander seniors Drew Compton and Stephen Reid signed their Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball at the Division 1 level at Georgia Tech, and Andy Serretti and John Grill committed to play at Washington College.

Highlander third baseman Drew Compton verbally committed to Georgia Tech the spring of ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Lady Highlanders Are State Champions: Abusada, Sciacchitano Star in Dramatic 3-2 Win

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Most of the spectators at Kean University were probably settling in for overtime, but Catalina Abusada was thinking championship.

The poised senior launched and delivered a 26-yard volley with just over a minute remaining to send Gov. Livingston to a thrilling 3-2 victory over ninth-ranked Ramsey for the NJSIAA Group 2 championship at Kean University in ...

Dynamic Cat Abusada is Named Delicious Heights Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The impact Catalina Abusada had on the Lady Highlanders' championship season is undeniable. Her contribution extends way beyond her six goals scored and team high 14 assists - with her latest 10-yard game winning feed to Allie Post, who scored the lone goal against Delsea to advance to the State ...

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Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

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 ...

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Mon, November 19

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Monday Night NFL Football Special at Delicious ...

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Mon, November 19, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

November Jewelry Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Mon, November 19, 7:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Religions And Spirituality

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Tue, November 20, 10:00 AM

Summit Old Guard, new providence

Malaria in the 21st Century

Health & Wellness

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Mt. Carmel, Berkeley Heights

2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Baseball Alumni ...

Giving Back Sports

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Mon, November 26

Delicious Heights, Berkeley Heights

Monday Night NFL Football Special at Delicious ...

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Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

November 19, 2018

Start the season off right at the Annual Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday Festival from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 - perfect for families and horse enthusiasts!

This year we are introducing a new event on Saturday. Come watch our riders and staff perform in their own Competitive Drill Performances, with a showcase at 1:00 p.m. from the Adult ...

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 ...