Mountainside News

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex.  Located on Raritan Road in Scotch ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students can find coming back to school frustrating, painful, and yet exciting. What many do not recognize, however, is that behind all the scheduling, new improvements, and preparation for the school year is a team of administors who work hard throughout the entire summer to ...

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RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the clock was winding down in Gov. Livingston's 28-12 win over former rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, it was obvious to all that the Highlander defense had turned in their most impressive performance of the season. Leading 21-0 with just under five minutes left in the game it ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The lawsuit against the borough by several Police Department employees continues to rock the council meetings. Mayor Paul Mirabelli gave an update in the form of a written statement regarding the ongoing lawsuit at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 council meeting. Meanwhile, the cost of the ...

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OAK RIDGE PARK, NJ - Governor Livingston Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Union County Conference Championships on Tuesday, October 16 in Clark.   There were three varsity conference divisions per gender:  Mountain, Valley and Watchung.  The GL girls varsity team was assigned ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again, the defense of the Governor Livingston High field hockey team shined through. For the ninth time this season the Lady Highlanders did not surrender a goal while playing to a 0-0 tie against Cranford on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The result ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Visitors to the downtown have 98 free parking spaces accessible to them, at least for now. The long-awaited reconstruction of a Parking Lot 7, at the intersection of Central and Lenox avenues, is nearly complete and the lot is open, the municipality announced Wednesday. The ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders and after a quick and early exchange of goals, the game needed extra time to determine the winner. Gov. Livingston capitalized on ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council celebrated the Mountainside Youth Baseball 8U team which captured the District, Regional and State Championship titles this season. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation in the team’s honor at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 council meeting. The Mountainside ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It was clear from the onset of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between New Providence and Governor Livingston that this was going to be the Pioneers' evening. "They were ready to go right when they took the field," said New Providence head coach Craig Barclay. "Maybe it was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Volleyball team defeated Benedictine on Tuesday in straight sets. Led by Leah Dooley, the Highlanders won both sets comfortably and will advance in the UCIAC. GL came out of the gates hot, as they pounced on Benedictine early and maintained a large ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It was clear from the onset of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between New Providence and Governor Livingston that this was going to be the Pioneers' evening. "They were ready to go right when they took the field," said New Providence head coach Craig Barclay. "Maybe it was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston girls volleyball had a jam packed week with back-to-back-to-back games against highly competitive and talented Union County teams: Kent Place, Union and Cranford.  The week started off against Mountain Division No. 1 seeded Kent Place High School. The ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Mountainside Borough Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Mountainside. The following answer is from Democratic Candidate for Borough Council Ileana ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Mountainside Borough Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Mountainside. The following answer is from Democratic Candidate for Borough Council ...

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When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Incumbent Robert Messler (R) and newly appointed councilwoman Rachel Pater (R), faced off with the two Democratic Candidates for Mountainside Borough Council, Anjali Mehtrotra and Ileana Montes, at the debate facilitated by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Borough ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday. The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Mountainside Borough Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Mountainside. The following answer is from Republican Candidate for Borough Council Robert ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Twice a year the school board hears the NJ Student Achievement and School Performance Report. It helps the district answer the question, “If we say we are a high performing district, how do we know?” On Sept. 27, the board heard from Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Mountainside Borough Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Mountainside. The following answer is from Republican Candidate for Borough Council Rachel ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it. The track must submit its date requests ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football team celebrated Senior Day in style with a convincing 28-12 win over neighboring Scotch Plains-Fanwood Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. It was the Gov. Livingston seniors who fittingly led the way as the Highlanders' win kept their quest ...

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