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More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

May 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

Students Who Peloton

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the 46th President of the United States, starts most of his mornings by arguing with his wife on who can use the Peloton… it is evident that these stationary bikes are having a large impact across the country. 

In homes where time and space are limited, but the drive to feel alive is high, the Peloton bike seems to be many household’s first option.

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Introducing the New Student Assistance Counselor: Madison Rowohlt

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Madison Rowohlt, the latest addition to the Governor Livingston High School staff, has officially started her role as the new Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) after the retirement of Bob Segear. She is eager and ready to join the community, hoping to bring her own strengths and support to the students.

Rowohlt studied at The College of New Jersey where she majored in ...

From Virtual Rehearsals to the Stage, Theater in the Time of COVID

April 29, 2021

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and at 2 p.m.

Berkeley Heights BOE OKs Full Day Kindergarten and Redistricting in 2021

April 29, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley recommended the Board of Education approve Scenario 4 during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. At the time she made her recommendation there were more than 200 people on the call. 

Later in the evening the Board of Education voted 4-2 to approve Universal Full Day Kindergarten (FDK), which only ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

May 5, 2021

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Nominate Favorite Charity or Non Profit for Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway; Deadline April 30, 2021

MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created Valairco Cares donating $500 to a charity or non-profit in the ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

May 4, 2021

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 businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Essex County Ends Contract with ICE, ‘Zero’ Detainees Will be Left by August

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced.

The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of Agreement last week with Union County to house inmates from that county's jail in Elizabeth.

Springfield MVC Agency to Move to Route 22

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22.

Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, revealing that Springfield had received a change of tenancy application to move ...

Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

April 24, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

May 5, 2021

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

Local Author of 'Chronic Junkie' will be featured in upcoming WABC Special; Timothy Ryan Shares his Story of Addiction

"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction."

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy Ryan, who grew up in Berkeley Heights, wrote his own story of addiction ...

Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

April 24, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

Westfield PD: Burglars Creeping Into Homes to Grab Fobs, Steal Cars

April 29, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said.

In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on Golf Edge was also burglarized overnight. The incidents followed a report of an unknown person ...

Sharpshooter Jason House Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

May 4, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It took a conversation between a coach and his senior offensive leader that may have shifted the outlook for the Highlander boys lacrosse team.

After a hard fought loss against Cranford, Coach Michael Provenzano told senior attackman Jason House to step up his intensity and effort on the field to help the team. "He has stepped up to the challenge with ...

Jack Pires Leads Gov. Livingston Baseball Offense in 13-6 Victory Over Johnson

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Jack Pires continued his stellar season on Monday for the Gov. Livingston baseball.

The talented senior ignited the offense again as he went 4-for-5 with a double and finished with two RBI, two runs and four steals to help the Highlanders forge a 13-6 victory over Johnson Regional.

It marked the fourth straight decision for Gov. Livingston over Johnson and fifth in ...

Linde, House, Stallone Help Propel Gov. Livingston Boys Lacrosse Over Boonton In Overtime, 10-9

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sophomore Aidan Linde is one of the underclassmen that Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse head coach Michael Provenzano brought up to the varsity level this season.

And Linde came through with his biggest goal to date, scoring less than four minutes into overtime to lift Gov. Livingston to a 10-9 victory over Boonton on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

With the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

May 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

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Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

April 24, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

May 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

Not So Random Thoughts on Pocket Billiards, Geometry, Post-Modernism, and Education

May 3, 2021

A business associate told me upon learning of our common interest in the game of pocket billiards or pool that having proficiency in the game of pool is a sign of a misspent youth. Playing pool meant time spent inside pool halls or recreation halls trying to master a game of sinking multi-colored balls with a long skinny stick in one of six pockets on rectangular tables covered by usually green ...

Letter to the Editor: Answer the questions Dr. Varley

April 25, 2021

In the last townhall meeting hosted by the Board of Education on April 22nd 2021, 21 out of the 27 people who spoke out, were not supportive of the reconfiguration of schools as the only way to implement Full Day Kindergarten and urged the Superintendent and Board to explore other options to achieve the common goal of the community to provide full day kindergarten.

I am writing to shed some ...