Mountainside News

August 13, 2018

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Excel Basketball Camp recently completed its 38th year in New Providence offering a series of "instructional camps geared to provide instruction in basketball fundamentals to boys and girls in grades one through 12." Since 1981, Excel has been a summer basketball tradition ...

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A two-sentence response to newspaper ad led to a remarkable 44-year career of covering high school sports in Chatham and the surrounding areas for Art Polakowski. Helen Vance Levenson, the founder of the Independent Press had published the ad for a part-time sports reporter and the Chatham ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mark your calendars for the Mountainside Town Wide Garage Sale on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a rain date of September 16. Maps are available the day of the event at the Mountainside Library at 1 Constitution Plaza in Mountainside or on Facebook (Search ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10. Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while ...

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Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership.  According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:13 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain. Sign up for our free enews and get breaking news stories as they happen ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The borough is one of 20 Union County municipalities to be awarded a Union County Library Grant of $3,750.  The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. This year’s awards will cover the cost of children’s ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In an effort to uphold their mantra of providing their patrons a family friendly environment, Prestige Diner provided its customers with live entertainment Wednesday night, in the form of The Magician Simon Mandal.  The internationally known New Jersey native illusionist ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital. Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, WalkinSunshineCharity.org. “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.” Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Judith A. Rattner, Superintendent of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools since 2005, has announced her intention to retire from her position effective December 1, 2018. Rattner began her employment in the Berkeley Heights School District in August 2000, when she was ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Ryan Davis of Berkeley Heights and a rising junior at Penn State University won the 116th Met Amateur Championship, Sunday at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, posting a 2-and-1 victory over Christian Cavaliere of Mahopac to claim the MGA’s oldest title in his first-ever appearance in ...

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BRRKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Five members of Boy Scout Troop 368 were honored on Sunday for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Mason Boenning, Jimmy Pitingolo, Louis Pitingolo, Luke Sylvester and Austin Wang were recognized in a Court of Honor at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield. Congressman ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Nature has inspired some of the world’s most famous artists of all backgrounds, from Claude Monet and Winslow Homer to John Singer Sargent. Some of their best-known paintings try to capture the beauty and power of nature. Debora Thedinga, a painter based in Berkeley Heights, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Another bad accident sent one person to the hospital and tied up traffic on Route 22 today. Mountainside Police gave the following account of the crash. At 11:43 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, Mountainside Police were called to respond to the area of Route 22 West, between the  ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The 2018 season was a magical one for the Mountainside 8U baseball team as the squad captured the district, regional, and state tournaments. Mountainside’s record across the three tournaments was flawless as the team finished a perfect 17-0. After falling short in the 2017 ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Only one person has filed to run for two open seats on the Mountainside Board of Education -- Candice Schiano, who lives on Summit Road. Board members Kate Motz and Jeane Parker, whose terms expire in 2018, did not file.  Parker represents Mountainside on the Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston Assistant Baseball Coach Ralph Yezza's baseball camp is set for Aug. 13-16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Lower Columbia baseball fields. (Rain date Friday, Aug. 17) Cost is $150. Yezza's camp offers lessons on batting, fielding mechanics, throwing, and baseball ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights gives many reasons why they are the go-to neighborhood restaurants offering fantastic daily specials. Whether you’re bringing your family to kids’ night on Tuesday or enjoying Whiskey and Wine Wednesday, Martini and Beer Thursday, ...

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Mailing a letter in Mountainside just got a little more beautiful.  Volunteers from the grass roots beautification committee branched out their efforts on Sunday, when they spruced up the grounds of the Post Office. Beautiful Mountainside, a non-profit organization, meets the first Monday of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The "world famous" magician, Simon Mandal, will be bringing his hilarious family show to Prestige Diner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.  It is said that Simon’s magic is astounding, astonishing, mind-boggling, incredible… and legendary, according to reviews.  This ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a statement regarding the allegations of misconduct within the Mountainside Police Department at the Monday, July 23 meeting. During the public comment session several residents came forward with concerns of the lawsuits’ impact on property ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Three drivers were injured in a crash on Route 22, according to a release from Mountainside Police Department’s Officer in Charge Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi. He gave the following account of the accident, which happened at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the area of Route ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Special Education will be the beneficiary of the additional state aid received by the School District. Members of the Mountainside Board of Education voted to use the $150,160 additional state aid to help fund special education at its Tuesday, July 24, meeting. The state ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closes Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday. According to a 12:28 p.m. report on Breaking News Network, there are multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat has been requested to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Prestige Diner is set to begin a new Reading Rewards program. Through a partnership with the New Providence Memorial Library, age-appropriate books will fill the shelves of a special library at the diner. Kids are encouraged to pick a book to read while they're waiting for the ...

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