Mountainside News

December 11, 2018

The Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team opened their 2018-19 season with a trip to the prestigious “Blue Wave Icebreaker Open” tourney on Long Island. This event not only featured town travel teams but also wrestlers from some of the top club teams in New York and New Jersey. Despite this ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Governor Livingston Hockey defeated Watchung Hills on Saturday, December 8, by a score of 4-0. Behind Shane Cook’s first varsity start in net and Zach Miller’s two goals, GL was able to end its three game skid and get back in the win column. GL started slow but was able to ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other ...

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Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory House. The “newest” ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen. The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday. “There appear to be remaining ...

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Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends. “This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — About 100 people gathered at Shackamaxon Country Club Wednesday for the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party, where several long-time members were honored and local business people had the opportunity to network while enjoying dinner and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every morning, dozens of students and teachers arrive at GL clutching whipped-cream topped, espresso-flavored drinks, sipping through Starbucks’ iconic green straws until only foam is left. But in the wake of the recent nationwide campaign against drinking straws, this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming. On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – When Mountainside resident Jeane Parker was asked to represent her town on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education six years ago, she said “I had no idea what I was getting into.” Then she attended her first meeting with the board. She said, “I was so intimidated … I came out ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls swim team scored its first victory of the season on Thursday, decisively beating Elizabeth at an away meet with a score of 124-43.  The team took first place in every individual event, as well as all three relays, and even saw a 1-2-3 sweep in a few ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Michael Bange, Manager of Field Operations at New Jersey American Water, came to the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session to request a road opening permit on Pembrook Road. The water company plans to replace the 72-year old water main. The current six inch diameter pipe is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In its first season as a PAL sport, the 5th/6th grade Junior Highlanders field hockey team finished with an impressive 5-1-2 record in their league. Cristina Iossa was the team’s top scorer, pocketing 9 goals in 8 games, followed by Reilly House with 7 goals. Defense remained ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Mike Roof was like an experienced skipper this fall, craftily piloting and navigating the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team through a winding campaign that the Lady Highlanders will long remember. The season was capped when senior Catalina Abusada struck with just over a ...

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Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on TAPinto.net. Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey. On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Councilwoman Rachel Pater is spearheading a new program to assist veterans, elderly and disabled borough residents. She introduced the idea of the “snowbuddy” program at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session. The idea is to pair two volunteers to shovel snow at the home of ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council. Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – There are “no magic bullets” to fix Mountainside’s traffic woes, said Joe Fishinger of NV5, the company that conducted the traffic study on the busy borough intersections. Fishinger provided findings of his draft traffic study at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council working session. The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Despite suffering a 97-73 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in the season home opener, Head Coach David Closs expressed great pleasure with GL boys swimming Tuesday evening. It’s a brand new team in many ways, yet the men put a good show on against this highly ranked (top ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls swim team had a challenge right out of the gate when they faced powerhouse Scotch Plains in their first meet of the season. Despite coming up short, with a final score of 71-99, the team scored first place finishes in more than half of the individual ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Doug Reinstein, President of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, has announced that the Board will be seeking input from the community as it embarks on a search for a new Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools. “As you may be aware, the Berkeley Heights Board of ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing, and chances are that Moira Fanning has served on it — well. In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in the Standardbred sport. On Dec. 2, United States Harness Writer’s ...

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At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show. Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” ...

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